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Poll of the Week: Unseen History

One of the big things that Trek loves to do, and probably one thing I enjoy most about the shows, is that they drop in historical events like candies to be picked up and chewed on. Most of them are, unfortunately, wars, but many have led to fascinating diplomatic situations. And the overwhelming majority of them are only mentioned in passing, and it is left to others to extrapolate or hypothesise what these events might have been about, how they came about or how they finished.

How might they be expounded upon? Perhaps in a time-travel episode (or two-parter, because who doesn’t love those? I’m looking at you Mark Twain), a Short Trek, or maybe (and personally, I’d love this) a Trek-themed anthology show that travels throughout the ages.

Sure, many of these have been written about in novels, articles and online roleplaying groups, but which would you like to see “officially” represented in a show?

We have the Eugenics Wars, the origins of Khan Noonien Singh and his Augments; set before any of the shows as we know them, the Eugenics Wars would make an interesting, if bloody, addition to a show. The Earth-Romulan War is a fascinating part of our history, especially considering that humans took such a beating; possibly too dark/bleak for a Star Trek show, it would certainly provide a contrast.

The Temporal Wars offer a time-hopping series of adventures that would give Janeway a headache, but might still entertain. What about seeing more of the Xindi before they met Archer and the Enterprise?

Or find out how the Kelpians made peace with the Ba’ul by the time Discovery [REDACTED]…

What historical period/event in the Star Trek universe would you like to see more of in shows?

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Poll of the Week: New Year’s Resolutions

So, we’re now two weeks into the new year, be that 2021 for the writers, or 2398 for our characters. We’ve shrugged off the festive coma, started working out to get rid our beer bellies, eaten the last of the Christmas chocolates, and polished off the last of the port.

Now is the absolute perfect time to look at some good old fashioned New Year’s resolutions (and not the New Year Resolution, which is to do with one of our ship’s current missions); what are your Starbase 118-related resolutions and goals?

Perhaps you’d like to get yourself a shiny new pip for your character, or make a Department Chief position (even if that comes with a buttload of extra PADDwork)? If you really like paperwork, perchance you’d like to embrace it and become a member of our beloved staff? Maybe you have a personal storyline that you’d be looking to expand upon, draw to a close or open up for the first time? What about relationships? You could forge new friendships, reopen old rivalries or maybe you want to make that special love connection?

Or is it possible you’ve got a more out of character goal? Maybe you’d like to join a taskforce (or even facilitate one) and ensure that our community continues to grow and grow! Might you just want to continue to learn and develop as a writer (I know this is arguably my most consistent goal); do you have action steps you want to take or do you just learn by doing and reading other’s work?

This week, we want to know…

What are your Starbase 118 related resolutions and goals for 2021?

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Poll of the Week: Christmas With The Crew

We rarely see the holiday season in the Star Trek franchise; with a plethora of cultures, species and systems of beliefs, that makes perfect sense.

Ignoring that one scene with Jean-Luc spending a Christmas in the Twilight Zone, I mean, um the Nexus from Star Trek: Generations, of course.

So… if we did get a one-off Christmas episode, who would you rather spend it with? Rocking around the Christmas tree with Data, Crusher and Riker (his leg posed on a large snowman)? Having a happy Hanukkah with Kirk, Spock and Bones? Spending Winter Solstice with Archer on the original Enterprise (and not just because it’s the shortest day of the year)?

Perhaps you’d like a krazy Kwanzaa with Janeway doing that face parents do when you open your presents and they know exactly what they’ve got you? Chakotay, of course, wouldn’t have a clue what he’d got you, and Neelix would make a banging dinner. Perfection.

But of course, there are plenty of other options for winter holidays that you could choose from; but that’s not what we’re asking for here.

What we want to know is WHO would you choose to spend some time with over the holiday season? Of all the different crews from the Star Trek shows to choose from, although I’m sure some of you might select a crew not from one of the lead ships. Perhaps you’d rather spend an extra cold Christmas with Shran and the rest of his Andorian band? Or maybe take in some bloodwine at a Klingon opera with Gowron and his magnificent stare?

Who would you choose to spend some time with over the holiday season?

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Poll of the Week: Boldly Going Where No Trek Show Has Gone Before

Each series of Star Trek has explored different genres of television, veering from deep and meaningful dramas (In the Pale Moonlight), outright comedy (any Ferengi episode), philosophical quandaries (Let That Be Your Last Battlefield) to even ghost stories (but let’s not mention Sub Rosa, eh?) whilst all remaining within the same overall genre of space opera. Heck, TOS did a western (as did TNG now I come to think about it).

With the addition of an animated comedy to the Trek canon, and an upcoming children’s show, it would appear that exploring different genres within the Trek universe is the way to go if you’re making a new show. What sorts of show would you like to see? Perhaps a medical show in the vein of General Hospital, but set at Starfleet Medical? A police procedural set on Qo’nos, the Klingon homeworld? Perhaps an anthology show like American Horror Story, but set in different points of Starfleet’s history? A mockumentary like the Office, but at Starfleet HQ (don’t lie, you’d love to see Commodore Oh’s Jim Halpert face)?

Would you like to see a new genre of Star Trek show set in the universe?

Let us know in the comments and let’s hope nobody nicks them to make a kick-ass show!

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