The The X-Files was also self-referentially (script) placed in the genre of “non-fiction science-fiction”. I love the idea of a true story being so strange that everyone in the world will reject it as truth and instead assume it is science fiction.
Gohrlay the Neanderthal
Gohrlay's very existence was part of an alien conspiracy. The orbho commander of Observer Base on the Moon had noticed some odd and mysterious behavior among the humans of Earth. In particular, the Neanderthals showed an impressive tendency to live in harmony with their environment, a behavior pattern that had never previously been found among the other tool-using primate variants cultured by the pek on worlds of the Galactic Core.
After growing enamored of the Neanderthals, the orbho then had to watch in dismay when a typically-aggressive human variant (yes, I'm talking about US) arose on Earth and systematically exterminated the more peaceful Neanderthals.
|Depiction of a Neanderthal woman.|
At the same time, a few Neanderthals were still serving as Observers at Observer Base, although they had almost completely been replaced by the more aggressive subtype of humans who had, by that time, swept across Africa, Asia and Australia. Some of those more aggressive tool-using humans had been freed of their "Brake Nanites" and allowed to develop a technologically-advanced culture at Moon Base. Taking advantage of the relatively low level of empathy among the Lunar scientists, Anagro decided to allow them to target one of the Neanderthals from Observer Base for "destructive brain scanning", then, with a bit of high-tech trickery, that "sacrificial" Neanderthal would then be slipped out of Moon Base and serve as Anagro's "ambassador" to Rain World.
Gohrlay grew up as the designated test subject for Orbho Anagro's little science experiment. Nothing about her life was left to chance. Anagro's plans for Gohrlay piggybacked on the work of some humans who wanted to convert the pattern of neural networks in a human brain into positronic circuits. Within the small community of human scientists who had been allowed flourish on the Moon, a technology for "destructive brain scanning" had been developed, but their scanning method was lethal.
At the same time, the science of positronics and the development of positronic robots would be advanced.
When Gohrlay sneaks to Earth as a stowaway on board a spacecraft, she wants to investigate evidence suggesting that the genes of the Neanderthals on Earth have been illegally tampered with. Of course, the tampering had been done by Orbho Anagro. Poor Gohrlay is punished for his crime.
Later, when Gohrlay's brain pattern is instantiated in positronic circuits, the resulting positronic robot, who is known as R. Gohrlay, discovers that her positronic brain endows her with telepathic powers. "She" can look into Orbho Anagro's mind and see how he tricked Gohrlay into becoming a criminal. R. Gohrlay's revenge is swift and thorough: she takes control of Observer Base and drives all of the aliens out of the Solar System.
The origins of Asimov's Universe
Stranded on Earth after Gohrlay's revolution, a handful of Observers, free of "Brake Nanites" and now able to spread their genes on Earth, produced descendants that triggered the developed of technological civilization on Earth.
Mean while, trapped at Moon Base, Gohrlay's tribe of positronic robots discovered that the same "trick" of physics that allowed for positronic brains to have telepathic powers also makes time travel possible.
|A galaxy of primates.|
Along with Hana, Kach and Parthney go of to the Andromeda galaxy as "investigators", seeking to make contact with the Creators. From the perspective of readers, the question is: who was the Creator of the human species? As a Kac'hin, Kach has a different goal, although it is even less practical.
During her search for the Creators, Kach does not know it, but all her efforts are actually bringing her closer to contact with Gohrlay who was ultimately the one who is responsible for forcing the pek to create the Kac'hin.
Trysta and Ekcolir
|Lili's family tree.|
Ivory and her "clone sisters" (including Anney) make it possible for we Earthlings to become aware of the secret history of Humanity. Since many of the key events that have shaped human history actually took place in the Galactic Core, it is important for telling the Exode Trilogy that there be a kind of "Rosetta Stone" for providing clues to we Earthlings about the Galactic Core. Resh^Ki plays that role.
|Immortal: Helen of Troy (Crosby)|
Kolchak: The Night Stalker
|morgue attendant Gordy "The Ghoul"|
(John Fiedler) and Kolchak (McGavin)
|Epilog: "What fourth wall?"|
|20th century Helen|
Requiem for Methuselah". That Star Trek episode did a fairly good job of adapting the "immortal Earthman" plot to the science fiction genre.
Of course, The X-Files also had to explore immortality (example: "Tithonus"). Long-lived aliens and artificial lifeforms are also an important part of the Exode Trilogy.
|Mr. Burt, the writer, Annabeth, 3, 6, 9.....|
For the 9th season of The X-Files, Chris Carter wrote an episode called "Improbable". What if "the gods" were always watching us and taking special interest in "miracles" like an occasional human gaining "immortality" (oh, damn, that was a mighty temporary form of immortality!) or random acts of "evil", eh, Wayn-o? That would be enough to get most people questioning their own free will.
|Lendhalen and nicotine saga|
Even further back in time, "The Δ-Files" brought investigative science fiction to television. In one Delta episode, "Hannah", a spiritualist, is consulted by a scientist. The plot of that Delta episode reminds me of The X-Files episode "Improbable" in which FBI agent Reyes consults a numerologist.
I previously described a time travel mission that involve Preland Interventionism during Lincoln's presidency. In the Ekcolir Reality, conditions were somewhat different during the Civil War. Anney has been investigating the events that led up to Lincoln's assassination.
In the Ekcolir Reality, The Delta Files was a popular television show. In one set of episodes (the so-called Nicotiana Saga), Emanuel Swedenborg was able to use the Bimanoid Interface as a source of information. His investigation of the Hierion Domain led to him being teleported off of Earth and duplicated in 1743.
|Experiments on children|
In raw form, the botanical combination was only effective for those Native Americans who had certain gene combinations. Research into the chemicals involved eventually culminated in the creation of a synthetic version of the naturally occurring "nicotine helper". The breakthrough was accomplished by William Cullen and William Hunter in Glascow, some time around 1740. One of the early test subjects who used the synthetic drug to gain access to the Hierion Domain was Thomas Wright. It was Wright who "turned Swedenborg onto" the drug in 1743.
|The Delta Curtain|
Hierion Domain and Replicoids
Within the Ekcolir Reality, the people of Earth became aware of the existence of the Hierion Domain during the 1860s. Attempts were made to develop nanotechnology and a new science of hierion physics during the 20th century, but rapid industrial development and fossil fuel use caused the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets to melt, resulting in catastrophic sea level rise.
In that episode of Delta, two different timelines were shown. In one, Lincoln "returned" from the Hierion Domain when his replicoid was able to contact his widowed wife on Earth.
|Book and magazine covers|