On Nuclear War in the Star Trek Universe

Nuclear war happened in the Star Trek universe. “Encounter at Farpoint” talks about the Post-Atomic Horror. Star Trek: First Contact tells us 600 million dead. But where? Asia and the Pacific Rim? Gone, reduced to radioactive slag. That makes sense, given what Q showed us of the court from the Post-Atomic Horror, and the factContinue reading “On Nuclear War in the Star Trek Universe”

Tania Tobias, Anyone?

While reading a book the other day, suddenly I wondered, whatever became of Tania Tobias? And might we see her appear in a future Star Trek: New Frontier novel, possibly as part of Shelby’s crew on the Trident, possibly as Shelby’s first officer? Or is Ms. Tobias no longer in Starfleet, or did she perishContinue reading “Tania Tobias, Anyone?”

The Psi Phi Project: Re(7517): Questions about next movie novelization

I’m guessing J.M. Dillard will be writing the novelization of Star Trek X. Doesn’t have to be, but I’d very much prefer it not be written by Diane “The Seven-Day Wonder” Carey. Leave her to the episode novelizations where readers don’t expect quality. I wouldn’t mind, though, if someone other than Dillard wrote the nextContinue reading “The Psi Phi Project: Re(7517): Questions about next movie novelization”

The Psi Phi Project: Vulcan's Fury, give me a novel!

Vulcan’s Fury, the lost computer game from Interplay, deserves to exist in some form. Ever since I heard of it, I wanted to experience this story in some fashion. The story of the Sundering of the Vulcan people, that’s gripping stuff. And that it was written by none other than D.C. Fontana, that was anotherContinue reading “The Psi Phi Project: Vulcan's Fury, give me a novel!”

Spock and the Calvinists

Calvinist: I’m saved! I’m one of the Elect! Spock: How many elect are there? Calvinist: One-hundred forty-four thousand. Spock: An intriguing number. A question. How many of these Elect come from this time? Calvinist: What? I don’t understand. Spock: Christianity as a faith is two thousand years old. A rough calculation would show that someContinue reading “Spock and the Calvinists”

The Psi Phi Project: Re(7080): The BBS

From Bob: If George W. Bush was a Star Trek character, who would he be? 0, from the Q-Continuum trilogy. Wants to take over the world and bring his psychotic friends to the party. Al Gore? Q, from the same trilogy. He means well, tries hard, but comes up short. Ralph Nader? Quinn, from Voyager‘sContinue reading “The Psi Phi Project: Re(7080): The BBS”