Re: Greatest Alpha Quadrant Conflicts?
Honestly, I think it would be a lot less realistic if there were no big conflicts going on. In Trek Lit there are hundreds of different races out there with vastly different philosophies, and chances are, more often then not those philosophies are going to come into conflict. But what makes Trek optimistic is the fact that humans and there allies use their peaceful philosophy to bring an end to these conflicts, instead of just fighting to the last man.
Over the course of many encounters and many years, I have successfully developed a standard operating procedure for dealing with big, nasty monsters. Run away. Me and Monty Python.
Harry Dresden - Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6)