One for our blog romancers, in our underpopulated category of ballads. The band, Dreams Come True. The singer, Miwa Yoshida. The year, 1995. The single, Love Love Love.
English lyrics at DCT Lyrics.
Wait, I got a signal coming in here . . . I can’t make out the source . . . It’s . . . Fading out now . . . No, wait, I got it. Communications Officer, activate digital retrieval system!
Uh, roger on that digital retrieval, sir. We do have a lock on it. Repeat. We do have a lock. Shall I code in that retrieval, sir?
Make it so.
Signal retrieved sir, and unscrambled.
Captains log, Stardate 71289.4. We appear to have captured a digital artifact dating from the early 21st Terran century. The image is apparently of a Terran female entertainer identified as “Deb.” Though she appears to be addressing another female in the accompanying text, linguistic analysis suggests a different author than the woman in the image, possibly male. Although the message appears to be an invitation composed in 21st Century English, the text is heavily obscured by symbols with no apparent meaning. Could it be the degradation of the signal over time? Or could the mysterious symbols be a code of some sort? Encryption analysis has not made any progress. In the end, we have only questions. Who sent this message? Who was it intended for? And above all, what is it an invitation to do? Though we will eventually deliver this artifact to Star Fleet archives, it may remain a mystery for all time . . . and perhaps beyond time itself.