I had the strangest dream when i finally went to sleep last night. It was like watching a fully produced high-budget sci-fi movie. Really.
In the dream, the “star” was a woman who had headed up a secret mission years previously and had attained high rank because of it. In any case, she returned after a number of years (after either being away or in suspended animation or something) to find that her records listed her rank as Cleaner. She buddied up with a guy she met to try and find out what happened. For some reason the very secret records were on paper in an old-fashioned 40’s style file cabinet. Possibly because that would be harder for people used to high-security records being computerised to find?? In any case, she and this guy found her old records, confirmed that her real rank was Rear Admiral (sidenote: I am not even sure what a Rear Admiral does. Does anyone?). Somehow they got her real records back on the system, and a little while later she was assigned a new mission.
That isn’t the entire dream though. It was much more detailed, and followed her on her new mission, in which she saw the world destroyed as the result of a weapon she was assigned to test. She was able to go back in time and save the Earth due to a side-effect of testing the weapon which gave her the ability to see potential consequences of her actions, and what must have been an ability to distort time somehow. I did type out the entire dream, but it was lost as I pressed the Post button.