For the tvrealm
's Create-a-Show challenge.
Generations ago, a caravan of humans left Earth and set out for a new world. Knowing there was no chance of reaching a habitable planet within their own lifetimes, these would-be pioneers built a fleet of ships designed to sustain multiple generations of humans, carrying their descendents through space until they finally reached their new home.
Of the fifty ships that started out from Earth, ten now remain with the Fleet. The descendents of the original colonists have flourished aboard their ships, hurling through the darkness of space. But with over fifty thousand people sharing space and with no way to escape each other, conflicts sometimes arise. Recently, these conflicts have been exacerbated by a blip on the ship sensors. Something lies in their path...not a planet, but an alien fleet, the like of which they've never encountered. Contact is expected within a year.
As news spreads of the discovery, the various inhabitants of the ships react with fear and hope and speculation, and the ten captains struggle to come to a consensus on how to deal with this discovery and what it will mean for the people they're responsible for.( Collapse )
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