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SHORT STORY
"Ambition"
Attribution
Series: Star Trek: The Original Series
Author(s): William Leisner
Publication information
Printed: Constellations
Pages: 265-293

Contents

Summary

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Characters

Starfleet

Pavel Chekov | David Frank | James T. Kirk | Leonard McCoy | Montgomery Scott | Spock | Hikaru Sulu | Nyota Uhura

Others

Shrevan | Thraz

References

Starships and vessels

USS Enterprise

Locations

Pentam V | Thraz Outpost | Thraz system

Races and Species

Andorian | Pentamian

States and organizations

Pentamian Assembly

Others

linguacode | Thraz Streamer

Related Stories

Canon

Non-Canon

Connections

  • http://www.allyngibson.net/st-const.html - story annotations
published order
Previous story:
The Leader
Constellations
Next story:
Devices and Desires
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Shanghaied
Pocket Next Adventure:
Metamorphosis

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Ambition
Production information
Manufacturer

Damorian Manufacturing Corporation[1]

Model

Carrack-class light cruiser[2]

Usage
Era(s)

New Republic era[2]

Earliest sighting

8 ABY, Kal'Shebbol[2]

Present for battles/events

Battle of Kal'Shebbol[2]

Affiliation
Commander(s)

Moff Kentor Sarne[2]

"You two—go to the main database computer. Omega order five, and watch out for the Rebels. Then meet me at the Ambition."
―Moff Kentor Sarne directs his troops during his evacuation of Kal'Shebbol

The Ambition was a Carrack-class light cruiser in service to the Imperial Navy. In 4 ABY, the ship became part of Moff Kentor Sarne's military forces when he removed the Kathol sector from the authority of the Galactic Empire, setting himself up as an independent warlord. By 8 ABY, the Ambition was maintained in a secret underground hangar on the sector capital of Kal'Shebbol for use as an escape craft for the Moff in case the planet fell to enemy forces. When New Republic forces assaulted Kal'Shebbol in 8 ABY, Sarne used the Ambition to flee the planet and join up with the rest of his military forces.

Contents

Description

The Ambition was a Carrack-class light cruiser[2] constructed by the Damorian Manufacturing Corporation. While some Carrack-class vessels carried up to five TIE series starfighters on an external rack,[1] the Ambition did not.[2]

History

The Ambition was a vessel in the Imperial Navy that became part of the military forces of Moff Kentor Sarne—ruler of the Kathol sector—when he broke away from the Galactic Empire following the death of Emperor Palpatine at the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY. By 8 ABY, the Carrack-class vessel was docked in a secret underground hangar on the planet of Kal'Shebbol, the capital of the Kathol sector. The hangar had been excavated from one of the hills surrounding the planet's Imperial Government Complex, and the Ambition had been sealed in. A secret tunnel connected the hangar to the government buildings, with access points in Sarne's personal quarters and office. Sarne crewed the Ambition with his best and most loyal officers and soldiers, with the intent of using the vessel as an escape vehicle in case Kal'Shebbol was ever attacked by an enemy force.[2]

When New Republic forces attacked Kal'Shebbol in 8 ABY, Sarne knew that he would lose control of the planet. Ordering the Ambition to be prepped and readied for departure, Sarne abandoned the command center from where he was directing the defense of the planet and ordered several of his stormtroopers to escort him to the vessel. Along the way, they retrieved a chest full of DarkStryder artifacts that the Moff kept in his quarters. En route to the Ambition, Sarne and his guards were attacked by New Republic soldiers from Page's Commandos, who had infiltrated the facility to lower the defensive shields protecting the planet. Sarne managed to temporarily incapacitate them with a piece of DarkStryder technology known as a Mindwarper module and reached the Ambition.[2]

As the New Republic commandos recovered and began firing on the vessel, the Ambition lifted off. The roof of the hangar was blown open to allow the craft to ascend into orbit, joining the rest of Sarne's forces fighting against the New Republic fleet.[2] Sarne quickly marshaled his forces and retreated from Kal'Shebbol without leaving a hyperspace vector for the New Republic forces to follow.[3] At some point after fleeing Kal'Shebbol, Sarne transferred his flag off the Ambition, overseeing his forces from the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Bastion.[4]

Behind the scenes

The Ambition was featured in the short story The Saga Begins, written by Timothy Zahn and published in The DarkStryder Campaign in 1995. The story served as a lead-in to the roleplaying game series of the same name.

Sources

Notes and references

External links


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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki


Still alive, Megatron launches an assault on Cybertron itself.

Japanese title:

Contents

Summary

In a brightly lit land, Terrorcons swarm.

On Earth, Sally thanks her Optimus Prime doll for saving the universe. Various troops outside work to repair the energon towers.

The three surviving Decepticons are locked away for the next 10,000 years. Shockblast's brother Sixshot is in an adjacent cell, and swears vengeance when Snowcat tells him that Optimus Prime destroyed Shockblast.

Dr. Jones proposes a toast (with "sparkling grape juice"), but Rad is worried about Primus. Dr. Jones says that Primus is just in recovery mode.

In one of the planetary cities, the Autobots gather around Optimus's prone form; Omega says that he will recover. Kicker wonders if the war is truly over, and frets that they still have to save the planets.

Elsewhere, Alpha Q frets that the worlds are dark. Elsewhere again, Rodimus observes that the planets are still growing, presumably from subsurface energon.

Kicker contacts his dad and urges him to send Sally and Mrs. Jones back to Earth. He's worried, having sensed the swarming Terrorcons. Sally doesn't want to go back to Earth. Suddenly, Rad detects Decepticons arriving through a space gate.

As various Autobots are going into regeneration, Wing Saber gets a report of the attack from Rad, and goes to check it out.

Scorponok and Starscream lead a Terrorcon attack on a Cybertronian city. And worse... Megatron is with them! The trio is headed toward Central City; the humans frantically prepare to evacuate. The Decepticons begin bringing down energon towers in the central spaceport. After sending Scorponok and Starscream on missions, Megatron notes that he can hear a voice from within himself, and flashes back to the mysterious green orb.

With Optimus still out of commission, Rodimus prepares to lead the Autobots back to Cybertron. Kicker, observing that lifeforms are disappearing from the planets since the loss of the energon orb, doesn't want to go, but relents under orders.

Still in stasis, Optimus has a vision of a dark place. His eyes light up. Peeng!

Starscream battles his way into the detention center; Snowcat looks forward to being rescued. Scorponok continues destroying energon towers. Dr. Jones wants to use the energon grid, but without more energon it's impossible. Dr. Jones begs Primus to reactivate and provide more energon.

Within Cybertron's depths, Megatron searches for something, at Unicron's behest. Faced with Autobot defenders, he unleashes mass destruction, then demands further directions from Unicron.

The Autobots remaining behind on the planet are startled to hear that Optimus Prime has left his repair bay. Aboard the Miranda II, the Autobots prepare to send Kicker after him, then prepare to intercept an incoming bogey, then dismiss it as a false alarm. Then Optimus Prime flies after the ship, with Jetfire alongside.

Wing Saber arrives in the detention block to find it trashed and empty. The humans fret and worry.

Megatron has reached what appears to be a dead end, but the Terrorcons seem excited. Megatron slashes his way through a wall, and leaps into a darkened void. After falling some ways, he arrives at the same place that Optimus saw in his vision. A mural above depicts a history of the Cybertronian wars, while corroded guardians surround him, frozen in a stalemate. To find out what the device is, he blasts one of the guardians, and demands answers from Unicron. The room begins to shake and light up. The guardians also light up, emerging as three functional robots.

Megatron exults at the new, more powerful energon he's found... and declares to the three guardians that he shall be their new master.

Stats

Original airdate:

Written by: ???

Featured characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Autobots Decepticons Humans Others
Regulars


Guests

Quotes

"Oh-ee-oh-eeoh! Oh, I just love jail breaks!"

Snowcat

Notes

Lost in translation

  • The dub inflates the Decepticons' prison sentence from 1,000 years to 10,000.
  • Dr. Jones' "sparkling grape juice" is, of course, a dub addition. It's made even more obvious by Dr. Jones' rosy-colored cheeks later in the episode.
  • The dub (wisely) omits some Japanese-culture talk from Alpha Q. In the same stroke, it omits Alpha Q saying that he's dead.
  • In keeping with the dub's determination to hide the fact that characters die, Kicker says that Alpha Q is "still out there somewhere". In Super Link, he just states that his will lives on, in the form of the developing planets.
  • The dub has Megatron commenting on his communication with Unicron as having merged with a greater power; in Super Link, he says that a new ability has materialized within him.
  • The dub mangles the conversation aboard the Miranda II. In the dub, Ironhide randomly tells Kicker "don't worry about it" (with no indication of what "it" might be) then orders him to go find Optimus (even though the Autobots on the ship have no idea that Optimus is missing). In Super Link, he tells Kicker that he can't panic, that he is the one who must save his family this time, and that his father is an amazing guy. The addition of Optimus to the conversation becomes even more nonsensical when Prime shows up a few seconds later.
  • In the dub, Rodimus concludes that the incoming signal is a false alarm. In Super Link, upon hearing that it's not a Decepticon, he makes a comment suggesting that he knows who it is.
  • Super Link has Megatron describing the mural as depicting "a battle without a conclusion". The dub changes this to an uncharacteristic observation that it is "a history where war has settled nothing". He subsequently fires at one of the guardians to bring a conclusion to their particular stalemate, a minor point lost in the dub.

Pain Count

  • "Uh?": 6
  • Stock footage: 0
  • We need energon: 1
  • Our planets: 1

Animation and/or technical glitches

Continuity errors

References

  • The Decepticons' jailer is apparently a fan of the rock band The Eagles; quoting their signature song, he tells them that at the Hotel Autobotifornia "you can check out any time you like but you can never leave."

Trivia

  • Once again, if you're a generic, you're highly flammable and have tissue paper for armor. One generic explodes after a single hit from Starscream's sword. Many others are defeated and seemingly left dead in the course of Megatron's invasion.
  • Alpha Q provides off-screen narration in this episode, and with increasing frequency in following episodes. You might think this is leading up to something, but, nope, he remains dead for the rest of the series, just hanging around somewhere and fretting over everything that happens.

Keywords

Thanks for helping me... pull myself together.

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