I'd actually be stoked to help with working out the story and concept...although it might turn out to be rather involved in war politics more than a Keen game ought to be. (I'll help with artwork too, although I have a lot on my plate and I suppose I'm not technically that "new" to modding...)
Definitely don't want to exclude anyone just plain interested in working on this (plus, your roboblue spawned this in the first place
). And it seems theres a lot less people interested in trying galaxy modding than I thought there'd be (that or the idea just isn't that appealing).
Concerning the story, I think since this would likely be a singular episode, and because its building off the original story, theres room for 'deeper' story elements than the original games might have had, so long as we keep these elements 'keenish'.
This idea just occurred to me: what if the Shikadi are attacking Korath III to rescue their comrades that were arrested at the end of keen 5?
You know, the stereotypical fat scottish cop that eats doughnuts all day?
The stereotype is Irish, not Scottish. And the "fat dougnut eating" part is a cop stereotype regardless of ethnicity.