Star Trek: The Last Generation

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Unwrapped, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Unwrapped

    Unwrapped Continuity Spackle Moderator

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    Out of curiosity, anyone read this TPB yet? I happened to see a copy of my local Barnes & Noble, but haven't really decided whether to buy it or not. Some aspects seem interesting, but the whole story seems a little too dependent on time travel.

    Set in an alternate 24th century, the Federation has been largely destroyed by the Klingon Empire. Several decades earlier, Kirk failed to stop the conspiracy from assassinating the Federation president and destroying the Khitomer conference, and in the modern day the crew of the ENT-D are mainly resistance fighters against Worf's forces. Picard, prompted by Guinan, tries to undo the past which has apparently been influenced by the evil Braxton from VOY.

    Braxton claims that some unknown temporal anomaly is destined to unmake the universe in his future, and that it is somehow connected to the differences in this timeline. The only realities in which there seems to be some hope for survival are those in which the Federation falls to the Klingons or some other power. Of course, he's a crazy bastard and not that reliable. :D

    I'm really kind of mixed. While I like alternate history stories, there are some shades of "Yesterday's Enterprise" that seem mixed in.
     
  2. T'Girl

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    Just from that little blurp, it seems very 'Yesterday's Enterprise." Might still be a good read. Who's the writer?
     
  3. Unwrapped

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    Andrew Steven Harris. Seems in was first published in fall of 2008, so perhaps it's not as recent as I thought. But this was the first time I've seen copies of it.
     
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    Somehow K'Ehlayr and Alexander still exist in this universe, and Alexander is as much an incompetent as ever...
     
  5. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Bloody hell...Braxton is involved? :lol:

    How did he get out of his situation at the end of "Relativity"? Or does this take place before that episode?
     
  6. RichMerk

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    Sounds a little Grimdark for my taste, but I always liked Braxton, so maybe...
     
  7. Unwrapped

    Unwrapped Continuity Spackle Moderator

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    I suppose it could be an alternate version of crazy Braxton, though the snippets I read seemed to imply it was the same one.
     
  8. Yug

    Yug Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm a bit done with the time travlin' altered plotlines, it's lazy writing. There's billions of planets in endless space, and these Starfleet dudes got SPACE SHIPS!!!... Lot's of stories to tell about new life and new civilizations, keep goin' boldly foward fer Christ's sake!!
     
  9. T'Girl

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    You know if Worf had spent a few minutes each episode introducing Alexander's cranial ridges to the aft bulkhead, TNG would have been a better place!
     
  10. HIj'Qa

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    Don't buy it, Unicron, it is not very good. Lame hackery like this should be discouraged by failing to make a profit.
     
  11. CoveTom

    CoveTom Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The story sounds like it could be interesting, but it really does sound like a pretty direct ripoff of Yesterday's Enterprise.

    I mean, from the earlier Enterprise altering history, to a future in which the Federation is at war with the Klingons, to Guinan convincing Picard to do something about it.
    It really is like they've taken the same story and altered some details and called it new.