Recurrent Themes – 42753
What is it about this particular number?
I have no idea why this number became my go-to number. I just like it. It’s easy to type on a keypad, as the 4 and the 2 are typed diagonally from left to right, and then the 7, 5, and 3 are typed diagonally in the same way, but from one row higher.
It’s a zip code in central Kentucky and really has no significance in my life whatsoever.
Yet it creeps into my Star Trek fan fiction all the same.
When Travis is kidnapped for an alien experiment, he meets several people, including a ‘defective’ (not overwhelmingly alluring) Orion slave girl who has no name, and is only known as a number. And that number is 42753.
The Three of Us
In particular, he only gives out this number while the Imvari are torturing him.
This story includes a scene of reading Porthos’s microchip. The number is 2149-42753.
In The Tribe, when Mary Reed is trapped in a transport that isn’t working, the number of the car she’s in is 42753.
In Multiverse II, 42753 is the panel number for where Branch Borodin has to place the pulse shot collector.
Later, the number also refers to the last message Levi sends to Maren O’Connor before his PADD dies.
Untrustworthy (Original Fiction)
One rather long designation includes this particular string of numbers.
Things to come
Play contains 42753 in two places. First, it’s the number of a secure channel Admiral Alynna Nechayev uses. The second time, it’s at the end of a string of numbers denoting Dana MacKenzie’s radiation band, which proves that she has some Mirror Universe ancestry.
This quirky number will be back. I guarantee it. Like this post? Tweet it!