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About Dilandu

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  • Birthday 06/12/1988

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    Moscow, Russian Federation
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    The Wrath of Khan
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    Jonathan Archer
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    Military history, naval warfare, guided weapons (especially old, pre-1960s), technology, space exploration, space-based technology

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  1. Kirk's Kobayashi Maru Flowchart

    1) Individual klingon maybe, but their command clearly have more rational view. 2)It was civilian ship NOT in the Neutral Zone. Clearly a difference. And, frankly, the mere appearance of three D7 lying silently nearby clearly demonstrated that the Klingon Empire decided at least to make a LARGE provocation. P.S. Wait, there is the one winning scenario in table! The right branch, up until the "Ceti Alpha V" scenario) Assuming that we are not Kirk, we could probably deal with augments to took the Klingon ship together) After all, our crashed ship aren't the thing that Khan needed.
  2. Kirk's Kobayashi Maru Flowchart

    1) Exactly the reason to take three cruisers) 2) Basically, they are rational enough to understood, that acting only on honor basics would led them nowhere. And even if someone would start to feel uncomfortable, what the immediate difference? 3) Another ship, that somehow "appeared" in the Neutral Zone. Pretty strange place for peaceful civilian ship to be, in 23 century)
  3. Kirk's Kobayashi Maru Flowchart

    Several problems: 1) The Klingon commander may not know, which ship exactly would come. What if it would be the "Federation"-class dreadnought, pretty capable of beating the pair of D7 to scrapmetal? So, they could justify the overwhelming power in this case. 2) With all respect, but Klingons not honor-blind savages. If they need to be cunning and insidious, they would be. Frankly, I could not recall any moment, where klingons were unhappy about having numerical superiority... usually the opposite. 3) The klingon commander may just claim, that the mere presence of the transport with "innocent civilians" in Neutral Zone clearly indicated that this transport either the pirate/smuggler, or Federation spy ship, and accuse you of agressive and dishonorable actions.
  4. Kirk's Kobayashi Maru Flowchart

    One problem. What if Klingon commander merely laughed and stated that their goal was to trap and destroy your ship, and the transport was just a way to lure you? So they would left the transport alone (of course, assuming that it would not be destroyed accidently during the battle) and pound your ship to interstellar dust?
  5. Let's better say that they proclaimed to fear nothing. As it was often stated, it wasn't true even between warriors. And while they are usually not afraid to die (especially in combat), they clearly prefer to die in battle, not as helpless victims of some superweapon or general bombardment. They clearly considered Romulan attack on Narendra III as dishonorable slaughter of helpless civilians. Really doubt that. But they definitedly influenced Slavic culture a lot.
  6. Theory about when Discovery Takes place.

    Er... the older ship thrown forward in time could be used only as museum. Definitedly not for any exploration expedition. Unless we are talking about postapocalyptic future, where the ship would became the "pinnacle of long-forgotten knowlege and lost technology".
  7. The Founder, it's actually quite exellent plot idea - some villain from the conquered planet that hated the Federation because they allowed his homeworld to be conquered. Like "you should fight the Romulans till the end, destroy their empire and free all enslaved worlds... but instead you just declared peace, and let billions of beings suffer for centuries more!"
  8. A question: could Federation carry a counter-raid? I.e. penetrate Klingon space and blow several warships in retaliation, without declaring a full-scale war? After all, Klingons pretty often used raid tactics against their opponents without official state of war.
  9. It really depend of how influentual would be the radical Prime Directive proponents in Federation. Basically, by the 2300s, the Prime Directive turned into quite idiotic mess, that basically allow Klingons to invade any non-affilated civilization under the pretex that it is their natural historical way to invade, and the civilizaion invaded may be "historically destined" to be invaded. And Federation could do nothing. Of course, it quite possible that after the destruction and chaos of Dominion war, the Prime Directive would be reverted once more to original meaning, and would affect only pre-warp civilizations. In that case, Klingons would be in trouble...
  10. Well, by this time the Empire clearly grew more powerfull. The prolonged peace with Federation allowed Klingons to solve their economical problems, and probably push the expansion on other fronts. It's also possible that 2300s Federation were reluctant to escalate war on the total level - i.e. start to destroy the Klingon's industry and civilian population. The General Order 24 weren't even mentioned in TNG; it seems that the right to initate indiscriminate bombardments were taken from the Starfleet captains. So, it is possible that one of the factors that restrained Klingon agression in 2200s - the threat of retaliatory countervalue strikes - were not present by 2300s.
  11. Well, the Federation was clearly superior in technological and industrial therms. I.e. in prolonged conflict, Klingons would eventualy lose... but this would took a lot of time. And the war would be pretty devastative - due to General Order 24, the Starfleet definitedly not above indiscriminate bombardment, if they have no choise.
  12. Exactly) And pre-TNG Klingons were usually shown as war-like, but pretty calculative: if they saw no ability to seize the fast victory, they prefer not to try at all.
  13. Well, we didn't knew what the Empire done after that. It is actually possible that Empire may apologize and compensate. Before anybody exclaimed that "this isn't the Klingon way, to apologize!", may I remind, that - from the Empire point of view - the Federation dealed with not only one, but actually two of super-powerfull giant alien probes in just a few years. Both of them - V'Ger and Whale Probe - quite effortlessly dealed with a few Klingon warships before. And both of them, from Klingon point of view, were defeated by Federation with little efforts. The Klingons were probably scared out of their lives. "What incredible power the Federation possessed, that allow them to dealt with such enemies?!" And the whole Genesis story... basically, for the Klingons it's just confirmed that the Federation possessed the incredibly powerfull superweapon, against which the Klingon Empire could do nothing. So, it's quite possible that the Klingon Empire adopted the position "my Federal friends, this was clearly the terrible mistake! The Kruge was rogue agent, undoubtedly bribed by Romulans, and we deny any ties with him! In view of well-known Klingon mercifullness and understanding of justice, the Empire gallantly decided to compensate for this terrible accident - to which we, of course, have nothing to do at all!")
  14. The Return of Captain Data

    Quite interesting!
  15. This make no sence. The existence of time traveller is caused by cause&effect links. If those links are destroyed, so he couldn't exist - because he never originated. And "repair the timeline" would not work either due to butterfly effect: the mere presence of time traveller would change things in long therms. The more simple solution is that the tiome traveller became thrown into the timeline he created. In that case at least his personal cause&effect links still exist.