Spoilers Section 31: Control by David Mack Review Thread

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  1. David cgc

    David cgc Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Well, future-Control took over Airiam, which is when she started sending data back to 31 headquarters, and apparently around the time it killed the admirals (they may have already been dead when they were holoconferencing with Leland and Georgiou last week; it's hard to tell how much time passes between episodes) and stopped taking Cornwell's calls. It looks like future-Control hijacked its past self using Airiam to bootstrap-paradox its own inception.
  2. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    I haven't read the book, but from what little I know of the book version there does seem to one pretty big difference. The show's version isn't just in charge of Section 31, it's a program that everyone in Starfleet uses in order to make tactical decisions.
  3. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 6, 2006
    Orange County, CA
    I still say that Section 31 is more like KAOS than like CONTROL.
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  4. DWMarch

    DWMarch Captain Captain

    Nov 7, 2000
    British Columbia
    There were a few things in the last episode that were unusually similar to the events of the book:

    Control impersonating Starfleet figures to give false orders
    Control killing off people who had the potential to be obstacles
    Control upgrading itself
    The effort to restore normal function being a commando mission taking place on a remote, heavily guarded outpost

    These were all in the book and the episode.
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  5. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 23, 2017
    Pocket Books should re issue this book with some new material. They could make a few more bucks from it.
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  6. rahullak

    rahullak Commodore Commodore

    Jun 4, 2009
    Well, the C word gets into the picture now. And I don't mean Control.
  7. Unimatrix Q

    Unimatrix Q Captain Captain

    Jun 26, 2015
    Yes, Airiam might have been hijacked by a future version of Control but we don't know if she upgraded the 23rd century version to become sentient for now.

    If she hadn't, Control might have already reached sentience on its own.
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  8. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

    Sep 11, 2005
    hitching a ride to Erebor
    @DWMarch I've edited your post.

    Please, everyone remember, this is the Literature forum. Outside of the specific TV Show thread, any Discovery TV show reveals should be put in spoiler code.

    Link to the TV Show Thread

    The spoiler marking for this thread is for the book, not the show.