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Old August 20 2008, 07:49 PM   #31
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With holodeck/suite tech, I always thought it would be cool to have Worf fight Angel or Buffy or what would be cool is have Prynn from DS9R taking part in a Star Wars battle flying an x wing given how passionate she is for flying!

The thing that always got me about the whole holodeck thing is that they have that level of gaming technology, and we *never* see an FPS game?

Fuck this Shakespeare/Holmes/Turning Of The Screw stuff; if I had access to one of those it'd be DOOM all the way!
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Old August 20 2008, 07:51 PM   #32
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Old August 20 2008, 07:53 PM   #33
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I've written fan-fic crossovers, and I'm in the middle of one right now. It's awfully hard to do both universes well -- and have them work equally successfuly in the solution of the problem. Also, my crossover characters tend to sit around and talk to each other a lot, until even I'm ready to tell them to get up and do something already!
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Old August 20 2008, 07:58 PM   #34
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The thing that always got me about the whole holodeck thing is that they have that level of gaming technology, and we *never* see an FPS game?

Fuck this Shakespeare/Holmes/Turning Of The Screw stuff; if I had access to one of those it'd be DOOM all the way!
Well, there was Worf's "calisthenics" program.
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Old August 20 2008, 08:18 PM   #35
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The thing that always got me about the whole holodeck thing is that they have that level of gaming technology, and we *never* see an FPS game?
Interestingly, that's how Elite Force begins -- your training (in an FPS game) is an FPS simulation on Voyager's holodeck.
Fuck this Shakespeare/Holmes/Turning Of The Screw stuff; if I had access to one of those it'd be DOOM all the way!
Me, I'd be into God Games. Civilization 42 or Age of Empires XLVI would my thing.
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Old August 20 2008, 08:23 PM   #36
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Fuck this Shakespeare/Holmes/Turning Of The Screw stuff; if I had access to one of those it'd be DOOM all the way!
I'd be all about Resident Evil all the time.
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Old August 20 2008, 08:23 PM   #37
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The thing that always got me about the whole holodeck thing is that they have that level of gaming technology, and we *never* see an FPS game?
Interestingly, that's how Elite Force begins -- your training (in an FPS game) is an FPS simulation on Voyager's holodeck.
Fuck this Shakespeare/Holmes/Turning Of The Screw stuff; if I had access to one of those it'd be DOOM all the way!
Me, I'd be into God Games. Civilization 42 or Age of Empires XLVI would my thing.
Command and Conquer would be great to play in a holographic environment, I'm imagining it would be like the Minbabri holo war rooms on Babylon Five.
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Old August 20 2008, 09:11 PM   #38
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getting into fan-fic...

i've done Star Trek VS Aliens in "Special Operations: Xenos"; Star Trek VS Predator in "Red Shirts: Tellus Prime: The Head-hunter" and Star Trek/Who in "Doctor, Doctor" and I also did an MP-FPS themed holodeck mod in "Sniper: Noobs" and a SW light-sabre themed holo-prog appeared in Spec Ops "Xenos" with the captain fighting Obi-Wan's part in the duel on Mustafar.
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Old August 20 2008, 09:16 PM   #39
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^ Long ago, in the Dark Times, I once did a TNG/Predator fanfic.


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Old August 20 2008, 09:47 PM   #40
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Old August 21 2008, 01:17 AM   #41
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When I was reading Articles of the Federation, I was hoping there would be maybe a passing reference to the old Earth administration of President Josiah Bartlet, but it was not to be.

I wouldn't mind B5 being integrated into ST continuity. Farscape could also fit in. Andromeda could be the far future of the Federation.

And I'd definitely go for a ST/Highlander crossover!

Stargate has established such a different set-up of the universe that any crossover would be an Alternate Timeline type of story, and the threat of a big red Reset button lurking on the last page would spoiling reading for me.

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Old August 21 2008, 02:07 AM   #42
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I wouldn't mind B5 being integrated into ST continuity.
That would require some massive revisions of one or both, since the B5 and post-B5 timeframe overlaps the pilot/TOS timeframe. For instance, Crusade takes place in 2266-7, same as TOS's first season. I don't see how there can be a Federation and an Earth Alliance at the same time.

Farscape could also fit in.
So Earth just forgot about its first contact with aliens in the early 2000s?

Andromeda could be the far future of the Federation.
No, it couldn't, because the Commonwealth existed for thousands of years before Earth was contacted and brought into it in the 22nd century (with contact occurring in 2135 and Commonwealth membership being granted in 2165). Also because the physics are radically different; in Andromeda, slipstream is the only method of FTL travel in existence, there is no warp drive or subspace radio, and teleportation is only possible when you have a black hole's event horizon to use as an information sink.
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Old August 21 2008, 04:21 AM   #43
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When I was reading Articles of the Federation, I was hoping there would be maybe a passing reference to the old Earth administration of President Josiah Bartlet, but it was not to be.
I wasn't even tempted to do that, mainly because I knew it would be shot down faster than a slow deer by a redneck during hunting season.
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Old August 21 2008, 08:53 PM   #44
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I wouldn't have really liked that, anyway - "in-jokes" like that almost always take me right out of the book (Peter David, for all that I've liked his books, is particularly egregious in this regard). If there is going to be a reference like that, I prefer the way Christopher did it in Ex Machina, when McCoy sarcastically calls Chapel "Mother," to which she responds, "Honestly, Leonard, do I look like someone's mother?" It was subtle enough that I missed it completely the first time I read the book, but funny enough that I laughed out loud when I read it a second time.

As for crossovers, I always thought a Doctor-Who-Sylvester-McCoy/Voyager crossover would be interesting.
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Old August 21 2008, 09:41 PM   #45
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Highlander would work, but I'd really like to see a Buffy (or Angel)/Highlander crossover more than a Trek one...
I started a Highlander/Crow: Stairway to Heaven crossover some time back.

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I've written fan-fic crossovers, and I'm in the middle of one right now. It's awfully hard to do both universes well -- and have them work equally successfuly in the solution of the problem. Also, my crossover characters tend to sit around and talk to each other a lot, until even I'm ready to tell them to get up and do something already!
I think of the "talking" stuff as a way to get used to the characters interacting with each other. Once you're comfortable with that, the action scenes will come later.
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