Allyn's Crackpot Theory: How Skaro Survived the Hand of Omega

It has long been said that “The Evil of the Daleks,” from Doctor Who‘s fourth season, represents the “final end” of the Daleks. The Doctor says that himself at the very end of the story. Yet in “Remembrance of the Daleks,” in the 25th season, the Doctor manipulates Davros, creator of the Daleks, into usingContinue reading “Allyn's Crackpot Theory: How Skaro Survived the Hand of Omega”

Allyn's Crackpot Theory: Why Zak Kebron Wears a Gravity Belt

It’s stated in one of the earlier New Frontier books that Zak Kebron needs to wear a gravity belt to function in the lower-than-Brikar-normal gravity (i.e., Earth gravity) environment of the USS Excalibur. That doesn’t make a lot of sense; humans can function tolerably well in the zero-gee environment of low Earth orbit, and theContinue reading “Allyn's Crackpot Theory: Why Zak Kebron Wears a Gravity Belt”

On Star Trek Hybrids

I have long held that in saying that Spock is half-human, half-Vulcan, a person is verbalizing imperfectly a rather complicated concept in a manner that is accurate in the general but not in the particular. In general, because Spock’s father is Vulcan and his mother is human, then Spock is half-and-half. In particular, though, itContinue reading “On Star Trek Hybrids”

Allyn's Crackpot Theory: The New Frontier Chronology

A slightly heretical thought here. Is “Double Time” even necessary in Star Trek: New Frontier continuity anymore? If you ignore the reference in Double or Nothing to the Dominion War being over, and treat that novel as following immediately on the heels of Once Burned‘s framing story, then New Frontier continuity lines up roughly whereContinue reading “Allyn's Crackpot Theory: The New Frontier Chronology”

Allyn's Crackpot Theory: Docile Klingons

Time for a crackpot theory! In many ways, the Dominion War was a godsend for the Federation/Klingon alliance. The Klingons, steeped as they are in warrior nobility and all that rot, sent their finest warriors, the angriest, the ones with the greatest bloodlust, to the frontlines. And like the fields of Flanders, the battlefields ofContinue reading “Allyn's Crackpot Theory: Docile Klingons”

Allyn's Crackpot Theory: Ambassador Worf

Time for another Crackpot Allyn Theory! As we know, in the final Deep Space Nine episode Worf is appointed as the Federation’s Ambassador to the Klingon Empire. When we next see Worf, in Star Trek: Nemesis he is apparently no longer an Ambassador as he attends the Riker/Troi wedding in a Starfleet uniform and isContinue reading “Allyn's Crackpot Theory: Ambassador Worf”

Allyn's Crackpot Theory: The Clone of Spock!

Now for one of Allyn’s crackpot theories…. Spockdid stay dead after Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The post-Genesis Spock is really a clone of the original Spock, with most of the original Spock’s memories. Their brain structures are completely different; the post-Genesis Spock had his brain wired based not on the life hisContinue reading “Allyn's Crackpot Theory: The Clone of Spock!”

Allyn's Crackpot Theory: On Trill Symbiosis

As some of you might be aware, I have some very whacked views on Trill symbiosis, how it began, and why it continues. My theories– Symbiosis must confer an evolutionary advantage (i.e., to further the gene line) to both host and symbiont, otherwise symbiosis doesn’t further the life cycle of either. In other words, symbiosisContinue reading “Allyn's Crackpot Theory: On Trill Symbiosis”