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Re: Relative miltary strengths of the Great Powers in Trek

Post by captainuniverse » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:44 am

You mean I armor-plated and militarized the Dyson Sphere for the sheer fun of it? Darn!
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Re: Relative miltary strengths of the Great Powers in Trek

Post by jayphailey » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:02 am

In Jay-Trek, the Tzinkethi, the Qzin, the Lyrans and the Caitians are all subpecies of "Cat People" most of them are angry and territorial, and "enjoy" a tense peace with the Federation based on the Federation staying away from them.

The exception are the Caitains, who seem to enjoy the humanoid races and seem to be having fun playing "Federation"

it was recently discovered that a minority of cat folk are curious enough to put their xenophobia on hold and travel around, exploring and seeing new things - and that the Caitians have been issuing passports to any cat-folk explorers who promise not to be unduly violent to their Federation friends.

In terms of galactic level politics the Cat folk are not currently major powers, but archaeology seems to suggest that this wasn't always the case...
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Re: Relative miltary strengths of the Great Powers in Trek

Post by AdmiralSirJohn » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:26 pm

I like that, Jay! Mind if I adapt it a little for the CITADEL universe?
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Re: Relative miltary strengths of the Great Powers in Trek

Post by amehatrekkie » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:44 am

captainuniverse wrote:You mean I armor-plated and militarized the Dyson Sphere for the sheer fun of it? Darn!

a Dyson Sphere doesn't even need armor anyway. its sheer size and volume is its own protection. it will probably take every major ship of ALL THE SPACE FLEETS in the WHOLE GALAXY to have any effect. plus I doubt even a whole solar system has enough material to make the requesite armor needed
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Re: Relative miltary strengths of the Great Powers in Trek

Post by jayphailey » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:41 pm

AdmiralSirJohn wrote:I like that, Jay! Mind if I adapt it a little for the CITADEL universe?
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Re: Relative miltary strengths of the Great Powers in Trek

Post by Ral » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:27 pm

nice insight OP

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Re: Relative miltary strengths of the Great Powers in Trek

Post by Captain Marshal » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:52 pm

jayphailey wrote:In terms of galactic level politics the Cat folk are not currently major powers, but archaeology seems to suggest that this wasn't always the case...
Indeed. If we go by Pocket Books or secondary sources for Trek canon, we learn about an Orion Empire millennia prior. We learn about the Shedai (Vanguard series) and the Manraloth (Star Trek: The Buried Age). In thoe prior civilizations weren't primarily humanoid or even bipedal but rather a diverse set of species.

But I do wonder what people have to add about their thoughts to the topic at hand. Perhaps we missed out a major species/civilization?
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Re: Relative miltary strengths of the Great Powers in Trek

Post by JM1776 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:36 pm

I tend to be uninterested in and unconcerned over developments from either Star Trek: Online or the Pocket Books series, since neither is canonical. There's way too much fan wank and insipid silliness, as well as a blatant disregard for the intent of the original script writers, in both. Benjamin Sisko's return, Ezri Dax's teenage captaincy, The Legion of Doom/Masters of Evil/Typhon Pact, almost every prominent woman on Voyager serving as a Borg Queen, etc. :roll:

Frankly, if people enjoy those works, more power to 'em. They're just not my cup of Earl Grey.
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