Yet Another Story Idea(s) – Star Trek: High School & San Francisco

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Little_kingsfan, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Little_kingsfan

    Little_kingsfan Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    In the past, I've had ideas for a variety of stories about Star Trek – stories about SCIS, a civilian merchant ship, Memory Alpha, a Saber-class ship crewed entirely by reptilian races, a Seeds of Dissent follow-up/spin-off, a Starfleet ship that focused more on border patrol and VIP escort, and a Titan back-in-time adventure, along with a group of similar/the same background characters – but recently I came up with a new idea: high school.

    What would a 23rd or 24th century high school look like, particularly one set in San Francisco? Would there still be jocks and nerds, cheerleaders and preppy kids, stoners and loners, rockers and band geeks, and all the other "modern day" high school stereotypes? Would Vulcans and Betazoids and Triexians who happen to live on Earth attend the same schools, and how does that effect the high school experience? What effect would having an admiral or a diplomat or a police officer or a holography star for a parent have on a Star Trek high school?

    Speaking of those parents, what do they do? While nearly everyone we've ever seen in Star Trek is Starfleet, government and diplomats, reporters, criminals, or aliens, what about the rest of them? What does life in the home of Starfleet Headquarters look like through the eyes of civilians – the police, the teachers, the musicians, the actors, the computer technicians, the restaurateurs, the book store clerks, the librarians, the college students?

    Let me know what you think, feel free to share any ideas, and, once again, thanks for your time.
     
  2. Little_kingsfan

    Little_kingsfan Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    So nobody has any thoughts, comments, constructive criticism, anything?

    In one episode of Voyager ("Collective", Season 6, Episode 16), Lt. Cmdr. Tuvok declared that, in his experience, teenagers of every race are "contemptuous of authority and convinced that they are superior." Would a teenage Betazoid attending high school on Earth would he use his telepathy to cheat on a test (either accidentally or on purpose)? Would a pubescent Vulcan believe that she would be the one to finally master the balance between logic and emotion that has eluded her forefathers for almost 2,000 years? Could a human emerge as a debate champion against a Tellarite? Do the teens of the day agree with the decisions and policies of their parents, or are they driven to rebel against them?

    Again, let me know what you think.
     
  3. psCargile

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    Everyone is home schooled.
     
  4. CeJay

    CeJay Commodore Commodore

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    I think this could actually be a really good idea. I would certainly give it a read if somebody were to write this. Particularly a school with a number of non-human students. I would imagine that most schools on Earth would still be mostly human, but in big cities, particularly in San Francisco, high schools would be filled with non-humans. The dynamics would be quite interesting.

    There probably would be more interracial friction in the early 23rd century which in turn could function as a modern-day analogy to racial issues. Whereas a 24th century high school would likely be more diverse and therefore interesting in its own right.