Saturday, May 17, 2014

Reid Stories: Star Trek Clip and VECTO Prologue 0.3

Here's a clip from the 2009 Star Trek movie:

"Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry and currently under the ownership of CBS and Paramount.[Note 1] Star Trek: The Original Series and its live action TV spin-off shows, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise as well as the Star Trek film series make up the main canon, while Star Trek: The Animated Series as well as the expansive library of Star Trek novels and comics are part of the franchise, but are generally considered non-canon.[Note 2]" - Wikipedia

Here's where you can find the 2009 movie: Star Trek [Blu-ray].

And here's my VECTO scene of the week: 

(Previously: Alpha Squad teammates Vecto, Gyro, and Phantom left to track down Morphaal's henchmen.)

Vecto ceased his internal memory data replay. He was inside the same room from that day years ago. But this time, he had to make his own body.

Vecto curved his shields to mold valignium into a new body frame. He missed Gyro's delightful banter but disregarded it as just a programed response. He was only a machine, after all, he thought.

If Gyro was alive, he'd insist on making Vecto's body. It gave Gyro peace of mind, as if he felt responsible for its destruction in the first place. At least he got to use Dinishmen technology the last time--hovering parts and wireless laser conduction included--just like his original model. Now that body, too, was destroyed. All that remained working was his oddly shaped foot.

Floating the foot within his shields, Vecto used its Air-to-Ice function to freeze the valignium metal. Valignium, often called tyrannium, was unique in that its molecular bonds were weakened in extreme cold. Vecto shaped the rare metal into a piece that would become part of his leg. He had a few more parts left to complete his new body frame. If only the old one hadn't been destroyed, he thought. If only Gyro hadn't died.

Vecto didn't consider his existence important enough to die for. He was a mere machine--replaceable--yet Gyro had sacrificed himself for what? Returning the favor for all the times Vecto did the same? It was incomprehensible. Illogical.

If only Vecto had stopped Morphaal's puppet beforehand, he thought. If only he was stronger. If only Morphaal still didn't haunt them even in death. If only the Alpha Squad had disbanded in the first place. If only Phantom and Gyro were still alive.

The hiss of the door caught Vecto's attention as he hovered his new leg in place. Standing in the entranceway was his servant, Azul. Vecto's blue-skinned companion was dressed in gold and white and wore several silver bracelets. Vecto nodded to acknowledge him.

"I am truly sorry to interrupt," Azul spoke softly, bowing. "But I have grave news."

Vecto nodded again for him to continue.

"Morphaal has been revived."

(After years of death, Morphaal is back, but with Gyro and Phantom now dead, how can Vecto find and defeat Morphaal? Find out more in the next installment of VECTO!)

(Oct. 23, 2014, update: You can buy my Vecto: Vengeance light novel on Amazon here: Vecto: Vengeance.)


  1. Intriguing. I'll bet things get interesting from here Reid.

    1. Well, the story certainly becomes action-packed from here.


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