Date: 30 October 2154
Personal Log: Dr. Norman Spellman
As I recall my Shakespeare…
"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts…"
I wonder what Shakespeare would have said about an Avatar? Perhaps he'd say it's just another part that must be played.
What about Avatar Science? After the events of the past few weeks, I'm not sure what the future holds for it. The Na'vi have allowed some of us to stay, so we can continue our studies on Pandora and of their culture. Going home for some of us wasn't an option anyway. The remaining Avatar drivers, myself included, will be vital to any possible success at unlocking Pandora's secrets. Humanity needs to understand those secrets if it hopes to survive. I just pray we don't ruin Pandora in the process.
So here I am…in charge. I feel overwhelmed by all of these changes and somewhat alone. My Avatar has two more weeks before he's fully healed and I only see Jake occasionally. I really miss Grace and Trudy. It's only been a couple of months, and already Hell's Gate demands are more than a few remaining scientists can provide. It seems like every day something breaks down that we don't know how to fix, and a manual only explains so much. What I would give for a mechanic or an engineer right now.
Which brings me to the future and the U.N. science team on their way to Pandora. It's a good thing I decided to read through Grace's private journals. Otherwise we wouldn't have known they were coming until they got here. I know it was a secret and I guess it wouldn't have changed anything if she had told us about them.
Nonetheless they're almost here and I have no idea if they'll even be allowed to step foot on Pandora. I'm also concerned about the mission commander's less than enthusiastic attitude. I wonder if he ever worked for RDA? Grace was pretty adamant in her disapproval of this guy being sent to Pandora.
Unfortunately, when I tried to hack into their private messages they were corrupted. However, the few references she made in her logs about him provide a good first impression that can be summed up with one word: 'asshole.' I wouldn't be surprised if they've made the trip for nothing.
With Jake's incredible transition, and our incomplete understanding of Pandora's biological network, this scientist finds it difficult to calculate the consequences, if any, for Jake. The change has taken Avatar science into the realm of the spirit and the soul.
I personally witnessed the Na'vi do something that as far as I know is still only a theory in Human medicine and believed to be totally impossible with hybrid Avatars. However, the reality can't be denied. As far as I can tell, everything that makes Jake who he is now resides permanently in the body of what used to be a mindless Avatar. It isn't an Avatar any longer; it's a complete Na'vi who is Jake Sully. He's not only an Omaticaya. He's their clan leader, their Olo'eyktan.
I wonder if the RDA knew about the science mission? I can't imagine them not knowing about it. I wonder if that's why they were in such a hurry to expand their control over Pandora? What does the government and RDA fear so much to keep a science mission secret in the first place?
There are so many unanswered questions…and I'm not sure I want to know the answer to some of them.
Dr. Norm Spellman
Exobiology Chief (Acting)
Hell's Gate, Pandora