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[Discussion] - Chapter 2 Thread

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    Federation could take the death penalty as a means to avert another war so soon, seeing the actions of the Barrons as likely to escalate into another conflict that Starfleet can hardly afford. But, there's no way we'd actually space Ensign Barron when there's so many other ways to have fun with him. We could request that "Mmm Bop" be played on a loop in his cell for 18 hours a day as part of his therapy. Program his replicator to only deliver Plomeek soup. The possibilities are endless.
    *LOL* Why dont we just get him a Borg implant that plays music only he can hear? We could get Seven of Nine to do it....aka Annika....Hansen! *L*

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    I didn't think too much about the fallout aboard other ships and we REALLY don't want an internal cold war within Starfleet or a witch hunt, like what happened in the TNG Episode; Drumhead. Let's fix that my having the transmissions be directed to Starfleet Command, so only the top people know what's going on and can filter things down to where it's needed, and the starship Athena, which we'll have appear in long range sensors as the hostage situation is concluding going on.

    Barron dying for his crimes would indeed likely make him a martyr for other bad people but could also terrorize good people. Since the Federation condemns the death penalty, the thought of actually using it would not reassure them of us being the "highly moral" society which uses violence as a last resort. We are better than that.

    I hear Starfleet's combat rations are delicious; perhaps he can enjoy some of those during his time in captivity aboard our ship?
    I dont think you have to go back and change anything. I was just presenting a dramatic opportunity, if anyone wanted to go in that direction. But otherwise, it kind of boils down to something I remember hearing a British submarine commander say about the movie Crimson Tide. It's entertaining, but on a real ship, you'd never have the crew turning on each other like that, because they are professionals. <br>
    So in other words, we can trust officers will watch the feed, and the only effect will be that Ensign and Admiral Barron, and anyone else Barron named, will be thought of as traitors. The conspiracy doesn't necessarily have to extend to the specific ships in our system, and if there are conspirators aboard, what are they going to do? They'll tell their other contacts, which would happen anyway if there wasn't a live feed, because Barron has been arrested. So there's flexibility on what to do. You can play it really dramatic and end up with a firefight with Starfleet vessels in the system, or play it normal, and just bag Barron up and transfer him to the nearest Starbase.
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    I dont think you have to go back and change anything. I was just presenting a dramatic opportunity, if anyone wanted to go in that direction. But otherwise, it kind of boils down to something I remember hearing a British submarine commander say about the movie Crimson Tide. It's entertaining, but on a real ship, you'd never have the crew turning on each other like that, because they are professionals. <br>
    So in other words, we can trust officers will watch the feed, and the only effect will be that Ensign and Admiral Barron, and anyone else Barron named, will be thought of as traitors. The conspiracy doesn't necessarily have to extend to the specific ships in our system, and if there are conspirators aboard, what are they going to do? They'll tell their other contacts, which would happen anyway if there wasn't a live feed, because Barron has been arrested. So there's flexibility on what to do. You can play it really dramatic and end up with a firefight with Starfleet vessels in the system, or play it normal, and just bag Barron up and transfer him to the nearest Starbase.
    No drama; we're getting it done by having Barron arrested and, with Starfleet Command being the point of contact, minimal fallout among the rest of the Federation. The stuff with Admiral Barron and the Athena will occur in the background. They're still going to show up the way I described earlier so a different ship, one untouched by her influence, can transport her and the other conspirators out.
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    #543
    Sounds all good to me.

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    Hells yeah Victoria Day! Let my five days off commence!
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