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View Poll Results: Should the Columbia NX-02 & crew get set of books devoted?
Yes! I would like to see a full set of books tell the backstory of the Columbia NX-02 & crew!! 11 61.11%
No! I have no interest in the backstory of the Columbia NX-02 & crew!! 7 38.89%
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Old July 17 2011, 04:51 PM   #1
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Columbia NX-02 backstory?

I myself have really enjoyed the segments of the Enterprise “Romulan War” saga in the books that feature the Columbia NX-02. It would be nice however if they would devote a set of books to Columbia NX-02 ship & crew as they did to tell the backstory of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B under the command of Captain John Harriman, and USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C under the command of Captain Rachael Garrett.

When the book “Ships of the line” dangled the carrot in front of my face with the picture showing the Columbia NX-02 found crash landed on the surface of a planet in the Gamma Quadrant & the blurb of a description about its disappearance being one of the most enduring mysteries in Starfleet history really got me interested in that ship & its crew. I was really excited to read the Destiny Trilogy books that told the story of how the ship came to rest there.

Who would like to see them get their own set of books fully devoted to their story just as they did to tell the backstory of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B & crew under the command of Captain John Harriman, and USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C & crew under the command of Captain Rachael Garrett?

Feel free to vote on this topic in the poll included in this thread.
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Old July 17 2011, 05:11 PM   #2
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Re: Columbia NX-02 backstory?

What else is there to tell? We saw the NX-02 launch during the series, then there's her brief bit in the Romulan war right after the series and then that leads stright to the end of Columbia in the amazing Destiny trilogy of books. Where can they fit in new stories?

I'd MUCH rather a series of novels set on the USS Kelvin. Captain Robau, George and Winona Kirk (who came from the novels), Anchloss and the Bug Eyed Nurse have much more story potential.
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Old July 17 2011, 05:18 PM   #3
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What else is there to tell? We saw the NX-02 launch during the series, then there's her brief bit in the Romulan war right after the series and then that leads stright to the end of Columbia in the amazing Destiny trilogy of books. Where can they fit in new stories?

I'd MUCH rather a series of novels set on the USS Kelvin. Captain Robau, George and Winona Kirk (who came from the novels), Anchloss and the Bug Eyed Nurse have much more story potential.
Ok, that is a good point, but there is much more story in between that could be told just as have been done with ships that were featured in their own series. There has to be much more story to tell that that. They must have had more the just a handful of mission as all ship & crews do.

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Old July 17 2011, 05:25 PM   #4
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Re: Columbia NX-02 backstory?

I am thinking I should have included a third option of:

Possibly! I might have interest in the backstory of the Columbia NX-02 & crew, but only if there is a compelling new segment of their story to be told!!


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Old July 18 2011, 01:03 AM   #5
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I love Erika Hernandez but frankly the backstory would be boring unless you crammed in something we never saw on the show, like make Section 31 intensely involved in some element of the NX-02 backstory. Otherwise it's just a bunch of astronauts training and forming relationships they have to leave behind when their mission starts.

I should add that well done it would be quite poignant knowing what becomes of them in Destiny.
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Old July 19 2011, 01:15 AM   #6
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Re: Columbia NX-02 backstory?

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I love Erika Hernandez but frankly the backstory would be boring unless you crammed in something we never saw on the show, like make Section 31 intensely involved in some element of the NX-02 backstory. Otherwise it's just a bunch of astronauts training and forming relationships they have to leave behind when their mission starts.

I should add that well done it would be quite poignant knowing what becomes of them in Destiny.
To be honest, I found myself skimming or even skipping the TNG parts and re-reading the Columbia parts of the Destiny trilogy.

I would love to read a novel about how she became CO of the second starship.
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Old July 19 2011, 03:36 AM   #7
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She slept with AJ Robinson, and chained him to the bedpost, and made it to Admiral Forrest's office the next morning. Forrest had assumed AJ wasn't interested and gave the job to her.
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Old July 19 2011, 03:48 AM   #8
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How about the NX-03 Challenger? Or NX-04 Discovery?
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Old July 19 2011, 01:23 PM   #9
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How about the NX-03 Challenger? Or NX-04 Discovery?
Or NX-05 Atlantis? Or NX-06 Endeavour? Or NX-07 Cockring?
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Old July 19 2011, 02:00 PM   #10
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^^ Shouldn't it be NX-07 Buran?
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Old July 20 2011, 02:08 PM   #11
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^^ Shouldn't it be NX-07 Buran?
Dude, they TOTALLY ripped off our design!
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Old July 20 2011, 06:26 PM   #12
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Re: Columbia NX-02 backstory?

We certainly don't get anywhere near enough Enterprise books now (two years since the last one is a crime) so I would like to see more Enterprise novels first. However, Enterprise Era stories centering around Columbia would be a great addition. A series working up to the events of the Destiny series would be very interesting and give us another take on the that part of Star Fleet history.
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Old July 21 2011, 12:34 AM   #13
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We certainly don't get anywhere near enough Enterprise books now (two years since the last one is a crime)...
The crime is that they let Micheal Martin keep writing them.
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Old July 21 2011, 02:19 AM   #14
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We certainly don't get anywhere near enough Enterprise books now (two years since the last one is a crime)...
The crime is that they let Micheal Martin keep writing them.
I haven't enjoyed a Trek novel in about 5 years.

I wish they'd let John Byrne keep making Trek comics, so at least I'd have some kind of new Trek, in these Dark (Abramsverse) Times.
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Old July 21 2011, 02:21 AM   #15
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We certainly don't get anywhere near enough Enterprise books now (two years since the last one is a crime)...
The crime is that they let Micheal Martin keep writing them.
I haven't enjoyed a Trek novel in about 5 years.

I wish they'd let John Byrne keep making Trek comics, so at least I'd have some kind of new Trek, in these Dark (Abramsverse) Times.
I've enjoyed some over the last five years (Children of Kings being one), but they are few and far in-between.
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