Poll Season 3 Federation

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by King Daniel Beyond, Apr 28, 2019.

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How would you like the Federation in season 3?

  1. Blake's 7 (Federation BAD)

    9.2%
  2. Andromeda (Federation GONE)

    26.4%
  3. Nothing's really changed (Federation SAME)

    29.9%
  4. Constant TCW madness (Federation TIME)

    2.3%
  5. Civil War (Federation SPLIT)

    10.3%
  6. Other (Federation PLEASE EXPLAIN)

    21.8%
  1. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    At the very least, he must have had Starfleet pajamas.
     
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  2. SJGardner

    SJGardner Captain Captain

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    He thought he was unique until he met his bunkmates and realized they were just the same Starfleet standard-issue pyjamas everybody else had.
     
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  3. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I was thinking they find the Federation in an anarchic state, like if the delta quadrant aliens were better written.

    My mental image is a Mad Max of Star Trek basically.
     
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  4. rahullak

    rahullak Commodore Commodore

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    They gotta be careful not to make it seem like Andromeda though.
     
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  5. SJGardner

    SJGardner Captain Captain

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    The setting, and Discovery's possible role in it, also reminds me a lot of the Fallout series, specifically Fallout 2, where, if you're playing your cards right, you can unite all the various post-apocalyptic tribes and towns to form the New California Republic from the ashes of the old world on the ideals of the common good, democracy and diversity. And of course Fallout 4, where your player character is actually from before the apocalypse, having survived in cryogenic stasis, and can similarly end up bringing back hope, stability and civilization to post-apocalyptic Massachusetts with the right choices.
     
  6. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It would be interesting to see some sort of civil war within the Federation. I'm not sure the cause would be exactly, but the fallout of that, whilst having the Discovery turn up in the middle of it sounds fun.

    Or a different approach. Some cataclysmic event (Borg maybe? Or something of similar power) has torn through Federation space, and the crew are enlisted to help to rebuild.
     
  7. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Or else they'd have to pay the Roddenberry estate? Would, say, 25% different be enough to avoid paying royalties?
     
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  8. Jackson_Roykirk

    Jackson_Roykirk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Make a ship they find in the post-Federation 33rd century captained by a Tardigrade named Captain Hercules.

    EDIT TO ADD:
    Oh -- and the ship will have its own Zora-like AI, played by Lexa Doig.
     
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  9. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Interesting that you should mention the tardigrade...I still think Ripper has a part to play in all of this.

    Perhaps Ripper can somehow transport the crew back to the 23rd century? The spore drive has been used as a time travel device before, after all. Given that the crew saved Ripper's life back in the day, he may wish to return the favor.

    And then because Discovery itself is still dangerous (due to the sphere data) it can then be set off on autopilot, setting up the events of "Calypso".'

    Best of all, this would let the crew prevent any post-apocalyptic "fall of the Federation" that they might encounter in the future.
     
  10. Jackson_Roykirk

    Jackson_Roykirk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'd like it to be about the fall of the Federation (similar to Asimov's Foundation books), but I don't want it to be all about the pitfalls of navigating through an anarchistic galaxy, which is what Andromeda mostly became by the end of the 2nd season.

    I'd rather it concentrate more on the attempt to restore the Federation, like Andromeda's original premise, and do so much more pointedly and with more political flair and deftness.
     
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  11. SJGardner

    SJGardner Captain Captain

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    With all the Foundation references, I just had a random thought about Michelle Yeoh starring in the S31 series...

    Suppose she gets back to the 23rd century somehow. What if Section 31 gets a secret mission based on what she saw in the future? And what if this secret mission is that Section 31 will serve as the Federation's version of the Foundation? A giant, top secret contingency project to help restore the Federation after it falls...
     
  12. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Yeah, I found that guy....
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