When the Seeker is assigned to a routine mission to clear floating debris from a long-forgotten war from the spacelanes, the crew makes an amazing discovery: part of one of the wrecked ships is intact, and its life support system is still working. Chris, Laura and Loki go aboard to see if there are survivors after all this time, finding a Vegan warrior frozen in a cryogenic container. A thump from outside brings bad news: the Seeker’s movement through the debris zone has reawakened a space mine left intact from the war, and that mine has attached itself to the outer hull and started counting down to destruction. Worse yet, when he is revived, the frozen warrior sets out to neutralize the visitors from Space Academy, since he doesn’t know the war ended centuries ago.
written by Tom Swale
directed by George Tyne
music by Yvette Blais & Jeff Michael and Horta-Mahana
Cast: Jonathan Harris (Commander Gampu), Pamelyn Ferdin (Laura), Ric Carrott (Chris), Ty Henderson (Paul), Maggie Cooper (Adrian), Brian Tochi (Tee Gar), Eric Greene (Loki), George di Cenzo (Roarg), Peepo (himself)
Notes: The war between Earth and the Vegan colony took place 200 years before this episode. Apparently Commander Gampu remembers them well because he’s revealed to be 300 years old. Not nearly as old is the set piece of the cryogenic containers: it was last seen barely a year before this episode, serving an almost identical plot function, in the Ark II episode The Cryogenic Man.
LogBook entry by Earl Green