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 ;)
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02/11/23 07:39 PM
: Yes, those were my favorite episodes, too, lol. And @Casanova: I like to include aliens as much as possible in the crews because we're not as beholden to a makeup budget as a tv show. But maybe! We have several planned plots, but also some stuff just comes up organically as the story develops.
02/08/23 03:14 AM
: The second Crstaline Entity episode infuriated me. They treated the scientist that destroyed it like she committed murder becaue they were just starting to communicate with the giant creature that's destroyed multiple planets and killed hundreds, if not thousands of Federation citizens. But the "I'm so dissapointed in you" tone with wich
they delived the denoument was the icing on the cake. There's a reason episodes like "Q, Who" where someone tells Picard and co. to shove their Starfleet condescention are my faves.
02/07/23 02:30 AM
: That Crystalline Entity sounds a lot like Unicron from the Transformers animated series! I don't think they want to negotiate with that thing, they want to lure it into the range of a black hole, the same as they did in the Solo movie for the alien that tried to capture their ship. Some alien entities are too dangerous to be allowed to live! :D
02/06/23 08:02 PM
: Will we see more of Korok's people in the comic?