Author has written 29 stories for UFO, Bonanza, Lost In Space, and Gilligan's Island.
I have been a fan of UFO since it was first released in the US. When I found all the fan fiction being written and posted on the Internet, I was delighted. It was sad that the series only ran one season as it was one of the best speculative science fiction shows I have ever seen.
Most of My UFO stories are set in the original time period (1980's) and are canon based, (except UFO 2012 series) although I will work subplots into existing episodes if I can do so without contradicting the original plot. (Mission of Mercy, Silver Star) I also use the original production order (found on the UFO Mega-set) for the sequence of events spreading them over a four and a half year period. That would put "Identified" in the early part of 1980 and "The Long Sleep" around May of 1984. The only exception is the episode "The Man Who Came Back" which I have set to occur before "The Cat with Ten Lives". Most of my stories will include a "Historian's Note:" to give the reader a point of reference in the time line.
I have finished setting up a website to post my stories, thoughts I had while writing, and biographies of characters that are not published elsewhere. I developed a unique biographyy for Virginia Lake. I feature Ginny quite a bit as I am a big fan of hers. I see her as a very sophisticated and complex individual. It's a pity she was in only nine of the twenty six episodes. I plan on adding a few others, Alec, Gay, Nina, and Paul. The bio's for Straker and Henderson, found in the SHADO Library, are quite extensive and I use the information in them as basis for my work. It can be found atjust copy and paste this link in to your browser.
I have added a page on my site titled "Authors Notes". As the name implies this is where you will find my thoughts about my writings, why I did (or didn't) write things a certain way. Other writers have done this and I find it to be a very helpful tool for refining the art. Much of my work, as well as works in progress can be found at the SHADO Writer's Guild Forumor at Sci-Fi Forever This forum covers all sci-fi shows, including UFO. These are both places to have your work reviewed and critiqued in a friendly and supportive environment. (Note: FF.N has disabled links, due to a spamming issue, but copy and paste works just fine.)
In addition to UFO, I’m a big fan of other Science Fiction series, like Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5, Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, SeaQuest, and Battlestar Galactica. With BSG, I enjoyed both incarnations, although the remake was decidedly darker than the original, certainly not for the kiddies. I also enjoy reading, well written crossovers, which stay true to both universes. That’s not an easy feat to accomplish. I have finished one crossover, UFO and Bonanza, of all things and I don’t know if it was gifted insight, or sheer luck, but I seem to have stayed true to both universes. (So I’ve been told.) I have a UFO/Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea story in the pipe as well. I hope to finish it one day.
I have also written a concept crossover, which is, taking a theme from another show and writing it into a second. My story, The Bodyguard, looks at the world of SHADO (UFO) set in the mirror universe from Star Trek.
Soul Mates Update- I posted the last chapter of Soul Mates as I know a few folks are reading it, but I intend to break the story up into three or four pieces sometime in the future. I will leave it on my website in it's current form until I finish reposting it here. Soul Mates has turned into a saga. All the stories in that universe are designated with SM in front of the title.
The Hewett Series– The first two in this group of stories were done as a challenges for the SHADO Writer’s Guild. "Matters of the Heart" is a “Mary Sue” by design. I put a lot of myself into the character of “Matt” in the story and it was a blast to write. So if you don’t like “Mary Sue” don’t read it. But if you enjoy a fun story with a twist at the end, read on! I have written three more stories in this series and they are designated with HS in front of the title. The series was going to end with four stories but I received half a dozen emails from people who really enjoyed the storyline. The next installment will be a crossover with UFO and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. This storyline takes place in a different universe than Soul Mates the diversion point being right after the story Silver Star.
UFO 2012 Series- This is a new series of stories, I have planned, that bring the show into the twenty first century. Although the characters will be the same ones that we know and love, much of their backstory will be different. (especially Ed) So it's going to be a new take on the show. I do however reserve the right to include some of my favorite episodes from the show as a basis for this series. As with any rewrite some people will love it and others will hate it. But this will open a door for some new creativity and most of all, it will be fun! I hope to start the first story "Enemy Action" sometime early in 2011. It's hard to believe that I've been writing again for almost a year now, where does the time go?
Lost in Space- Since my UFO muse (who bears a striking resemblance to Colonel Virginia Lake) is vacationing in Tahiti, I decided to try my hand at one of my childhood favorites. My friend, Denise, who runs the Sci-Fi Forever Forum, issued a “New You” challenge. Of all the antagonists in sci-fi, no one needs redemption more that Doctor Zachary Smith. As I do with all my stories, I stick pretty close to canon, although I alter certain technical aspects in an attempt to stay within the bonds of current knowledge. This started as a short story, but I see it growing into something much larger, so set the Astrogator on course and Strap in for lift-off.
My LIS story (maybe plural) is based on the TV series, not the movie. To me, and this is only my opinion, the movie missed the boat, when they cast the Robinson family as dysfunctional. The very close husband/wife relationship shared by John and Maureen, the young, yet innocent love growing between Don and Judy, the father/son talks between John and Will, Penny’s growing pains as she transitioned from a teenage adolescent to a young woman. All of these things made the series timeless, in my opinion. I hope my story can do justice to the show.
Here's my quote, it's from the Sanskrit: "Yesterday is already a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision. But today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope."
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