RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,191
Posts: 5,345,488
Members: 24,603
Currently online: 723
Newest member: localyokel

TrekToday headlines

Klingon Beer Arrives In The US
By: T'Bonz on Jul 22

Star Trek: Prelude To Axanar
By: T'Bonz on Jul 22

Abrams Announces Star Wars: Force For Change Sweepstakes
By: T'Bonz on Jul 22

New Funko Trek Figure
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Saldana As A Role Model
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

San Diego Comic-Con Trek Fan Guide
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Cumberbatch As Turing
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Retro Review: In the Pale Moonlight
By: Michelle on Jul 19

Trek Beach Towel
By: T'Bonz on Jul 18

Two New Starships Collection Releases
By: T'Bonz on Jul 17


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Welcome to the Trek BBS! > General Trek Discussion

General Trek Discussion Trek TV and cinema subjects not related to any specific series or movie.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old June 7 2011, 12:15 PM   #16
Timo
Admiral
 
Re: Orions in the 24th Century



On the issue of conquering the Ferengi: if the pirates did that, they'd just get a bit of wealth and then nothing more. The Ferengi aren't rich because Ferenginar is rich, they are rich because they constantly work in gaining more wealth. If they were conquered, they'd stop doing that and poof would go the wealth.

Much better to accept some Danegeld from the Ferengi, because that source of income will never dry up as long as the Ferengi are allowed to stay free - or as free as their "mercenary arrangements" or protection racket allows.

I sort of like the novel/RPG/fandom idea that the Orions are a very old empire in decay, or indeed well past decay. Such an empire wouldn't necessarily be limited to just one species, explaining the diversity of Orion portrayal so far. And many different factions would claim descendancy from the original empire, there being some claims that might hold actual validity, and many more from opportunists who were not really related to the old empire at all.

By the 24th century, the Syndicate may have become the dominant expression of Orion might, even if it is by now largely unrelated to the Shrek-skinned, green-skinned or blue-skinned Orion species/races of ENT, TOS and TAS fame.

Timo Saloniemi
Timo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
24th century, orions, syndicate

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.