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Old August 3 2013, 01:16 AM   #31
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Re: The New DS9 Design: Hot Or Not?

I know what this new design is perfect for: fanart of it rolling on the surface of Bajor. You could even do a Star Trek into Darkness parody thing where the station crashes and then bounces high in the air like a rubber ball or something.
A business man and engineer discuss how to launch a communications satellite in the 1960s:
Biz Dev Guy: Your communications satellite has to be the size, shape, and weight of a hydrogen bomb.
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Old August 3 2013, 04:22 AM   #32
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Re: The New DS9 Design: Hot Or Not?

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It at least looks more like a station that could guard the mouth of the wormhole than the station that appeared on the cover of the previous DS9 novels where the old DS9 was destroyed.
About that last bit - if you're thinking of what I think you are, that was not intended to be DS9 - just the construction habitat for the workers building it.
Ah, I see. I was basing my impression off Memory Beta, which uses the cover of "Raise the Dawn" on the new Deep Space 9 page and thought the station image just got changed between novels. MB probably should make it clear that the images aren't meant to both represent DS9 if the "Raise the Dawn" image is a construction habitat instead.
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Old August 3 2013, 08:41 AM   #33
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I thank god it's not canon.

In my opinion, too much in the books do too many things that are intended just to be cool.
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Old August 3 2013, 08:54 AM   #34
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I thank god it's not canon.
Given that the odds are unlikely that we'll ever see the 24th-Century onscreen again, it'll officially be the new DS9 as far as new books in that era is concerned, and that's likely the main intent.
In my opinion, too much in the books do too many things that are intended just to be cool.
In some cases, there may be truth to that (I'm looking at you, Peter David), and the destruction of the original DS9 was indeed something that came without warning. But I think someone said it best over in the Trek Lit forum that the original DS9 had become a somewhat sad shell of its former self with essentially all of the original Niners gone and having moved on. In comparison, the new DS9 has the return of several familiar faces and that it's a rebirth.
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