An Incorporeal Interlude Page 2

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John Waltrip
Wed, 20th Dec 12:00 AM, 2017

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Welcome to The Council of Incorporeals!

Wow, that is one big, round room.

Everyone present and accounted for? Good. Let's continue.

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chris-tar
Wed, 20th Dec 1:20 AM, 2017

Wow. You knowledge of Star Trek is truly expansive! I had no idea there were this many God-level creatures in the star Trek universe!

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John Waltrip
Wed, 20th Dec 10:21 AM, 2017

Thank you. I've been watching Star Trek for a long time. There are probably a few others, but I didn't want it to get too crowded. I think nine is a good number for a council. I left out Trelane from "The Squire of Gothos" as it is regarded by many that Trelane was a young "Q" entity, and I didn't want to have two aliens representing the same race.

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A deep googleing dive

Thomas
Wed, 20th Dec 1:48 AM, 2017

I went through and looked at the collection you have named and found most of the stories were ones I had a passing knowledge of. To read them briefly was to remember how a glowing non-corporeal beiing is often used as a generic plot device. However yesterday I saw the episode of the Medusan in the the original startrek with the upgraded graphics, and the plot was satisfying to me, as the last one was. If anything, it enhanced the Medusan's role. This incorporeal collection, yes, a nice idea indeed. Looking forward to it's reveal.

T

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John Waltrip
Wed, 20th Dec 10:29 AM, 2017

There's quite a collection of them, isn't there? They're very easy to use to get a story going, and represent things beyond our knowledge and control, and perhaps our desire to have more knowledge and control of the natural forces around us.

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Haegan2005
Wed, 20th Dec 1:52 PM, 2017

Love the answers to the roll call.

this was really well done!

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John Waltrip
Wed, 20th Dec 7:36 PM, 2017

Thank you.

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Microraptor
Wed, 20th Dec 3:20 PM, 2017

Without looking anything up, I recognize everyone except the Thasians. (Trekkie-creds verified I guess!)

BTW, the phrase "the matter at hands" is rather strange in this context, because most of them neither have hands - nor matter! :-D

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John Waltrip
Wed, 20th Dec 7:45 PM, 2017

The Thasians are from the first season episode "Charlie X" written by D.C.Fontana and Gene Roddenberry. It was the second episode that was aired, so that makes the Thasians the first incorporeal race to appear in Star Trek!

You know, I didn't realize that when I wrote the line. That's very good. ;-)

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jas
Thu, 21st Dec 9:20 AM, 2017

One question about the Companion: Were you meaning to imply that there was more than one Companion? Or are you inferring that, after the Companion joined with the human woman (Commissioner Hetford), becoming mortal (therefore she would eventually die of old age) to be with Zephram Cochrane (TOS "Metamorphosis"), that she became her immortal Companion self again?

The dialogue on this page is excellent, very clever!

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John Waltrip
Sun, 24th Dec 12:38 AM, 2017

Sorry for being late with an answer, Jas. I only saw your question just now.

It could be either way, really. Is this the same Companion? or another of the same race, there have to be more than one, right? I can see the original Companion separating from Commissioner Hedford upon her death. They only thought the union was permanent!

Thank you!

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