Best TrekLit Villain - Star Trek Magazine wants to know...

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by PaulSimpson, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. ChristopherPike

    ChristopherPike Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I remember that now! I used to listen to Mark Lenard's audiobook of that.

    They tied that into the WWIII setting didn't they? Those red eagle flags seen during the courtroom scene from Encounter at Farpoint, would've belonged to the Optimum and Adrik Thorsen was their leader? John Burke featured in that too but no Colonel Green. Adding that to detail from First Contact, would seem to imply certain sections of the Western world became facist and the opposing side was the ECON? Is that right? Eastern Coalition? Okay that's a cheat since Federation was Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens original explaination, before the film became the established version of the mid-late 21st Century.
     
  2. David R. George III

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    Wow. I have always thought that Mitra worked pretty well as a villain in The 34th Rule, but I seldom see him mentioned these days (perhaps, I hope, because the novel is a decade old at this point). Anyway, thanks for bringing him up, Allyn; that's very gratifying.
     
  3. Deranged Nasat

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    Interestingly, he's come up in the DS9 forum very recently, if you're..eh.. interested. :)
     
  4. captcalhoun

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    General Thul from Double or Nothing, a Trek villain cloned from Blofeld, Stromberg and Hugo Drax...
     
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  6. PaulSimpson

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    That seemed to have died off a bit hence starting a new one - with the added bonus/bribe of having some of the answers appear in print!!
     
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    Malkus the Mighty from The Brave and the Bold duology. Had to be defeated four times before he was done for good. :p
     
  8. Hartzilla2007

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    five if you count the original that lead to the condition he was in in part 4.
     
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    21Spike65 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    :lol: Good point. I stand corrected.
     
  10. KeepOnTrekking

    KeepOnTrekking Commodore Commodore

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    Another kudos for Omne from the Phoenix novels. He knew how to manipulate both Kirk and Spock to do what he wanted---in the beginning. Death couldn't stop him in the end. "Never mourn Black Omne."
     
  11. Bobatiel

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    Emperor Tiberius.
     
  12. Turtletrekker

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    ^Doesn't qualify. We saw the future Emperor Tiberious in Mirror, Mirror.
     
  13. BillJ

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    Ethan Locken (think that was his name) from Section 31:Abyss.

    Another vote for Adrik Thorsen from Federation.
     
  14. David Mack

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    Really? I don't recall that. Marlena speculates on Kirk's aspirations at one point in the episode, but I don't think it was ever shown as coming to fruition.
     
  15. David cgc

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    Well, that's not the important part. The important part is that Emperor Tiberious (I'm assuming of the Shatnerverse) had been Captain Kirk of the I.S.S. Enterprise in his youth.
     
  16. Sci

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    My favorite TrekLit villains are probably Koll Azernal and Min Zife. :bolian:

    Ethan Locken was pretty awesome, too.

    Delcara, from PAD's TNG: Vendetta, was very memorable to me.

    Praetor Dralath was pretty nifty, I always thought. :)
     
  17. F. King Daniel

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    Captain Sejanus from The Captian's Honor stands out in my mind. He got away.

    Colonel Mitra from The 34th Rule. He got away, too.

    Admiral Rittenhouse from Dreadnought!

    How about the scheming evil Romulans from the Rihannsu books? (Whose names i will not even attempt to remember to spell)

    Admiral Drake and his daughter from Ashes of Eden. He didn't get away.

    The mind-image of the Borgified Ferengi in Vendetta will stick with me the rest of my days. Could anyone take a Borgified Ferengi seriously?

    Comics? Major cheat: Nero from Countdown. Technically Countdown pre-dates the Star Trek reboot. Some think Nero was rubbish, but i think he was great. The only Trek villain to get double his revenge (albeit in the film): He made two Spocks watch their world die at once!
     
  18. Christopher

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    Only in terms of release date. Due to the delayed release, the film was completely shot and edited before Countdown was even written.

    Of course, legally, that might not matter. I recently read something interesting about the '60s TV series 77 Sunset Strip starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. It revolved around a detective character that show creator Roy Huggins had used in earlier novels and stories, but Warner Bros. rather deviously released the 2-hour pilot as a theatrical movie in Puerto Rico shortly before the TV premiere so that they could argue that the show was a spinoff of a movie they owned and therefore belonged to them instead of Huggins. And insanely, the courts agreed with them.
     
  19. Sci

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    I see no reason why not. There's nothing inherently comedic about a Ferengi's physical appearance, and a good actor could convey a sense of menace behind the makeup. Certainly Armin Shimmerman as an assimilated Ferengi could be quite chilling, I imagine.
     
  20. rahullak

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    Shimmerman's eyes needn't even be borgified. They're chilling in and of themselves.