One of the joys of writing siberianlight.net is the random stuff I find while searching the net. Take this piece of Star Trek fan-fiction I found today on Technorati, for example, in which Capain Kirk takes a trip down memory lane and (almost) visits Siberia’s finest city:
That is correct, Colonel. Our captain has been taken into custody by what appears to be a Soviet military unit. Spock barely moved as he spoke. If my suspicion is correct, they may believe Captain Kirk to be an American espionage agent. If this is so, then his life is in grave danger.
Steves face grew somber. That would be a pretty fair assumption. Where do you think he was captured?
About 67.3km Northeast of Irkutsk, the Vulcan replied.
Steves brow furrowed. Theres a secret military installation in that area. If your Captain was down there, you have a problem on your hands. What was he doing down there, anyway?
We were working on an experiment, there was an error, and Captain Kirk was part of the recovery party sent down to retrieve the experiment. Spock was determined to give Steve as much information as he could without telling him anything.
Now, if I were a Star Trek fan-fiction writer (which I am not), or even Mr Spock (which I am also not) I’d be taking this opportunity to make the most of Ensign Pavel Chekov. He is, after all, a Russian and, presumably, speaks a little of the local lingo. But, does he appear in this story? Ummm, no.
Update: Goodness, I almost forgot to mention – the Steve mentioned above is Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man. So, we have a Star Trek / Six Million Dollar Man / Soviet Union crossover. At least, I assume it’s the Six Million Dollar Steve Austin, and not the guy from WWF – because that would be just too wierd.
He speaks a version of Russian 300 years younger. He wouldn’t pass as a local and neither as a believable space alien.
True. But perhaps he would pass slightly better than Mr Spock might…?