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Angry Fanboy November 3 2012 10:56 PM

November Challenge
 
For this month's challenge I've selected the theme of 'Clichés', or more specifically, Star Trek chicles.

We all know and love Star Trek, but over the course of four decades there have been certain scenarios that have arisen so many times that they've become well known Star Trek clichés.

I'd like participants to select an established Star Trek cliche and use it as the basis for their story - perhaps have a little fun with it, turn it on its head, whatever you like!

I've included a few of the more obvious examples below, courtesy of Ex Astris Scientia.

Reset button.

Holodeck safeties.

Insane admirals.

Transporter malfunction.

Functional ancient technology.

Lost Earth colonies.

Only one survivor.



http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/in...s/cliches1.htm

Now for the science bit...

* 10,000 words or less.
* Original piece of work
* Closing time is midnight at the end of this month.

Bry_Sinclair November 3 2012 11:40 PM

Re: November Challenge
 
A very interesting idea.

Though the list would definately need to include: phenomena that affects all crew except one :)

jespah November 3 2012 11:42 PM

Re: November Challenge
 
Dammit, I already wrote a Wesley piece.

Angry Fanboy November 3 2012 11:47 PM

Angry Fanboy
 
Quote:

Bry_Sinclair wrote: (Post 7198729)
A very interesting idea.

Though the list would definately need to include: phenomena that affects all crew except one :)

Thanks Bry! :lol:

Yeah this one has the potential to be a bit of fun I think, maybe even write something that includes as many Star Trek clichés as possible? :)

Count Zero November 4 2012 01:24 AM

Re: November Challenge
 
Nice theme (although I think we had this before, but then again, by now we've probably had most themes). Don't forget to post your winning entry in the winning entries thread stickied at the top of the forum.
Also, you might want to add midnight in what timezone to your deadline. ;)

Rush Limborg November 4 2012 04:33 PM

Re: November Challenge
 
Hmm...this could be something for me to sink my teeth into....

Angry Fanboy November 4 2012 08:49 PM

Angry Fanboy
 
I'm glad you all seem to like the theme! :)

Looking forward to reading all your entries should you chose to take part!

Cobalt Frost November 13 2012 07:15 AM

Re: November Challenge
 
Here's my cliche-ridden entry: "And In The Quiet Heart Lies Hidden"

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.ph...49#post7248349

Enjoy!

Angry Fanboy November 21 2012 05:50 PM

Angry Fanboy
 
Quote:

Cobalt Frost wrote: (Post 7248391)
Here's my cliche-ridden entry: "And In The Quiet Heart Lies Hidden"

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.ph...49#post7248349

Enjoy!

I did enjoy! Very much! :lol:

Count Zero November 26 2012 07:02 PM

Re: November Challenge
 
So, the deadline is approaching quickly. Is anyone else working on something? Would be nice if we could have a couple of entries like last month.

Sandoval November 26 2012 08:28 PM

Re: November Challenge
 
I think Fanboy should stick to entering these things and give setting them a wide berth.

Angry Fanboy November 26 2012 09:40 PM

Angry Fanboy
 
I've been thinking the same thing.

Oh well. :)

jespah November 27 2012 01:05 AM

Re: November Challenge
 
Life (read: holidays) got way ahead of me this month.

Count Zero November 27 2012 01:07 AM

Re: November Challenge
 
I think I've heard of these things...

jespah November 27 2012 02:24 AM

Re: November Challenge
 
I imagine December will be worse for a lot of folk.


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