When I was around eight years old, I read the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
That was somewhere around 1978.
In 1982. With the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – While I was still young and a Star Trek fan, Khan was interested in creating his own planet and had stolen something referred to as a Genesis device. This device, when activated, would take a barren, lifeless planet, and transform it over a very short period of time into a life bearing planet suitable for humanoids.
I’d began wondering about that point – How would something like that would work?
In 1990, the fantastic movie named Total Recall came out, in which in the end it’s discovered that these miners which are pulling hard labor on Mars and literally have to pay for their air are being manipulated by greedy leaders who have cordoned off a section of the planet which it’s soon learned this section has a Genesis device of it’s own, and can transform the barren and lifeless Mars which is being mined into a breathable and inhabitable world.
Where air no longer comes at a premium.
In 1999, the film “Galaxy Quest” detailed the adventures of the cast of a space exploration television show (aptly titled Galaxy Quest) who come to learn the stories of their adventures served to inspire a space faring civilization to defend themselves against the tyranny of their leadership and to take control of their own destiny.
Consequently, the space faring civilization shift the fate of their destiny to the cast of Galaxy Quest, who are now confronted with the difficult to swallow truth that what they once thought was decidedly not real and a fictional act to them is now fact and despite their best efforts to explain that fiction is ‘not real’ to these aliens with clearly advanced technology, they come to learn through repetition and the ‘acts’ the had previously put on – that they are precisely the best people to assume the helm of a real life starship and wind up helping defend the space faring civilization against a vicious and cruel dictator.
This is accomplished leveraging the assistance of Earth based help, young boys who are convinced the journeys were real.
And while even they can’t be told they are wrong by the jaded and unenthusiastic actors, in the end, they learn they are right.
In 2005, a movie came out that the general public didn’t like, but I myself actually enjoyed it, greatly, and have watched and studied it probably a dozen times since. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
But one thing struck me.
In one scene, well after Earth has been destroyed, Earth’s brought to life again by engineers who construct planets. This construction effort appears to leverage parts and materials from other planets which are then towed and put into place as the finishing touches are placed on the landscape once the assembly is complete.
It was about the time I began questioning fiction and fact as sources of ideas and inspiration for my own projects.
But with this construction method.
I remember thinking to myself.
“Wow, they cannibalize existing planets to shape new planets, at resource scales I live by where resources are a scarcity, that seems so…. wasteful of finite resources and while they had interesting ‘custom planet’ shapes such as diamonds and rectangles, it all felt so limited”
I suspect a part of me knew I was watching what would eventually become my competition.
The Vulcans lost their planet in JJ Abram’s reboot of Star Trek.
An excellent story.
The thing that stood out about Vulcan to me was – it was a really boring planet without much variety. The Vulcans on the television shows and movies never really discussed it in great detail, with the exception of sacred temples and occasional mountainous location that when depicted almost always looked like desert and rock with little variation in climate and topology.
It was around the same time I discovered Cydonia.
A region of Mars that from space appears to have Pyramids, and what looks to be a structure that looks like a big face looking up at the sky.
Vulcan, as depicted throughout Star Trek – is a boring planet.
It’s a desert. With very little scenery besides the temples, and while this lack of diversity may appeal to the Vulcans, let’s face it, as a space explorer would Vulcan be of any real interest as a go to destination for the stellar explorer looking for a break from the same ole same ole as here on Earth.
Or should I say the destination for what’s to become Planet Vulcan…
Customizations are under way with a complete back story about what shapes this modern day vision of Vulcan.
Based on terrain and people depicted in Worlds Of Warcraft, Mars is is currently being seeded with a new story line.
The story’s simple.
Vulcans – a long time ago – were a functional and quite advanced society based on control of the elements and of the spiritual realm.
They’d mastered death. But what they hadn’t done was mastered emotion and with that – time.
As a result, this lush landscape that once reflected the amazing and highly sexual emotion of the indigenous Vulcans had become overrun by their fears as their mastery of mind over matter began manifesting the things they’d feared the most.
Eventually, their own collective mind transcended space and time which ultimately resulted in a fracturing of their mind.
One part – led by logic and reason – moved forward – suppressing emotion, eventually creating a society which spanned the stars.
And as their journey across the stars moved forward, not properly understanding time and certainly not understanding emotion, they encountered the unpredictable humans which repeatedly confounded their logic and reason, and ultimately meeting sentient cybernetic species such as The Borg accompanied by Q.
As they attempted to master time.
They’d leveraged time travel to successfully hide from themselves their own history.
Planet Vulcan will feature a cohesive world which functions in much the same way that Earth does.
It will have highly diverse terrain, unlike any planet in existence, and is currently in development as a showcase to what I, the solitary employee of my perpetual company based out of Phoenix, Arizona, will be creating.
Based on concepts presented in all aforementioned movies, Vulcan, like Earth, will be built from pure energy, in much the way a star forms, and will “grow” from what is currently labeled as Planet Mars.
Features such as Cydonia are evidence of this planet’s arrival.
And as the Vulcans and I worked together (and often fought against each other) for timeline management, I believe we’ve come to respect our differences and they are interested in seeing the end product.
As am I.
Once I complete this planet.
I may make this a business in which you, the being with too much expendable income, can purchase one of your own. I’ll always be the only employee of my company. So if you’re interested in purchasing your own planet, you may want to get your orders in now before my fees and lack of desire to continue this business sky rocket.
The distinguishing factor between my planets and others.
It’s all organic.
And it will largely be self managing with very little oversight necessary by you or anyone else. You’re free to be any type of leader you want to be. A warlord. A lover. A friend. A father. A mother. A singer and entertainer.
You name it. The choice is. And always will be. Yours.
I am the Genesys Device.
And to my friends in The Secret Service who called my mom asking if I am a threat.
Keep your eye on Mars. If being able to create a planet by my own design represents being a threat to you, then maybe I am.
The destruction of Vulcan in the film was the equivalent of my first order.
Now how to relocate it after it’s been created. I have some ideas. But the physics involved are… CRAZY!
Black holes. Not unlike 3D copy machines I suspect.