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DS9 Connection to an old TOS book?

Damien

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Report this Oct. 17 2009, 6:31 pm

There was a TOS book long ago called "The Wounded Sky" by Diane Duane. Enterprise was testing a new drive system. Boy did it screw up! Anyway they ripped the fabric of reality and they saw a god, not The God, a god. It presented itself as that intolerably bright blue/white light or took forms that Kirk and crew could understand. Sound familiar?

I wonder if the writing staff had read that book when making the prophets.... If this is a coincidence it is an amazing one. Oh sure there are differences between the alien in the book and the prophets, but they're small and explainable.

BrotherofShran01

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Report this Oct. 18 2009, 3:28 pm

Quote (Damien @ Oct. 17 2009, 6:31 pm)
There was a TOS book long ago called "The Wounded Sky" by Diane Duane. Enterprise was testing a new drive system. Boy did it screw up! Anyway they ripped the fabric of reality and they saw a god, not The God, a god. It presented itself as that intolerably bright blue/white light or took forms that Kirk and crew could understand. Sound familiar?

I wonder if the writing staff had read that book when making the prophets.... If this is a coincidence it is an amazing one. Oh sure there are differences between the alien in the book and the prophets, but they're small and explainable.

I'm not sure that the DS9 writing staff had the novel in mind. Here is some info from Memory Alpha:

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¿ ¿* This novel's premise was extensively rewritten to become the TNG episode "Where No One Has Gone Before".
¿ ¿* Diane Duane's first Star Trek novel, this book introduces many supporting characters who would appear in her later TOS-era novels and comics.
¿ ¿* Although the stardate given for Kirk's communiqu¿ was 9250.00, this novel is apparently supposed to take place in the final years of the TOS-era five-year mission, even though stardates beginning with a "9" weren't used until the 2290s in canon productions.
¿ ¿* In the final chapter, the fleet of ships greeting Enterprise was said to include a number of "heavy cruisers of her own class." While it seems unlikely they were all Constitution-class, they may belong to a similar heavy cruiser design, so as not to contradict the concept that there were only about 12 Constitutions in service in the 2260s. The text of the novel states there are 22 heavy cruisers in Starfleet service at the time.


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