Episode 6 : 'Flowers of Fear'
The Odyssey approaches a strange-looking world that, as reported by
Sherka, is almost completely made up of buildings with hospital
equipment. So, the computer describes this world as a 'hospital planet'.
Ulysses is given the hope that there may be the necessary machines
available in order to revive his crew from the Gods' curse. He, and
Telemachus head onto the surface to investigate further. Yumi and Nono
remain on the ship.
Upon arrival, Ulysses comes across a recorded message in a computer log
and plays it back. A doctor's image is broadcast from the computer and
tells the story of the planet's inhabitants seeking the knowledge and
technology of which would match the Gods' power. Unfortunately, the Gods
didn't want these people to become that advanced, so they dropped some
seeds into the planet's surface. These seeds would grow into dangerous,
mechanical flowers that prevented any human activity with the hospital
machines. The flowers were so sensitive, that even the movement of
footsteps upon the planet would bring them to life.
Ulysses wisely takes the doctor's advice in the message of leaving the
planet immediately. The plot thickens though, when Yumi cannot resist the
urge to try and revive her brother Numanor. She and Nono carry him in a
shuttle and head towards the planet, while Ulysses and Telemachus return,
unknown to what has happened.
When Yumi and Nono arrive on the planet, the flowers have grown and are at
half of their population. They remain lifeless though (for the time
The two of them enter one of the buildings carrying Numanor upon a
hovering stretcher, and find the necessary equipment that has the ability
of revival. While Yumi has placed Numanor within the machine and is
patiently waiting for successful results, Ulysses returns to the Odyssey
and finds to his horror, that Yumi is not there. Sherka informs him of her
location and he hastily returns to the planet.
The flowers have grown more active since before, and have swarmed into the
building Yumi and the little robot are in. They use their laser fire
ability to break through the security and are extremely close when Ulysses
arrives to protect her and Nono.
He himself has the help of his lasergun and fights off the majority of the
They are trapped though when they find their transport has been literally
melted by a group of flowers.
This gives them no other option but to return to the building and lock
themselves in behind layers of security. Ulysses then tries to make
contact with Telemachus left on board the Odyssey, and explains his
dilemma. Another craft is quickly despatched to the planet and heads
towards the building.
The flowers are growing again, and they can almost cover the entire
surface of the planet. Telemachus is flying the shuttle and has no problem
in finding the building
due to the dense mass of flowers trying to get in there.
Ulysses is informed that the shuttle is waiting for him and the others,
and so makes a final stand while trying to get everyone back outside. They
all manage to get safely inside the shuttle, but the flowers make one last
stand of their own and try to swarm all over the ship so it cannot take
off. With a little effort, they all manage to untangle themselves and
escape from the planet.
Back on the Odyssey, Ulysses is feeling slightly deflated because of being
so close to reviving his crew. The journey continues...