First of all, yesterday (when I recorded this video) was first contact day. Happy first contact day. Second, I decided it was time to rant about being busy for busy’s sake. Barely Controlled Chaos 04/05/21
I have many thoughts about the various timelines in Star Trek. Really, if you know me, I have many thoughts about Star Trek in general but let’s stick to the topic at hand. There is a lot to be said for the new timeline that was created by J. J. Abrams. It is a freshContinue reading “Timelines in Star Trek”
Two of the beta readers came to me after I published the book afraid I might end our friendship when I heard what they had to say. I’d given them copies with no edits and explained so at the time, but for them, the spelling errors had been so distracting, they couldn’t get very far.
Instead of retelling a story that is already out there, they tell a story that fills in the gaps, that expands and makes for a richer universe.
I am, if you have not figured it out already, a Trekie. There is no way around it. I have seen most of the episodes at least twice, I have seen all of the movies at least 5 times and I can quote Wrath of Khan forwards and backwards, and can probably tie a quote from that movie into pretty much any conversation you like.
It is that they didn’t tell us a new story. That was why people went back to movies to see Star Trek Films even when the last one didn’t do so great. They went expecting a bold new world seeking our new life and new civilizations and boldly going where no man has gone before.
here is the thing, in a universe as big as the Star Trek Universe, really any universe that has as much room to play in like that, why would you retell a story.
I wrote this post for Flying Island Press, and even as I hit the publish button I realized that there were things that I left out.