Star Trek: Section 31: Disavowed - Dec. 2014?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Kertrats47, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    The Mission Impossible movie series with Tom Cruse is set in an alternate universe. There is no way that Phelps would do what he did.
     
  2. Hartzilla2007

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    Mission Impossible 2 was nice enough to point out that it is possible.
     
  3. Jarvisimo

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    Hi David, I understand. Very much looking forward!
     
  4. DEWLine

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    Hah! :lol:
     
  5. DEWLine

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    Agreed. This is why I skipped those movies.

    If the next instalment remedies that situation, I may reconsider.

    But we digress (for fun)...
     
  6. Christopher

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    Actually I think that the original M:I represented many parallel universes. That's the only way the IMF team could show their faces on national or global TV one week and yet be anonymous enough to go undercover against next week. It's the only way there could be such a huge number of anonymous countries and assorted People's Republics within the finite area of Eastern Europe. And it would explain how, in later seasons when the focus shifted to stateside mob-busting, "the Syndicate" was always just as strong a threat every week no matter how many times they struck a decisive blow against its leaders. Plus there were the '88 revival episodes that were remakes of original episodes.
     
  7. Admiral_Young

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    I'm excited for this already...and whatever cover we do end up with :)
     
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Really? How did it do that?
     
  9. Rush Limborg

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    All I know is: PLEASE, Mr. Mack, let it be a tale without a straw-man twist of the kind that so deeply tarnished the old miniseries for me--where 31 was so often ridiculously simplified into bumbling villains with no proposed validity whatsoever. Straw men do not make for dark, soul-searching angst of the kind that made the original DS9 arcs with the Bureau so much more compelling....

    (To be fair, I'd say they were handled pretty well in A Time To Kill/Heal.)

    BTW...on the subject of the M:I movies--who's stupid idea WAS it, anyway, to make the hero of the series turn out to be a card-carrying villain-traitor? I can't believe the usually-superb Brian De Palma was responsible for that....
     
  10. tomswift2002

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    That placeholder cover still looks a lot better than some of the more recent Photoshop covers.
     
  11. DonIago

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    Maybe someone with better eyesight can answer this, if there is in fact an answer - who's being disavowed on the cover?
     
  12. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Looks like it's Bashir.
     
  13. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    :techman::cool:Great news I've been hoping there would be another Section 31 novel someday.I definitely will be getting this book.
     
  14. Man of Steel

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    Start pitching it to them :)
     
  15. DS9forever

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    Cool news. I wonder if Section 31 being in Star Trek Into Darkness is a reason or if the novel has always been on the slate.
     
  16. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ I doubt that STID has anything to do with this, because 1) it's a prime-timeline novel, and 2) due to Bad Robot dictates, Abramsverse novels are not allowed. So this can't have much of anything to do with STID.
     
  17. Dimesdan

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    Link?
     
  18. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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    I think he maybe meant that because it had been a plot point in STID, it was being used as something that is recognizable to people who had seen the film... current popularity and all that jazz. But I may be wrong.
     
  19. Sho

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    Seems pretty clever to pitch this right after STID featured Section 31 in a big way.
     
  20. The Wormhole

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    Although I would not presume to speak for David Mack, I do get the impression that he pitched a Section 31 story because it's a story he wanted to tell and their presence in STID in no way influenced the decision. But I do not presume to speak for David Mack.