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Old November 3 2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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November Challenge

For this month's challenge I've selected the theme of 'Clichés', or more specifically, Star Trek chicles.

We all know and love Star Trek, but over the course of four decades there have been certain scenarios that have arisen so many times that they've become well known Star Trek clichés.

I'd like participants to select an established Star Trek cliche and use it as the basis for their story - perhaps have a little fun with it, turn it on its head, whatever you like!

I've included a few of the more obvious examples below, courtesy of Ex Astris Scientia.

Reset button.

Holodeck safeties.

Insane admirals.

Transporter malfunction.

Functional ancient technology.

Lost Earth colonies.

Only one survivor.



http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/in...s/cliches1.htm

Now for the science bit...

* 10,000 words or less.
* Original piece of work
* Closing time is midnight at the end of this month.
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Old November 3 2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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Re: November Challenge

A very interesting idea.

Though the list would definately need to include: phenomena that affects all crew except one
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Old November 3 2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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Re: November Challenge

Dammit, I already wrote a Wesley piece.
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Old November 3 2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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Bry_Sinclair wrote: View Post
A very interesting idea.

Though the list would definately need to include: phenomena that affects all crew except one
Thanks Bry!

Yeah this one has the potential to be a bit of fun I think, maybe even write something that includes as many Star Trek clichés as possible?
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Old November 4 2012, 01:24 AM   #5
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Re: November Challenge

Nice theme (although I think we had this before, but then again, by now we've probably had most themes). Don't forget to post your winning entry in the winning entries thread stickied at the top of the forum.
Also, you might want to add midnight in what timezone to your deadline.
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Old November 4 2012, 04:33 PM   #6
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Re: November Challenge

Hmm...this could be something for me to sink my teeth into....
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Old November 4 2012, 08:49 PM   #7
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I'm glad you all seem to like the theme!

Looking forward to reading all your entries should you chose to take part!
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Old November 13 2012, 07:15 AM   #8
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Re: November Challenge

Here's my cliche-ridden entry: "And In The Quiet Heart Lies Hidden"

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.ph...49#post7248349

Enjoy!
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Old November 21 2012, 05:50 PM   #9
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Here's my cliche-ridden entry: "And In The Quiet Heart Lies Hidden"

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.ph...49#post7248349

Enjoy!
I did enjoy! Very much!
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Old November 26 2012, 07:02 PM   #10
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Re: November Challenge

So, the deadline is approaching quickly. Is anyone else working on something? Would be nice if we could have a couple of entries like last month.
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Old November 26 2012, 08:28 PM   #11
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I think Fanboy should stick to entering these things and give setting them a wide berth.
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Old November 26 2012, 09:40 PM   #12
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I've been thinking the same thing.

Oh well.
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Old November 27 2012, 01:05 AM   #13
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Re: November Challenge

Life (read: holidays) got way ahead of me this month.
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Old November 27 2012, 01:07 AM   #14
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I think I've heard of these things...
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Old November 27 2012, 02:24 AM   #15
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I imagine December will be worse for a lot of folk.
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