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The Passage Part 2 by Rob-Caswell The Passage Part 2 by Rob-Caswell
Captain’s Log, Stardate 60442.1: Captain Green-One-Left recording. When our probes registered a third supernova ignition, we knew that we were probably not dealing with any kind of naturally occurring cause – at least not one known to Federation science. And now, with three data points, it was clear that this “plague of stellar explosions” was progressing along a fairly straight line.

As the Clarke hovered in the shadow of our planetary shield, our sense of excitement began to turn to anxiety. I struggled to keep my dorsal emoting membrane from taking on a greenish color and vibrating as to panic the rest of the crew, but such a response can not be easily suppressed – and even less by one in Left phase!

Our dread turned to alarm as another stellar explosion ignited below the Clarke, leaving us no where to hide from the energetic wavefronts. It was time to run. Without recalling the probes, we engaged the slipstream drive and charted a course perpendicular to the path of stellar cataclysm. The ship’s drive easily out ran the wavefronts and soon our view was placid once again, as if the events never happened.

I’ve had Commander Tate put us on a course parallel to the apparent direction of travel of this disruptive phenomenon. Soon the wavefronts will catch us again, but we should be able to adjust to maintain a safe distance and observe to see if this awesome path of stellar chaos continues to propagate. I have called a meeting of the science chiefs in three standard hours for their evaluations and theories on what we’re seeing.

[to be continued]


Background is a cob-job of many elements from various sources, including FrostBo, Hameed, and Designfera. Century class model by DJ Curtis, convertered to OBL by Celticarchie. DAZ Studio render.
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overseer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Nicely done. Great angle, lighting and overall composition. Are the Qs fighting it out again? ;)
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's hard to say. Could be..... though that's not quite what I had in mind :)
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Digital Artist
I figured, but it just popped into my head... can't say I've witnessed even one supernova yet, so they're not THAT plentiful in our immediate vicinity. Good thing, too, I guess. ;)
LmAnt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
is that "starship-hunting with super novas"??
That's what I thought when the novas popped up one after the other chasing the Clarke through the space.
I like how your combining the "big things" with the small things, like the "plague of explosion" with the "dorsal emoting membrane"....that's kewl :)
And I like the treatment of the picture a lot! It almost looks like painted!
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks. You know me, I'm always leaning towards "painted" over "photoreal" when I can get away with it ;)
steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The AMT model kit box art! Even though the ship is "upside down" relative to the viewpoint - I kind of like the design of it in that orientation :)
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I wanted to give a sense of the ship spinning upward toward the viewer from the bottom of the frame. I figured inverting the ship might help aid in that sense of twisting motion.
keiku Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
It always seemed strange to me how seemingly Newtonian explosion waves propigate faster than light in the Star Trek universe.
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, Trek and physics can often be difficult dance partners.
lizzyricotta Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012

it's a good book and (for me at least) it made my Trek Universe more seemingly real.
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