Genesis wave: book three (star trek: the next generation 3) - The Genesis Wave: Book 3 of 3 by John Vornholt



Many passages of Scripture after the book of Genesis in the Old Testament provide us with additional information, direct or indirect, on the creation and the God of creation. A few of the most important passages are quoted below for reference purposes.

"Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it." (Exodus 20:9-11)

"Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; that your ox and your ass may have rest, and the son of your bondmaid, and the alien, may be refreshed." (Exodus 23:12)

"The glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days; and on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall be put to death. It is a sign for ever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed." (Exodus 31:14-17)

"I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe, I am the LORD, who do all these things. 'Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the skies rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation may sprout forth, and let it cause righteousness to spring up also; I the LORD have created it.'

"Woe to him who strives with his Maker, an earthen vessel with the potter! Does the clay say to him who fashions it, `What are you making'? or `Your work has no handles'? Woe to him who says to a father, `What are you begetting?' or to a woman, `With what are you in travail?'

Many passages of Scripture after the book of Genesis in the Old Testament provide us with additional information, direct or indirect, on the creation and the God of creation. A few of the most important passages are quoted below for reference purposes.

"Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it." (Exodus 20:9-11)

"Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; that your ox and your ass may have rest, and the son of your bondmaid, and the alien, may be refreshed." (Exodus 23:12)

"The glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days; and on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall be put to death. It is a sign for ever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed." (Exodus 31:14-17)

"I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe, I am the LORD, who do all these things. 'Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the skies rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation may sprout forth, and let it cause righteousness to spring up also; I the LORD have created it.'

"Woe to him who strives with his Maker, an earthen vessel with the potter! Does the clay say to him who fashions it, `What are you making'? or `Your work has no handles'? Woe to him who says to a father, `What are you begetting?' or to a woman, `With what are you in travail?'

Like an unstoppable cosmic storm, the dreaded Genesis Wave sweeps across the Alpha Quadrant , transforming planets on a molecular level and threatening entire civilizations with extinction.

To combat the rushing terror of the wave, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise have been forced into a tense alliance with the Klingon and Romulan Empires, both of which crave the forbidden secrets of the Genesis technology for themselves. Now the finest minds of three civilizations must race against time to find some way to halt the deadly wave before yet another world is transformed into something alien and unrecognizable....

The Neptune is evacuated before its destruction, but the crew is found to be in comas. They later recover from the effects of the moss creatures, who had taken over their minds. A moss creature makes it onto the Enterprise and incapacitates Riker, assuming his identity and control of the ship. However, Troi has an allergic reaction to the moss and realizes that Riker has been replaced. She flees him, finds the true Riker, and kills the impostor.

Carol Marcus awakens from a fever, realizing that the disease has cleared her mind of her captors’ control. She remembers that David and Jim Kirk are actually dead and she vows to stop the impostors from carrying out their genocidal plans. She eventually distracts her captors and escapes her chamber, though she is quickly intercepted by Maltz. Marcus convinces Maltz not to kill her immediately, and the pair work together to activate the base’s self-destruct program before a second Genesis Wave can be fired. The base explodes, killing many moss creatures, Marcus, and Maltz, and destroying the docked Darvok and its crew.

The survivors of the emergency are recovered, including Linton and Brahms. La Forge parts company with both women on good terms, though he still holds out hope for a relationship with the latter. It is discovered that the moss creatures’ homeworld was becoming uninhabitable, and so they watched and infiltrated the Federation over decades, hoping to find a new home. Instead, they learned of Genesis and used the technology to create dozens of new homeworlds. The Federation decides to resettle the creatures on one of their terraformed planets. 

NOTE:  This Verse by Verse Commentary page is part of an ongoing project to add notes to each verse of the Bible. Therefore many verses do not yet have notes, but if the Lord tarries and gives me breath, additions will follow in the future. The goal is to edify and equip you for the work of service (Eph 4:12-13- note ) that the Lord God might be glorified in your life and in His Church. Amen (Isa 61:3b, Mt 5:16- note )

Septuagint - ho de ophis he phronimotatos (wise, sensible, prudent = as relating to the quality of one's thinking, resulting fr. insight = wise, intelligent Mt 7.24 25.4 Lu 16.8) panton ton therion ton epi tes ges on epoiesen kurios ho theos kai eipen go ophis te gunaiki ti hoti eipen o theos ou me (double negative! Satan is a master wordsmith!) phagete apo pantos xulou tou en to paradeiso (fr. old Persian word for garden = park, paradise;in OT Garden of Eden; in NT place of blessedness for souls of righteous dead Paradise Lu 23.43; heavenly place where God dwells (2Co 12.4)

Septuagint English : Now the serpent was the most crafty of all the brutes on the earth, which the Lord God made, and the serpent said to the woman, Wherefore has God said , Eat not of every tree of the garden?

KJV   Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

ESV   Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, " Did God actually say , 'You shall not eat of any tree in the garden'?"

NET   Now the serpent was more shrewd than any of the wild animals that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, " Is it really true that God said, 'You must not eat from any tree of the orchard'?" (Gen 3:1 NET)

Many passages of Scripture after the book of Genesis in the Old Testament provide us with additional information, direct or indirect, on the creation and the God of creation. A few of the most important passages are quoted below for reference purposes.

"Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it." (Exodus 20:9-11)

"Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; that your ox and your ass may have rest, and the son of your bondmaid, and the alien, may be refreshed." (Exodus 23:12)

"The glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days; and on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall be put to death. It is a sign for ever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed." (Exodus 31:14-17)

"I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe, I am the LORD, who do all these things. 'Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the skies rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation may sprout forth, and let it cause righteousness to spring up also; I the LORD have created it.'

"Woe to him who strives with his Maker, an earthen vessel with the potter! Does the clay say to him who fashions it, `What are you making'? or `Your work has no handles'? Woe to him who says to a father, `What are you begetting?' or to a woman, `With what are you in travail?'

Like an unstoppable cosmic storm, the dreaded Genesis Wave sweeps across the Alpha Quadrant , transforming planets on a molecular level and threatening entire civilizations with extinction.

To combat the rushing terror of the wave, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise have been forced into a tense alliance with the Klingon and Romulan Empires, both of which crave the forbidden secrets of the Genesis technology for themselves. Now the finest minds of three civilizations must race against time to find some way to halt the deadly wave before yet another world is transformed into something alien and unrecognizable....

The Neptune is evacuated before its destruction, but the crew is found to be in comas. They later recover from the effects of the moss creatures, who had taken over their minds. A moss creature makes it onto the Enterprise and incapacitates Riker, assuming his identity and control of the ship. However, Troi has an allergic reaction to the moss and realizes that Riker has been replaced. She flees him, finds the true Riker, and kills the impostor.

Carol Marcus awakens from a fever, realizing that the disease has cleared her mind of her captors’ control. She remembers that David and Jim Kirk are actually dead and she vows to stop the impostors from carrying out their genocidal plans. She eventually distracts her captors and escapes her chamber, though she is quickly intercepted by Maltz. Marcus convinces Maltz not to kill her immediately, and the pair work together to activate the base’s self-destruct program before a second Genesis Wave can be fired. The base explodes, killing many moss creatures, Marcus, and Maltz, and destroying the docked Darvok and its crew.

The survivors of the emergency are recovered, including Linton and Brahms. La Forge parts company with both women on good terms, though he still holds out hope for a relationship with the latter. It is discovered that the moss creatures’ homeworld was becoming uninhabitable, and so they watched and infiltrated the Federation over decades, hoping to find a new home. Instead, they learned of Genesis and used the technology to create dozens of new homeworlds. The Federation decides to resettle the creatures on one of their terraformed planets. 




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