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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:31 am 
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Part of my idea was that the secrecy surrounding the "Galactica Incident" circa 1980 and her being well hidden (at a secret base near or on Charon) was the work of UNIT, but this may be going too far. I've dropped the U.S.S. Venus from the idea completely, deciding that she - in the original and proper Star Trek time line - was the ship that was built at Riverside Iowa and launcehed in 2258 :D... NuTrek swapped her and the Enterprise over. :D

But I digress. This will likely be a long time coming since I am self employed. But, I will get to it. A basic plot idea/premise has been written :D

Worst case scenario, I'll get someone else to do it.... by MY command :D

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3) Every girl has a best friend called Kevin.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:01 pm 
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Well, this idea (and myself) is not dead. I've been thinking about how the Galactica might have influenced Earth ship designs, coming up with the "Glen Larson" Class starship.

This is gonna take me a while.


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Some observations.
1) Star Trek and Doctor Who are connected by an uncanny series of coincidences ranging from places to guest actors.
2) TOS is better than TNG.
3) Every girl has a best friend called Kevin.
4) All the magic was taken out of Battlestar Galactica with it's reimagination.
5) There should be a Federation Starship named Pink Panther.
6) I'm the Doctor.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:29 pm 
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It looks like a flying ant.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:29 pm 
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Fascinating concept; blending the two designs together. I almost wonder if it wouldn't work better with Voyager's dish, though... or a "TOS-style" Variant... maybe something like the dish on one of the Enterprise ships (I can't find a pic now, I'll get back to you on it! :D )

I love this, by the way, interesting idea! :D

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:15 pm 
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I just wrote the biggest piece of Nerdy retconning EVER to fit in this story idea. It throws in a lot of "universes" then conveniently deletes most of them (in other words, I probably got more a little carried away :D).

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1) Star Trek and Doctor Who are connected by an uncanny series of coincidences ranging from places to guest actors.
2) TOS is better than TNG.
3) Every girl has a best friend called Kevin.
4) All the magic was taken out of Battlestar Galactica with it's reimagination.
5) There should be a Federation Starship named Pink Panther.
6) I'm the Doctor.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:16 pm 
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Now is there space to post it? :p

Venus Timeline alternate history

1638: A Lady Peinforte’s meddling in sorcery and time causes a several universes to bleed into each other for almost 500 years, merging several histories into one enormous temporal mess.

1897: England is invaded by unknown technological force. It is hypothesised shortly afterwards that it was a test or prelude to invasion. The Aliens are incapacitated by common human bacteria ingested from their feeding on human blood, and commit mass suicide to avoid capture. The Alien Wars had begun.

1938: A second invasion, with more advanced technology occurs. Their serums to counteract common bacteria failed and the invasion force again killed themselves to avoid capture. The event is played down as a radio broadcast after mass panic grips America.

1953: A global invasion of Earth begins. Halted this time by a biological weapon developed specifically in the event of another invasion by a United Nations division known as Section 31. The event is quickly forgotten, the human capacity for self deception.

1963: Televised documentary series about “The Doctor” begins.

1969: Lunar Landings. A hurried effort to recreate the event in a studio is made shortly afterwards when it was revealed that some idiot left the cameras on the moon.

1975: Numerous corporate and religious leaders meet in secret to establish means of controlling the world’s wealth and global events. They form the United Earth Corporate Faith.

1980: The Galactica arrives with the remnants of ancient human society. It is learned that Earth was colonised by humanity 150,000 years ago. The population integrate themselves carefully into Earth society with a slow release of technology, and send their fleet into deep space on autopilot with the exception of Galactica, which was outfitted with a practical cloaking technology and stealth system then sent on an ongoing patrol. Only a handful of scientists, philosophers and other individuals from various nations are aware of this. (This is a key divergence in Earth history. One might assume that in standard Trek history, the Galactica and fleet either found a more suitable world, or was annihilated before reaching Earth.)

1989: The Aliens are accidentally brought out of hibernation by a group of terrorists. An interplanetary cold war begins. Lady Peinforte is defeated, and the dimensional anomalies begin to collapse.

1993: The UECF seizes power across 40 nations and is still unknown to the governments of the world. (Second key divergeance: No eugenics war.)

1995: The “Almost Tomorrow” Incident. A second wave (arguably a 4th Wave) of genetically enhanced Aliens arrive. (that series was set in the future.)

1996: The Alien Wars come to an end with an unexpectedly peaceful solution.

2001: The Terror Wars begin.

2004: The Aliens leave for a world they have located in M33.

2008: The UECF engineers a global recession in a bid for more power.

2012: Mass hysteria grips the global population. Fears are played on and a push to get more corporate funded “religious” leaders into political positions is made in England, America and several Eastern nations.

2013: The first evidence of subspace and hyperspace is discovered.

2014: An unexpected global economic collapse causes internal struggling in the UECF. The established leaders are ousted, imprisoned or even assassinated. Mass rioting occurs globally.

2015: UECF becomes the United Earth Corporation and goes public as “a new way of corporate thinking” in an effort to rebuild the economy its former structure had destroyed.

2020: The survivors of the 12 Colonies make cautious, partial contact with the UEC and several governments with a focus on scientific integration and development is forged. The United Nations declares Organised Religion of a corporate nature to be illegal.

2025: Earth recovers from the global economic collapse. Construction begins on the first impulse cruisers and plans are laid down for practical colonisation of the solar system.

2027: The remnants of the former UECF form a plan to regain power.

2032: Zefrahm Cochrane is born, construction of the offworld solar system colonies begins. The surviving former leaders of the UECF are arrested in an attempt to create a global nuclear holocaust. Their histories and the history of the UECF comes to light, and the Terror Wars officially come to an end. Subspace is confirmed to exist.

2050: Offworld colonies finish construction. Cochrane enters University.

2053: Cochrane discovers the Space Warp and begins practical research with Dr Liam Young on a Subspace Sail to make use of this.

2055: The subspace sail project ends with failure. Drs Young and Cochrane begin work on an artificial space warp. Their research is funded by the UEC with some research materials being made available from the Colonial science.

2057: The breakthrough is made and construction begins on three prototype warp shuttles known as Superluminal 1through 3.

2061: The United Earth Government is formed. Superluminal 1 breaks the light barrier for 64 seconds, however, an imperfection in the subspace distortion coils caused a severe distortion in time that aged Dr Cochrane by almost 30 years and killed Dr. Young. Shortly afterwards, Cochrane fell into a deep depression and developed a severe alcohol problem. Earth Defence Forces are formed.

2063: The imperfection problem is resolved and Superluminal 2 “Phoenix” reaches warp two. A more cautious first contact with the Vulcans is made. Construction of the Valliant begins.

2065: Valliant is assembled in space and launches. Telemetry is lost the following year. Superluminal 3 reaches warp 3.4. Starfleet formed with two distinct organisations: United Earth Star Navy and United Earth Space Probe Agency. The K’Zinti attempt an invasion of Earth.

2070: Plans for the colonisation of the Centauri star system are formed following the discovery of asteroids rich in minerals around both Proxima and Alpha Centuari. Work begins on the first fleet of warp 3 capable ships, based largely on the hull design of the Superluminal test ships. Although many joked that they looked like rugby balls coupled with beer tins, these ships would ultimately prove very reliable and able to take a lot of damage.

2095: The dimensional anomalies are fully closed and the various universes completely separated, removing the Alien Wars and Earth’s Greatest Ally among other historis and leaving only the arrival of Galactica in history. To compensate for the temporal stresses and paradox, many historical events become events in fiction.

2100: Subspace Radio is invented, a massive transceiver array almost a mile across on Mars. Similar facilities begin construction across the solar system.

2103: first contact with Andorians.

2119: The Warp 5 Project is announced the day United Planets of Sol (or just United Planets) is officially formed. Research begins on Mars into practical Matter Antimatter reactors. Dr Cochrane goes missing testing an experimental Warp Ship exactly one week after the launch of the colony ship to Altair 4.

2121: Emory Erickson and Malcolm Betruger invent the Molecular Transporter. Human trials are flatly refused by the UEC.

2127: The C Class Warp 4 Cruisers begin construction across the solar system. Contact is lost with Altair 4. Emory Erickson has a falling out with Dr Malcolm Betruger on the direction to take matter transmission. Betruger favoured a quantum approach, while Erickson favoured a subquantum approach, taking into account the ideas of underlying certainty beneath the apparent quantum uncertainty. They go their separate ways.

2130: The C Class cruisers launch on close range missions of exploration.

2135: Research begins on Mars Colonies into a practical means of quantum teleportation and also the Warp Nine Celestial Project (New Celestial Cruiser, or just NCC). C57 D launches.

2136: C57 D at Altair 4. Antimatter drives used in Interplanetary Impulse Cruisers.
Little Nell and Little Nell II test antimatter for Warp Drive.

2139: Erickson invents subquantum teleportation. Human trials quickly approved, however the result is the apparent loss of Erickson’s son. First contact with Romulans (then unknown even by name) as all but two ships of the Republic Class Cruiser Fleet Delta Five are destroyed by what was described as “cabbage shaped ships”

2140: Weapons research on UEC facilities accelerates upon Dr. Betruger’s invention of the “antimatter pod” and MFS Compactor.

2144: Plasma Rifle EM1 is invented on Mars. Research continues into the BFG, a projected and directed Antimatter projectile based weapon. Human trials are approved for quantum teleportation.

2145: UEC Facilities in Mars City are forced to abandon the Quantum Teleport Project after a massive invasion by extradimensional entities, some of which escaped into time to coerce Lady Peinforte into sorcery and time meddling.

2146: Second UEC Mars City Incident. Large investigations begin.

2149: The keel for the unnamed NX-01 (based largely on the C Class) is laid.

2151: Enterprise launches as Earth’s first sustainable warp 5 cruiser powered by antimatter to take Klang back to Q’Nos.

2152: First official contact with the Romulan Star Empire. Amarillo Class ships are launched.

2153: Several Romulan engagements prompt a major and hurried refit of the older fleet of ships, something they were arguably designed for.

2154: Columbia launches. The NX Program is accelerated with many variations in ship design and even the amalgamation of the NY, NZ and NCC programs. The keel for NX-22, the first New Celestial Cruiser ship is laid down at the new Utopia Planetia Ship Yards.

2155: The keels of a further five Celestial ships are laid. These would be Earth’s largest ships until the Excelsior Class of the late 2280s.

2156: The Romulan Wars begin. Work on the NCC project is mothballed. In favour of improving the UESN fleet of ships. Dancia Erickson marries Freeman Daystrom.

2159: Comet Class cruisers are put into service. Ensign Gordon Stewart saves his badly damaged ship the Venus NX-08 from a Romula ambush, making “cabbage soup” in the process, as he put it. The existence of the Battlestar Galactica is revealed by the UEC and various surviving science institutes from the late 20th century. As only the descendants of the Colonial survivors remain aboard the Battlestar or on Earth, not all of her systems can be understood beyond how to use them. Some of the Vipers are used to push back the Romulan forces into an overall retreat. They had the Romulan Star Empire on it’s knees, but refused to make any genocidal blows. The Romulans, however, viewed this as a sign of weakness. The Venus is scrapped in all but computer core memory and Stewart is promoted to Commander and assigned as 2ic of the Cumberland under the command of Captain Amanda Price.

2160: EUSPA takes delivery of the first Daedalus Class starship. A massive Romulan fleet is detected heading for Earth totalling some 1,300 ships, some of them possibly K’Zinti. A massive effort is made to make Galactica ready for the Romulans and the Vipers are recalled to Earth. Several Viper Squadrons are assigned to the Yorktown Fleet. Gordon Stewart is given the task of readying Galactica following a discussion about strategy with the Cumberland’s Tactical Officer and Lt Commander Rebecca Bates, Assistant Chief Engineer.

Late 2160: The Battle of Cheron: The Romulan fleet and her allies are defeated overwhelmingly by retrofitted UESN ships, Starfleet ships, Vulcan, Andorian and Colonial vipers. The Battlestar Galactica, although heavily damaged in combat cut through the majority of the invasion fleet like a sharp knife through butter. The Romulan’s surrender by authority of the Romulan Senate when the Preitor’s ship is destroyed (He was determined to oversee this battle personally). The treaty of Algeron (Algeron, Algernon, whatever) is signed and the Neutral Zone. The Battle of Cheron (literally in orbit of Pluto’s Satellite) is considered Earth’s Darkest hour. There were no Romulan Survivors. Stewart and Bates have a major disagreement aboard Galactica.

2161: The United Federation Of Planets is inaugurated. Work continues on the NCC project, although curiously all of the ships are given NX designations based on their computer technology more than anything else. The Battlestar Galactica involvement is heavily classified, the ship stored at the Pluto Base indefinitely or until such time as her technology (ablative armour etc) can be assimilated into Federation Technology. Gordon Stewart is returned to 2ic of the Cumberland. The Battle of Cheron alerts the Cylons to the exact location of Earth. The Enterprise is retired as a token of good faith towards the Romulans (and arguably the Klingons). Her entire mission history is archived and classified.

2162: Three of the Celestial class ships are sabotaged and destroyed, each one of them in turn was to be named Enterprise. The remaining three ships are completed and begin warp trials. NX-22, the first of them to begin construction and the last to finish, makes discovery of the Time Barrier, limiting velocity to warp 7.31 and resulting in dangerous temporal instabilities and wormholes far worse than those that aged Dr. Cochrane and killed Dr. Young. The other two ships are destroyed trying to break the Time Barrier. USS Unity’s launch is delayed following the bombing of the USS Cole (Cole, Coll?) which would have been the Unity had the attack gone to plan.

2163: Gordon Stewart makes the mistake of mentioning that he knows someone who can salvage the expensive NCC project. After a discussion with Admiral Gardner, he finds himself promoted to Captain and given command of the Celestial. While initially displeased, he soon warms to the ship and has her renamed Venus, her hull number changed from 22 to 50 in honour of the old V class destroyer HMS Venus. Being impersonal, he has Rebecca Bates assigned as chief engineer, knowing that she can eliminate the temporal instabilities with her knowledge of intermix equations and allow Venus to travel at the imposed maximum of warp 7.31 without dramatic incident.

2164: After almost a year of tinkering, Venus launches with an absolute maximum upper velocity of warp 7.37. Raids from two previously unknown powers begin to occur on Federation shipping lines. One is revealed to be the Cylons, who are cautiously making runs against Earth as they wait for their allies to arrive. (The other would eventually be identified about 130 years later as Reman forces acting as Romulan Agents outside of the Neutral Zone Algeron treaty.) No less than five more ships are destroyed by various illegal operations, their only connection being that the were likely to be named Enterprise. With no substantial leads on who was responsible, it is decided that no ship will be named Enterprise until her name is temporarily forgotten.

2196: Daedalus class ships are retired from front line exploratory duties.

2218: An official Federation Contact is made with the Klingon Empire. The result is a disaster, leading to 75 years of hostility.

2230: An aging, almost retired Venus delivers Dr. Lawrence Marvik to the USS Kelvin to test his “wizkid” theories on how to break the Time Barrier using existing technology prior to nacelle designs being tested on the proposed Yorktown.

2233: USS Kelvin enters a star system with an unusual black hole (unusual in that it wasn’t really a black hole and it also appeared overnight) and a high degree of temporal distortion indicating a Chronometric Divergence Nexus. After several hours of mapping what appeared to be two spatiaotemporal paths within the “black hole” the Kelvin departs without incident other than detecting two mass signatures travelling along one of those paths.

2237: Yorktown breaks the Time Barrier

2244: The Constitution is launched.

2245 onwards: The first Enterprise in almost 100 years is launched under the command of Robert T April and Star Trek TOS continues on as we know it.

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Some observations.
1) Star Trek and Doctor Who are connected by an uncanny series of coincidences ranging from places to guest actors.
2) TOS is better than TNG.
3) Every girl has a best friend called Kevin.
4) All the magic was taken out of Battlestar Galactica with it's reimagination.
5) There should be a Federation Starship named Pink Panther.
6) I'm the Doctor.


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