Tag Archive: Ariel Elannis

Sep 13 2013

Prompted: Originality Triumphs

And here is yet another prompt from the Ad Astra Blog Community, but this time it’s talking about original settings.  This topic is definitely relevant to how I write within Trek.

Continue reading »

Jan 13 2013

Best Laid Plans

As with all things, sometimes when you make a plan, things don’t turn out that way you thought they would.  Full Speed Ahead is no different, and the big multi-season plan has changed pretty significantly as to warrant whole episodes being rewritten wholesale.  In this post, I’ll talk about what happened, and what happening now.

Continue reading »

Jan 03 2013

Damn the Torpedoes eBook

Not too long ago, TrekUnited Publishing made an announcement within the comments of another post on this blog that stated that Full Speed Ahead would be released in eBook format under their label.

Continue reading »

Dec 12 2012

To Triumph and Not to Mourn

As I said in a previous post, the latest Full Speed Ahead story, “To Triumph and Not to Mourn,” was completed. It has now been fully published at Ad Astra!  I wanted to take a few moments to talk about what went into the production, so if you’ve not yet read it (or the immediately …

Continue reading »

Nov 16 2012

Task Force Vanguard

Full Speed Ahead warps to take its place within the huge United Trek crossover event: Task Force Vanguard!

Continue reading »

Jul 16 2012

FSA Series Bible: Part One

I treat Star Trek: Full Speed Ahead like a series on television; I write the episodes to around 10,000 words, which is roughly 55-60 pages of material. In order to keep things in an organized fashion, I’m putting together a Series Bible with all the information contained inside.  In theory, another writer could possibly write an …

Continue reading »

Feb 22 2012

Author’s Commentary: The Better Part of Valor

I realize it might seem strange to do a flashback story so early on in the series, but I felt like it was important to show how Leone and Ariel were before they got to Farragut.  Which is to say, not a whole lot different, but I think this episode shows Leone in a different …

Continue reading »

Feb 10 2012

Author’s Commentary: Milk Run

I’m going to start with Milk Run, because to me, this is the real beginning of the series.  Milk Run represents the first episode after the novella-length ‘pilot,’ Damn the Torpedoes! Parts I, II, and III.   It’s also the first episode where we get to know the entire crew and not just the Leone-loyal team of …

Continue reading »

Feb 05 2012

Ariel Must Die

Not too long ago in the crossover novel The Chains of Error (with Sam Redfeather’s Gibraltar), a number of people were a little surprised to read that Ariel Elannis died in the line of duty while trying to bring the evil Colonel Galmesh to justice.  I wanted to spend a little time talking about what …

Continue reading »