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Old May 31 2011, 10:23 AM   #1
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Galactic power

Galactic powers of consequence: Alpha-Beta Edition.

United Federation of Planets
Klingon Empire
Romulan Star Empire
Children of Tama - "Darmok's" ship was more powerful than the Federation's flagship.
Cardassian Union
Ferengi Alliance - ships equal to the Federation's best, lots of economic consequence to disrupting them, and lots if capital for mercenaries.
Tholian Assembly
Jarada - roughly equal to the Ferengi as a threat in early TNG.
Breen Confederacy
Sheliak Corporate - may have been higher if they weren't so fat away.
Miradorn - Dominion signed a nonaggression pact with them before any of those below.
Talarian Republic
Tzenkethi Coalition
Calamarain
Zalkonians - had ships that could stop enemy crew from breathing...breathing!

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Old May 31 2011, 11:18 AM   #2
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The Q ?
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Old May 31 2011, 11:54 AM   #3
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they're not a galactic power. they exist outside normal space-time.

and you left off the Gorn Hegemony and the First Federation. there's also an argument to be made for the Metrons
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Old May 31 2011, 12:17 PM   #4
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captcalhoun wrote: View Post
they're not a galactic power. they exist outside normal space-time.
Visits to normal space-time don't count?


Anyhoo, the Metrons are OK, but the Q aren't? Metrons appear and disappear out of thin air, grab folks off their ships, and generally have the power of life and death over others. I guess its their politeness that gets them your support.
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Old May 31 2011, 12:59 PM   #5
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I was thinking their connection with a particular region of space surrounding that planet for the Metrons. They didn't venture beyond it like Q ventures everywhere.
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Old May 31 2011, 06:44 PM   #6
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I purposely left out the hyper-powers like the Q, Orgainians, Metrons, Trellaine's people, others(?).

I forgot about the First Federation, and purposely left out the Gorn because we don't know if they're around still in the 24th century - cognitive bias. Otherwise, I would have added the Xindi and Mazarites (who's core system the retooled satellite Nomad whiped out, sending the once formidable aliens into obscurity, if not extinction).

I also made the list in a rough order of who you don't want to be in a war with...just to spark discussion.
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Old May 31 2011, 07:00 PM   #7
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Double post.
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Old May 31 2011, 07:50 PM   #8
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Wow. Almost cultish
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Old June 2 2011, 01:10 AM   #9
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^Huh?

Anyone else remember any that I missed?

What if we expanded it to the books, or moved to another quadrant?
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Old June 2 2011, 01:28 AM   #10
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A noobie posted a link to some trek community site that embraced vision and philosophy of trek a lot more than one sees here. A bit too much if you ask me. He must have deleted his post after I posted that.
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Old June 2 2011, 02:54 AM   #11
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Do the Orion Syndicate count?
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Old June 2 2011, 03:21 AM   #12
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purposely left out the Gorn because we don't know if they're around still in the 24th century
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Old June 2 2011, 04:12 AM   #13
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I would have added the Xindi and Mazarites (who's core system the retooled satellite Nomad wiped out, sending the once formidable aliens into obscurity, if not extinction).
Nomad wiped out the Malurians, not the Mazarites. The Mazarites were the aliens from the Enterprise episode "Fallen Hero."
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Old June 2 2011, 07:24 AM   #14
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well, if you want to add the books into the mix, there's:

the Danteri Empire (New Frontier series)
the Thallonian Empire, now the Thallonian Protectorate (NF)
the Holy Order of the Kinshaya (various books, including A Singular Destiny)
the Patriarchy (star trek star charts)
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Old June 2 2011, 08:54 AM   #15
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Metrons appear and disappear out of thin air, grab folks off their ships, and generally have the power of life and death over others. I guess its their politeness that gets them your support.
None of that would necessarily make the Metrons Q-like, nothing the Metron did precluded being the result of advance technology, and maybe not all that advanced. The Metron that Kirk saw could have arrived by a form of transporter, or Kirk could have seen a hologram. Kirk and the Gorn captain were moved by again a transporter, even remotely stopping both ships in space not too different than other alien technology on Trek.

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