Thanks for YOUR comments on my Star Trek piece and blog. I DO have two other ST pieces floating around somewhere. One isn't finished, the other isn't properly polished, and both are so old that their only incarnation is in pen-and-paper form! I may do something with them eventually.
I wonder if we should establish a more general science-fiction "fan-fiction" group for this kind of stuff. Whachu think?
Thanks for dropping by my page. Austin, eh? Do you participate in ACA (Atheist Community of Austin) at all? I met Schilling once, from the Non-Prophets, when he moved to Denton. He's an odd bird himself, but I always felt he added a nice contrarian element to the show, even if I didn't always agree with him. He sometimes makes it down to Austin and they put him back on as a guest commentator.
Anyway, love Austin, used to visit more often when I still had friends going to UT and/or working in Austin, but not so much anymore. Great town, though.
So ... do you have any impressions of the story, of what Spock was going through and reacting to with his first exposure to humans other than his mother? Having seen the early relationships between human and Vulcan with ST: Enterprise, I thought I had pretty firm ground to build on with The Warp Seven Engine, and that is in large part where it came from. I'd really like to hear more of your (and others') thoughts about that.