Episode 1

I am an old man; my memory is a little patchy when it comes to the years I’ve spent on this planet. My body is looking a little worse for wear, hardly surprising when you consider that I am, technically, millions of years old.

I can' remember yesterday or the day before; they all blur into a river of routine, but I can remember quite clearly the time before; time misspent in the arms of a civilised and technologically sound empire which, for all I know, no longer exists.