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Old July 2 2013, 05:45 PM   #115
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Re: ENT: A Choice of Futures by C. L. Bennett Review Thread (Spoilers!

The thing is, I generally try not to "explain" things just for the sake of continuity patchwork, but only to do it if there's a distinct in-story reason for it. In this case, I was using the exploration of the origins of starship designs to play into the plot thread of the different species learning to work together, feeling out how each civilization would contribute something to Starfleet and the Federation, and sort of jockeying for prominence, wondering whose technology and whose ideas would come out on top. I don't use plot to serve continuity porn, I use continuity porn to serve plot. At least, that's what I aspire to.
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