Dead Stop

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by I_like_andorians, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. I_like_andorians

    I_like_andorians Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Hi all!
    I have a question regarding a Enterprise episode. (I know I should be asking in the Enterprise sub forum, however I have not finished watching Enterprise and I am trying to avoid spoilers).

    There is a episode called Dead Stop.
    I think so far it's my favourite Enterprise episode. Was kinda cool. Plus I just learnt Roxann Dawson directed it, which is even cooler!

    Any way, is there any thing about who created the repair station? Where it came from? Did the Tellarites build it?
    Or do we find any thing more about it later in Enterprise?

    Thanks!
     
  2. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

    Still belongs in the Enterprise forum. Hopefully your announcement that you're avoiding spoilers will be sufficient.
     
  3. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    When it comes to Dead Stop there are 2 Enterprise novels by Christopher L. Bennett that you get the backstory about these Space stations and who built them.I won't post spoilers except to say the books are really interesting to see how the mystery unfolds and Travis has a big role in unraveling the mysteries in both books.
     
  4. I_like_andorians

    I_like_andorians Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Oh cool. Thank you. I will try and look for them. Forgive my ignorance, but are they fan fiction? Or proper star trek novels?
     
  5. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    Absolutely proper Trek novels. Mr. Bennett is a regular poster on this board using his first name as his username. Check his profile and postings to see his activity.
     
  6. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Mr. Bennett is one of the most highly respected Star Trek novelists currently working, and yes, they are licensed novels, commissioned and published by S&S/Pocket.

    It is a measure of the respect that I have for him that even though he and I frequently find ourselves on opposite sides of some heated argument over some trivial matter, it has not diminished my respect for him in the slightest (and on the rare cases in which he and I are on the same side of an argument, . . . be afraid. Be very afraid).
     
  7. I_like_andorians

    I_like_andorians Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Again, forgive my ignorance.
    So there is fan fiction. Is there or are there any books created by the actual star trek franchise? And if so, are they a must read?
    How do I start with the literature side of things? Who do I start with and where?
     
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  9. I_like_andorians

    I_like_andorians Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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  10. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Fan fiction is written and privately published by and for fans, on a strictly-amateur, strictly-not-for-profit basis. Paramount generally tolerates it, mainly because Roddenberry tolerated it. In rare cases, it can be promoted to pro-fiction, but rarely does so unchanged. Most of it is wish-fulfillment, on the part of the authors; some of it is fetish-fulfillment.

    Pro fiction is written by professional writers, vetted and licensed by Paramount, and published (currently) by S&S/Pocket or by Titan (or historically, by Bantam and by Ballantine), on a for-profit basis, with Paramount receiving a substantial royalty. Occasionally, a writer of Star Trek prose fiction will also be a Star Trek screenwriter; more rarely, a member of the Star Trek production staff (or a cast member) will write a Star Trek novel; in at least two cases (Melinda "Tears of the Singers" Snodgrass becoming story editor of TNG, and Kirsten "KMFB" Beyer, who wrote numerous VOY novels, becoming a member of the DIS staff), Star Trek novelists will be hired as production staff.
     
  11. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I had company for Labor day and didn't have time to post the novel titles from Christopher Bennet you asked about book one of the Dead stop series is Uncertain logic part2 Live by the code. They're good books. I highly recommend them. There's some really great Enterprise professinal novels and fanfiction too.
     
  12. ItIsGreen

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    Just be aware that, while the novels can be entertaining and are officially licensed by the owners of Star Trek, they are not considered to be an official part of the Star Trek canon. They can often contradict each other, and be contradicted or rendered obsolete by later on-screen events. Some fans choose to incorporate some of them into their own personal 'head-canon' though. So while there may be a novel exploring the backstory of the repair station, it's only 'a possible explanation', not 'the explanation'.

    At the end of the day though, it's all a bit of fun really.