Thursday, September 24, 2009

Star Trek: The New Generation

I haven't been posting as regularly as I used to. This is mostly because I'm embarking on a three week book tour. Every Saturday for the next three weeks I'll be in another city. The third week I'll be at the West Virginia Book Fair.

Saturday September 26 - Baltimore Book Festival
Saturday October 3 - Collingswood, NJ Book Festival
Sat/Sun October 10-11 - Charleston, WV Book Festival

I hope to see you there, Larry - for more information visit Escape 2

Star Trek – The Next Series

Part #2

Star Fleet Outpost
In past Star Trek series, Admirals, Generals, Ambassadors, and the like had to travel great distances to reach the Enterprise or some distant planet, and the same applied to crew members when they were ordered to report back to Star fleet headquarters. Damaged Star Ships in need of repair also had to travel great distances. It would be more practical to build a state of the art Star Fleet outpost or to convert Deep Space Nine into one.

Really Cool Warship
Since the days of the Romulans the enemies of Star Trek have grown to include The Borg, The Xindi, and at least a dozen others. The new Defiant warship would serve a dual purpose, not only would it be faster, larger, and more deadly, under certain circumstances it could be used for time travel.

Time Travel
Practically every incarnation of Star Trek had some type of time travel. It played a major part in Star Trek IV The Voyage Home, the episode Shockwave from Star Trek Enterprise was another example of how time travel was a major part of the story. The method of time travel could be a machine or the ship itself. Only a small number of specially selected officers would be aware of this machine and would only be able to use it during dire emergencies.

The new setting would have to be even further into the future than any of the previous series. The ships would be sleeker, faster and the enemies even more deadly then the Borg. The new and improved Hollodeck would be larger and have at least two floors. Not only used for recreation on the Star Fleet space station it would also allow members to consult with important people from the past like Dr.

Zefram Cochrane.

By cherry picking the best elements, gadgets, and themes from the previous versions of this popular sci fi series the new Star Trek could actually surpass the earlier versions if done correctly. There is no point in trying to reinvent the wheel when you don’t have too.
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