Recently, it was revealed the zerg didn’t change much of the original Overlord creatures assimilated by the zerg. (Source: Project Blackstone website, #07 Message)
The latest Project Blackstone communication via Twitter explores a bit of an enigma concerning zerg Overlords.
This conversation is composed of Xenobiologist Dr. Talise Cogan and Xenobiologist Dr. Leah A. Martine.
As discovered a few days ago, Leah is actually Winlaleah Martine — former Ghost Academy trainee (Tokyopop manga — StarCraft: Ghost Academy by Keith R.A. DeCandido).
Dr. Talise Cogan: Do you mind if I pick your brain, Dr.? I understand you’re an expert in psionic neurology.
Dr. Talise Cogan: I’m going over my notes from a few weeks ago, and I’m struggling with a question.
Dr. Leah A. Martine: Of course.
Dr. Talise Cogan: Specifically, I want to talk to you about the zerg overlord.
Dr. Talise Cogan: For lack of a better word, is it possible for psionic neurons to emit an “echo” after brain death?
Dr. Leah A. Martine: Do you mean neurons salvaged from the overlord’s brain at the moment of its death? A cultured neuronal network with an MEA?
Dr. Leah A. Martine: That seems like a rather old-fashioned approach, so I’m thinking you must have something else in mind.
Dr. Talise Cogan: We estimate that this overlord has been dead for quite a while. My investigation in this area is purely incidental.
Dr. Talise Cogan: But I found that I was bombarded with despair whenever I dissected the specimen.
Dr. Talise Cogan: My previous procedures with other zerg species were unremarkable in this respect.
Dr. Talise Cogan: It is a phenomenon I have only experienced with the overlord.
Dr. Talise Cogan: That’s why I’m bringing this to you. I suspect that the emotion originated from the overlord. Is that possible?
Dr. Leah A. Martine: In that case, no. It was well into a state of decay, incapable of generating the impulses required for psionic communication.
Dr. Talise Cogan: But the zerg habitus is so adaptable. Our science has a poor record of charting its course.
Dr. Talise Cogan: Perhaps a new mutation has allowed the overlord to give off post-mortem psionic emanations of grief?
Dr. Leah A. Martine: Sometimes there’s room for doubt and speculation, but not here. The zerg aren’t magic; dead still means dead.
Dr. Leah A. Martine: I suspect that this was a product of your imagination. If you don’t mind my saying so.
Dr. Talise Cogan: Not at all. Thank you, Dr.
Go to twitter, and create a new LIST. Title it as “Project Blackstone Crew”. Add all of the Project Blackstone characters to the LIST by visiting their page and clicking the arrow (located left of the “Follow” button) and choosing “Add or Remove from List”. Then check mark “Project Blackstone Crew”.
Project Blackstone Characters on Twitter
- Jake Ramsey (Xenoarchaeologist/Protoss Specialist): https://twitter.com/JakeJRamsey
- Adjuntant 33-27: https://twitter.com/Adjutant3327
- Dr. Helek Branamoor (Chief of Research, Project Director): https://twitter.com/HelekBranamoor
- Major Lee Treicher (Head of Security): https://twitter.com/LeeTreicher
- Dr. Daniel Rothfuss (Astrophysicist): https://twitter.com/DanielRothfuss
- Dr. Talise Cogan (Xenobiologist): https://twitter.com/TaliseCogan
- Dr. Warren G. Held (Xenobiologist, Senior Protoss Specialist): https://twitter.com/WarrenGHeld
- Redell “Red” Quinton (Chief Engineer): https://twitter.com/RedellQuinton
- Dr. Talen Ayers (Xenobiologist, Senior Zerg Specialist): https://twitter.com/TalenAyers
- Dr. Leah A. Martine (Xenobiologist): https://twitter.com/LeahAMartine
- Dr. Pamela G. Foster (Chemical Engineer, Explosives Expert): https://twitter.com/PamelaGFoster
- Dr. Vera Langridge (Xenobotanist): https://twitter.com/VeraLangridge