Monday, December 2, 2013

Character Interview

Interview with Neil Armstrong Andrews, Captain of the Marauder!

The one question on every one's mind is; what is it like to make love to an Alien? Neil laughs then replies, "You have to understand the circumstances. She made herself invisible, coming to me while I was dreaming of making love to my now dead, Carrie. She was cold feeling to me like she was dead, so my dream didn't alert me she was real. In my mind I was kissing her and telling her I loved her still because I thought she was Carrie."

How could you not know? Again he laughed. "I suspected it was a real person when they left my bed and I woke up. When I viewed the tape and no one was visible but the door to my quarters opened, then closed, I suspected it had to be Sockan, the ghost white female with purple lips" He paused for a minute thinking and then added, "Later, I learned her body temperature was lower than ours, hence the cold feeling along with her lips feeling cold. I guess I was lucky all her body parts were the same as us humans." He chuckled but still blushed, being slightly embarrassed about his actions.

How were you able to put together the group to design and build the Marauder?  His face became serious when he spoke. "I was still unable to leave the state, being on probation from my release from prison, but I used the Internet to my advantage. Through others, I was able to take my basic design and turn it into what you see now. The original ship only needed a few people to operate but when I contacted a others, the Chinese and Australian government became involved after the USA refused to even talk to me. The ship became twice as big as I originally intended, thus the need for a larger crew."

What was the original mission of the Marauder? "At first it was just to tool around the solar system and visit various planets and moons. Then I was contacted by this Russian that claimed he could build a faster than light drive. It turned out the concept was from another, he just figured out how to make it work. So the mission then was set up to do either, with the stated purpose of a ten year mission to explore."

They didn't want you in command because of your violent past, but since you put up most of the money for the mission, they felt you deserved to be Captain in name only. How did you feel about that? He just shook his head then thought a moment. "They thought I had a violent temper and was unsuitable for command of the crew. Janice and I were at first adversaries but she realized we had to become a team for this ship to accomplish its mission. The Chinese tried to pull a fast one and place their command team aboard the Marauder, but we had the feeling they would do just that so never kept them posted when it was ready." So you slipped away? He nodded yes, waiting on my next question. 

You mentioned Carrie, who was she? A pained look crossed his face as he answered. "She was so full of life, always happy with a smile and a song on her lips. She was the best thing that ever happened to me in my life besides winning the lottery. Her death was hard to bear." He wiped a tear away then looked at me for my next question.

When did you finally feel like you were the Captain in charge? "Right after the Aliens boarded the Marauder, then I found out what their true intentions were, taking action that everyone believed saved our lives and the ship."

 What made you decide to include Aliens as part of your crew? "At first I was shocked to know that they had survived. I thought when I took off with the Marauder that they were spaced when the connector to the orbiting spaceport was torn in two. Poopa was the one that finally made me realize I had two choices, make them part of the crew or dump them out of the airlock. I chose to accept their word of honor not to harm a single human, even though I knew some were cannibals." 

I was just forming my next question when Neil said, "This is all I have time for right now, I am needed back on the bridge." With that Neil stood up and offered me his hand to shake, so I did.

Talk Back, I'm listening!

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