A couple of pages from a story called “Come Away, Child” I have in this month’s issue of Star Trek: Waypoint - all about two scientists having a classic prime directive dilemma!
I grew up as a Star Wars fanatic, which for kids is much more immersive and compelling then the awkward forehead-makeup universe of Trek. But once I found myself in adulthood, Star Trek rang much truer then SW’s hollow merchandise-driven adventures. Though Trek has it’s own trashy baggage (and shitty new movies), I find it full of profundity and inspiration.
Getting the chance to dip my own toes into it was an honor, and extremely fun to boot!