Re: Sword of Damocles -- comments & opinions ****SPOILERS***
^My love of the old Starfleet Academy comics, which were cancelled pre-maturely. SA is one of my top three original to fiction Star Trek concepts, right behind Vanguard and New Frontier. (I don't really consider post finale DS9 to be "original to fiction", else it would rank at the top).
To be honest, I would react the same way if any
of the old SA characters popped up (Excluding Nog, of course. I expect
him to show up), but Pava was by far (IMHO) the most dynamic and interesting of the squad.
I geeked out when M&M put a reference to Omega Squad and one of their adventures in Mission Gamma: Cathedral
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