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USS Quasar - Request Emergency Beam Out by kelloggs2066 USS Quasar - Request Emergency Beam Out :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 4 15 I always wondered how you pronounced that... by kelloggs2066 I always wondered how you pronounced that... :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 9 9 USS Quasar - Sunken Battle Cruiser - Disaster by kelloggs2066 USS Quasar - Sunken Battle Cruiser - Disaster :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 15 4 USS Quasar - Sunken Battlecruiser - Engine Room by kelloggs2066 USS Quasar - Sunken Battlecruiser - Engine Room :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 12 12 USS Quasar - Sunken Battlecruiser by kelloggs2066 USS Quasar - Sunken Battlecruiser :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 4 10 Underwater Equipment for an Aquashuttle Crew by kelloggs2066 Underwater Equipment for an Aquashuttle Crew :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 3 4 USS Quasar - Astonomical Obseratory by kelloggs2066 USS Quasar - Astonomical Obseratory :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 11 2 USS Quasar - Nautiloids by kelloggs2066 USS Quasar - Nautiloids :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 1 11 Zounds!  Sounds! by kelloggs2066 Zounds! Sounds! :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 5 5 USS Quasar - First Contact by kelloggs2066 USS Quasar - First Contact :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 2 6 Work In Progress:  Concept Art USS Quasar by kelloggs2066 Work In Progress: Concept Art USS Quasar :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 5 6 SS King Richard -1 - Prepare To Be Boarded by kelloggs2066 SS King Richard -1 - Prepare To Be Boarded :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 2 0 SS King Richard -2 - Repellant Boarders by kelloggs2066 SS King Richard -2 - Repellant Boarders :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 2 4 SS King Richard - 3 - Specific Impulse by kelloggs2066 SS King Richard - 3 - Specific Impulse :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 2 3 USS Quasar Landing Party Surprised by kelloggs2066 USS Quasar Landing Party Surprised :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 1 5 USS Quasar Landing Party by kelloggs2066 USS Quasar Landing Party :iconkelloggs2066:kelloggs2066 2 6

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USS Quasar - Request Emergency Beam Out

Sophontologist’s Log Stardate 4317.2 Lt. Birdsong recording.

Arrived on the twin sunned planet Mor-Tax for a routine visit, and a chance to meet a friendly non-humanoid species.

The Mor-Taxans are a technologically advanced but poorly understood, species at the border of Federation space.  I hoped to try out my psycho-tricorder to gain more insight into their mental processes.  Lt. Moggie and Lt. Whittle accompanied me to the surface, and contact proceeded without incident as the Mor-Taxans agreed to give us a tour, including their power generation plant.

Our tour guide, Ullar accompanied us to the plant when w
e got a call from the Quasar that multiple unidentified spacecraft had dropped out of warp and were headed to our location. 

It wasn’t long before the unknown spacecraft dropped down to the surface of the planet and attacked.

An unknown race with unidentified technology.

We evacuated the area with Ullar her 2 children and a couple of her eggs.

Mor-Taxan forces are working to repel the invasion, while the landing party is caught in the crossfire.


Artist's note:
One liberty I've taken here with George Pal's martian design is the legs.  The original Martian had no legs at all, so artists have been trying to imagine them for all these years.  I've seen them with 2 legs, I've seen them with six legs and suction cupped toes...  But to me, the unique shoulder design of the Martians was too unusual to ignore.  It's almost a crustacean sort of joint, with heavy muscles set in a bone or chitin sort of dome moving the arm around rather like a joy stick in a pit.  I had to mirror that for their legs, making them somewhat spider-like.  With, of course, three legs to move around on, because it fits in with Martian Tripods and would give them enough mobility to move as fast as they did in the original movie.

(Okay, so that was the martian being pulled out of shot on a dolly, much to the shock of the guy in the suit, but they sure moved fast as far as the movie was concerned!)

Edit:  The amazing Bill Redfern added this followup:
www.deviantart.com/art/Well-it…

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USS Quasar - Sunken Battle Cruiser - Disaster
Captain's Log Stardate 4203.1 Captain Corcoran recording.

The USS Hood arrived, and I explained the discovery of the Klingon wreck to Captain Dodge.
The Klingon cuiser, 'IKS Krash' as we've named it appears to be mostly undamaged but
flooded on the surface of Priplanus.  The ship is contaminated with nerve gas, so I've
not allowed any further explorations of the interior.

We've begun preparations to tractor the wreck into space.  We're too close to Klingon space
here, and if they were to discover our salvage operation, they would almost certainly go to
war to prevent our examination of their technology.  This will be a tricky operation as the
water in the hull will certainly cause damage.  From here the Hood will tow her to an asteroid
belt near Starbase 8.  Far enough from civilization that no one will find her and the crews
can work on her quietly.

We've welded some grates over the open hatches in the hull to act as strainers when the water
and atmosphere drain out of the ship.

Captain's Log Startdate 4203.3

Disaster.

Between the Quasar, The Hood, and all our shuttlecraft, the Klingon battlecruiser
couldn't stand the strain of being lifted to orbit by the multiple tractor beams.
The 'IKS Krash' broke in two.

Well, Intelligence is just going to have to be satisfied with a wreck that's more wrecked.

Captain Dodge thinks we may be in for a commendation.  Sadly, if it does make it through
channels, it will be classified of course.  Our small crew has performed very well in this
incident.  Even if Intelligence won't officially recognize them, I do.
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USS Quasar - Sunken Battlecruiser - Engine Room
Ship's Log Stardate 4202.9, Lt. Birdsong recording.

I was able to get through a maintenance hatch and into the partially flooded interior of the IKS Krash.

No survivors.

The remains of the crew were pretty fresh.  Whatever happened apparently happened only a few days ago.
Everything else appeared fairly normal, except for some anomalous chemical warnings from my tricorder.  I set it for chemical alarm and kept going.

I made my way down the corridors and entered what appears to be the Engineering Section to examine the S-2 Graf units.  That's the Klingon equivalent of our Warp Drive Units.

That's where I found the remains of an unknown humanoid species in some sort of uniform.  White hair, blue-green skin...  At first I thought they were Andorians, but they had no antennae.  They were armed and appeared to have been a boarding party.

The Klingons must have been overwhelmed, because they used the ship's supply of theragan nerve gas as a last resort to keep the aliens from taking their ship.

The entire ship appears to have been contaminated.  My chemical alarm began blaring and I swam for my life...



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USS Quasar - Sunken Battlecruiser
Captain's Log Stardate 4202.9, Captain Corcoran recording.

Taking a break from astronomical observing, we've taken time to survey planet M119, "Priplanus".
Anomalous sensor readings have found a wrecked Klingon Battle Cruiser.  Analysis of the wreck show it has been under water for about 6 months.  Plenty of time for the Klingons to have noticed her missing.  Unknown what she was doing this far into Federation Space. 

Our small ship is insufficiently equipped to fully investigate a find of this magnitude.  I have therefore requested the USS Hood divert here.  I did not broadcast the reason for the diversion.  I told Captain Dodge we needed his ship's surgeon for an emergency appendectomy.  I'll apologize later.

I just hope we need the Hood's science labs more than we need her guns.  Should the Klingons discover our salvage operation, the Quasar would be badly outgunned.

Until Hood arrives, I've ordered the crew to investigate the wreck to learn as much as we can in case we're cut short.

Priorities are their Library Computer and as much data as we can get on their S-2 Graf Units.  Klingon warp technology is vastly different from ours.  I'm sure our engineers would love to get a chance to tear them apart.  Lt. Mauggie, Lt. Birdsong, and Lt. Whittle volunteered to take the Aquashuttle to investigate the wreck that the crew has dubbed the "IKS Krash."

It's a calculated risk.  We don't know where the Klingons are, and more pressingly, we don't know what wrecked the Krash.  At this point, I'm not willing to risk my crew beaming aboard blind.

What happened to her crew?  Radiation?  Plague?  Mutiny?  Too many questions.

No answers.



(Artist's Note on the Aquashuttle:  I added a drop down ramp on the aft end of the design.  It only makes sense for an aquatic exploration craft.  Divers must come and go easily.   There's also a hatch on the underside of the passenger compartment that would allow Divers entrance while underwater.

The small Quasar carries only one shuttlecraft, so I gave her an Aquashuttle.  The "Voit".  To explain the joke, the 1990s TV show "DSRV seaQuest" got their dive equipment from the "seaQuest" dive equipment line from a French Manufacturer.  I assume it was 1990's product placement.  I had a seaQuest wetsuit at one point.  Now, the "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" show used AMF-Voit dive equipment.  Thus the name is a small joke that's so obscure it has to be explained.)
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Professional Writer
Thanks for the devwatch :)
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kelloggs2066 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!

Enjoying your Calypso story very much!
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Mapper Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fave Cheers fella (party) 
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IanTP Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
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RayMontes Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav and watch! :D
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JosueM7 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
Hi Scott!

It was awesome knowing you have a dA account!
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kelloggs2066 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Howdy Josue!
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James-Is-James Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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kelloggs2066 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome.
Keep up the good work!
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