Season 1, Episodes 1-3
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle shouldn’t include people.
Normally, freezing to death in deep space is pretty permanent. But Engineer Josie Stein was just defrosted a thousand years in the future, aboard the U.F.S. Greenstar, a recycled spaceship on a mission to stop the self-destructive aliens of the galaxy from wiping themselves out.
If that wasn’t enough, she’s immediately elected captain. The last captain’s success rate was one hundred and sixty-seven alien species extinct to zero saved, so she can’t really do any worse. But how can she deal with aliens when she can no longer understand her own species?
Inspired by Star Trek and Buck Rogers, Greenstar is a funny, action-packed take on the future, filled with strange aliens and neurotic characters.
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…one of the best books I’ve read this year. Reminiscent of the great master, Douglas Adams…witty, well-written and intelligent, with an engaging plotline that epitomizes the law of unintended consequences.
Very funny stuff. I plan to buy the whole season so I can see how it turns out. The concept is pretty fresh and bizarre enough to keep you on your toes.
There are so many lovely touches in here, from an AI that hates humans but is forced to keep them alive by electronic shackles, the captain of a starship on a peace mission that somehow only brings death and destruction wherever it goes and wonderously constructed aliens that make you laugh just picturing them (not that I would ever want to come face to face with them, I’ll leave that to Josie!).