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# 21
05-03-2013, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by azurianstar View Post
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.
Wrong. Cryptic doesn't get to decide what is or isn't canon. CBS does. Everything story wise put into this game requires CBS approval. It's canon because CBS says it's canon.
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# 22
05-03-2013, 03:51 PM
Cryptic does not brag that STO is canon. CBS does not state that STO is canon. CBS treats STO just as they do their novels, comics, and the like: they get to vet it but none of it gets added to canon unless CBS decides to use some of it in some way. And since CBS is not doing any new Trek stuff there's nothing for them to add any STO material to.

CBS can use the Enterprise F in a series of novels if they wish, but until an Odyssey Class shows up in a movie or TV series it's nothing more then the typical soft canon.
STO is about my Liberated Borg Federation Captain with his Breen 1st Officer, Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer, Liberated Borg Engineering Officer, Android Ops Officer, Photonic Science Officer, Gorn Science Officer, and Reman Medical Officer jumping into their Jem'Hadar Carrier and flying off to do missions for the new Romulan Empire. But for some players allowing a T5 Connie to be used breaks the canon in the game.
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# 23
05-03-2013, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by thecosmic1 View Post
Cryptic does not brag that STO is canon. CBS does not state that STO is canon. CBS treats STO just as they do their novels, comics, and the like: they get to vet it but none of it gets added to canon unless CBS decides to use some of it in some way. And since CBS is not doing any new Trek stuff there's nothing for them to add any STO material to.

CBS can use the Enterprise F in a series of novels if they wish, but until an Odyssey Class shows up in a movie or TV series it's nothing more then the typical soft canon.
Very true. Since Star Trek is done as far as the real continuity goes, I consider STO cannon. Of course that's just my preference.
Great News!

It's pronounced "S.T.O." "Stow" sounds idiotic! lol
Commander
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 347
# 24
05-04-2013, 03:18 AM
Hmm. Must have glossed over that part of the tutorial then.

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