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How Would You Do a TNG-era mirrorverse?

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:29 pm

From here...

GrahamKennedy wrote:DS9 missed the entire point of the Mirror Universe, IMO. The Mirror Universe is meant to be a place where the good guys are evil. That's it, that's the whole reason for looking at it.

DS9 Mirror Universe characters are basically the same people as they are in our universe. They're in a different situation, which makes them a bit more desperate and a bit more grumpy... but basically, apart from Kira, any DS9 mirror character is the same person. Oh, except that the women are all gay or bi, for some weird reason.

I can't watch any of the DS9 mirror eps without just being sad at the wasted opportunity.



So... okay. There's no Cardassian/Klingon Empire. The Terran Empire is still alive and kicking ass while twirling their Dick Dastardly mustaches. How would you do the characters, the major galactic players? Story arcs?
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Re: How Would You Do a TNG-ear mirrorverse?

Postby McAvoy » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:13 am

I personally liked the novel I think it's called Dark Mirror.

Story arcs would be assissinations, plots, local revolts, and Terran expansion. Maybe since this is the Mirror Universe, a Good Dominion forging an alliance with the Alpha/Beta Quadrant powers to defeat the Terran Empire.

Come to think of it, a MU Dominion would be very interesting indeed.
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Re: How Would You Do a TNG-ear mirrorverse?

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:23 am

Yep, Dark Mirror had it spot on. Picard was a monster. He murdered Wesley's dad and kept him around on the Enterprise to taunt him, and to use him to as leverage against Beverly, who was the "captain's woman". Troi was the political officer, scanning people's minds routinely to ensure that they behaved and in charge of the agonisers (the combadges were agonisers in the book, which was a nice touch) and agony booths as the chief torturer. The Klingons were basically decent sorts, but had been conquered by the Empire. And so on.

Personally I'd have the DS9 situation as one in which the Cardassians were the good guys, a benevolent democratic republic who had been helping the Bajorans. The Empire comes in and forces the Cardassians off to enslave the Bajorans. Kira would be pretty much as depicted, a traitor working for the Empire. Sisko would be the Empire equivalent of Gul Dukat, a brutal overseer. Bashir would be Dr Mengele, conducting medical experiments on the Bajorans. And all of them constantly jockying for position, hoping for a chance to assassinate a superior and so move up.

Quark would be a good guy, trying to survive under the Empire and helping Bajorans as and when he could. Odo would be much the same as in our timeline, I think.
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Re: How Would You Do a TNG-ear mirrorverse?

Postby Tsukiyumi » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:30 pm

GrahamKennedy wrote:Odo would be much the same as in our timeline, I think.


He's so neutral, a 'mirror' version would be pretty much the same?
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Re: How Would You Do a TNG-ear mirrorverse?

Postby McAvoy » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:43 pm

What is the opposite of justice?
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Re: How Would You Do a TNG-ear mirrorverse?

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:32 pm

McAvoy wrote:What is the opposite of justice?


...
Odo's a crime lord, then?

Also, something I thought of.

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Re: How Would You Do a TNG-ear mirrorverse?

Postby Tsukiyumi » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:45 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Hello, we're the Borg. Would you like to try assimilation? Okay, no? Fair enough. Oh, but your friend does? Okay, sign here, here and here. And now for a pain-free upgrading and some sleek, sexy cybernetic upgrades!


:laughroll:
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Re: How Would You Do a TNG-ear mirrorverse?

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:40 pm

Tsukiyumi wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Hello, we're the Borg. Would you like to try assimilation? Okay, no? Fair enough. Oh, but your friend does? Okay, sign here, here and here. And now for a pain-free upgrading and some sleek, sexy cybernetic upgrades!


:laughroll:

Excellent, all going according to plan. :happydevil:
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Re: How Would You Do a TNG-era mirrorverse?

Postby Tsukiyumi » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:15 am

Would be a great fanfic.

Maybe something a few of us could collaborate on...
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Re: How Would You Do a TNG-era mirrorverse?

Postby Sonic Glitch » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:42 pm

Tsukiyumi wrote:Would be a great fanfic.

Maybe something a few of us could collaborate on...

We probably oughta close out the ones we have going before we start on anothe ---- oh what's that over there?

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Re: How Would You Do a TNG-era mirrorverse?

Postby Tsukiyumi » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:57 pm

Well, all of the wargames seem to be dead, and my Call of Cthulhu game dropped off as well, so i figured maybe there was some free time floating around. :lol:
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Re: How Would You Do a TNG-era mirrorverse?

Postby McAvoy » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:59 pm

Interesting idea.
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Re: How Would You Do a TNG-era mirrorverse?

Postby Tsukiyumi » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:11 pm

We could pick certain characters to write for, pick a setting and premise, etc.

I think mirror Garak would be really interesting to write. He's such a nuanced character to begin with.
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Re: How Would You Do a TNG-era mirrorverse?

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:53 pm

Garak? Wow, no idea how he'd be in this version of the mirrorverse.
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Re: How Would You Do a TNG-era mirrorverse?

Postby Teaos » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:20 pm

Garcia mirror would be the town idiot. As subtle as a brick to the face.
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