Date: 01 Feb 2021 11:41 Title: Meanwhile...
I'm not sure if these are summaries from previous entries?
They seem like stories that need screen time.
The "Meanwhile" parts are just what is going on on the other Star Trek series that are "airing" simultaneously.
The idea is that there are four Star Trek series running concurrently - TNG, DS9, VOY and the Riker-and-Troi post-Nemesis spin-off, Titan (now seen in Lower Decks and Picard). While i have only written a full script for the DS9 'episodes', i wanted people to know what was going on in the other shows at the same time, because in some cases the storylines will overlap and be relevant to each other.
I began this with Season 12, when all four series had their vital roles to play in the massive over-arching Borg Invasion storyline. This year in Season 13, the TNG and DS9 storylines are quite close together, dealing with some of the same issues, while Voyager and Titan are pretty much off to their own corners of the galaxy and doing their own thing.
Date: 28 Jan 2021 16:16 Title: Act Four
Superb chapter. Straight up kudos on the discussion and I can definitely hear Nana Visitor delivering those lines.
This is what Star Trek is for. All the space battles, technobabble, uncomfortable and generally poorly written love stories, quirky humor and nifty odds and ends of biology are just window dressing.
Thank you, that's very much appreciated. I was definitely thinking here about the Syrian refugees and other similar groups, spreading out across Europe, and how so many governments were trying to use technicalities of law and "we've got our own problems" and just straight-up racism to weasel out of simply helping people who needed help, and wondering how those people can possibly claim any kind of moral superiority. Glad it worked for you!
In fact I'd like to quote this (anonymously) on my Twitter to help promote the episode, if i may?
Date: 27 Jan 2021 13:32 Title: Act Three
Good speech by Kira. A very oddly terrestrial and contemporary news broadcast program. I felt the best projection of what news might be in the future was in the 2-part DS9 story with Gabriel Bell.
Still, quite an amusing visual - Bajoran bloviators.
Yeah a bit... pedestrian perhaps. But i've used those particular characters before - the newsreader and the commentators - in previous episodes, so i felt it was best to stick with what had already been established. A Federation News Service has been established in canon (Jake wrote for them in the war) but i think it makes sense that each planet would still have their own news services as well
Date: 26 Jan 2021 17:39 Title: Act Two
"Godsend" seems an odd term for Kira to use, especially as a vedic. And one that would probably elicit a confused boggle from another bajoran.
Very much like Kira to take advantage of being squirreled away in a remote monastary to begin taking in refugees.
Date: 22 Jan 2021 18:47 Title: Teaser
Nothing like a few ad hominem fallacies and appeals to tradition for an opening. Especially in a religious gathering.
Particularly galling that the "more pressing matter" than helping the homeless is that they have to plan a party...