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Old March 9 2013, 10:51 AM   #3
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Re: The original plan for Countdown

King Daniel wrote: View Post
Podcast here: http://www.podcastugc.com/archives/526
Good stuff starts at about 47 mins.

According to Al Rivera (lead designer on Star Trek Online), in an early script for Countdown, Worf, Riker and Picard all died and Earth itself was destroyed. I imagine this would have reflected a far more apocalyptic version of future events in Star Trek.

Cryptic complained that this would ruin their plans for the Star Trek Online videogame, and the destruction was significantly scaled back.
That certainly would have disappointed me. I'm glad the STO team argued against it.
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