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Old 10-09-2021, 02:46 AM
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OrangeRiver discusses the possible sources of the Terran Empire in the Mirror Universe.

My favorite version is from one of the Strange New Worlds stories. Cochrane wakes up the morning after First Contact and suddenly remembers the NextGen crew despite Crusher's attempts to suppress his memories. He considers whether or not to tell people about the evil cyborgs that will attack the planet in the future. If he tells people then humanity can prepare for the Borg by becoming more military-focused and focus on weapons development. Eventually he leaves it up to a coin toss. One side means he keeps his trap shut and tries to forget about what he learned about the future, the other side means he tells. And here history splits.
mudshark: Nate's just being...Nate.
Zeke: It comes nateurally to him.

mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
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