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Old November 19 2012, 03:46 PM   #181
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Re: Coming July 2013: STAR TREK ENTERPRISE — RISE OF THE FEDERATION

Who published Killing Time by Della van Hise?

Could you please somehow please pretty please bring in ideas from the Starfleet Year One novel?
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Old November 19 2012, 03:58 PM   #182
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Who published Killing Time by Della van Hise?
Pocket did, just as they've published every new Star Trek novel since 1981.


Could you please somehow please pretty please bring in ideas from the Starfleet Year One novel?
Sorry, no. I looked it over, and it's just too incompatible with the continuity that Enterprise established for that era.
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Old November 19 2012, 11:28 PM   #183
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This sounds like great! I'm excited to know these stories will be told. I trust Christopher to weave a good story and hopefully revitalize the Enterprise series.
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Old November 20 2012, 12:45 AM   #184
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Could you please somehow please pretty please bring in ideas from the Starfleet Year One novel?
I would actually rather have him do something with this motif...
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Old November 20 2012, 01:19 AM   #185
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I would actually rather have him do something with this motif...
Well, the previous novels were pretty clear about what classes of ship were used in the Earth-Romulan War, and it was a much narrower selection than that. Anyway, I'm covering the postwar period.
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Old November 20 2012, 11:13 AM   #186
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This sounds like a great concept. Can't wait!

With the NX-01 mothballed, might we see a new lead ship?

Of course, we never actually "saw" the scene where the ship was decommissioned. Maybe they faked the NX-01's death too?
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Old November 20 2012, 04:38 PM   #187
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My personal hope would be to see the NX-01 pulled out of mothballs and refit in the Drexler style.

More important than the ship, however, would be how the war's fall-out and the UFP as a new step for galactic civilization impacts the characters and society in general. That relationship building will be interesting to see not only within the UFP worlds but amongst the other worlds as well. We see how the formation of the Typhon Pact affected the quadrant, so it will be interesting to see how the Klingons and others react who are afraid the UFP will be a threat to them.
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Old November 20 2012, 04:46 PM   #188
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My personal hope would be to see the NX-01 pulled out of mothballs and refit in the Drexler style.
Unfortunately, canon makes it pretty clear that NCC-1701 was the first Federation starship named Enterprise. I tried to think of a way NX-01 could still be in service as a non-commissioned ship or Earth ship, but if it were spaceworthy for those purposes, why not commission it as a Federation ship? And I'm tired of secret missions unrecorded by history.

As for the Drexler refit, it occurs to me that, despite what the cover art shows, it's never specifically stated in the Romulan War books that NX-01 wasn't refitted that way.

And there are always other ships...


More important than the ship, however, would be how the war's fall-out and the UFP as a new step for galactic civilization impacts the characters and society in general. That relationship building will be interesting to see not only within the UFP worlds but amongst the other worlds as well. We see how the formation of the Typhon Pact affected the quadrant, so it will be interesting to see how the Klingons and others react who are afraid the UFP will be a threat to them.
There may be something along those lines...
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Old November 20 2012, 05:59 PM   #189
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My personal hope would be to see the NX-01 pulled out of mothballs and refit in the Drexler style.
Unfortunately, canon makes it pretty clear that NCC-1701 was the first Federation starship named Enterprise. I tried to think of a way NX-01 could still be in service as a non-commissioned ship or Earth ship, but if it were spaceworthy for those purposes, why not commission it as a Federation ship? And I'm tired of secret missions unrecorded by history.

As for the Drexler refit, it occurs to me that, despite what the cover art shows, it's never specifically stated in the Romulan War books that NX-01 wasn't refitted that way.

And there are always other ships...
I can't recall how many of the original NX's survived. I know 01 and 02 are accounted for and two or three of the others were destroyed.

How many were built during the war, and did production continue in peacetime ? There must be a few left to refit...
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Old November 20 2012, 06:52 PM   #190
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I can't recall how many of the original NX's survived. I know 01 and 02 are accounted for and two or three of the others were destroyed.

How many were built during the war, and did production continue in peacetime ? There must be a few left to refit...
The Romulan War novels established that NX-class (and Intrepid-class) production halted in favor of the easier-to-build Daedalus class, and systematically trashed most of the NX fleet. We know Columbia was lost in Destiny, and Beneath the Raptor's Wing blew up Challenger, Discovery, and Atlantis. Enterprise was crippled and decommissioned. Indistinguishable from Magic introduced an NX-07 Intrepid (implying the canonical Intrepid, namesake of its class, was destroyed during the war), but it was lost shortly after the UFP's founding. That leaves only Endeavour, which was severely damaged in BTRW but not destroyed.

Now that the war's over, of course, there's no reason to continue that Daedalus-only policy.
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Old November 20 2012, 07:24 PM   #191
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Do you count IFM's Intrepid as part of the book world then? Anyway, I am very excited about this book & good luck on making a series out of it, Christopher!
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Old November 20 2012, 07:28 PM   #192
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Do you count IFM's Intrepid as part of the book world then?
As I said, it was lost in 2161, and my book begins the following year. It doesn't come up.
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Old November 20 2012, 07:59 PM   #193
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And there are always other ships...
Just something to consider . . . With many of the NX class ships named for space shuttles, it would be nice to see a ship in the class named Buran. We also had a mock-up at KSC which is being shipped to JSC named Explorer. Lastly, there is a shuttle test article used at KSC in the 70s which was turned into a full mock-up and named Pathfinder and is now located in Alabama.

Sorry, I miss my space shuttles and figured I'd throw that out there.


Christopher, I wish you well on this project. I'm sure you will have plenty of interesting twists and tie-ins for the fans. Your books are always well-researched and planned out.
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You are not alone in missing those shuttles.
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