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Old March 15 2014, 06:08 PM   #1
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Okay guys. *This* really IS a good idea for a new series.

"The Section 31 Protocols"

...bear with me...I hear your eyes rolling.

Setting: NuTrek universe
Time: About the same as NuTrek
Premise: My fanboy theory that Spock had to allow himself to be debriefed on future threats. The reasoning being that events as he knows them have been obliterated. Polluting the timeline? The timeline is a Legos Enterprise stuck in a barrel and sent over Niagra Falls. It would be incredibly irresponsible not to tell the Federation about the pancake creatures or that the Gorn have claimed Cestus III. And it's naive to subtly push the Enterprise towards any lingering threat and hope for the best.

No, Starfleet would need to create an entire division to deal with these threats. And that's where our heroes come in. One starship (among many) to deal with threats familiar to our audience.

...bear with me....

It doesn't just HAVE to be the USS Chekov's Gun boringly shoving a fusion bomb hidden in an asteroid down the Doomsday Machine's maw. No, the reasoning behind familiar threats is keep the audience grounded in the familiar and give them anticipation. Our heroes would also get into their own adventures.

Another running plot could be, "Can the Feds be trusted with this info?" It only took them two years to grab some augments, tap Khan's brain, try and start a war and render their entire fleet (including the brand new Enterprise) obsolete.

There's several ways this could go.
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Old March 16 2014, 03:04 PM   #2
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Re: Okay guys. *This* really IS a good idea for a new series.

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"The Section 31 Protocols"
I stopped right here...
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Old March 16 2014, 07:27 PM   #3
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I like it so much... that I suggested it a while back. Except that I had Spock Prime putting together his own team and (Vulcan?) ship(s), rather than involving Section 31 or even Starfleet directly. What happened when he revealed Khan's location may even be why he decided to do it on his own. (On his own... with Guinan, and Data's head?)
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Old March 16 2014, 09:34 PM   #4
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"The Section 31 Protocols"
I stopped right here...
I was about to as well but read on until I got to:
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Setting: NuTrek universe
I think I'll pass thanks.
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Old March 17 2014, 04:48 AM   #5
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"The Section 31 Protocols"
I stopped right here...
I wish that I had.
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Old March 17 2014, 06:52 PM   #6
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Re: Okay guys. *This* really IS a good idea for a new series.

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"The Section 31 Protocols"
I stopped right here...
I wish that I had.
I wish I stopped before even clicking on the thread. But since I didn't, after the events of Into Darkness, why would Starfleet even allow Section 31 to continue to exist?
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Old March 17 2014, 09:24 PM   #7
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Re: Okay guys. *This* really IS a good idea for a new series.

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I stopped right here...
I wish that I had.
I wish I stopped before even clicking on the thread. But since I didn't, after the events of Into Darkness, why would Starfleet even allow Section 31 to continue to exist?
As things are now, do they?

The Kelvin archive became their new main HQ and Vengeance seems to have been the flying backup, both where totalled, in public.

I think S31 is largely out of personnel and equipment at the very least, probably public knowledge and on the receiving end of court martials or penal sentences most likely.
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Old March 17 2014, 09:31 PM   #8
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I think S31 is largely out of personnel and equipment at the very least, probably public knowledge and on the receiving end of court martials or penal sentences most likely.
This would be expecting rather too much logic from the same Starfleet that just sort of watched while its own flagship fell burning out of the skies over Earth.
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Old March 17 2014, 09:52 PM   #9
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Re: Okay guys. *This* really IS a good idea for a new series.

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I wish that I had.
I wish I stopped before even clicking on the thread. But since I didn't, after the events of Into Darkness, why would Starfleet even allow Section 31 to continue to exist?
As things are now, do they?

The Kelvin archive became their new main HQ and Vengeance seems to have been the flying backup, both where totalled, in public.

I think S31 is largely out of personnel and equipment at the very least, probably public knowledge and on the receiving end of court martials or penal sentences most likely.
Plus Spock Prime already mentioned he isn't telling them anything about the future so as not to screw up the new timeline, with the exception of Khan likely due to the bastard nearly killing the whole Enterprise crew both times they ran into him.
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Old March 17 2014, 10:21 PM   #10
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Re: Okay guys. *This* really IS a good idea for a new series.

Exactly, they found Khan by accident, they may have been exploring a lot after Nero, but I'll bet they largely retreated to Earth to work on the weapons projects under London the moment they realised what they could do with him.

Khan knew how to cripple S31 as part of his revenge plot. I'll bet he even suggested consolidating their forces their and in the Vengeance project so he'd have fewer targets to hit.

No I don't think we'll be seeing them again.
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Old March 17 2014, 11:05 PM   #11
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and render their entire fleet (including the brand new Enterprise) obsolete
Scotty's interstellar transporter already did that.

Breen fleet approaching

(sigh) Okay, beam some antimatter bombs out of the warehouse in Omaha and into their ships and let me get back to sleep


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Old March 18 2014, 01:42 AM   #12
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And yet, Starfleet has begun the 5 year mission program, expanded the fleet and refitted the Enterprise at great expense.

Plus the technology is either lost or rendered rather useless without Scotty's cooperation to make it viable again.

So yeah, two years on, transwarp beaming is as obsolete as it was before.
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Old March 18 2014, 03:15 AM   #13
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I suspect it has the same flaw as the transwarp beaming from TNG - use it a few times and it kills you. Not great for long term exploration, maybe okay to beam Kirk and Scotty once, and Khan was relatively unaffected because of his healing ability. Certainly doesn't obsolete the fleet.
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Old March 18 2014, 12:20 PM   #14
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Re: Okay guys. *This* really IS a good idea for a new series.

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"The Section 31 Protocols"
I stopped right here...
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Old March 18 2014, 02:54 PM   #15
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with Guinan, and Data's head?)
Now that is an idea for a new series. Guinan stomps the cosmos, serving coffees and dishing out advice, with data's head hidden in her hat as the comic relief
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