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Summary:

PART EIGHT OF NINE

 

Episode 23 - JAG Wars - Now the flagship of a new fleet of ultra-fast Prowler Class patrol vessels, the U.S.S. Hunter and its new captain are on the front lines of growing strife within the Federation...

 

Episode 24 - A Trillian Problem - The U.S.S. Hunter's new captain is about to be tested in back-to-back police actions on the Vulcan and Andorian colonies on Weythan and on Trillus Prime...

 

Episode 25 - I Dream of Shiva - While Captain Dolphin stands trial for his actions on Trillus Prime, a terrifying new religion is taking hold deep within the Romulan Star Empire...


Chapters: 50    Table of Contents
Categories: Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Expanded Universes
Characters: Bashir, Julian, Crusher, Wesley, Doctor, The, La Forge, Geordi, Worf
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Character Death, Violence
Series: Star Trek Hunter
Completed: Yes    Word count: 49572    Read Count: 22354
[Report This] Published: 16 Dec 2020 Updated: 27 May 2021
Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 22 May 2021 Title: Chapter 33: Episode 24.15: A Trillian Problem - Tribunal Justice Cisl Mreek

The famous Tellarite charm at work. I think a judge is just the perfect occupation for a Tellarite and Mreek clearly excels at it.

Author's Response:

Imagine tellerite cops.... "Scram - it's the pigs...."

The mild-mannered Cisl Mreek will romp in the next episode. Glad you got a kick out of her!

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 24 May 2021 Title: Chapter 34: Episode 24.16: A Trillian Problem - The Tears of a Clown

That's certainly an interesting way to write an emotional scene. Emotions by proxy. I have to admit though, Imoginettes may be one of the most unique races I've come across. Well done.

And yet, the most disturbing part of this chapter for me? They still have WASPs in the 24th century.

Author's Response:

Thanks for the kind words!

I doubt WASPs are going away anytime soon... I deliberately chose for Kenny to be a WASP to punctuate his controversial dissertation on hybrids. To have what is mischaracterized as an exhortation about racial purity coming out of a German-American with blonde hair and blue eyes...

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 26 May 2021 Title: Chapter 35: Episode 24.17: A Trillian Problem - The Children of Rising Sun

The presidential tag team is at it again.

I have to say the massacre of hundreds of children is probably one of the most astonishingly heinous crimes I've ever read in Trek fan fiction.

Well written as usual, but not at all fun to read.

Author's Response:

STH is nothing if not a roller coaster. 

Hopefully the rest of the episode will be a more pleasant read...

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 30 May 2021 Title: Chapter 36: Episode 24.18: A Trillian Problem - Jet Traxx

Sounds like we're getting a happy ending for once. Considering all the terrible things that have been happening, this would be a nice change of pace. At least for the embattled characters.

Also, we get another speech. It's a good one, of course, but there are A LOT of speeches in Hunter. You know, just sayin'.

Author's Response:

Heroic fantasy is dark by nature, but I try to introduce a glimmer of hope at the end of each episode... You're not the first to notice how much speechifying there is in this series. But there are only 3 speeches left:

Ep 26: Saint Philomo proclaims a new theology

Ep 27: Greta Leifdottor's declaration of War

Ep 28, the series finale - the new King of the Borg uses a cartoon to explain how things are going to be... (another reader described this scene as "toon-splaining") Stay tooned...

Thanks!! rbs

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Date: 31 May 2021 Title: Chapter 37: Episode 24.19: A Trillian Problem - Red, Flowers and Wine

Funny, I was wondering what had happened with Dolphin and Red when the blind date was first mentioned. Well played bringing them back together in this unexpected fashion.

Author's Response:

Glad you enjoyed this scene. Kenny tends to turn the tables on women and make them court him.

It was T'Lon who arranged the date - for her own nefarious purposes...

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 01 Jun 2021 Title: Chapter 39: Episode 25.1: I Dream of Shiva - Snakes and Ladders

Okay, so I was thinking maybe this I some sort of weird sex thing but clearly something else, something darker is going on here. A d no doubt it will be bad news for someone. My money is on Hunter's crew

Author's Response:

Definitely headed into darkness... 

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 02 Jun 2021 Title: Chapter 40: Episode 25.2: I Dream of Shiva - Come Fly With Me

A little heavy on the exposition here but Grorher certainly is a real life hero. Most certainly a most excellent get for Hunter. Although the fact that he wants to be just like those lawyers is worrisome. Nobody should ever want to be a lawyer ...

Author's Response:

That's some quite valuable feedback - I do need to lean out and restructure the dialogue a little to make it feel more natural.

Grorher is a creature of the Dominion, so the idea of legal rights is rather novel for him..

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 03 Jun 2021 Title: Chapter 41: Episode 25.3: I Dream of Shiva - Wheel In The Sky

Reading about Romulans it's difficult not to be reminded of actual Romans and you do a great job on evoking those parallels.

This new faith that has been taken up by the slaves sounds scary, but the mythology is really well written. Now, my question is how does this religion relate to a certain, former Starfleet judge? I guess we'll find out.

Author's Response:

Glad you enjoyed this one!

Yeah, romulans dealing with a scary new religion cropping up among their slaves... doesn't ring a bell...

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 06 Jun 2021 Title: Chapter 42: Episode 25.4: I Dream of Shiva - Get Brack

You know, for a series featuring a starship full of lawyers, we really don't get to see court room scenes often enough. A shame, as this one was really fun. An I remember the Ferengi attorney from your excellent short story.

Author's Response:

That was my original intent. But the story kept running off in its own direction, leaving me feeling more like its chronicler than its creator. It only grudgingly allowed me to tell a few stories about the lawyers, sleuths, forensics techs and tactical squad crewing the Hunter.

Brack in Cisl Mreek's courtroom - glad you got a kick out of that...

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 10 Jun 2021 Title: Chapter 43: Episode 25.5: I Dream of Shiva - Dream Weaver

Not even sure what to say here. This has really evolved into quite a fantastical and surreal narrative. Considering that we once found ourselves on a planet where the entire population was tripping hard on mushrooms, that's saying quite a bit.

I'm curious to find out how deep this rabbit hole goes ...

Author's Response:

Irons/Shiva does love to put on a show.

STH explores inner space as much as outer space.. Glad you're intrigued!

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 14 Jun 2021 Title: Chapter 44: Episode 25.6: I Dream of Shiva - Terms and Conditions

Turns out those long, boring and incessant EULAs are good for something after all. Won't make me read one of those, but good to know.

Author's Response:

Section 849.D.16 - Unless you read this entire agreement, we retain the right to number your undershorts and distribute them in hedgerows in Lower Slobbovia during wintertime.

They actually put stuff like that in those EULAs just to see who is really reading them...

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 16 Jun 2021 Title: Chapter 45: Episode 25.7: I Dream of Shiva - Waterfront

One things that keeps impressing me about this series is how effortlessly you switch genres, even within a story. Now the thing has suddenly turned into a detective story, showing us the outside perspective of this grisly, fanatical cult. Intriguing.

Author's Response:

Thanks for the kind words! Glad you enjoyed today's episode of Romulan Empire CSI...

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 19 Jun 2021 Title: Chapter 46: Episode 25.8: I Dream of Shiva - Johnny Be Good

We get some much needed exposition delivered by Our Man Bashir. Now some of the bizarre things we have seen as they relate to Shiva are starting to make sense. And I had forgotten about dream tech, which certainly explains even more.

Interesting about the Ocampans being such a formidable people here. Certainly not how they were portrayed in Voyager. Although, yes, we have seen glimpses of what they could be capable of.

Author's Response:

Glad you enjoyed the reveal! 

You didn't get to see the episodes about the 2nd, terrifyingly advanced oocompan civilization that Voyager encountered... Julian classified those reports...

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 20 Jun 2021 Title: Chapter 47: Episode 25.9: I Dream of Shiva - Bad Moon on the Rise

This chapter gave me some ideas for controlling out of control California wildfires. Bad ones, mostly.

Fascinating chapter though, and even more new characters thrown into the mix. I honestly have no idea how you keep track of them all.

Author's Response:

I toyed with the idea of using the vaporize function of the disruptor for firefighting - just vaporize the combustable materials that are currently on fire... Should work...

I have a master list of more than 150 characters. Di'ig and Davoga will return in a later episode to rescue Geordie and Reg...

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 21 Jun 2021 Title: Chapter 48: Episode 25.10: I Dream of Shiva - Sailing

Some well deserved R&R and as we all know Starfleet enjoy to take it on the open seas, because what better way than to not think about ... ships?

They better enjoy this nice little reprieve. I'm sure it won't last.

Author's Response:

Dolphin might not have preferred to spend his leave on a sailboat.. But he jumps at the chance to spend time with his long-estranged daughters.

Glad you enjoyed this respite... I always want to show a few moments of why all their struggles are worth it.

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 22 Jun 2021 Title: Chapter 49: Episode 25.11: I Dream of Shiva - Murder By Numbers

Shiva really knows all the tricks, including how to use dream tech to her advantage. Some really great and unexpected visuals in this chapter.

Although I'm not sure if Sela is as easily influenced as those religious zealots Shiva has managed to mobilize.

Author's Response:

Shiva does love to put on a show... And she's not kidding about Sela needing the nikamsitiri.

I'm glad you enjoyed the visuals - big part of the fun of writing this series! Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 24 Jun 2021 Title: Chapter 50: Episode 25.12: I Dream of Shiva - Dr. Who

A very different ship and crew compared to the last time the good doctor set foot on Hunter. It's telling that some of them don't even know of Irons.

But the man is impatient, I assume he doesn't have great news to share.

Author's Response:

You aren't wrong about Dr. Carerra bearing ill news... He's been through some stuff...

Glad you're enjoying how the winds of change kind of keep howling through the Hunter.

Thanks!! rbs

Summary:

PART NINE OF NINE

 

Episode 26 - Rain Over Rising Sun - As the Federation and the Romulan Star Empire begin to work more closely on the Saketh project, a terrorist plot is underway on the Federation colony of Rising Sun...

 

Episode 27 - Sword of Destiny - Tensions between the three great powers in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants reach a flashpoint...

 

Episode 28 - The Covenant - The haunting conclusion to the Star Trek Hunter series... Hint - think BORG...


Chapters: 63    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager
Characters: Bashir, Julian, Crusher, Wesley, Doctor, The, La Forge, Geordi, Picard, Jean-Luc, Q, Riker, William, Worf
Genre: Action/Adventure, Horror, Humor
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Violence
Series: Star Trek Hunter
Completed: No    Word count: 55713    Read Count: 83689
[Report This] Published: 22 Apr 2021 Updated: 01 Sep 2021
Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 26 Jun 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Episode 26.1: Rain Over Rising Sun - Medicine for the Soul

A nice litlle light-hearted interlude to all the drama unfolding in this continuingly epic tale. My favorite bit by far is Dolphin making fun of the whole time travel aspect and the twisted language that comes with it and which Carerra is so fond of.

Author's Response:

Glad you're enjoying the twisted time travel grammar - by far the best reason to write stories that involve time travel. 

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 28 Jun 2021 Title: Chapter 2: Episode 26.2: Rain Over Rising Sun - Transplanting Saketh

Transplanting an entire planet is one hell of a massive undertaking, no doubt fraught with many complications. And quite possibly unprecedented, at least as far as the Federation and the major Alpha and Beta quadrant powers are concerned.

But if successful, I could see how this could usher in a new era of peace between the Federation and the Romulans. Something that was difficult to imagine after the fall of Vulcan.

Author's Response:

Bizarrely, the romulan population on Vulcan creates a bridge between the two powers. So oddly, The Section 31 plot to hand Vulcan over to the Romulan Senate made a broader reconciliation possible in addition to bringing in massive romulan resources to save Vulcan's dying biosphere.

Of course, no good deed goes unpunished... no matter how nefarious.

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 30 Jun 2021 Title: Chapter 3: Episode 26.3: Rain Over Rising Sun - Ink and Romulan Ale

Sela and Ivonovic have quite a bit in common, don't they? Not sure yet if that scary or reassuring. His advice on how to handle this new religion is fairly decent. Curious to see if she will heed it.

Author's Response:

I'm glad you made it to this scene.. I really wanted to show both characters growing.

Ivonovic railed against giving the Reomulns these planets and now he's the only one who could make it happen. As Ushi Irons said to Ivonovic in a much earlier chapter: "Only Nixon could go to China..."

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 01 Jul 2021 Title: Chapter 5: Episode 26.4: Rain Over Rising Sun - Jet Blue

Oh good, for a moment I was worried this was going to get confusing, with another Minerva and now a Jet Traxx, who isn't Jet Traxx. I guess you make up for this by bringing back some of the familiar faces. It's almost like a mini reunion.

Author's Response:

Since Dr. Carrera is a time traveler, he creates mind-bending paradoxes whenever he shows up. This time, the joke's on him...

The avatar was lodged with Mistress Penelope when it met him for the first time. Now he's meeting the avatar for the first time. 

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 03 Jul 2021 Title: Chapter 6: Episode 26.5: Rain Over Rising Sun - Emory

In a small way, the massive Ark, and her mission to bring an entire ocean to Vulcan made me think of, the planet stealing vacuum ship in Spaceballs. Maybe not quite the right analogy.

Looks as if Ivanovic is still a populist at heart. Too much of that can be dangerous. Hopefully he knows how to strike the right balance.

Author's Response:

I had forgotten all about the planet stealer! Space Balls hangs over space operas the way that Monty Python's Holy Grail cast its shadow over Lord of the Rings...

Only egomaniacs and martyrs go in for being president. Ivonovic is no martyr... It's amazing that any of them ever gets anything accomplished (not counting self aggrandizement and self destruction.)

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 05 Jul 2021 Title: Chapter 7: Episode 26.6: Rain Over Rising Sun - The Mouth of the Lavardorn

Nice description of Minerva. We've come across sentient space-dwelling organisms before, but you've really brought this one to life. Particularly interesting detail about the way she generates gravity and travels.

Boarding her through her mouth was slightly more perturbing.

Author's Response:

Beats coming in the other way...

Glad you enjoyed this new Minerva - Thanks for the kind words!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 07 Jul 2021 Title: Chapter 8: Episode 26.7: Rain Over Rising Sun - Xagg

Interesting timing for a family reunion, he's picked there.

I wonder what this could mean ...

Author's Response:

Family and reconciliation among estranged people is a big theme for STH. 

The payoff for this scene happens in a later scene with Will Riker...

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 08 Jul 2021 Title: Chapter 9: Episode 26.8: Rain Over Rising Sun - Band on the Run

Well, talk about a cold (and wet) open. Not entirely sure what's going on here, but still one hell of a chase. I have a soft spot for those. Especially through a city, in the rain.

Great action and I liked those transporter pins. Nasty but effective.

Author's Response:

Thanks for the kind words!  Yeah - those pins are fun - always fun to invent new Trek tech.

Thanks!! rbs