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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 31
05-05-2010, 10:54 AM
Originally Posted by Leviathan99
Data is alive in the game, mind you.

Though he's commanding the Enterprise.

Which was first suggested as a possible future in Peter David's novel Imzadi (set in 2405). (I hope they use Data's crew from Imzadi as the templates for the Enterprise Bridge crew, in part.)

And what did Imzadi do? It inspired All Good Things, particularly the Worf/Riker dynamic there.

I think Imzadi is arguably the most important Trek novel ever written in terms of its influence on subsequent works, both canon and otherwise.
And that book was also inspired in part by the TOS episode The City on the Edge of Forever, which is regarded as the best Star Trek Episode ever. On another note Imazdi was also the last book that Gene Roddenberry gave his blessing to create before his death. That more or less solidifies the arguement for its importance.