I’ve had a story in my head for a very long time now, about a ghost ship, but set in space. One of the science team emerges from his cryo chamber, only to find that the ship has been adrift in space for hundreds of years, and he is the only survivor.
I want to depict a few scenes of him walking throughout the ship, trying to peace together what went on.
At a later date, I may want to turn these images into a sort of Adventure Game (ala Space Quest, or The Dig), or an actual short, but thats quite far in the future. For now, these images have been in my head and have been itching to get out!
The first image is the Cryo labs, where the crew are frozen for the leaps of their journey. A few of the pods will have malfuntioned, some burst open, and some will just contain the bones of their previous occupants. The scene will have our main hero (his name is Theodore Pyke, after my pet Bearded Dragon ), emerging from his pod, and seeing the decay surrounding him.
Here is one of the pods. The pod will extend through the roof of the lab, with all those wires and such dissapearing into the grated ceiling above.
As this is a ghost ship, I want it have a ‘haunted mansion’ feel, only hi-tech. The Event Horizon is a definite inspiration here!
Other spaces Im going to explore will be the Medical Bay, Living Quarters, Bridge, and Engine Room. There may be some more, but those are the main areas in my mind so far.
C&C always welcome.