fighting without fighting

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Good, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Good

    Good Commander Red Shirt

    Apr 30, 2001
    Pumpkin Center, North Carolina
    Hi all. I need some Treknical advice. I'm doing the Script Frenzy where you try to write a 100-page script in 30 days. Fun huh?

    Anyway, my script is a two-parter based on the Starship Exeter fanfilm. One thread of my story calls for the Exeter and a Klingon cruiser to play a cat and mouse game. The Klingons are doing everything they can to disable or delay the Exeter so they can do Bad Things to the landing party stuck on the planet. The catch is that they can't actually fire on the Exeter because they would run afoul of the Organians.

    So what I need is some ways that the Klingons could harass, damage, delay, or inconvenience a starship without using photons or disruptors.

    One example that I've thought of is if the Klingons do some "surveying work" by blowing up nearby asteroids. The only catch is that it puts the resulting pieces on a collision course with the planet. the Exeter will then have to intercept the pieces.

    I need some more ideas. Any thoughts?
  2. Isadorabelle

    Isadorabelle Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jan 10, 2009
    United States
    Hmm, well if the Exeter is doing any kind of scans or anything like that, maybe the Klingons could use that to their advantage to flood or confuse sensors. I guess that's kinda weak, but it makes me think of smoke bombs when I was a kid. They were great and disorienting others without actually hurting anybody. It was just annoying because they were temporarily blinded and disabled.

    Maybe if the Klingons need more time, that'd help?
  3. Myasishchev

    Myasishchev Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 20, 2009
    America after the rain
    ...At some point in the next several years, anyway.
  4. Barbreader

    Barbreader Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 13, 2009
    New York, New York
    Couldn't the Klingons beam parts of the Exeter into space?
  5. Psion

    Psion Commodore Commodore

    Oct 19, 2001
    Lat: 40.1630936 Lon: -75.1183777
    Distract them with a fake distress call. That worked once against the Enterprise. Failing that, use tractor beams to grab a real freighter and create an incident that the Exeter must respond to. No one even has to be hurt, the crew of the freighter just need to be scared enough to send out a distress call. Once the Exeter has been delayed enough, let the freighter go and claim it was all just a harmless misunderstanding.

    For that matter, the Klingon ship could fake its own problems ... the Exeter would have to respond and who could resist the chance to get close to the Klingon ship for a little surveillance work.

    Send a lone shuttle with a courageous warrior into space near the Exeter transmitting a call for asylum. The warrior could claim to be a weapons specialist or warp theorist or logistics director who knows things Starfleet might like to be privy to. Then the Klingon battlecruiser shows up looking for their warrior back because he's an escaped prisoner. The warrior might even get a chance to sabotage Exeter while her crew is figuring out what to do.
  6. JohnnyE4

    JohnnyE4 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Mar 29, 2011
    Eastern Oklahoma
    or have the Klingons with a landing party themselves and the threats of sanctions by either side
    But if you have a Klingon Commando team doing sabatoge to the shuttle you could have many delays and use diffrent perspectives to make a bigger script
  7. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 2, 2009
    Cloaked, self-replicating mimes.
  8. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    All trapped in little invisible boxes...
  9. Maxillius

    Maxillius Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 6, 2007