Shards of Infamy
It all started on the Dark Side of the Moon, episode 52 of "Shards of Honor", when the following news article hit the holochannels:
Today, the distinguished scientist and philanthropist, Dr. Jack Legrange, received the Fulborn-McCoy prize in recognition of his pioneering work in the field of bioengineering.
The ceremony, held before an invited audience of renowned academics, was not without a whiff of scandal! Reliable sources close to the Awards Committee hinted to journalists that ‘undue influence’ had been brought to bear concerning the decision to award the prize to Dr. Legrange. After the award, Dr. Legrange was not available for comment, but an unofficial spokesperson said that allegations were ‘unfounded’ and ‘not worthy of serious consideration’.
The ceremony itself was one to be broadcast to several worlds, but transmissions were marred by technical problems. Dr Legrange departed from his published text and delivered an emotional attack on the Herglic community. He spoke in particular of their ‘ruthless exploitation of the human population’. Unfortunately, a power failure interrupted further broadcasts.
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Because of this exciting local event, some professional-looking visitors to the planet of Fondor found themselves hired by the reporter, Charlotte Komitz, to accompany her while she conducts a personal (and possibly probing) interview with Dr. Jack Legrange and the unusual circumstances around his award.
They did not, exactly, succeed....