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Old January 15 2013, 02:34 AM   #1
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What unseen Star Trek event do you want to read about next?

I think the books have covered a lot of unexplored stories mentioned from the series and movies.

We've had the Romulan War, Eugenics war, The Tomed incident, how Sulu found time to have a family, how Rasmussen got his time pod, who future guy is, what Kirk was up to in his early days, where the Borg came from, Pike's accident, Picard taking command of the Stargazer, his first meeting with Guinan from his perspective.

What mentioned but unseen event would you like to see told in a Book?
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Old January 15 2013, 03:23 AM   #2
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Re: What unseen Star Trek event do you want to read about next?

There's always the attack on Station Salem One.
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Old January 15 2013, 03:39 AM   #3
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Re: What unseen Star Trek event do you want to read about next?

WW III
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Old January 15 2013, 03:50 AM   #4
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Re: What unseen Star Trek event do you want to read about next?

I've always wanted to see Q and Guinan's first meeting.
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Old January 15 2013, 03:59 AM   #5
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Re: What unseen Star Trek event do you want to read about next?

The first war with the Tzenkethi...
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Old January 15 2013, 05:01 AM   #6
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Re: What unseen Star Trek event do you want to read about next?

Tzenkethi and Cardassian wars/conflicts, Guinan and Q, more on TOS era Klingon/Romulan alliance development


And in terms of events mentioned in novels but not shown....the DS9-R (Bad News on Bajor's Moon, etc)!
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Old January 15 2013, 05:56 AM   #7
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Re: What unseen Star Trek event do you want to read about next?

The Klingon battle against the tribbles on the tribble home world.
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Old January 15 2013, 05:58 AM   #8
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ronny wrote: View Post
The Klingon battle against the tribbles on the tribble home world.
No! The epicness of such a glorious battle is best left to a warrior's imagination!
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Old January 15 2013, 06:07 AM   #9
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Re: What unseen Star Trek event do you want to read about next?

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The Klingon battle against the tribbles on the tribble home world.
No! The epicness of such a glorious battle is best left to a warrior's imagination!
Agreed. And more too the point, I don't think mere words could even capture a hint of the glory of the deeds of that day. The words would dissipate on the pages, and the pages turn into dust if forced to contain the actions of the Great Tribble Hunt.
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Old January 15 2013, 09:24 AM   #10
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Re: What unseen Star Trek event do you want to read about next?

WWIII would never be done justice, and is so close to our time, that any claims would likely insult someone or another - hence why screenwriters also probably kept it as nebulous as possible, only dropping hints about it's nature.

Since oil reserves are predicted to run out around this century, the population of the planet will be 9 billion around 2050 (UN stats), structural unemployment is rising, the environment is growing worse, and we are already using more than the carrying capacity of this planet in terms of feeding our living standards - my interpretation of WW3 has always been a perfect storm; an apocalypse in which all our short sighted decisions, bigotry, over-consumption, and inability to care for each other's needs fairly, as a species, come back to haunt us. Inter-state warfare, terrorism, revolutions, nuclear annihilation, death camps, mass unemployment, proletarian uprisings, nationalist demagogues, religious fanaticism, torture, zero civil liberties, police states, universal conscription.

But the prejudices of our era would seep into the work - Environmentalism, Nationalism, Islamism, Capitalism, Socialism - the energy crisis, the military-industrial complex, consumerism, imperialism - China, India, the USA, the EU, Japan, Russia - the author's own views on these things, may seep into the work - someone would be insulted, in all likelihood - especially if Eastern Coalition = bad guys.

I don't actually think eras should be explored just for the sake of it, for reasons I was recently talking about elsewhere (the desire to explain every gap is destructive IMO, and can often, but if there was an era - purely theoretically - that I wanted to see, it would be WWIII, or the era just after First Contact, or first contact with the Kzinti, or the Tholian war on the Federation, or the Cardassian War. Purely speculatively, I would like to see a longer, more detailed, Romulan War - but really, I don't want to see any of these things, for the reason mentioned above - they were only ever intended as engimatic references anyway.

Trek should probably go into the far future instead, and go back to it's roots, in exploration and awe - at this point, I don't care about the kind of technologies and logistical ideas established in DS9 and Voyager - Star Trek should be creative and awe inspiring - we might as well have wormhole-drives and exploration of other galaxies.
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Old January 15 2013, 09:58 AM   #11
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Re: What unseen Star Trek event do you want to read about next?

The Cardassian Wars, so we could actually have dates for when it occured.
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Old January 15 2013, 10:32 AM   #12
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Re: What unseen Star Trek event do you want to read about next?

^Agreed, the Cardassian Wars would be awesome I am also interested in the time period between Enterprise and TOS. We are lucky, Chris Bennett's new book Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures, will cover that era
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Old January 15 2013, 12:03 PM   #13
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I also agree on the Cardassian war ever since O'Brien mentioning it.
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Old January 15 2013, 02:43 PM   #14
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Re: What unseen Star Trek event do you want to read about next?

My my, aren't we a war-loving bunch (including yours truly)?
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Old January 15 2013, 03:10 PM   #15
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Re: What unseen Star Trek event do you want to read about next?

I would like to see the Federation technologically out evolve or subsume the other Alpha/Beta powers (Romulans, Tzenkethi, Breen, Tholians etc) and expand out into the galaxy running across unusual new allies and enemies, It's already started to a small degree with the slipstream drive.

As for unseen events:

WWIII to Enterprise
Cardassian War
Invention of Transporters
The Pegasus incedent (original)
Other races aftermath of the Desiny events, not just the Federation
Bajoran resistance
Enterprises B&C

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