Welcome to the first installment of Chat-A-Book: Assignment to White Planet 8069. This story is set far in the future. Many planets are occupied, though most of them are only livable within the special space stations that have been built. Planetary travel is common and relatively fast.
There is one government that rules all the planets, United Universe (UU). All religions are outlawed, except for Universalism, a religion of tolerance and personal idolatry, emphasizing the spirit within each person, plant, and animal.
Governmental Civilian Assignments are like jury duty. Citizens aged eighteen through fifty are randomly chosen out of a computer database and required to report for duty.
When group T19 reaches White Planet, they will eventually find that most all the occupants are secret Christians.
Cast of Characters:
Commander Jeanette Randstatplayed by Amy Michelle Wiley
United Universe Government official in charge of GCA group T19. Jeanette is about forty years old with shoulder-length brown hair, a long, thin face, and sharp blue eyes.
Captain Avis Jessica "AJ" MacPhersonplayed by Shari Armstrong
AJ is 30 years old with long, straight, dark brown hair, brown eyes and a medium build, 5'8". She is a communications officer, computer expert, and sharpshooter.
Jade Constatineplayed by J. C. Moran
Jade is 27 years old with a doctorate in abnormal psychology. She has lavender-hued black hair and violet eyes, with a toned, athletic build.
Damian Raenplayed by Kyle Chezum
Damian is originally from the slum gambling planet 'ST-63' (this stands for Sigma Region, a nearly-forgotten cluster of colonized worlds). Raen is 17 years of age, though he says he’s 18 to anyone who asks. His hair is currently goth-black, but he has dyed it multiple times.
Gabrielle Fontanaplayed by Tammy Johnson
Gabrielle is a 29 year old single mom to a 16 month old. She is very timid and not real sure of herself. She doesn't "catch on" very quickly and struggles to fit in. She is very beautiful - thin, dresses very stylish and trendy, highlighted red hair, green eyes.
Damon is 49 years old and single. Executive Producer and Head anchor/investigative reporter for the IGNN (Inter-Galactic News Network). Currently on special assignment with "Operation Discovery - White Planet"
Residents of White Planet
Meinta Salkiaplayed by Amy Michelle Wiley
Meinta is a petite girl in her early twenties, medium skin, with mid-back length dark hair, often braided, a round face, and dark brown eyes. She is the daughter of White Planet's governor and she works in agriculture and soil engineering.
Governor Beren Salkiaplayed by Amy Michelle Wiley
Oversees all of the operations on White Planet.
Karrina "KC" Callowayplayed by Karri Compton
KC is a married woman, mid 30's with children, living on the White Planet. She has brown hair, green eyes, and is one of the governor's advisors.
Mikko Callowayplayed by Karri Compton
Karrina's husband. Mikko takes an active role in the lives of the planet residents, counseling and helping where he can.
Allara Chekozkyplayed by Karen Ward and Amy
Allara is 45 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, and weighs just over 220 pounds. She has never married. She suffers from general ill health.
Off-Site White Planet Residents
Jason Pattersonplayed by Jesus Puppy
Jason is in his early thirties and does land surveying and exploratory work. Currently, Jason is a seeking mineral analysis of an Western area of the planet.
Astraia Mati played by Lauren Bombardier
Female, age 27, medium height (about 5'6"), fair skin, green eyes, auburn hair, slender and athletic. Astraia works as a security guard in a small outpost. She is Meinta's cousin, and they exchange emails and visits.
Kristof Wagnerplayed by Chris Lumpkin
Kristof was born on Earth (German), computer engineer/hacker, 6'0", dark hair, blue eyes.
Assignment to White Planet 8069 First Installment
You have been randomly chosen to receive a Governmental Civilian Assignment. Your term of duty begins the morning of Monday, September 26, 197. Report to the Government Building 5000, room 502. You are in group T19. Failure to report for duty is punishable by fines or imprisonment.
A group of goverment conscripts known as T19 have been assembled for an investigative journey to White Planet. They are scheduled to leave Andrews Air Force Base at 10 PM, Eastern Earth Time today. Commander Randstat, supervisor for Earth Division Exploration Department (EDED) will be heading the mission, and says the GOV is extremely interested in discovering the reason for White Planet's early success as a new settlement.
"We've had little contact with the leaders of the group since habitation of White Planer ensued," said Randstat. "Reports from the nearest sector indicate that the exports from the planet are high, but imports are virtually absent." Randstat added that whatever they are doing, it must be working well.
Other GOV sources say there is evidence that the reason the planet has become extremely self-suffcient because of a new technology developed there. The hope is that Earth will be able to use this technology to strengthen their export/import ratio.
IGNN is launching our own investigative report on the White Planet and will be sending Damon Slayer, investigative reporter, nightly news anchor, and CE of production along with the T19 group.