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Episode 4: Queen Natashia
Original Characters and Concept: Travers, Kenyon, & Rioux Jordan; Alex & Natasha Gorely; Sam Barnett
Original Story (Queen Natashia): Alex Gorely, Kenyon & Travers Jordan
Adapted to Comic Form by: Travers, Rioux, & Kenyon Jordan
Photos: Travers & Rioux Jordan
Background Photos: Search Engine Image Sources & personal photos
Art/SFX/Photo Editing: Travers Jordan
Editing: Kenyon Jordan, Therese Jordan
Social Media Coordinator: Danielle Jordan

The Federation Star Defense TV Tropes page!

The "crystalline death monster" is, in fact, the Crystalline Entity from a few episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. In its first appearane, it ate all the inhabitants of a solar system, and then Lore (Data's evil brother) contacted it to come and eat the Enterprise crew, but he was then foiled.

It ate another planet's lifeforms a number of episodes later, at which point they narrowly survived and then decided they should go and negotiate with it. Somehow. You can find debates on the subject across the Internet, and if anyone wants to resume said debates here, it could be interesting. Hint hint ;)

Panel 1:
Commander Dale Zurkett: So, Bob... you gonna be hanging around a bit during this Spoogian negotiation?
    You know, in case I screw it up?

Panel 2:
Captain Bob Jenkins: Sorry, man... you're on your own for this one.
    The Enterprise ran across some giant planet-eating crystalline death monster.
    But then they let it run off because it might be an endangered species or something.
    Anyway, we're on assignment to find it before it eats another inhabited solar system.
Dale: Damn... sure you don't want to trade assignments?
Bob: You wouldn't want it. The Admiralty ordered us to attempt diplomacy at all costs.

Panel 3:
Dale: Well, the key word there is "attempt."

Panel 4:
Bob: Careful with the creative interpretation of orders, Dale.
    That's how they got you the last time.

Panel 6:
Dale: You don't have to remind me.
    Good luck with the planet eater.
Bob: You too. With the Romulans, I mean.

Panel 7:
Lieutenant Zack LeRoux: So no crystalline death monsters for us!
Dale: No, just impossibly intransigent Romulans.

Panel 8:
Potemkin Helmsman: Course set, Captain.
Bob: Excellent. Engage Warp 5.

Panel 9:
Commander Korok: A most unusual fellow, this friend of yours.
Bob: Yeah... and I'm glad we don't have his assignment.
Korok: Indeed.
Bob: ...
    Hey, Rona?
Doctor Rona: Yessir?
Bob: No rush, but when you get a moment... would you check the Fleet personnel files on Zack LeRoux?
Rona: Of course. Do you suspect something is wrong?
Bob: No, no... It's just... maybe they're long-lost twins or something.

Panel 10:

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