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# 13
05-03-2013, 12:32 PM
Originally Posted by eldarion79 View Post
I agree with Azurian about the BOP's name and the Voodieh. However, I do disagree about the Hermes, its been over a hundred years since the TOS Hermes. Then again the same argument can be made with the BOP and the Drone.
In modern times reusing a ship-class name is okay but given in Star Trek itself there is little change over hundreds of years and there are plenty of names that they could've used.

Originally Posted by eldarion79 View Post
Will the drone be the science ship? Will it have a new name? Hopefully not Raptor-class.
I like to know what it would be named too since the Novel's used T'Liss for that ship's name, and Cryptic went ahead and used it for the BoP.

Originally Posted by hevach View Post
They kind of have to, considering depending on which novels you go by:

A. The Enterprise E is either still in service, destroyed, or decommissioned, and is captained by one of four people.
B. The Enterprise F either doesn't exist yet, is a Sovereign class, Enterprise class, or an unnamed class with MVAM (the last one is technically a future that was wiped out by temporal/dimensional shenanigans), and also has several possible captains
C. The Borg are either gone completely, defeated but not destroyed, a minor threat, or still basically invincible except by plot beams from the deflector dish. They're also either fully adapted, still weak, or even weaker than before to transphasic torpedoes and other weapons future-Janeway brought back.
D. Romulus is either destroyed, the center of an anti-Khitomer Accord alliance, or an unlikely bridge of peace between warring factions.
E. Various characters are either dead, alive, assimilated, or still in the wormhole.

The novels can't be reconciled with each other, let alone STO.
Originally Posted by trek21 View Post
Considering the novels are soft canon, they're allowed to do that. If any of the novels events were shown in film or tv, then it'd be different.

No offense, but Duh.

That's what I was pointing out, since there is no continuity in these Star Trek novels, then Cryptic picks and choses what they like and what they don't like. And they brag about how STO is canon, so does the books they took from these novels get canonized? No, they don't.

Originally Posted by imadoctornota View Post
And it's a good thing too since novel writers do the same.

Yes, it's mostly personal preference listed here, but what I'm really getting at is that the devs have a pretty cool story they're telling, and not all of the novels coincide with that story, nor do all the novels coincide with each other.
The discussion isn't how authors do it, but how Cryptic does it.

Authors know their novels aren't canon, but Cryptic brags STO is canon, so they are taking someone elses work and making like they own by using the name, but not the intention as they made it canon. In a way, its like plagarism.