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Nova Name?
My nova name is All-star.

Real Name?
Stephen Parker.

How old are you?
I am twenty.

When did you erupt? 
I was one of the first Novas to erupt. It happened on a British Airways flight from London to New York, I'm sure many of your readers will remember that day well.

I know I do (link: Day One). What was it like?
I can honestly say that there are no words to describe the feelings and sensations I experienced. I remember that all of the passengers were in danger and I felt that there had to be something that I could do. The terrorists were clearly intent on harming us and we had done them no wrong.

Yes, I remember you helped get everyone out of the plane. Did you gain the powers you have now or did they change at all?
From what I can tell my powers seem pretty much the same. The only difference that I can tell is that they are growing stronger and I have more skill in using them.

How do you like being a member of Team Tomorrow Beta?
Being a member of T2M Beta is the greatest honor of my life. I can think of nothing greater than being granted such awesome powers, except for being given the opportunity to use them to make the world a better place for all of mankind. In time I hope that we will be able to make the world a place where starvation, disease and warfare are nothing more than chapters in the history books.

Wow, that's a big bite. Do you think it'll happen in your lifetime?
It will only happen if Project Utopia and ordinary people all work together. Our goal is the betterment of the world. While we Novas can shoulder the majority of the burden, ours is a labor that will benefit all and should be shared thus.

Spoken like a real humanitarian.

Describe your powers in layman's terms.
(with a sheepish grin) Well, the doctors tell me that I have a much greater strength and endurance than normal people. I have yet to test my strength to its limits, but I can lift fifty tons without any great difficulty. My body also seems to be able to channel kinetic energy and disperse it. I also seem to be far more agile than a human should be. Oh, did I mention that I can also fly?

No, but I've seen you on TV. :) So, tell me, I hear it feels like falling, is that true?
I would not say that it feels like falling. It is more like running without moving your legs. I think about where I want to go and then I exert myself to get there.

Did you have any particular physical gifts before erupting? Were you already really strong or agile or tough before?
I am sure that you are aware that I was expecting to compete in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney...

Yes, but one of our readers in Siberia might have missed the news. :) 
I have always been an exceptional athlete since I was young. It came from a desire to be the best and constant training to be the best. I would have never accomplished so much if not for the encouragement of my family and my sister Wendy, my coach. 

What part, if any, did you play in the Y2K effort?
My role in the Y2K effort was minimal. My powers did not lend themselves to any of the greater problems, so myself and other members of T2M Beta were used to provide high profile presence to help calm and reassure the populace that everything would be all right and there would be nothing to worry about.

What do you think the next year will bring for Novas?
I am told that every year there will be more Novas than the year before. With luck we will all be able to work together to make the world a better place for everyone.

What about those Novas that don't sign on to Utopia's goals?
Unfortunately there are those Novas with their own agendas, just as there are people who have personal agendas not in line with the rest of society. I take no issue with those Novas who do not wish to aid Project Utopia so long as their own goals do not bring them into conflict with ours. Any Nova who would raise themselves up at the expense of ordinary people is a threat that will be dealt with accordingly. In my personal opinion anyone who would abuse their gift of Nova powers is the lowest of the low.

You have a pretty public identity, how has your family handled the pressures of having a celebrity in the house?
As an outstanding athlete and Olympic hopeful I have always had a high profile identity. My family has found that they are bothered a bit more by the media, but they are more amused than bothered. To them I am still the same person that I have always been. My family has always kept me grounded as to who I am. No matter what happens or who I am I will always be my mother's little boy. I will never forget where I come from, because that is why I do what must be done. 

What did you think of the recent efforts of Project Utopia and your team's "War on Crime" here in New York? Were you surprised by the declaration?
I was happy to help out in anyway that we could. Organized crime has preyed on the everyday American and the underprivileged for far to long. It was only right that we stepped in and came to their aid. 

So you see Novas as, dare I say it, saviors of humanity?
It is our place to protect and serve. We have been given a precious gift that can be used to right so many of the wrongs that plague or planet, there is no other responsible way to use them then, is there?

What was your role in the crime-elimination effort?
I was responsible as team leader to coordinate our efforts and see to it that each members powers were used to their full advantage. I was also able to provide combat backup for the front-line members of the team in hostile situations.

The big news was your recent raid on the meeting with the mafia dons. The media have been giving some conflicting reports of the events. Were you there? What was it like? What was your part?
I was there. Unfortunately we encountered some mercenary Novas who thought to use their powers for self-profit and aggrandizement. I am proud that we were able to bring them and the dons to justice with a minimum of bloodshed and no deaths.

What do you think will happen as a result of Utopia's latest project?
If you mean the efforts to clean up the environment I know that they will be a resounding success. We have abused the planet's environment for far too long. We must ensure that we will leave future generations a clean and beautiful world in which to live. 

No, but it's nice to hear. I meant the "crime elimination effort."
We will put an end to those who seek wealth and power at the expense of the health and well being of others. It is as simple as that.

(You hear that bad guys?)

The 2000 election season is starting up, whom are you planning on voting for for president?
It is not my place to tell people who to vote for. I will only say that it is our right and privilege to vote on election day. Vote your conscience and remember that generations of men and women have given their blood, sweat and tears to ensure that we could live in the greatest nation on the Earth.

Inspiring words. So you think our president should inspire us to greatness and recall America's history and heritage?
Every generation of Americans should define what it means to be an American during the time of their lives. While we must recall our history and heritage, for they have shaped who we are, we must look to the future rather than live in the past.

A few more details to round things out...

What's your favorite color?
I cannot choose just one. I would have to say Red, White and Blue.

(Yes, folks, he did say that with a straight face.)

What do you think of the action figures?
I guess some people are really into them. I have to admit that the idea of seeing an action figure of myself seems really silly. But like it or not I know that I am a role model now and anything that I can do to encourage people to live better lives and love and protect one another is the least that I can do. It is not my duty, but rather my privilege. It is an honor to be able to serve the people of the world as the leader of Team Tomorrow Beta.

I think he means it folks.

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