THE NULL SOLUTION = Episode 76
… the Space Family McKinney is exceeding its status as kings of deep space lore…
While hearing of Cerella’s recent travails first hand, where she actually left out the details of the dark space she occupied for months, Gus can hardly contain himself. One part joy – two parts anger, he wonders why a clearer message was not sent, rather than the fleeting apparitions in dribs & drabs, albeit cryptic clues about his family.
“We could not risk the current timestem on sentimentality,” she explains.
“And yet you plopped the technology for the molecular stabilizer and Warp 3 in our laps?”
“And disruptor weapon and force field?” adds Roy.
“If Celeste McKinney and I do not stabilize the molecules within your spacecraft, you both would have been lost.”
“Celeste and Sampson, they’re alive too!”
“… and your sister Deimostra.”
A sense of irony has grabbed the headlines.
“We named our baby daughter Marscie Deimos for crying out loud! Did you hear that Roy, I have a sister?”
For as long as Dr. Picard will allow, Cerella narrates the full McKinney saga as best as she can. Mars to NEWFOUNDLANDER, NEWFOUNDLANDER to Eridanus and now Explorer to the ends of the Milky Way and beyond, the Space Family McKinney is exceeding its status as kings of deep space lore.
A “somehow” family reunion is in order, but first Cerella must recover and the NASA boys need to regroup. If only they could call over to Eridanus and make the arrangements. Lost on all the Earthly excitement is that Deke and Co. are no doubt worried silly. Before she conceived, Cerella would have been able to use hyperphysical transmigration to facilitate or at the very least reestablish a telepathic connection with home, but Picard’s surgery did not preserve those extraordinary Eridanian functions. Although he firmly believes that a brain will find a way to mend broken links.
Too bad, either option would come in handy right now.