The Iconians

Iconians

understanding the Iconians requires knowing a bit about the history of the galactic civilizations. In the beginning, as far as we can tell, there was the Precursor civilization. For a long while we had no name for them but they called themselves the Arnor.

The Arnor came across the primitive Iconians and educated them, nurtured them, and guided them to full sentience. During this time, the Iconians were servants of the Arnor. It is important to understand the vast difference between the Precursors and the Iconians in terms of evolutionary status. The Arnor were as far advanced from the Iconians as humans are from primitive mammals or o “beasts of burden.”

But as the Iconians advanced, an increasing number of the Arnor objected to the servitude of the Iconians. Of course, like many moral debates, there was a practical side: the Arnor had grown quite dependent on the service of the Iconians. But the Arnor came to a solution: they would replace their Iconian servants with artificial beings. And so came into existence the Yor, whose story is told elsewhere. In time, the great Precursor empire split in two and warred upon one another. The war dragged in for many earth decades, it destroyed the fabric of Arnorian society, it decimated there planet. But a group of the Arnorians who lost the war, A handful of them, escaped. They placed the Iconians in sleeper pods and they drifted for hundreds of thousands of years until the sleeper pods made it to a new world. On this new world the story of the Iconians was born.
While Humans tried to evolve into Bipeds the Iconians used the technology of the Arnor and began to build a colony, they took a militaristic stance knowing that one day they may be attacked again. Continue reading

The Q

Star Trek‘s William Shatner has been tapped to host the 2012 Juno Awards.

The Juno Awards are chosen by the members of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and presented to Canadian musical artists and/or bands for musical or technical achievement.

This year’s ceremony will be held on April 1 at Ottawa’s Scotiabank place, and will be aired on CTV.

Also William Shatner appeared at the Wizard World convention in New Orleans.

During a Q&A session with the crowd, Shatner was asked if he ever hated Captain Kirk. “Last night we were having dinner (on Bourbon Street), and the waiter comes up and says, ‘What would you like?’ I said ‘Oysters.’ And he said, ‘Beam me up, Scotty!’ I mean, come on. On the other hand, I would not have been here ordering those oysters if it hadn’t been for Captain Kirk. It’s a two-edged sword. Imagine getting to do the things I’ve done as a result of playing the part of Captain Kirk.”

Shatner went on to discuss Chris Pine as Star Trek‘s new Captain Kirk. “He’s a lovely young man, who is really talented and looks really good,” Shatner said. “He’s got the demeanor, the body and the voice. So along with being a good actor, he’s got all the right equipment.”

Comic news
The end is nigh. IDW Publishing and DC Comics are approaching the end of their unique Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes crossover, with Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #5 – the fifth of six titles – set to land in comic book stores on February 15. Once again, Star Trek’s legendary Enterprise crew shares the page, not to mention an epic adventure, with DC favorites including Lightning Lad, Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Chameleon Boy, Shadow Lass and Brainiac 5. Continue reading

Enterprise broken bow

I am sure I am not the only one, but I have often theorized that Star Trek: Enterprise was the result of timeline contamination by attempts by the Borg to disrupt First Contact, and the crew of the Enterprise-E preventing them from doing so.
Anyone else considered this? I have some evidence, but I’d like to hear other opinions first.

“Was Star Trek: Enterprise the result of an alternate timeline?”

Simple answer: no. The Borg temporal incursion was part of the original time-line as evidenced by statements from Seven of Nine in the episode “Year of Hell.” While Torres and Kim were trapped in a turbolift, they were playing a trivia game. Kim asks Torres what Cochrane’s ship was named. Before Torres could answer, Seven rescues them. Then…

SEVEN: Phoenix.
KIM: What?
SEVEN: The correct response to your query. The vessel Ensign Kim was describing. It was designated the Phoenix.
KIM: Not bad. I didn’t realise you knew so much about Earth history.
SEVEN: I don’t, but the Borg were present during those events. Continue reading