Star Trek: The Seekers

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by captcalhoun, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. Relayer1

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    Maybe you could mention it's secondary hull in a novel and clear the matter up !

    From what you have written about other classes of ship being developed from NX parts it wouldn't be a stretch for there to be a family or generation of related ships in production - new versions of the original NX, refit style, Pioneer and maybe others.
     
  2. Christopher

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    I'd rather leave it ambiguous, up to the individual reader to decide.
     
  3. Relayer1

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    Fair enough !

    There's another thread on here regarding the new Polar Lights Enterprise kit that let's you build either the original or refit version.

    Unusual, I think.
     
  4. DEWLine

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    Unusual but not unwelcome.
     
  5. Avro Arrow

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    Hmm... it would probably take a fair bit of time in-universe to do that. I don't recall the RW books that well; was there enough "downtime" for Enterprise during the war to fit a refit in?
     
  6. Christopher

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    Oh, absolutely. There are a lot of time gaps in the books -- especially book 2, which covers the last four years of the war -- and NX-01 undergoes at least a couple of significant repairs/refits.
     
  7. Fer

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    Thank you for that. As much as I admire the refit design, I like that the NX-01 is more of a predecessor to the Akira class than the Constitution class.

    I'm okay with the NX-refit being a "running change" to the way the NX ships were built after the NX-01 was retired, or even as a later class of starship. It's definitely the next developmental step for starships, but part of the NX-01's appeal imho is that her time was before that step was taken.
     
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    Fans keep demanding that "Star Trek" takes some risks.
     
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    For every fan that want that, there's a fan who wants the stead state" version of the Trek unverse. Not everyone will be happy a the same time.
     
  10. Elias Vaughn

    Elias Vaughn Captain Captain

    I, for one, plan to be unhappy as long as everyone else is happy. Catch 22's make me smile.
     
  11. shanejayell

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    I'm hoping we'll see some crossover with Vanguard plot threads. And the SCE of the era...
     
  12. Mage

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    Well, considering that the last VAN novel ended
    with Sagitarrius and Endeveaour going into the Taurus Reach not only to explore and scout, but make sure that the Shedai are truly gone, their's a change we'll see some crossover.
     
  13. Relayer1

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    SCE. Yes... :techman:
     
  14. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Can you imagine KRAD writing an SCE-themed Seekers entry ...
     
  15. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    I just realized something.....


    no Bersh glov Mog. :( I really liked him.
     
  16. trampledamage

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    I would certainly like him to!
     
  17. Defcon

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    The books are now listed at Amazon.

    What's odd is that they seem to have titles - weren't the Seeker books supposed to be just numbered (Seekers , Seekers 2, etc..)?

    FWIW at least in the amazon listing the first book by David Mack is called Second Nature and the second one by Ward/Dilmore Point of Divergence.

    Note: Since they only list Dilmore as the writer of Book 2, they just as well could be wrong about the titles as well.

    ETA: Dayton confirmed on Twitter that they were asked to provide titles.
     
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  18. Thrawn

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    That's lame. I loved the throwback feel of those cover mock-ups, with just the numbers.
     
  19. Defcon

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    They could still go for that and only have the titles on the spine, but I guess that's unlikely.
     
  20. Allyn Gibson

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they now had titles for merchandising and sales purposes. Pocket wouldn't want people in bookstores to miss a book because they were confused by the lack of a title, and they would want people to be able to find the book online through searches. A title cuts adds clarity. I'm only speculating -- I don't know that that's the reason -- but it wouldn't surprise me at all because I deal with the very thing in my day job.