in conjunction with
[stereo-eyes-ed '3.5D' movie-version rating: PG/13]
story by Mr. Raymond Kenneth Petry, Strategic-Director
[science fiction] ... 16 years later the real planet Pluton has been found
beyond the edge of our Solar system, and 29-year old Mi-Kee (Michelle-Keela)
Thomaine, grown-up long since her 8th grade virtual command aboard her
summer-fun ride at the NASA Deep-Space Simulator-Trainor Facility, returns
as a qualified NASA captain, albeit pregnant ... and this trip is for real:
A month from Earth, in deep-space they rendezvous with Pluton, and begin
the search for newEarth and Jehovah's people, or whatever space aliens
may be found way-out there. [The concept is that
StarTrails II is the reality follow-up to a thorough virtual training]
[The music exampled and specified in the following screenwrite is the Strategic-Director's
selection from hundreds of CD's of existing works by artists whose orchestral
timbre and lyrics fit each on-screen activity, and is not otherwise representative
of project SesQuaTercet and its purposes]
[Mi-Kee's space-ship approaches a hollow Earth-size planet]
INT - SPACESHIP COMMAND DECK - DEEP SPACE ASTEROID FIELD, NEAR HOLLOW PLANET
GABRIEL increasing bemused by their speculative appreciation of his planet,
stands near-center with MI-KEE, THEY watch their approach of an Earth-size
hollow planet impinged by tiny rocks in the sparse asteroid field, concurrently
[a giant Earth-size planet, hollow, 2km thick
shell, has interior pressure of 1 atm, sphere shape tends to stable, built
in the Kuiper belt spacers moving on, to let Earthers have the solar system]
<looks up, confirms>
But we didn't see it before.
A stealth planet?
Gamma spectrum looks like normal surface rock, to more than a kilometer
deep - spectral radar, and I-R, concur:
It's plain, carbonaceous, mixture, with granite-like gravel in the
Junk-rock - if there is such a thing.
How could we have missed it?
How could Earth astronomers have missed it?!
<surprised, not answering>
Well - well - we have an anomaly, folks:
Micro-doppler says the surface is self-moving, like a sea of sand.
Helm, Nav: Prepare to insert to orbit: We can't land on this.
<DISPLAYS show ORBIT predictions>
A facade planet: A quick-sand trap:
For whose benefit? Ours?!
Maybe it's just now forming: for us to visit:
Maybe it'll solidify before we get there.
From what?! There's only asteroid debris out this way!
And not enough of that, unless they've been gathering for centuries.
That's all they'd need to make a sand trap: It'll shrink as it coagulates.
Deliberate planetary formation logistics is a species of cryptography:
You don't know what you've got, till you've got it.
<interrupts to keys>
More anomaly, folks:
Micro-grav, still has no reading: There's no, tidal-draw:
This planet isn't really there!
But gamma can't be that wrong!
No micro-gravity: You mean: It's hollow!?
That much mass should collapse - unless there's something to inflate
Or unless it's a gamma-ray facade, too!
Sciencer Officer: Could it be, hollow: with atmosphere inside?!
A possibility, Captain:
<turns to Gabe>
I think it's time you should explain this to us:
This planet is most likely hollow - and, it is most likely inflated:
It is most likely a shell of ordinary solar planetary rock composition.
You've explained it fairly well already:
It is a hollow shell, less than a billionth of the total mass.
Then that works close to several kilo-pascals: an Earth-like atmosphere
Yes: About that.
But what is it?
Do you need a hollow planet, when you have this uninhabited gas planet
city, just around the corner, a planet-distance away?!
It is our new galactic vessel.
Where are you going?! We just got here - some fine hosts, you've turned
out to be!
You could have come sooner:
We waited several of your millennia:
That was sufficient for us to prepare it;
And now that you're here, it is time for us to leave.
The Garden of Eden, all over again - this time on an interstellar scale.
You have all you need to learn it now - and, you'd best do it before
they destroy it:
Cosmic carrots, and space-sticks!?
Who's going to destroy it?!
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