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# 11
11-17-2010, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Revlot
Somebody at StarFleet HQ is stealing ships! One component at a time, they collect the parts needed till they have a complete ship then they sell it, and it is up to YOU to stop them!
hmmm ... not a bad idea, BUT as was mentioned, stealing a ship one piece at a time would be way to time intensive.

It would work much better if someone was stealing certain systems one piece at a time instead of a whole ship. For example, stealing Starfleet sensors or ship computer systems would be more logical, harder to catch, and still present a MAJOR breach in Starfleet security. If enemies can get hold of working versions of your top-of-the-line electronics like that they could easily find the weaknesses in these systems allowing them to come up with ways to hack, confuse or disable them putting the entire fleet in serious jeopardy.
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# 12
11-18-2010, 12:37 AM
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It could work, with good writing and direction. And a copy editor.

Especially if you turn it around and it's a Klingon or Romulan agent, their goal isn't to abscond with a whole ship, but, rather, to get the specifications for a ship of the line. So, the pieces they're swiping turn up in strange places, but they're being selected because they're useful for technical data, which is going out.
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# 13
11-18-2010, 12:59 AM
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# 14
11-21-2010, 04:41 PM
I think it would work better if it was stolen data on the components rather than actually stolen parts.
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# 15
11-21-2010, 06:48 PM
I like the idea. except change it to some SF people are working with a group to help them aquire SF weapons and technology in order to start a CIVIL WAR. You wont know who the bad guys are. I think it would be better to if the group was a new kind of faction. Nothing rally elaborate... just different than Maqui ? or shapeshifters. Just regular people of all races banded together because of the prime directive or something. Im gonna work on that more.
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# 16
11-22-2010, 02:41 AM
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I like the idea. except change it to some SF people are working with a group to help them aquire SF weapons and technology in order to start a CIVIL WAR. You wont know who the bad guys are. I think it would be better to if the group was a new kind of faction. Nothing rally elaborate... just different than Maqui ? or shapeshifters. Just regular people of all races banded together because of the prime directive or something. Im gonna work on that more.
I don't see why you'd need a new faction to be the bad guys in this. It would be pretty easy to use an existing group like the Romulans or Orion Syndicate.

But what about no "bad guy" faction at all? What if it's just a situation of some opportunistic individuals in the right place at the right time who may not even realize / or care that they're putting the Federations security in jeopardy.

Or better yet, what if it's a well meaning member of Starfleet? For example, say you've got a ferengi is Starfleet and his family on Ferenginar are in serious debt ... possibly facing debtors prison or something like that. Out of love for his family he decides to raise some quick latinum by pawning off copies of some Starfleet Engineerign Corp replicator databases. In his haste he may not have taken the time to look at what he was selling, just grabbing the biggest files he could find, assuming they'd bring the best price on the open market. It never occurred to him that he's potentially placed the designs for nasty military hardware in the hands of some very nasty people.

Haven't really thought them through. Just putting this out there for anyone who might find these ideas useful.
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# 17
11-22-2010, 02:49 AM
Interesting idea, I'd take a more humorous approach to it maybe. Or am I the only one who thought of the M.A.S.H episode whene reading this where Radar mailed a Jeep in parts to his mom
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# 18
11-22-2010, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Revlot
Sounds like somebody is interested in going with this one, spare parts - sure why not. I am glad that people were comfortable enough to bat the idea around till it took shape. Have fun writing it. Sucks in a way to be better at creativity than actual creation - but hey at least I have ideas, somebody will write a good mission with the idea.
Rule number one for any writer: don't tell anyone your story, even after it's published
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# 19
11-22-2010, 10:03 AM
Didn't Radar do this in an episode of MASH and give his postal carrier a retroactive hernia?
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# 20
11-22-2010, 02:14 PM
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Didn't Radar do this in an episode of MASH and give his postal carrier a retroactive hernia?
Hawkeye just suggested that that might happen if he finds out he had been delivering a whole Jeep.
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