Sunrise, Angkor-Vat, Cambodia. January 2018.
“System is down, Sir, we have to resort to analog visual substitutes”.
“Binoculars, Scotty? You must be joking! Are we flying blind?”
“They’re very good binoculars, Sir. Mid 20th century. Not a scratch.”
“I don’t care, get the system back up! All passengers and crew: fasten seat belts! Tight!”
Galactic mouse. Coyoacán, Mexico city. 21st century.
Analog communication system in use until the beginning of the 21st century. “1st Air liaison Phnom-Penh to Siem-Reap, by Royal Air Cambodge”. Addressed to the Captain’s father at Angkor’s Grand Hotel. December 8 1956.
Galactic bull. Mexico city. 21st century.
15th century. Royal court of France. (Sketch by the Captain’s mother).
“15th century! Scotty! Will you please stabilize the darn ship?”
Galactic cow-boy. Mexico, 21st century.
“Stabilizing, Sir. It may take a while.”
“I can see that.”
At the corner of Praga and London.
“Scotty!!! Praga and London have no common border outside of Parallel Universe C314159!”
December 6, 1914. Mexico city. Pancho Villa, centre left, is sitting on the Presidential chair, (the tallest chair) next to Emiliano Zapata, centre right, at the height of the Mexican Revolution. (Photograph by Agustín Victor Casasola).
“Scotty!!! There were a few guns fired after that picture! Jump!”
Galactic hawk, late 20th century, by little sister.
Galactic iguana, Huatulco, Mexico. c. 1994.
Galactic crosses. Dublin. 1983.
Xochicalco, Mexico. Galactic landing site. One of Scotty’s favourite emergency time-space slots.
“Captain to all: we have to stop here for a few hours, to give Scotty time for a few minor repairs. I insist: minor repairs. Go down at leisure. Visit the site. No danger whatsoever. Last T. Rex spotted here was wayyy before this time-slot. Tequila is served to the right, under the shade. On the house of course. Enjoy your week-end. Over.”
“Spock, is the mike off?”
“Yes, Sir. I just turned it off.”
“Go see what Scotty’s up to. I do not want to spend the week-end here…”