It’s colonialism in the garden of Eden meets a Commedia dell’Arte rendition of Transpotting
The setting is a jungle planet called Deva Loka. The protagonists are a few humans looking to colonise all over the place and a group of native people, the Kinda. The humans seem to have fallen out of the “good old days” of British Imperialism and don’t show the Kinda a lot of respect. All apart from science officer Todd, who suspects that they’re a lot more advanced than they would seem and are even capable of telepathy.
Todd is bang on the money, of course. Not only are the Kinda capable of telepathy, it’s their main form of communication. There’s obviously going to be some conflict here then, with these backwards-looking imperialistic humans and a hippie species that’s in harmony with their planet. When you throw in the Mara as well, an evil parasitic gestalt that quickly uses Tegan as a conduit into our world, Doc’s going to have a hard time turning the heat down on this pressure cooker.
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