Spotlight on the Zetal
The Zetal: in order to try to finally wrap up the HG Wells storyline, I needed a garden variety villain. That was the Var-gi-yeh. They would come from outside our solar system, and therefore it would help if we had a warning of some sort.
I reached back into my older work and found the Zetal.
The Zetal were meant to be more or less incorporeal but I didn’t have much on them. In Together, it was considerably easier to work with the Imvari and the Witannen. Species which are more or less our basic body type are just easier to deal with. The reader or viewer can relate to them better. And, truly, so can the writer.
If a character is hard for even the writer to relate to, then the character is just not going to be written. That’s unfortunate, as they are kind of interesting on paper. But I have very little on them. They are a piece of bringing Trek out of our galaxy and into our galactic neighbor. That’s not enough, though. There isn’t enough ‘there’, there.
If I need to pull in an Andromeda Galaxy species, then the Zetal might be it, and I would do more with them. Right now, though, they remain a semi-useful curiosity and not much more.
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