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Having read the books, one thing I was confused about was the sequence on the planet, with the weird dog things and animals (then boy) that get brought back to life with the proto molecule.

It's a while since I read that book but from memory was that sequence in them? I definitely found it a bit confusing in the TV series, and questionable whether it was needed (was it to connect to Marcos getting hold of the proto molecule or something?)

I did wonder if it was a sequence from a later book, and they included it in this series to leave a couple of hooks there - just in case there was another series some years down the road.

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Given how little the molecule featured in this season, I kind of imagine it was just to remind you it was a thing and not gone since it was their extra fantasy sci-fi hook.

 
   
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 Pacific wrote:
Having read the books, one thing I was confused about was the sequence on the planet, with the weird dog things and animals (then boy) that get brought back to life with the proto molecule.

It's a while since I read that book but from memory was that sequence in them? I definitely found it a bit confusing in the TV series, and questionable whether it was needed (was it to connect to Marcos getting hold of the proto molecule or something?)

I did wonder if it was a sequence from a later book, and they included it in this series to leave a couple of hooks there - just in case there was another series some years down the road.


It's a standalone short story, not from the mainline novels. It's there to lay the foundation if/when a future Laconia project happens, and help close out some of the S5 story threads about the Martian defection.

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The dog things (repair drones) are from the short story "Strange dogs" - which is set around that time - not from the main novels.

They were dormant on Laconia (because protomolecule tech on all the worlds in the ring gate system did this after the "war" that killed off the 'ring builders' ). When the martians brough an active protomolecule sample back on-world, they - like other Proto-tech left behind, started to 'wake up'. Like the "orbital shipyard factories" (the books call them "the stick moons").

This is where Laconia built (technically, got the yards to 'grow' them) the enhanced railguns that were used on the Sol gate station and where their battleships are being built.

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