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Old August 30 2013, 10:59 PM   #11
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Re: Star Trek: U.S.S. Endurance

Thank you to everyone who replied. I was afraid no one would be interested.

One of the main reasons I want to write Star Trek is because I feel that sometimes Star Trek is too much about battles and wars. I want to write stories about science and exploration. Perhaps ironically the first story has battles in it. The end of the Dominion war is meant to be the backdrop for my origin story. My crew comes together during the war, but all future stories will be post war. I am not saying I don't want to have some action, but as Aisha Tyler said on her podcast recently, when Levar Burton was a guest, Good Sci-Fi is about ideas. Lazy Sci-Fi is all aliens and special effects.

I like the occasional space battle, but I want mystery, characterization, comedy and one thing that was one of my favorite parts of Star Trek; the friendships. I loved Kirk&Spock, Spock&Mccoy Data&Geordi, Miles&Julian, Harry&Tom etc. In my first story I introduce my crew and begin to form friendships. Some of my characters already knew each other and a some are just meeting.

I'm sure having fun writing this and I hope a few people read it and enjoy it.
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