DTI: Watching the Clock by C. L. Bennett Review Thread (Spoilers!)
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May 3 2011, 03:07 AM
Re: Star Trek: DTI: Watching The Clock Review Thread
I prefer to see it as developing story possibilities that were only hinted at onscreen. In this case, I wasn't trying to "fix" anything about the episode in question.
The decision not to prosecute Janeway could've been explained purely in terms of the Federation and Starfleet leadership being willing to overlook the details of how the hero captain beat back the Borg and brought her ship home. But in the context of the larger story I'd already decided to tell, it seemed logical that the uptime agencies would intervene as well.
Actually the main thing I wanted to do here was to justify my own premise about what the background was behind the Temporal Cold War. In order for my explanation of that to make sense, I needed to come up with a reason why the future factions would leave the Federation alone between
and the time frame of the novel. The handiest explanation was that the defeat of the Borg in
was necessary for them to exist, hence they had to keep their hands off of the sequence of events leading up to it. And "Endgame" was part of that sequence.
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