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31 October 2013 @ 09:15 pm
So... Star Trek idea?  
I'm obviously not going to be attempting nano because that would be crazy, but should I decide in the next few hours to fail gloriously in a plan-free actual-plot-not-just-breakfast fan fictional sort of way now or ever:

What would have been a super awesome Star Trek episode? I'm not asking you to plot a story for me (unless you want to?), but seriously, what would have been a TV guide synopsis you'd have loved to see? (Any crew any series, whateva's your fave of the moment, though I have never written classic Trek before so that might be scary and also I have no 'ships except Kirk/Enterprise.)

p.s. I just got SAD when I saw the number 1,667 today and realized it would mean nothing to me this yeeeeear.
One Whose Honesty is Stronger Than Her Fear: companionamilyn on November 1st, 2013 01:36 am (UTC)
After Janeway's breakdowns in "Night" and "Year of Hell," the HoloDoc in the main timestream relieves her of command. Chakotay has to command the ship and make sure she follows through on her treatment plan while Stellar Cartography, the busiest and most understaffed department on the ship (but the one that was supposed to have little but star chart confirmations to do) finds a pattern in their most recent charts.
Little Red: trek - jc float on - daygloparkermylittleredgirl on November 1st, 2013 01:41 am (UTC)
Man this segues perfectly into me and aj's Happy Voyager Project, wherein Janeway is put on rest leave and reads romance novels and stops being cray, and Kes is also there with Ocampalets. Except yours has more angst and star charts!
One Whose Honesty is Stronger Than Her Fear: mmmmamilyn on November 1st, 2013 01:58 am (UTC)

I like plot with my angst and characters.
One Whose Honesty is Stronger Than Her Fear: mmmmamilyn on November 1st, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
Janeway and Chakotay are partners in command, partners in parenting their blended Voyager family, and partners in bed. It's an unspoken rule that No One Talks about J/C...until Tom Paris plans an anniversary of their return from the planet they were stranded on. Meanwhile, Neelix has stocked up on bright, Cookie-Monster-blue, furry grubs from their most recent Away Mission and is determined to use them in every meal.
Little Red: trek - chakotay-on-brain - 2clmylittleredgirl on November 1st, 2013 02:26 am (UTC)
I go back and forth on how the crew - not the senior officers, necessarily, but the crew - would actually handle Janeway/Chakotay. In good times, probably no one would care, but that ship has a lot of lean times and I wonder if there would be undermining? Mean gossip turned to fractured "sides" of the crew...? In general, I wonder about that with Voyager even aside from J/C because Janeway is the ULTIMATE AUTHORITY... It's not a regular military hierarchy since there's no jag-type oversight. It becomes apparent in things like Equinox when she full-on loses her shit, but I wonder how that works with little things (why does astrometrics get all the man-hours / supplies / energy instead of some other department. Favoritism! Let's circulate angry memos!).

Thanks so much for playing with me in this post!
One Whose Honesty is Stronger Than Her Fear: flying by Abby & Rache & meamilyn on November 1st, 2013 02:06 am (UTC)
Empress Hoshi captures Our Four Captains: Kirk, Picard, Sisko (Cmdr, I know), and Janeway [Archer bored himself to death long ago], and tortures them for information about the Federation's weaknesses by trapping them in their "Then why do you live HERE?" moments (Kirk: Spock dying and the Enterprise blowing up; Picard: Locutus; Sisko: losing his wife and his ship at Wolf 359; Janeway: take-your-pick, including Year of Hell). They must convince one another of the falseness of the visions, figure out the reality they're in, and find a way to escape before the AU Empress brings warships in to take over this universe as well as her own.
Little Red: trek - enterprise porn - liminallizmylittleredgirl on November 1st, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
Hmm! I like the idea of cross-series shenanigans (at least quality captain bonding!) though I'm not sure I could sell this... Mirror Hoshi's technology is so far behind the later series' that this might fall to a DS9 era mirror-villain. MIRROR TIME TRAVEL!? Intendant/Empress?
Little Red: trek - kirk skillz - distress_callmylittleredgirl on November 1st, 2013 02:49 am (UTC)
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaa that is amazing.
georgie: booksgeorgierae on November 2nd, 2013 02:52 pm (UTC)
I expect you to be cheerleading me in NaNo then :D
Though considering you wrangled me into it two weeks late a couple of years ago, I won't be surprised if you suddenly decided to do it!
Little Red: peanuts - what to write?mylittleredgirl on November 2nd, 2013 10:56 pm (UTC)
IT IS SO TEMPTING I am just trying to think of something to do. I think fanfic for sure because that is easier, but I'm not good at coming up with... actual plots, so I need someone to challenge me for something plotty instead of relationshippy (I think I can handle that part).

On the upside I am not yet behind in word count because I have not yet officially decided to do it but we both know I totally will so I should figure this out stat.
georgie: Hogwartsgeorgierae on November 2nd, 2013 11:17 pm (UTC)
Honestly thinking I ought to go the fanfic route myself. My muse decides to go away whenever I try to write anything else!

anranr on November 2nd, 2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
... the one where Trip and T'Pol are actually allowed to be happy?


Also, HI! *hugs*
Little Red: trek - t/t bliss - speshulduckmylittleredgirl on November 2nd, 2013 10:54 pm (UTC)
But can one really get 50,000 words out of happiness?

I mean, I guess I could write a post-series fic where they have been happy and then something nuts happens for 50,000 words and then they are happy again. [The Romulans wouldn't just give up their influence on Vulcan after that one jerk guy was deposed... surely in another 20 years or so there would be some kind of crazy Vulcan sect that could have issues with Trip & T'Pol's happy family?]
anranr on November 9th, 2013 11:19 am (UTC)
Sure, they don't have to be happy the entire time... angsty!sexy times can be equivalent to (certain types of) happiness. ;)