Alt Story Idea-Borgified Alpha Quadrant. What is Data's role?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Dale Sams, Jun 18, 2013.

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  1. Dale Sams

    Dale Sams Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The Borg called him 'primitive'. Said he'd be obsolete. In a quadrant of Borgs...what would Data do? Typically, the Borg thing to do would be to ignore him. He can't do much by himself. I suppose the Queen might show up to chat with him for awhile, but frankly, I think she'd get bored with him.

    So what would Data do? Become a historian? Collect the known history of all the assimilated species, attach it to a transwarp probe and shoot it to the Andromeda Galaxy?
     
  2. Starbreaker

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    Wrong forum?
     
  3. Dale Sams

    Dale Sams Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Idea for an alt-history short story is the wrong forum? Okly-dokly.
     
  4. Captain Clark Terrell

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    Well, the Borg Queen was quite enamored with him during First Contact, so I'd imagine she'd find a use for him in this hypothetical reality.

    --Sran
     
  5. Sho

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    It's a rule of the Treklit forum that posting story ideas is a no-no because there are authors among us who might get into legal trouble if someone claims their idea was stolen etc.
     
  6. Dale Sams

    Dale Sams Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Thank you for the explanation.

    That's actually kind of funny, cause in addition to the idea, I was going to say..."I know some writers frequent these boards, and I'm an idea man, not a writer so...steal away", but thought that was kind of hubristic. But the more I think about it, the more I like it. so. Steal away.

    I'd say Data could turn himself off and on as a means of time travel, but that smacks too much of a 70's Superman story AND a short story wherein a time traveler can only go forward and not backwards. In both stories, Supes and the time traveler just keep going and going and going...

    edit: And I apologize for the no-no.
     
  7. trampledamage

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    It's still against the rules of this forum.

    Story ideas are a legal minefield for writers, so here we just discuss the literature already written. We have a fan fiction forum for discussing ideas and Trek writing of our own. Try there, you should be able to get some good discussions going.

    Closing the thread now.
     
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