Spock speaking with the Horta (Copyright Paramount)

New beta of Speaking with Monsters! I'm very much inspired by the Star Trek Original Series episode "Devil in the Dark," where a rock monster is killing miners, but thanks to Spock's ability to read the creature's mind, they realize it is an intelligent and wise creature trying to protect it's eggs. I love the episode because at no time do they humanize the monster- instead very often it's inhuman nature is pointed out, but it still is shown empathy, and has a distinct personality and visible changes in behaviors and moods, and a happy ending where the baby creatures start assisting the miners.

In any case, check it out and let me know what you think on twitter @rollforkindness!