After a couple of recent threats to the galaxy in The Eternal Tide
and The Body Electric
, and after having read a few times over the years that it's an overused trope, I'm curious just how many times the galaxy or universe has been at risk of obliteration in Trek literature. Off the top of my head I can think of DS9's Millenium
trilogy and I know it's happened a few times in TOS novels too although the speifics elude me. Can anyone name the very first instance of the galaxy or universe coming under threat in Trek lit?
Also, do people here think it's overused? I was a little suprised that the galaxy would come under threat again just a few months after The Eternal Tide
was published - although I am enjoying TBE (I'm half way through)