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View Poll Results: Rate Rise Like Lions.
Outstanding 55 62.50%
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Old March 19 2012, 10:46 PM   #166
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you really need to read the extended edition, it's got a hell of a lot of stuff in it, including more of the origins of Memory Omega and Mirror-Vanguard's demise
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Old March 19 2012, 10:50 PM   #167
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I haven't read the full version of Sorrows yet. Does it explain what a lot of us suspect about Memory Omega...

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Old March 20 2012, 02:15 AM   #168
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I haven't read the full version of Sorrows yet. Does it explain what a lot of us suspect about Memory Omega...

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Old March 20 2012, 04:13 AM   #169
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It is also explained in the actual novel why Spock eradicated the Symbiont's...in fact Saavik explains the reason to Ezri.
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Old March 30 2012, 01:25 PM   #170
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Just finished it - it was a great read ! I think it deserved a mention in the 'real page turner / getting the heart pounding' thread.

It does raise the 'Dominion' question, and also DTI did intimate that The Borg take over most of the alternate universes - more MU please !
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Old March 30 2012, 10:32 PM   #171
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^ About the Borg...not important really, but one of the TNG MU stories says that the MU Borg travel in diamonds, not cubes, and have a King instead of a Queen. I wonder what diverted to cause that to happen.
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Old March 30 2012, 10:58 PM   #172
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^ About the Borg...not important really, but one of the TNG MU stories says that the MU Borg travel in diamonds, not cubes, and have a King instead of a Queen. I wonder what diverted to cause that to happen.
I can easily see the I.S.S. Columbia NX-02 encountering the Caeliar as a result of a Romulan attack, being taken hostage, rebelling, and then winding up in 4527 BCE on Arehaz, only with a Caeliar creating the first drones instead of Sedin, giving rise to a Borg King rather than a Borg Queen. All this really requires is that the Mirror Universe Borg Collective be started by a male Caeliar rather than female.
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Old March 30 2012, 11:02 PM   #173
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^ I'm forced to wonder why the MU Caeliar wouldn't simply destroy the ISS Columbia outright, after seeing how violent its crew would surely be.
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Old March 30 2012, 11:03 PM   #174
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^ I'm forced to wonder why the MU Caeliar wouldn't simply destroy the ISS Columbia outright, after seeing how violent its crew would surely be.
Because they abhor violence and prefer not to use it unless absolutely necessary, and imprisoning a few measly humans shouldn't be that hard.
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Old March 30 2012, 11:07 PM   #175
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^ Perhaps the MU Caeliar don't abhor violence...

Then again, the MU Borg might have a completely different origin that doesn't involve the Caeliar at all. Think of all the different Borg origin stories floating around out there...one of those might be the MU origin.

Another thing: Destiny makes rather heavy use of characters from the 24th century, most of which are Starfleet. So this couldn't even happen in the MU, since by that time, there is no Starfleet anymore...
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Old March 30 2012, 11:38 PM   #176
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^ Perhaps the MU Caeliar don't abhor violence...
Interestingly, it seems that most of the cultures of the Mirror Universe are the same or nearly the same as their Prime Universe counterparts -- except for Humans.

Then again, the MU Borg might have a completely different origin that doesn't involve the Caeliar at all. Think of all the different Borg origin stories floating around out there...one of those might be the MU origin.
It's possible, but I think that would defeat the purpose of calling it a "Mirror" Universe. If the Prime Universe's Borg Collective and its Queen were created by a female Caeliar enslaving Humans from the United Earth Starship Columbia NX-02 on the planet Arehaz in the year 4527 BCE, then I'm inclined to assume that the Mirror Universe Borg Collective and its King were created by a male Caeliar enslaving Humans from the Terran Imperial Starship Columbia NX-02 on the planet Arehaz in the year 4527 BCE unless proven otherwise.

Another thing: Destiny makes rather heavy use of characters from the 24th century, most of which are Starfleet. So this couldn't even happen in the MU, since by that time, there is no Starfleet anymore...
Well, we don't know what name the Galactic Commonwealth's space service will retain. Memory Omega seems to be acting as the Commonwealth's de facto space service, and might retain that name. But it's also possible that the Commonwealth might establish its own Starfleet. Hard to say.

But, yeah, I'd say that the Borg Invasion seems, for now, to be an unlikely event to experience a parallel in the Mirror Universe -- if only because the Borg King has no particular reason to target the Galactic Commonwealth just yet. Of course, who knows what might happen in a few decades?
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Old March 31 2012, 02:55 AM   #177
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Starfleet was of the Terran Empire though...and the entire point of the Commonwealth was to establish its self separately and create something new, so I think they'd probably come up a new name for their naval fleet. Starfleet would have overtones of the Empire IMO if they used it.
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Old March 31 2012, 03:05 AM   #178
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Starfleet was of the Terran Empire though...and the entire point of the Commonwealth was to establish its self separately and create something new, so I think they'd probably come up a new name for their naval fleet. Starfleet would have overtones of the Empire IMO if they used it.
That's entirely possible. On the other hand -- how many people are bothered that the German air force is still called the Luftwaffe? It's possible that the term "Starfleet" is considered a generic term for space services, no more objectionable than "Luftwaffe" in German, or "Air Force" in English.
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Old March 31 2012, 03:12 AM   #179
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^Indeed. The fact that both the Terran Empire and the United Federation of Planets (and UESPA before that) called their space services "Starfleet" supports the idea of it as a generic label.
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Old March 31 2012, 07:37 AM   #180
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the Borg King considers a gender swap at the end of The Worst of Both Worlds.
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