After the fall of the Second Galactic Union in 1716 GY, a ten-thousand-year
dark age settled upon the galaxy. Interstellar travel was nonexistent, and
many star systems descended into a near-barbaric state, buring coal and gas
for energy, and growing food directly from exposed topsoil. In 11,203 GY, a
treaty between the Empires of Tremain and Galium formed the Third Galactic
Union. Ships of the Stellar Patrol (a pseudo-military wing of the Union
government on Tremain) began exploring the galaxy, searching for the human
civilizations that are the remnants of the Second Galactic Union. You are a
native of the planet Gallium. Although it is one of the most politically
powerful worlds in the Union, Gallium is no garden spot. In fact, the
Gallium Chamber of Commerce brochure entitled "Ten Great Reasons to Visit
Gallium" ends on page 3. The author ran out of reasons after listing just
two. For five generations, your family has served in the Stellar Patrol.
Your great-great-grandfather was a High Admiral and one of the founding
officers of the Patrol. It was taken for granted that when you came of age
you would join up. How, more than a year after signing up, and two months
after being transferred to the S.P.S. Feinstein, you are still only ranked
Ensign Seventh Class. You superior officer, Ensign First Class Blather, has
been making your life miserable. You're begining to wonder if you're really
cut out for the Stellar Patrol.
¹ Release found in the PC and Apple versions of The Lost Treasures of Infocom I.
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² Release found in the Mac version of The Lost Treasures of Infocom I
The old "Folio" packaging of Planetfall consisted of a folder
containing "Today's Stellar Patrol" - recruitment brochure, a Special
Assignment Task Force I.D. card, three postcards (Ramos II, Nebulon, and
Accardi-3), and a personal diary (4 pages, 1 empty).
The re-release of Planetfall used the standard box format which
consisted of a grey box with coloured horizontal stripes. It contained
"Today's Stellar Patrol" - recruitment brochure, a Special Assignment Task
Force I.D. card, three postcards (Ramos II, Nebulon, and Accardi-3), and a
personal diary (4 pages, 1 empty).
The Science Fiction Classics collection consisted of The Hitchhiker's Guide
to the Galaxy, Planetfall, and A Mind Forever Voyaging in a specially
designed trilogy slipcase.
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