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View Poll Results: Do you want some Chakuun? Where?
No Chakuun in Trek outside of what we have 5 35.71%
I would like to see them in NuTrek books or comics 4 28.57%
I would like to see some more of them in the old universe 7 50.00%
Let's see them in a Nutrek movie or an upcoming Nutrek tv show 1 7.14%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

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Old July 10 2013, 02:45 PM   #16
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Re: Chakuun or no Chakuun in Trek books?

I'd love to see them, and just about anything else from Early Voyages. Brilliant series, I'd be ludicrously happy to see it picked up again in comics or prose.

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Also, the story that features them also depicts a version of Pike's father that's irreconcilable with Burning Dreams, and I think BD is considered part of the main novel continuity.
Has anything from Burning Dreams been picked up by other books? If not it would be easy enough to ignore one book in favour of the comics continuity, if anyone ever did want to do Pike stories based on the Early Voyages characters.
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Old July 10 2013, 03:10 PM   #17
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Re: Chakuun or no Chakuun in Trek books?

I liked the Chakuun. Given that the Tholians need pretty specific environment conditions to survive, then they would need an elite vanguard of troops to impose their will on other worlds. It was also pretty interesting that they were non-humanoid.
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Old July 10 2013, 06:04 PM   #18
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A Sheliak fighting a Chakuun would be an awesome sight.
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Old July 11 2013, 12:44 AM   #19
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Re: Chakuun or no Chakuun in Trek books?

I've read the Chakuun article on Memory Beta already some while ago and finally got my hands on the EV omnibus earlier this year.

Imho, there's no major continuity reason against including them. After all, the Tholians may have ditched them soon after the 2250s, or they may have suffered a cultural catastrophe - both possible explanations for their absence ever since.

I'm always for a tighter continuity. Comics, screen, novels - I tend to mentally stick them together, with rough patches if necessary. For example, as long as nobody mentions Pike's family history in detail - which is unlikely anyway because Pike's father and the Chakuun have nothing to do with one another except from being from EV - they could be eased into the continuity.
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Old July 11 2013, 01:10 AM   #20
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Re: Chakuun or no Chakuun in Trek books?

I like the idea of the Chakuun, but think that they`re not essential and may well be irreconcilable with the novelverse depiction of the Tholians. Certainly serious work would need to be done to explain their absence from Vanguard on.
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Old July 11 2013, 04:47 AM   #21
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^Yeah. It would've been nice if the books had built on them, but I think the window's passed.
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