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Old May 4 2011, 10:33 PM   #149
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Re: Star Trek: Online: The Needs of the Many - Discussion (Spoilers)

MatthiasRussell wrote: View Post
Yeah, I know. My question with STO has always been when do they and the novels diverge? Does/will STO ever take the relaunch into account?
That's not the way it works. These are independently developed creative works, not "actual" timelines that have some specific, measurable divergence. The people who invented the backstory for STO drew on other sources piecemeal as it suited them. They threw in some elements drawn from the novels even while blatantly contradicting others. There is no "divergence point" any more than there's a divergence point between, say, the 1990s Spider-Man animated series and the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies. They're two independent adaptations of a fictional work, and they both draw on elements of that original work and to some extent on each other as it suits them (the movie's version of the black costume/Venom story owes more to the animated series version than to the comics version). But they're not branches off of a common history, just alternate imaginary constructs sharing certain ideas.
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