(*this is a continuation of the following thread as im pretty sure it wouldnt be allowed in the Literature forum) http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=225337 Heres an outline of how an Aliens v Trek comic mini series could go IMO: (issue #1) Pre title credits opening The late 23rd Century. The original 5 year mission of the Enterprise NCC1701 under the command of Captain James T Kirk. The Ent comes across yet another uncharted M class planet in the outer regions of the galaxy...faint life signs but strangely uninhabited...beam down landing party (Kirk, Spock, Bones, red shirts etc) and find a crashed long lost federation ship ..enter and look around for abit. A red shirt finds hundreds of alien eggs in ships cargo hold - one opens as he inspects it - face hugger attack. Act 1 Bring him back up to the ship...Bones operates in sickbay...finds creature has acid for blood etc - stabilises. Kirk & Spock continue to investigate - examine damaged ships logs and find the crew encountered an alien lifeform on another uncharted planet many years ago - eventually spock figures out the eggs are whats left of the ships crew (but still no clue how ship crashed). Back on Enterprise, Spock consults the computer library and after breaking of federation codes finds similar highly classified case in the early 22nd century with a commercial cargo ship that landed on a now unmarked/off limits planetoid - realises the redshirt is being infected with dangerous organism. Alerts sick bay, but too late - an alien breaks out of red shirts chest and escapes... (issue #2) Act 2 Alien starts picking off the crew...creates more Aliens. They start running amok on Enterprise..lots of battles, deaths and horror etc...Spock and Bones start work on a way to defeat the aliens without destroying the enterprise...they come up with something that might work but before can explain/put into practice are attacked - Bones is badly injured/unconscious. Spock is captured... (issue #3) Act 3 Aliens have now totally over run the ship, power is off line, life support only etc. Kirk has no choice but to set the ship on self destruct and evacuate the remainder of the crew in shuttle crafts and escape pods to the planet below .. He stays behind to try and retrieve spock who has been taken to the hive in engineering ...Kirk, bloodied with his shirt shredded, arms himself with a phaser rifle and two hand phasers on his belt…eventually finds spock in the hive but its too late - he's being infected by a facehugger... (issue #4) Act 4 Kirk carefully breaks spock out of the hive and takes him to sickbay, and with a phaser manages to cut off the facehugger without killing spock and before hes fully impregnated (his vulcan physiology helps save him)...spock reveals knowledge of how they can defeat the aliens - bombarding the ship with a special radiation that will neutralize the acid in the blood killing them (and any other life form). They get to the bridge..Kirk stops the self destruct just in time and Spock completes radiation procedure...suddenly banging on the bridge doors - the aliens have found them! ..they fight way to the transporter room to beam on to a shuttle craft before radiation is initiated throughout ship in 5 minutes…but due to strain on ship only enough power to beam off one person!! - Kirk stuns spock before he can nerve pinch him and throws him on the transporter pad - beams him on to an escape pod….then heads to the shuttle bay blasting aliens on the way, gets there but encounters the Alien queen! gets in environmental suit, does battle, environmental suit is damaged but times up - radiation imminent…opens the shuttle doors - he and the queen are blown out into space …radiation is activated and kills all the aliens on board...then the crew take back the ship…locate kirk in deep space…beam him back on the ship before air runs out from damaged suit. Epilogue Enterprise is orbiting the planet of the crashed federation vessel - fires full phasers on the ship vaporizing it. marks planet for quarantine. then slowly heads to nearest starbase for repairs. As they leave, Bones (now recovered) wonders how such a species of creature could ever come into existence. Spock theorizes that they may have been created eons ago as a biological weapon designed to wipe out a planets population, but as to who made them is unknown.... Kirk hopes mankind will never encounter those that created them.... The End.