Several crew members explore the planet Sunin, including botanist Shermeen Williams, who appears to have visionary gifts. She links up with an alien, called Vindrus, who wants her help in transferring his body and that of his race, into solid matter, giving them proper human form so that they can join the universe as real matter. However, for every one of his race made flesh, an Alphan must lose their matter. Written by
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Did You Know?
Presumably to explain the presence of a teenager on Alpha, the 2012 graphic novel SPACE 1999: AFTERSHOCK AND AWE gave Shermeen Williams a backstory: she was a girl whose innovative botanical techniques won her a trip to Alpha, but she was trapped there when it left Earth's orbit. See more
When Shermeen enters the nuclear generators room, she tries twice to touch the opening controls without actually looking at them, but can't make it. Even though, the doors open. See more
All right, everybody, get ready for the taste of a lifetime! Verdeschi's Brew #29! Made from a generation of Alpha hops especially brewed by our famous hydroponic botanist, Shermeen Williams! Shermeen, will you do the honors, please?
[He pours. Shermeen offers Tony's beer to each of the Alphans in turn
No, thanks. I'd hate to ruin a beautiful friendship.
Dr. Helena Russell
As chief medical officer, I must retain my sanity.
Thanks, no, I happen to be on a liquid-free diet.