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How is Star Trek Online a part of the Star Trek Expanded Universe? Edit
Hello Captain Mike,
How does Star Trek Online fit into the Expanded Universe timeline? I have been playing the latest module for it: Agents of Yesterday which feature a couple of missions that take place on Original Series worlds and settings. If we add those would they require to have their own headline?
I am asking as Star Trek Online's 24/25th century are differently depicted than in Pocket Books (the Borg still being around for example). The distinction between the two timelines were more clear, but the AoY missions are just set after the Original Series television series.
- The STO game nominally takes place in the future of the 'standard' Star Trek timeline, but is only a 'possible future' (which is why the STO novel differs from other timelines)... in particular, there seems to be changes of premise that occur between the latest Pocket novels and the earliest STO sources -- but since the 'standard' timeline hasnt gotten there yet, we generally don't want to waste time speculating on why those changes occurred, or how.
- The new module I'm unfamiliar with, but if it involves traveling back in time from the 25th century, then it can be described as those from a 'possible future' traveling back into the 'standard timeline' and possibly (but not necessarily) causing an 'altered timeline'. I really can't say because i'm not aware of the premise.
- But simplicity is key, so i'd say they're probably in the 'regular' 23rd century and you're just going to lists this as a regular reference to Murasaki 312 just like any other source. Not 100% sure if that's what you're asking, but I hope this helps. -- Captain MKB 22:09, July 10, 2016 (UTC)
Yes, that was basically my question: how to treat the new content of this module. Should it be put in the main timeline or I should I put a clear indication that this content is part of the Star Trek Online timeline. The new module starts out in the 23th century (the player can create a new character in this era) and is set some time after the end of third season of the Original Series. There is some time travel in it but from that period back into Season 2. The time traveling Na'kuhl also make an appearances (hope that does not spoil it for you) during the story campaign of Agents of Yesterday.--The Dutch Ghost (talk) 07:30, July 11, 2016 (UTC)
- I don't think there's a clear point of divergence that would allow us to call it an alternate reality. Sounds like the content of the story could lead to that outcome, but you should be putting everything in as regular references. -- Captain MKB 11:54, July 11, 2016 (UTC)
Okay, I will put in all the Agents of Yesterday under the general timeline articles of the mentioned subjects. So far there does not seem to be a breach with the established storylines, the missions involving time travel back into the Original Series seasons are more like 'hidden perspectives', elements that were not told during the episodes such as there being Na'kuhl on the Enterprise during "Journey to Babel" who also provided the Orions with the technology for their fast attack ship, or giving the Klingons cloaking technology (well it seems to be implied during that mission in STO).--The Dutch Ghost (talk) 12:39, July 11, 2016 (UTC)
Did not think i put that many spoilers into it. I just tried to keep it like it was on Memory Alpha. Plus, i forgot about spoiler template. Thanks for warning, will try to remember that for next movie or show.CC-1990 (talk) 23:21, July 22, 2016 (UTC)