The Official Star Trek Movie Forum

The Official Star Trek Movie Forum > Star Trek > General Star Trek Discussions > Literature > Novels, Novellas, Short Stories > Star Trek: Destiny--OMG! (HUGE SPOILERS!)
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 01-05-2009, 10:17 AM
Saquist's Avatar
Saquist Saquist is offline
Fleet Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 11,257
Default

They revoked canon so many times it might as well be. They start calling it "fanon" as if they've been more consistent that we have...NOT.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-22-2009, 05:23 PM
Buckman's Avatar
Buckman Buckman is offline
Lieutenant, Junior Grade
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 182
Default

well im still waiting for the 3rd book to come out here in OZ
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-23-2009, 05:31 AM
starbase63's Avatar
starbase63 starbase63 is offline
Captain
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Connecticut, USA
Posts: 1,727
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by Commodore View Post
I just finished the last book in the Star Trek: Destiny trilogy today and I'm still picking up my jaw from the floor. It is the series that forever changes the Trek Universe as far as the 24th-Century is concerned and sets the stages for what happens next in the post-Nemesis era.

Be Warned: Big-Time Spoilers Listed Below:
- The origins of the Borg are finally revealed as to be a desperate and hostile merger for survival on a distant ice planet nearly 5000 years ago between a biosynthetic race called the Caeliar and Human survivors from the lost NX-02 Columbia (read the trilogy to find out how that happens).

- Forty percent of Starfleet is wiped out in the full-scale Borg invasion of the Federation. Several Federation worlds are destroyed, and many are devastated big time, including Vulcan. The Klingon and Romulan Empires are also devastated after joining forces with the Federation against the Borg.

- The Borg are wiped out once and for all when the Caeliar (ironically) assimilate the Borg, destroy the Collective entirely, and liberates every Borg in the Galaxy (including the Delta Quadrant). In the end, the Borg as a race are ended and all of the former drones become Caeliar. As Caeliar, their new goal will be one of peaceful space exploration--likely beyond our Galaxy.

- The Starship Voyager came dangerously close to being destroyed (one of her nacelles was blasted off) and she lost several of her crewmembers.

- Seven of Nine is now 100% Human and prefers to be called Annika Hansen from now on.

- Tom Paris' father, Admiral Owen Paris, was killed in the initial Borg assault. Tuvok's son was also killed when the Borg destroyed the planet Deneva.

- Both Captain Picard and Captain Riker will be fathers as Beverely Crusher and Deanna Troi are now both pregnant.

- The Federation still stands, but it has been severely weakened. Dozens of worlds have been devastated and destroyed, its economy is on the verge of collapse, yet there are plans to rebuild Starfleet and the Federation's damaged infrastructure. In the meantime, though, it's an all-new ball game in the 24th-Century, and anything can happen now in a Borg-free universe...

After all that, pretty much the only thing I can add is...wow.
Who wrote these books?

Hate to be a wet blanket, but it sounds just a bit fanboyish to me...

__________________
Never keep a Vulcan waiting...
Admin, sb63's Star Trek Logs, member of the Trek Webmaster Program
STL is now also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StarTrekLogs
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-23-2009, 01:14 PM
Commodore's Avatar
Commodore Commodore is offline
Rear Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Starbase 24
Posts: 2,511
Default

David Mack wrote the Destiny trilogy. He's written several well-received Trek novels, is the main creative force behind the novel-only series Star Trek: Vanguard about a TOS-era space station, and co-wrote the DS9 episodes "Starship Down" and "It's Only A Paper Moon."

The only thing remotely fanboyish about Destiny is the connection of a few survivors of the NX-02 to the origins of the Borg, but the idea was inspired by an image of the crashed ship in a Ships of the Line Calendar on an alien planet in the Gamma Quadrant. But how that happened was explained in the trilogy and fits quite well within the context of the story...
__________________
Free your mind, and the rest will follow.
--En Vogue
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-26-2009, 05:37 AM
Saquist's Avatar
Saquist Saquist is offline
Fleet Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 11,257
Default

I have to agree. I've read enough of David Mack's stories not to bother picking them up. His writing style meanders through to many superflous story arcs and he can't capture characters like Christine Golden,Diane Carey or Christopher L Bennett.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-28-2009, 12:01 PM
SeerSGB SeerSGB is offline
Midshipman
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: In Your Franchise, Frakking Up Your Canon
Posts: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomcatjosh View Post
Did it tell what happened after The Federation got screwed up so bad?
That's what being covered in the 2009 books. Starting with Singular Destiny-- which came out in stores this month.


Overall, I love the Destiny Trilogy. It was the story arc that got me to break my embargo on 'Trek novels.
__________________
~ SeerSGB ~
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-29-2009, 11:30 AM
starbase63's Avatar
starbase63 starbase63 is offline
Captain
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Connecticut, USA
Posts: 1,727
Cool

Hey, lookie who came from across the street!!

__________________
Never keep a Vulcan waiting...
Admin, sb63's Star Trek Logs, member of the Trek Webmaster Program
STL is now also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StarTrekLogs
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-17-2009, 01:45 PM
Commodore's Avatar
Commodore Commodore is offline
Rear Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Starbase 24
Posts: 2,511
Default

UPDATE: Looks like there was a couple of unknown casualties of Destiny that weren't revealed until the subsequent follow-up book, A Singular Destiny:

Major Trek character killed off
__________________
Free your mind, and the rest will follow.
--En Vogue
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-18-2009, 04:47 AM
Buckman's Avatar
Buckman Buckman is offline
Lieutenant, Junior Grade
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 182
Default

Not comfirmed
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-18-2009, 06:28 AM
Commodore's Avatar
Commodore Commodore is offline
Rear Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Starbase 24
Posts: 2,511
Default

It was confirmed. It was featured on a list that specifically said "confirmed dead" by Starfleet. Not missing. Not lost. But dead.
__________________
Free your mind, and the rest will follow.
--En Vogue
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:52 PM.


Forum theme courtesy of Mark Lambert
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2009 by Paramount Pictures. STAR TREK and all related
marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.