|Series:||Star Trek Online: Unofficial Literary Challenge (Season 9.5)|
|Original post date:||Feb 28 2015|
|Previous challenge:||"Revisit to a Weird Game, One of One"|
|Next challenge:||"Unofficial Literary Challenge: Redux 1"|
"In Memory of Spock" was the ninth Star Trek Online: Unofficial Literary Challenge based upon the Star Trek Online: Literary Challenges. It was the ninth Star Trek Online: Unofficial Literary Challenge of Star Trek Online's Season 9.5. It was managed by Star Trek Online Forum users and was made up of three separate challenges. It led with a prompt memorializing Leonard Nimoy, following his death in February 2015.
Prompt #1 - His Was the Most HumanEdit
"His Was the Most Human" was the first of three sub-categorized challenges within the overall challenge. It was suggested by Star Trek Online Forum user ambassadormolari.
- Spock: science officer of the first U.S.S. Enterprise, friend to James T. Kirk, ambassador and saviour of the Federation, friend to countless peoples across the galaxy, mentor to Proconsul D'Tan of the Romulan Republic, and founder of the Romulan Reunification movement. It has been years since Spock disappeared, presumed lost, in a vain effort to avert the Hobus disaster.
- On the twenty-third anniversary of Spock's death, members of Starfleet, the Klingon Empire, the Romulan Republic, and countless other governments and organizations gather on Vulcan to commemorate his heroic sacrifice. Write about your own captain's experience in attending this memorial.
Prompt #2 - InfectionEdit
"Infection" was the second of three challenges within the overall challenge. It was suggested by Star Trek Online Forum user grylak.
- While in deep space, a sudden plague is found on board. But it's been weeks since the last contact with an alien species and the cargo holds are empty. So where did this disease come from? Is it a deadly disease that kills in hours, or something as harmless as a common cold that turns everyone's skin blue? How badly is it affecting your crew and can your doctor hope to find a cure in time before everyone succumbs? A lot of captains are used to dealing with enemies they can threaten and shoot, now it's time to see how they react when there is no clear foe.
Prompt #3 - Old FlameEdit
"Old Flame" was the third and final of three challenges within the overall challenge. It was submitted by Star Trek Online Forum user StarSwordC.
- They say love and hate are two sides of the same coin. Once upon a time, your character was deeply in love with another, but it ended. Now, years later, your latest mission brings you and your ex back into contact. The rest is up to you.