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Old November 1 2012, 12:48 AM   #16
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Just out of interest, what period to you good people visualise the Majestic as having come from when you read the story?

I deliberately left out any references to what year they left behind and I'm curious to know what uniforms and ship people imagine.
I pictured the ship and crew as being post-Dominion War, the grey-shouldered uniforms from First Contact-thru-Nemesis.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:52 AM   #17
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Around 2371 and a Nova class.
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Old November 1 2012, 01:04 AM   #18
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Just out of interest, what period to you good people visualise the Majestic as having come from when you read the story?
The 2370s or a bit later.
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Old November 1 2012, 01:08 AM   #19
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For what it's worth I pictured Voyager uniforms.
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Old November 1 2012, 01:36 AM   #20
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Extreme future, Daniels from ENT or so (31st century).
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Old November 1 2012, 11:37 AM   #21
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Well that's very interesting! I wouldn't have expected anyone picturing the Majestic a 31st century Enterprise-J era ship.

Fascinating how various readers picture things differently when you deliberately exclude such details.
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Old November 6 2012, 11:52 PM   #22
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So what do you guys think? Would you be interested in reading a prequel featuring the ill-fated crew of the Majestic?

Or will the knowledge of their eventual fate rob any story of its 'soul'?
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Old November 7 2012, 12:38 AM   #23
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I'd be interested but yeah, their eventual fate would hang over them like a cloud. But sometimes, that can add something to the story.
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Old November 7 2012, 12:53 AM   #24
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I'd welcome reading a prequel involving Sigrid and the Majestic crew because I enjoyed the original tale, but as the [b]Count[b/] says their inescapable demise in the far future swings both ways.

On the one hand it lends a certain grim fascination and inevitability to the story, but it also adds a pointlessness to whatever adventure you chose to depict since ultimately no one is getting out alive.
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Old November 7 2012, 01:26 AM   #25
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It might be interesting to see some prefiguring. As always, your choice - you like the characters, then of course give them back story, etc.

One thing I would love to see is Sigrid and Simon beforehand. I get the feeling they weren't pals. Then it's even more hellish. Not only is she stuck, but she's stuck with someone she thinks is an ass. What did Sartre say? Hell is other people.
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Old November 7 2012, 02:01 AM   #26
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"Sigrid and Simon..."

When you say their names together they sound like two characters on a children's program. Like Rosie and Jim!
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Old November 7 2012, 12:55 PM   #27
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Maybe I'll give it a shot then!
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Old November 7 2012, 04:49 PM   #28
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Get on it Fanboy. Give the Majestic another run around the block.
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Old November 10 2012, 10:18 PM   #29
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Get on it Fanboy. Give the Majestic another run around the block.
I'll second the motion!
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Old November 21 2012, 05:49 PM   #30
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Thanks both! I'll give it a shot when a suitable yarn springs to mind!
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