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Darren Ashmore
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Posted: 29 July 2020 at 1:32pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I love What If, the concept of it (if not always the execution), a story told in one where all the toys don't have to be back in the box at the end, and ultimately giving us a slightly skewed look at that which is familiar.

So, a little game for those who want to play.  Suggest your, in canon, Star Trek What Ifs, and if you want to the consequences of such.  (No snarks please, there is plenty of good and bad Trek and that can be debated elsewhere, for now this is just a fun exercise).

So, to begin WHAT IF WILL RIKER WAS KILLED IN 'SKIN OF EVIL' INSTEAD OF TASHA YAR?

(I have it that Tasha becomes Picard's first officer rather than Data as she had more of the human quality in the first season of TNG).   
 
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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 29 July 2020 at 1:41pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Okay.

What if... Admiral Kirk had gone to full red alert when the Enterprise encountered the Intrepid in STII: TWoK?
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John Harrison
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Posted: 29 July 2020 at 2:30pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I have it that Tasha becomes Picard's first officer rather than Data as she had
more of the human quality in the first season of TNG

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It would have went by rank Data would have assumed the position or they
would have had an officer transfer in.

Similarly to how Shelby was inserted into Best of Both Worlds

Which leads me to if they had killed Picard off in BoBW Shelby was way too
ambitious and w Battle of Wolf 359 wiping out a nice chunk of officers and
ships she wouldn't have stayed long she would have been offered a ship or
promotion after using The Enterprise D as a quick resume boost

The dynamic between Riker as a new Captain... Data as his First Officer and his
ex gf being his counselor Dr Crusher may have left the Enterprise after his
Picard's death maybe Wesley stays Riker gets to play big brother you get some
interesting dynamics
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Posted: 29 July 2020 at 3:43pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

What if Captain Kirk had brought Edith Keeler to the future?
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John Byrne
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Posted: 29 July 2020 at 4:28pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Should the what if? scenario be an actual option?
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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 30 July 2020 at 8:24am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

John H. - We might speculate that Picard's force of personality and efforts are what kept the Enterprise crew together after Wolf 359. Because after this (and reinforced in "Yesterday's Enterprise"), there wasn't a member of that bridge crew* who couldn't command a ship of his own, and let's add Geordi to that list. And Starfleet had to be desperate for experienced command level crew - even if there weren't very many ships left.

*Perhaps Deanna and Dr. Crusher weren't capable of command. But their superior experience would have been more valuable on other ships. Let's face it; Picard basically shaped that crew into the force they were (as noted in "All Good Things...")
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Posted: 31 July 2020 at 8:57pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

What if....the whale probe never comes to Earth,
depriving Kirk and crew of a chance to get back in
Starfleet's good graces by saving the world as they know
it once again?

What if Riker accepts a promotion to Captain after
serving on the Enterprise-D for 5 years or so?
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What if Captain Kirk had brought Edith Keeler to the future?

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How?

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Brian Miller
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Posted: 01 August 2020 at 8:23am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

What if Pike is never promoted to Fleet Captain?
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Shaun Barry
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What If Spock Killed Captain Kirk?  (In "Amok Time.")

What If the Enterprise Traveled Back to World War II?  (Instead of the 1960s?)

What If the Tribbles Were Evil?



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Posted: 01 August 2020 at 8:41am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

What If the Tribbles Were Evil?

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You mean they’re not?

We’re going to find ourselves traveling some strange roads if we start trying to qualify Nature as “good” or “evil”.

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Posted: 01 August 2020 at 9:04am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

What if Bela never released control of the Enterprise the second time, after disabling the self-destruct, and after he and Lochi beamed off, the Enterprise really did head off where no man had gone before?

COROLLARY: Bela said they were headed to their planet, but didn't specify that the Enterprise would be in orbit and waiting... and I really doubt he'd want the Enterprise in orbit reminding him of his long chase and his great loss.


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