Tag: Science Fiction

Zalkonians on the Brink – ChatGPT Star Trek

can you write a plot synopsis for a made up star trek episode

Sure, here’s a plot synopsis for a made up Star Trek episode:

Title: “The Final Frontier”

In this episode, the crew of the USS Enterprise is called to explore a distant planet on the edge of known space. As they approach the planet, they detect strange energy readings and evidence of an advanced civilization.

When they land on the planet, the crew is confronted by a powerful alien race known as the Zalkonians. The Zalkonians are on the brink of a catastrophic civil war and have been searching for a new home world.

As the crew tries to mediate the conflict and prevent the Zalkonians from destroying themselves, they must also deal with the arrival of a rival Starfleet ship, the USS Discovery, which has been sent to claim the planet for the Federation.

The situation becomes even more complicated when the crew learns that the planet contains a powerful, ancient artifact that could tip the balance of power in the galaxy. As the conflict between the Zalkonians and the Starfleet ships intensifies, the crew of the Enterprise must make a difficult decision: should they help the Zalkonians, or let them destroy themselves in order to protect the artifact?

In the end, the crew must put aside their personal beliefs and loyalties to do what is best for the greater good. But as they struggle to find a solution, they must also confront their own fears and doubts about their place in the universe.

Skydiving While Taking Time-Dilation Drug

Short story about skydiving while on a time dilation drug

Back in the 1970s when I was still in high school I had a subscription to the Science Fiction Book Club. I’m trying now to locate a short story from that time.

The story tells of a group of people who take a drug (I think it was called Skyy) that would make time seem to pass extremely slowly. They would then skydive together, experiencing it as a gentle weightless floating instead of a free fall.

The story ends in tragedy as they become so used to the slowness that they neglect to deploy their parachutes.

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The 25 Greatest Science Fiction Tropes


25. Cryosleep
24. Generation Ships
23. Psychics
22. Ancient Astronauts
21. Space Pirates
20. Uploaded Consciousness
19. Benevolent Aliens
18. Killer Aliens
17. Alien Artifacts
16. Nanotechnology
15. Wormholes
14. Parallel Worlds
13. Interspecies Romance
12. AI Uprisings
11. Clones
10. Body Modifications
9. Robots
8. Faster-Than-Light Travel
7. Big Dumb Objects
6. Mutants
5. Dystopian Governments
4. After the Apocalypse
3. First Contact
2. Time Travel
1. Sentient Spaceships

Revolt Against Artificial Intelligence – Science Fiction Example – Dune

The Butlerian Jihad a.k.a. The Great Revolt — two generations of chaos (200 BG – 108 BG). The god of machine-logic was overthrown by the masses and a new concept was raised:

“Man may not be replaced.”
After two generations of violence, humanity took pause. Following this, their gods and rituals were looked upon in a different, perhaps even jaded, light. Both were largely seen to be guilty of using fear as a means of control.

Hesitantly, the leaders of religions whose followers had spilled the blood of billions began meeting to exchange views. It was a move encouraged by the Spacing Guild, which was beginning to build its monopoly over all interstellar travel, and by the Bene Gesserit who were organizing their ranks.

By 108 BG, the Jihad itself had finished with the complete destruction of all intelligent machines that were originally built by humans throughout the worlds, but it proved to have many profound impacts on the socio-political and technological development of humanity throughout the new empires that emerged, including a large technological reversal of the entire human civilization.

The most dramatic long-lasting result was the ensuing commandment from the Orange Catholic Bible held sway to humans against the creation of machines which bore the human mind’s exact image: Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind, after the destruction of the man-made intelligent machines throughout the human worlds. Even the simplest computers and calculators were banned, with the penalty for building or owning such a thinking machine technology being put to trial and sentenced to immediate death.