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Old February 9 2014, 09:52 PM   #1
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The Cardassian Chronicles (Or: Let's discuss Cardassians, novel/screen

The Cardassian Chronicles



(The novels, the new Cardassian status quo, Skrain Dukat, Cardassians and Bajorans VS Narns and Centauri, a cheery song involving dinosaurs, and attempted genocide)

In which we discuss (in my case, drone on at length; this is a big one, sorry) how each of us views and interprets the most complex and tragic of Star Trek’s alien cultures, a race who have recently been left in a far better place than we’ve possibly ever seen them, but whose future, while looking ever more solid with each passing year, is still highly uncertain. I speak, naturally, of the Pakl – the Cardassians.







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Old February 10 2014, 07:48 PM   #2
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I would like to read a book about the war/ conflict between Cardassia and the Federation.
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Old February 10 2014, 07:57 PM   #3
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I would like to read a book about the war/ conflict between Cardassia and the Federation.
I think the issue I'd have there - and this may seem odd coming from someone who obsesses over continuity and likes seeing hidden corners of the Trek 'verse illuminated - is that I wonder what a focus on the wars would actually teach us about Cardassia or the Federation that we didn't already know.
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Old February 14 2014, 10:58 AM   #4
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I liked what Una McCormack said in one of her interviews about Cardassia, that what fascinated her about Cardassian society was how it could produce brilliant, kind, noble people at the same time that it could also produce people responsible for terrible atrocities. What happened to break Cardassia?

Stories showing how Cardassia gets unbroken are interesting to me. Cardassia was quite literally taken to a dead end in S7 by the catastrophic end of the Dominion War; the old military model was no longer viable, could no longer be viable if Cardassia was to survive at all. How will Cardassia get unbroken?

The general success of The Fall series, showing how Cardassia getting to a better place can still have issues, suggests that stories about unbreaking can be quite compelling to more people than me.
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Old February 14 2014, 05:06 PM   #5
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I would like to read a book about the war/ conflict between Cardassia and the Federation.
That and the Talarian Wars getting some books about them would be awesome.
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Neverending sacrifice was one of the best novels I´ve ever read, despite the fact that Rugal is central instead of DS9 characters.

And I´m a big fan of Titan´s Zurin Dakal.
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