The L.S.S. Beko faced a Mysterion fleet and survived a bloody happening at station 77. Now, they’re returning to earth, where they are awaited yet. But then, something happens...
Lt.Vega: “Captain, i have curious signals on the long distance scanners...” Calak: “That’s my new S.S.F. (sequence search filter), i developed in breakfast break. The computer reacts if it detects any signals, archived in Mysterion database. It seems, that an old Mysterion is near.”
“...Yeah. it comes from Alpha Centauri A, the second planet of that system, exactly. Object 362, nobody has ever seen it, but its unique subspace signature was archived often in different systems. Something like a code continuing exactly 191.519 times before disappearing again. Nobody knows, what’s its function but the sequence has a long distance.” Cpt. Carnway: “An interesting riddle, not? We should interrupt our travel and take a look. Lt. LeGonze...”
An hour later, a transport shuttle with an exploration team lands on the living planet starting their search for the Mysterion with the mysterious subspace signature...
Calak: “A perfect environment but only primitive creatures. No civilisations. The object has to be near us. I have something on scanners.” Lt. Vega: “Curious. The signature not.”
The discovering is a big surprise...
A Mysterion wreckage with a broken canopy is lying at the ground of the jungle valley. Mr. Calak starts research. Cpt. Carnway: "Is it true? Did we found the first open canopy? The last big secret? We're so lucky!"
But Calak is suspicious. Calak: “These control panels are modern, but nothing surprising. I expected something different.” Lt.Vega:“Disappointed?” Calak:“Disappointment is an emotion...”
They escape but Josh Carnway is able to hit one of them.
Calak:“This is a robot. Same chip technology as in the canopy. Curious.”
Carnway follows another one. Lt.LeGonze: "Captain! Wait!"
... a cage snaps out of the grass. Cpt. Carnway:”No! We got trapped by Mysterions! In a simple trap, ergh!”
Calak”You don’t listen. Canopy and robots, that wasn’t Mysterion technology. My analyse: These are no Mysterions.”
A figure appears laughing...
Unknown Alien Commander: “Har har har! We got you trapped. The L.S.S. Beko, one of the most modern high-tech ships in your human fleet. We’ll extort it from your crew. If they won’t give me the ship, their beloved captain will die. And that’s all possible just because you are hot for Mysterions. My plan was perfect, but i didn’t thought, you would find the fake canopy so quick.”
Cpt. Carnway: “You devil! I won’t give you my ship, so kill me if you want!" Calak: "Well, he did a lot of work for kidnapping a single ship. He imitated a perfect Mysterion energy sequence, build this wreck and made several robots. What a masterwork. Just for a ship? You’re crazy!” Alien: “W....what? Which sequence do you talk about? I just build this trap and sent a faked encounter report to the earth. They ordered you to come here, not?“ Lt.Vega:“But if the Beko received a Mysterion sequence, there have to be a real Mysterion on the planet...”
Cpt.Carnway sighs: “Puh...That was tight. If you didn’t come, we would be dead.” Lt.LeGonze: “The object was able to crush the shuttle but it didn’t. Curious, we just had luck.” Cpt.Carnway: “By the way, why you sent a second shuttle down, Franc?” Franc LaGros: “Yeah, that’s not random. We didn’t get contact, so we knew that something happend. Captain, the Beko received some strange transmissions from earth. The government commands all civil ships to leave this sector immediately. We’re not sure what’s happening.” Cpt.Carnway: “Strange. We fly to earth as quick as possible. This planet can wait.”
And so, the Mystery behind the canopy stays unknown. But who was that alien guy and why he tried to kidnapp the L.S.S. Beko, a civil research ship? And what happened at earth’s government?
Coming soon: The incredible season finale “The wrong turn of Mr. Clarkson Part 1”!