What unseen Star Trek event do you want to read about next?

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  1. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    --> Enterprise-J, Universe-class :bolian:

    I'd like to see the time past the 24th century as well. I like the current iterations, of course, but it is tempting to see what's beyond and so many hints of what could happen.

    When will the Federation expand into different quadrants and into the Mirror Universe (the Galatic Commonwealth is ripe for a merger) and make the first steps into nearby galaxies? :drool:
     
  2. USS Einstein

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    It could be really awesome - it could work as a series too, if CBS don't want to go with the new timeline - like early TNG and ENT, it would be like a new beginning, full of awe.

    Also a chance to have some far-future technology that is more in line with current expectations, such as space suits that are basically like the Liquid Metal Terminator - you just step into the blob, and it forms around you - flies under it's own power, etc.

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    Early TNG is often derided, but actually, the sense of awe and experimentation in season one was sometimes great - like when The Traveler catapults the Enterprise across the galactic supercluster.

    Or when Riker is talking about that legendary planet, and it de-cloaks in front of them. The sense of weird, wonderful, exotic, wacky places that was absent in subsequent series.
     
  3. ronny

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    I thought that was fairly well covered in the Terok Nor Lost Era books:

    Day of the Vipers · James Swallow
    Night of the Wolves · S.D. Perry & Britta Dennison
    Dawn of the Eagles · S.D. Perry & Britta Dennison

    Day of Vipers is awesome. The other to books are pretty good but James Swallow set a pretty high bar with the first book.

    I think there was also some resistance stuff covered in The Rebels trilogy by Dafyd ab Hugh although I don't remember those books being particularly good.
     
  4. Greg Cox

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    As a kid, I liked to imagine that the transporters were based on the technology invented in THE FLY . . . .

    "help me . . . ."
     
  5. Lee Son of Pete

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    Whilst I'm not overly bothered about that particular story, I hope they ease up on that at some point because I really think the novelverse continuity will only really mature as it moves away from the TV shows.
     
  6. bbailey861

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    Pretty much, yes. My vote also is for the Cardassian Wars.
     
  7. Greg Cox

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    I don't know. Just to play devil's advocate, I don't think it's entirely unreasonable to assume that the average reader wants a STAR TREK novel to bear some resemblance to the movies and TV shows. Presumedly, that's why they picked up a STAR TREK novel in the first place, instead of an original sf novel.

    I mean, suppose you picked up a Sherlock Holmes novel, expecting to find Holmes and Watson up to their old tricks on Baker Street, only to discover that it was about a pair of detectives named Bartleby and Malone, who were working out of a brothel in Berlin, that Holmes had retired, and that Watson was now working independently as an undercover operative in Argentina, alongside a reformed Sebastian Moran . . . .

    Now, you might well find this very exciting and intriguing, or you might also react negatively. "Hey, I wanted to read a Sherlock Holmes story . . . who the heck is this Bartleby character?"
     
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  8. Lee Son of Pete

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    I could understand it, I just think they'd be wrong.
     
  9. Greg Cox

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    Unless, of course, they just wanted a Sherlock Holmes (or Star Trek) fix . . . .
     
  10. Odo

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    Regarding the Cardassian Wars, we also have James Swallow's 'The Slow Knife' in the Seven Deadly Sins Anthology
     
  11. Odo

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    Some people want their archetypes and icons, some people want their character development and change. Both are important.
     
  12. Lee Son of Pete

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    What about scenes from the books that you'd like to see on screen? Personally I'm thinking Ro Laren the time she pretended to be a Dabo Girl, that I'd like to see.
     
  13. Lee Son of Pete

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    Yeah totally. I suppose my point was I hope Pocket Books don't neglect the latter for the perceived marketability of the former. I think it mainly applies to the developing timeline(s) set after the TV shows.
     
  14. Greg Cox

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    I would hope that there would be room on the list for both. It can be fun to expand beyond the TV shows, as with Christopher's DTI books, but it would probably be a mistake to assume that every reader wants to leave the TV shows behind. There's a reason that "STAR TREK" is printed in big type on the front covers--to attract fans of the movies and TV shows! :)

    (Says the guy who has a new 5YM book coming out!)
     
  15. TJ Sinclair

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    Really, I'd love to see some more "Second 5-Year Mission" stories again. The era between TMP and TWOK. It's been quite a few years since we've had any, and there's still room for some exploration in there.

    And I know it would never happen, but I'd love to see what's become of Belle Terre (from New Earth / Challenger) in the 24th century.
     
  16. JD

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    I would be interested in seeing some first contact stories for some of the major races, like the Trill, the Betazoids, Bolians, Catians, ect.
     
  17. Christopher

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    No, it hasn't. The second half of DTI: Forgotten History, which came out only 9 months ago, is set in the post-TMP era.
     
  18. Deranged Nasat

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    Agreed. There's great potential for interesting exploration/diplomacy stories centred on worlds that will go on to join the Federation. The fact that these would be cultures with a confirmed future role to play, rather than random planets-of-the-week, would add greater significance to the proceedings, and it would be a chance to really flesh out some of these races.

    How much do we really know about Saurians, or Grazerites, or Arkenites? Only scattered tidbits. And a political piece detailing the untold story behind Betazed or Efros' entry into the UFP would be fascinating.

    After Rise of the Federation explores the earliest years, I hope we'll see novels - or even a series - about the blossoming of the Federation and its swift expansion. When we "last" saw the Federation it was a fledgling nation with five member states, when we "next" see it in the mid-23rd century it has about a hundred members, some quite exotic. I'd love to have some of the stories told, especially as it would satisfy both those wishing to see more "pure" Trekkian tales (exploration, discovery, new worlds) and continuity fans (who would get to see the history of established planets developed further). In fact, such stories would be a great way to satisfy fans of continuity without bogging the novel down in the minutiae, making it easily accessible to casual readers also.

    Can you tell I'm enthusiastic?

    Oh, and someone take us to Denobula, for goodness sake!
     
  19. TerraUnam

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    I always think of it as the "Great 98", 2063-2161, First Contact to the Federation. I always wanted to see how United Earth managed to pull itself together. Some notions crossed my mind as Earth pulls itself up by the bootstraps.

    I was born in 1982 so I'd be 81 in 2063 at First Contact and therefore could be around chronologically. Zeframe Cochrane would be my niece's generation; she's 20 months old.

    I did the math in the movie theatre when I saw First Contact and it gave me a kick.
     
  20. TJ Sinclair

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    But dealing with time travel, alternate timelines and stuff. I'd just like to see a straightforward "Second 5-year mission" tale. A little exploration, a little first contact, with a threat that isn't quadrant- or galaxy-spanning.

    Is that too much to ask?
     

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