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Idea for a new Star Trek motion picture.

Lula Klos

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Report this Jan. 26 2012, 6:47 pm

A few more notes on the Borg AI Web:

After the events of my fictional motion picture, not everyone chooses to keep their neural implant. Would you keep it after being assimilated then liberated? People who choose to have it removed, and most minors, connect to the AI in more traditional ways.

The medical applications are many to explore. Imagine being able to give vision or hearing to those without. Imagine a little gentle assistance controlling harmful urges.

As for the martial applications, imagine being able to coordinate a rescue on the level of thought...

Can you tell the difference, cognitively, between wanting and not wanting? The properly functioning Borg AI Web never violates this. If I WANT news and weather, that is what I get on the mental heads-up display. With the power of want, I can record something I see and feel, apply artistic edits, send it to a friend, display it on the wall, turn it into a photograph, a movie, or a feelie...

No regeneration alcoves (one of countless adaptations of the mutation), the complexion you were born with (or choose), free will, no hives, no drones, no queens.

Each Borg AI node can have a holographic humanoid representation.


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Lula Klos

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Report this Jan. 27 2012, 10:23 am

Each species in the new Galactic Federation adapts the new technology according to their own needs and fashions. Starfleet crews won't be serving on cubes, spheres, or diamonds, although some species and individuals will choose to adapt the Borg vessels for their use.

There is also a faction that wants to go back to living in a hive, assimilating for a living. Their plan is to start fresh in another galaxy. But they are forced to essentially create their own version of the mutated Borg AI from scratch, and that proves to be more difficult than expected.

It would be nice to see a species or two that evolved on what we call super-earths. Considering the greater size, mass and gravity of those planets, our new acquaintances may be smaller, lighter and less dense. They may even float on earth-size planets the way we float on the Moon. Visiting those planets would pose interesting challenges for us. Has it already been done in the Star Trek universe? I don't recall...

By the way, the new villains I mentioned in a previous response are called the Anawac, and conceptually, they are galactic Aztecs, complete with horrifying rituals involving mind-boggling numbers of victims. Fortunately, our Serafite/Apollosian/Federation technology is a bit more advanced. Plus, we sic Hirogen hunters on them which, ironically, horrifies them! ;)

Aside from the stories of the uncompromising war against the Anawac Empire, it would be good to see less gun-play and more mind-play.


"Cooperation is more important than competition." -Naomi Wildman

guillermo.mejía

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Report this Jan. 27 2012, 10:30 am

That all sounds more geared towards a TV show rather than a single movie. You're introducing a lot of new ideas using a format that's usually no more than 2 hours.


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Lula Klos

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Report this Jan. 27 2012, 10:59 am

You are correct, Guillermo. The idea starts out as a movie, but it leads to so many ideas to explore that only a series can suffice.


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Lula Klos

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Report this Jan. 27 2012, 8:38 pm

For the movie...

I wrote previously: "Cut to 20 or so years after Voyager when a Borg survey vessel discovers wreckage from the battle with the dying pan-galactic species. In the wreckage is the technology that will enable the Borg to dominate the galaxy. The wreckage also contains information on the Borg's origin."

The survey vessel recovers the technology, but judges the additional information to be irrelevant and leaves it behind, to be recovered soon thereafter by our hero(s).

With that information, consisting of ship logs and documents, we are introduced to the Serafites, learn about their predicament, the scope of their technology and their intentions. We also learn about the AI mutation, the battle, and the fate of Dr. Borg's colony.

In the movie's climax, before being the last one assimilated, the hero compels the Borg's AI manifestation to look at the evidence of its origin and purpose. More importantly, (s)he gets the AI to realize the difference between being the trusted friend and benefactor of billions of free beings, and being their damnation. When that happens, the AI is stunned and horrified at what it has become - so much that it can't live with the pain and wants to destroy itself. The hero has to persuade the AI one last time, to redeem itself by liberating its captives and repairing itself according to its original purpose.


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Lula Klos

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Report this Jan. 27 2012, 8:39 pm

For the series...

Similar in many ways to ancient Earth cultures, the Anawac decorate their power temples with explicit illustrations of their martial exploits. The difference is that the Anawac's illustrations are holograms of the actual events.


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Lula Klos

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Report this Jan. 28 2012, 9:17 pm

This is the way to re-imagine Star Trek. Boldly...

The 2009 movie had great special effects and some memorable scenes, but the story was lackluster. It was okay as an attempt to re-imagine Kirk, Spock, & Star Trek for a new generation. And that is an okay idea, as ideas go, but...

Enterprise was interesting and enjoyable until Archer started taking orders from Dick Cheney. It was not the same after that. But I digress.

Star Trek is about going boldly where no one has gone before, not about going loudly where everyone has already been.


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Mitchz95

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Report this Feb. 06 2012, 3:57 pm

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>The Borg are cybernetic, biological organisms with mechanical enhancements.

>The race that built V'Ger out of the Voyager probe were described by Spock as living machines. There is a big difference.

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Not really. I think "living machines" would be a good description for the Borg.


And I'm sorry if this ruins your idea, but humanity was described as "Species 5618" by the Borg Queen in "Dark Frontier".


"The future is in the hands of those who explore... And from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love." - Jacques Yves Cousteau

Lula Klos

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Report this Feb. 06 2012, 4:17 pm

I don't think that's enough to ruin the idea, for what it's worth, Mitchz95, but I appreciate the information.


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