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Old May 13 2014, 10:01 PM   #16
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Re: Infinity's Prism: Seeds of Dissent

I agree that Seeds of Dissent was a wonderful tale - possibly my favourite Myriad Universes story.

The best bit was the genuinely hilarious yet simultaneously horrifying propaganda reel which apparently featured Khan himself doing everything of note and import to the adoration of all humankind; it's just the sort of ludicrousness that you'd expect. All tyrannies and controlling narratives work on the basis of practically daring people to point out how ludicrous they are - to an outsider, the more illogical, laughable or eye-rolling, the more successful the narrative probably is....
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Old May 13 2014, 11:09 PM   #17
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The reason the Aegis didn't interfere in the Eugenics Wars was simple: they knew the wars would end anyway. It's not their job to completely sanitize the timeline and remove all conflict, after all.
And the billions of non-humans killed or enslaved by the Khanate?
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Old May 13 2014, 11:42 PM   #18
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The Aegis evidently likes to keep its interventions subtle and invisible. If such methods failed, they might not be willing to take a more active role.

Besides, as defined in comics and novels, their job is mainly about fending off temporal alterations and keeping history on its "natural" course. If the SoD timeline diverged spontaneously rather than as a result of time travel (which is the assumption with the Myriad Universes timelines, not counting the one from IDW's The Last Generation), then there's no intervention to correct -- it's just the normal flow of events for that timeline, and it wouldn't be the Aegis's business to interfere.
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Old May 14 2014, 02:17 AM   #19
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The Aegis evidently likes to keep its interventions subtle and invisible. If such methods failed, they might not be willing to take a more active role.

Besides, as defined in comics and novels, their job is mainly about fending off temporal alterations and keeping history on its "natural" course. If the SoD timeline diverged spontaneously rather than as a result of time travel (which is the assumption with the Myriad Universes timelines, not counting the one from IDW's The Last Generation), then there's no intervention to correct -- it's just the normal flow of events for that timeline, and it wouldn't be the Aegis's business to interfere.
I guess so.
But isn't the The Last Generation reality just one where Captain Braxton made insanely different choices? It ends with an outcome that is clearly incompatible with canon works.
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Old May 14 2014, 03:31 AM   #20
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Hmm, maybe. But what I meant is that the prose Myriad Universes didn't involve time travel. Maybe I shouldn't have brought it up, since it's just a digression.
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Old May 14 2014, 01:48 PM   #21
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Re: Infinity's Prism: Seeds of Dissent

I'm with Skywalker (and several others in this thread). Seeds of Dissent was amazing! I just read it for the first time a few months ago. I loved Bashir in it. I'd be front and center for a full blown novel
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Old May 16 2014, 04:09 AM   #22
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So in this reality "Princeps Senior" Jean-Luc Picard is the commanding officer of the battleship Illustrious and a right-hand man to Khan Tiberius Sejanus Singh. If his life somewhat parallels his prime reality counterpart, then I wonder how he dealt with: the Nuyyad, DaiMon Flax, Ariel/Giriaenn, Q, the Borg, the Kamin probe, Gul Madred, and Tolian Soran?
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Old May 16 2014, 05:11 AM   #23
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^A Picard who wasn't an archaeologist, and who didn't live in a civilization supportive of pure scientific research, would never have discovered Ariel at all.
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