Maltz

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    The Motion Picture
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    James T. Kirk
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    The Original Series
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    Reading, writing, watching DVDs, going to the movies, socialising

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  1. Yes, the foundation of the Empire is not the actual point of divergence; things were already different long before then. Heck, the Dark Passions books had it that it wasn't just restricted to human history; the Klingons revered Molor instead of Kahless.
  2. I'm currently writing my own history of the MU, with the earliest differences on Earth being during Alexander the Great's sack of Thebes, where he does not spare the life of Timoclea after she kills the soldier who raped her, and in 476 AD, when Odoacer, having defeated Romulus Augustulus, kills the boy instead of sparing his life out of pity. Still unsure how the Terran Empire comes about though.
  3. Regarding the 30-35 million death toll mentioned in ENT from historical records....how do we know those records are reliable? Dr Soong says at one point that very little is known for certain of the Eugenics Wars; some sources say different things. Perhaps later historians, biased against augments, exaggerated the extent of the carnage?
  4. Greg couldn't really have tied things in with events in the 2000s, as Khan and his brethren are defeated by 1996. How?
  5. I feel it's only fair to point out that, in Cox's novels, the Eugenics Wars aren't really "covert"; the people living under Khan's rule in India are aware of who he is; there are even public protests against him. And another augment addresses an assembly in the United Nations at one point. The general public in countries not directly affected by the wars simply weren't all that concerned about these people; they were just more warmongering nuts in a world already full of warmongering nuts. Really, the biggest discrepancy between the books and the TV shows is the huge death toll mentioned in ENT, significantly more than in the books (although there are a lot of casualties there).
  6. There's an episode of the Animated Series called "The Slaver Weapon", which states that about a billion years ago, the galaxy was ruled by something called the Slaver Empire until a massive war wiped out virtually all intelligent life for aeons. But then there's that TNG episode where they discover the first humanoids that existed billions of years ago and who seeded many worlds in the galaxy with their own DNA. If we discard the "one billion years ago" line in the TAS episode, is it plausible that the first humanoids and the Slavers were contemporaries, and possibly wiped one another out in the conflict? The hologram recording of the humanoid doesn't actually state that no other life apart from themselves existed in the galaxy in their time; just no life similar to themselves. And the TAS episode shows that the Slavers were distinctly non-humanoid.
  7. Also, we know Tuvok went through several pon farrs before marrying his wife, so it would seem he was not bonded in his childhood. But they still don't have to marry whoever they mate with? Once they've mated, they have no further obligations? This would appear to be the case with Spock and Saavik, as after their encounter on the Genesis planet, they basically had no further contact.
  8. He was betrothed, but his intended mate was in the Alpha Quadrant. Incidentally, what happens if a Vulcan's intended mate dies before the pon farr? Will the other Vulcan still experience it? If so, what happens?
  9. The only characters we've seen exhibit pon farr were betrothed, so it appears that marriage is a requirement, but that appears to be separate from the act of pon farr. Spock wasn't married or betrothed to anyone when he underwent pon farr in ST III.
  10. Does anyone else really like this TOS novel? The framing story is set shortly after TMP, but involves Scotty, Chekov and Sulu being sent back in time to different periods in their respective country's histories; Scotty goes to Scotland in 1746, Chekov to WW2 Russia, and Sulu to early 17th century Japan. Meanwhile, in 2273, Kirk has to deal with Klingons and a powerful alien being.
  11. Kirk would have killed the Horta for sure. As for the colony itself....the device the Horta stole was only a short distance away down the tunnel. Once they'd taken care of the Horta, Kirk and Spock could easily have gone down it and found the device and the nest. This would then confirm Spock's suspicions that the silicon spheres were Horta eggs, so it's likely Kirk would have ordered them all destroyed. I also wonder if Kirk would have had the colony supervisor executed for destroying the eggs in the first place and thereby endangering the colony, disrupting mining and causing unnecessary deaths. Thoughts?
  12. What do we suppose became of the Horta on Janus VI in the mirror universe? I can't really see mirror-Kirk being so merciful, but if he killed it, that would have meant the loss of the mining colony too.
  13. In one issue of Marvel's Early Voyages comic dealing with Starfleet's war with the Tholians' shocktroops, the Chakuun, the USS Nelson is shown as having four nacelles. What kind of connection could it have to the Constellation class, which I always assumed to have been named for the USS Constellation destroyed in "The Doomsday Machine"?
  14. Someone here must have. Outside the TV episodes, they're among my favourite portrayals of the MU.
  15. Is the Dark Passions take on the position tenable though, with the Regent ruling the entire Alliance?