Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Planet Debrief."


I love Star Trek so much, but it and a lot of sci-fi only pay a bit of lip service to the idea of germs, bacteria, viruses, whatever; cross-contaminating alien worlds. If you somehow visited an alien world without any animal life, you would probably contaminate it just by exhaling. Of course, that's assuming there was any oxygen, and you didn't have some sort of god-awful allergic reaction to any plant life there or anything.

They Might Be Giants did a song about a stowaway germ, that may have helped me come up with this one.

2 comments:

SallyP said...

I do love this story so much. And Wade is right..it would be one heckuva creation myth.

Dale Bagwell said...

Agreed. There's been stranger creation tales told, so Kurt's in good company. And it probably helps
soften the blow of being away from home for so long.