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Old November 29 2013, 04:06 AM   #76
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Re: The Library of Star Treks That Never Were - Book cover designs

One book you'll never see is Kirk, Spock and McCoy stuck in Earth's past because they failed to allow Edith Keeler's death to happen as it did in the original history. I'd sure like to see that one. (Of course, the reason that it'll never happen is because the story of McCoy being stuck in the past by himself has already been published as part of the "Crucible" trilogy.)

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Old January 15 2014, 07:46 AM   #77
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Of all covers, this one really mirrors the layout of an early 1970s novel cover. Well done!
Isn't what's depicted in this fictional story against what the Federation believes? It brings up images of Blade Runner quite a bit.
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Old January 15 2014, 08:48 AM   #78
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Well, it should - after all, Blade Runner was the movie of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

I think we've seen many things in Trek that go against what the Federation claims to believe and/or practice - Section 31 immediately comes to mind. Although I'm not sure that 'Sheep' is one of those things; how much have we seen - explicitly - that addresses the Federation's attitude toward robots/androids? Sure, Kirk killed just about every robot or AI he ever encountered, from Ruk to Landru to Rayna to Norman, but it's my general recollection (and I could be very wrong ) that robotics has been more ignored, in general, than ever really addressed in the context of the Federation, with the main exception being Data and his creator, Soong. And a Trek version of 'Sheep' would obviously be very different from the published novel, I would expect - the description on the cover only says that they were created to do the dangerous jobs and that they revolted, but it doesn't say they were intentionally abused; I don't know why the Federation would consider them anything other than devices to improve the quality of life of its members, and even in "Measure of a Man," the apparent intent was to do so, oblivious to the rights and desires of the AI, in this case Data.
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Old January 15 2014, 09:12 AM   #79
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^ Absolutely. I'd expect a Trek version of Sheep to have had as much in common with Dick's original Sheep as Blade Runner did, which, with the sheer fact that it could have been quite interesting, is exactly what made that book cover so plausible to begin with.
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Old February 4 2014, 03:41 PM   #80
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Looking through my bookshelf, I found another great volume by a couple of the greats - "Catspaw" may have been TOS's big foray into horror, but nothing can match ...

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Old February 5 2014, 03:02 PM   #81
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Old February 8 2014, 09:02 PM   #82
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Now that I think of it, it might not be as funny as it seems...
A tribble couldn't even kill a fly, let alone shed human blood.
But they wouldn't need to in order to kill. All they would have to do is eat the entire ships storage, and the entire crew would die of starvation.
Now, if they want to go for efficiency, they can even drink every drop of water on the ship. It wouldn't take, what, a week for the entire crew, to die of thirst. Way more gruesome than anything Freddy Krueger could do, but without a drop of blood. There would be nothing left but starved, dried out bodies a month from then.
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Old February 8 2014, 10:11 PM   #83
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Old February 9 2014, 07:52 AM   #84
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I dunno, someone that got knocked into a deep pit of hungry tribbles might not make out so well.....
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