What concluded series do you miss the most?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JD, Sep 8, 2013.

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Which series do you miss most?

  1. Stargazer

    2.2%
  2. SCE/CoE

    24.2%
  3. IKS Gorkon/Klingon Empire

    22.0%
  4. Vanguard

    29.7%
  5. New Frontier

    26.4%
  6. Myriad Universes

    25.3%
  7. Mirror Universe

    5.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. oddment

    oddment Ensign Newbie

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    Also the more I've been reading on these board the more I discover that people didn't feel the same way about New Earth/Challenger as I do. Back then Diane Carey was my favorite Trek author and I've found it strange that people don't really care for her. Though I've got Ship of the Line in Hardcover and the Voyager Captain's Table sitting on my bookshelf unread that people usually bring up when discussing her, perhaps I should crack on of those open and see what the fuss is about. Anyways sorry about the potential derail of the thread, back on topic I've also read the first Vanguard and ordered the second, it seems like it's going to be a fun series to read, and if it is only 8 books because they had a story to tell and didn't want to drag it out I respect that. I was happy during Season 3 or 4 of LOST when they said that they were only doing 6 seasons because dragging out the story for the sake of dragging it out is never a good thing.
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    The problem there is that they were already dragging it out for the sake of dragging it out before the first season even ended. There was a point when you could tell that the show's success had sunk in and the network had told them to stretch out their story arcs to fit the longer run the show was now expected to have -- because up to that point, the characters had been growing and evolving, but suddenly they just started backsliding and going into holding patterns. Sometime early in the second season, I just lost interest and stopped watching.
     
  3. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Just like with Smallville. Really, once Jonathan Kent died, none of the characters really grew, especially Clark: he just seemed to stay still from early-Season 5 till the producers finally decided it was time for the cape and tights in Season 10.
     
  4. shanejayell

    shanejayell Captain Captain

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    Voted SCE. I really think that it would be interesting to do more with them.. or at LEAST catch up with them. I'm love to see a SCE presence in The Fall, even.
     
  5. zarkon

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    I miss NF the most. Can't believe I've been reading them for almost a decade and a half and pocket nixed it on a cliffhanger :/

    I would love to read more IKS/Empire books, and SCE as long as it involves Tev. Lots of Tev. he has far more berating left to do
     
  6. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I voted S.C.E., but I'd also welcome Challenger. Diane Carey's best work, I'd say. I miss Shucorion. :(
     
  7. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

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    We did see of the SCE and IKS Gorkon characters in A Singular Destiny .
     
  8. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    We really could see more of them in current titles - the SCE could be fitted into the Typhon Pact novels easily and so could the New Frontier cast and the Klingons.

    We are getting a Vanguard follow up in Seekers, and I hope that will have some TMP content occasionally. Stargazer is a bit isolated timewise, but as DS9 showed, the MU could still show up !
     
  9. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    BTW, does anybody know whether Star Trek: Typhon Pact will resume following the conclusion of The Fall?
     
  10. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I presume The Fall is TP related in all but title.
     
  11. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    The story of the Typhon Pact is not a specific series or storyline, just the current astropolitical status quo. They've already featured in several novels that didn't have a specific Typhon Pact banner, including A Singular Destiny and Books 1-2 of Cold Equations. Think of it like the Section 31 miniseries -- just because there was a specific run of books by that title, that didn't keep Section 31 from appearing in other books. And the Dominion War was featured in books that didn't have The Dominion War in the title.
     
  12. jpv2000

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    I hope we do get to see more of them.
     
  13. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I understand. The Typhon Pact continues to play a role but I wonder whether series title Typhon Pact may be reused. :vulcan:
     
  14. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Also a solid choice. I know opinions of Carey are all over the place, but I really thought that series had potential. Oh well.
     
  15. bullethead

    bullethead Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Same here, although I found the resolution to the cliffhanger from the novel in the final book to be a bit off-putting.
     
  16. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

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    I probably should have included Challenger, but TBH I forgot it even existed. I've never read any of it's stories, so it isn't one that comes immediately to mind when thinking of Trek Lit series.
     
  17. TJ Sinclair

    TJ Sinclair Captain Captain

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    I'm really glad I'm not the only one who wanted more Challenger. It certainly felt that way for the longest time.

    Yes, Shucorion was brilliant. And I really, really liked Keller.

    Of the major series that have ended or are on "permanent hiatus," I do probably miss Vanguard most, but Challenger will always be the thing I would want more of.

    On another note, I'm kind of surprised no one seems to miss Stargazer at all... my personal opinion of MJF's so-called writing aside.

    But even more than any of the novels, what I really miss are the two best Trek comics from the late 90s Marvel era: The Early Voyages and Starfleet Academy.

    Can we please, bloody please, get Dan Abnett to write a Pike novel?
     
  18. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'd buy that.

    Any particular reason you picked Abnett, though, aside from just liking his writing? Has he expressed an interest in this or something?
     
  19. TJ Sinclair

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    Uhm, because he's already written Pike. While I'm a fan of his writing in general (especially his Guardians of the Galaxy and related work with Andy Lanning at Marvel), I make the suggestion mostly because co-authored the 17 issues of Marvel's Early Voyages comic, along with several issues of Star Trek Unlimited. Early Voyages is arguably the greatest Trek comic series ever published, and certainly the best of Marvel's output.

    In fact, given his knowledge of Trek, and his rather prolific career as a sci-fi tie-in writer, I've always been rather surprised he hasn't done a Trek novel to date.
     
  20. Claudia

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    I agree on Challenger - I'd love to see more there.

    I voted for MyrU, I'm a fan of What If-stories, so that series of novellas just was right up my alley.