Currently, he specializes in all things Star Trek. There are fundamental discrepancies between the reimagined Starfleet ships of Discovery, the ones of the five classic Star Trek series and the ones of the Abramsverse, … Related: Alex Kurtzman Reveals 5 Year Plan for Star Trek Franchise. ", A staff writer at TrekCore said Disavowed is another "incredible tale from David Mack, telling a story that incorporated many of my favorite elements from recent Trek lit: Julian Bashir, the Mirror Universe’s Galactic Commonwealth, action, suspense, and superb writing[. Editor Marco Palmieri told Jeff Ayers in Voyages of Imagination (2006), "From the moment the concept was introduced in the Deep Space Nine episode "Inquisition", I knew I wanted to do Section 31 stories." Cover artist was Tim Bradstreet. Lang told Ayers, "The writing and publishing process was pretty straightforward: Marco said, 'Here’s the outline; can you have the book back to me on Thursday?' News about a Section 31 spin-off has been few and far between as momentum to produce the show has flipped from hot to cold, and back to hot again over the last few years. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. What do you think of a Section 31 series? There is a random chance to receive one Section 31 Lock Box as a regular loot drop. "[1]:445 The novel elaborated on the "historical events" mentioned in the Voyager episode "The Omega Directive". Heartbreaking might be the word best to describe Control’s epilogue, none no worse than on the story’s protagonist. He loves DC but has a soft spot for Deadpool. ]"[15] He went on to say the novel "was an exceptionally exciting, surprising, wonderful trip to the Mirror Universe with Doctor Bashir trying to destroy an organization that won’t quit. Not only do they reveal that production will begin in May, but they also indicate it was pushed back so Yeoh could film the upcoming Marvel Studios movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. "[14] She recommended the books be read in order which events occurred, "Cloak first, then Rogue, then Shadow[,] which isn't terribly substantial, and finally Abyss. "[1]:441 Section 31, in contrast, was conceived as four standalone novels, with no connecting story. A similar plot is explored in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery. Palmieri suggested the holo-ship from Insurrection (1998) being included, an example of what Lang called Marco-isms which began with "‘Hey, you know what would be neat? ]"[12] Green said Cloak does a good job capturing the humor of the original series, though Dr. McCoy is subdued. Cloak (2001) does not include the Original Series subtitle. ", In a 2010 interview with, Mangels said Rogue links with his other novels fiction written before and after Rogue's publication. "[11], Michelle Erica Green of TrekToday said of Rogue and Shadow "both do a fine job illustrating the demoralizing dangers of Section 31. On that subject, Alex Kurtzman was asked about the tonality of the show. Star Trek: Section 31 is a series of thematically linked novels that explore the operations of the clandestine organization known as Section 31. Palmieri recalled, “One of the great things about David’s involvement in the project was that Abyss was the story that followed up on Avatar," a 2003 duology written by S. D. Disavowed (2014) and Control (2017) are linked with Deep Space Nine and The Next Generation relaunch novels. "[1]:444, Palmieri noted the challenge was devising a "plausible Section 31 scenario for Voyager, given its distance from the Federation. Smith said, "Taking Section 31 into Voyager was a real challenge. "[1]:443 Mangles explained, "Like a lot of Trek authors, Mike and I infuse our projects with characters of different sexual orientations, biologies, religions, politics, and personal lives, in the true spirit of Star Trek. The action taken by the agent prior to her demise was only then "wreaking havoc on Voyager. (DIS: "Such Sweet Sorrow", DIS: "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2"), Medium-sized two-nacelled type deploying drones, Under the command of the rogue Section 31 AI Control, they were among the ships that intercepted the USS Discovery and the USS Enterprise near Xahea. This is because Cloak is set shortly before "For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky", and "he has just discovered that he is dying of a blood disorder, and is frantic to track down a woman he knew at Starfleet Medical who may be able to cure him. It makes me wonder if we’ll see a Section 31 closer to the Alpha timeline or the Kelvin one. ", Rick Schepis of TrekCore says: "Enjoying Section 31: Control should not be difficult for all readers, those familiar with Star Trek … Mack does write to his audience, rewarding longtime fans of the franchise and current ongoing novels with numerous references—many of which have been impacted by the revelations in this novel. Then we write, trade our chapters, and make editorial suggestions, and struggle to make all the 'joins' between chapters dovetail (think carpentry). "[16] Dénes House of criticized the novel for relying "the hoary cliché of the protagonist rushing in to save his beloved, even at the risk of unimaginable devastation to countless others, because he 'can’t live without her'."[17]. Perry. "[4] The plot would focus on Julian Bashir finding a new "modus vivendi", insinuating himself into Section 31, with the goal of taking down the organization. So to me Section 31 is sort of like the black ops CIA division of Star Trek and it was established in Deep Space 9.”, He would elaborate even more by pointing to the movie, Unforgiven, explaining that Yeoh’s Philippa Georgiou would be put “to the test.”, “It occupies an area of the Trek universe that’s never really been explored geographically. He continued, "The controversy that erupted in fandom over Section 31 didn't surprise me; in fact, it only fueled my desire. It’s yet another tonality of Trek. As Alex has mapped it all out, each show has its own unique sort of voice and vision.”, CBS Provides Update on Status of Star Trek Section 31 Show Starring Michelle Yeoh. (DIS: "Light and Shadows"), Several more ships of this type were part of the Section 31 armada that was utilized by Control at the Battle near Xahea. And it puts Michelle’s character to the test in a lot of ways that Discovery can’t. By subscribing, you agree to receive email communication from Bounding Into Comics. 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These ships were marked as classified in the Federation database. While writing Cloak, Perry said Star Trek fans are a "seriously discriminating, and although I'm not the sharpest neat-tech-stuff writer, I really want to do justice to the characters as emotional, real people, and I hope that translates."[3]. The organization was behind the events of the film Star Trek: Into Darkness and almost sparked a war between the Klingon Empire and the Federation. In an interview with, Mangels believed Rogue will always be considered one if his and Martin's best works. Since then, I’ve learned that we’re always working on a tight deadline. [1] [2]. [1]:445 Weddle was unable to complete the novel due to television writing commitments. This isn’t the first go-around with the Federation’s black ops for Kurtzman. [1]:443, After rereading Shadow, Green said she came to understand Section 31's reasoning behind their actions, but that "[t]his doesn't make the organization any less despicable[,] nor any more logical[. "[6], Simon & Schuster published the novel as part of the Deep Space Nine relaunch. “We are very excited about the Section 31 show and Michelle Yeoh is excited to do it. That means the earliest audiences will see Section 31 will be sometime in 2021. Actor Simon Pegg Buries The ‘Star Trek’ Hatchet With Director Quentin Tarantino! During the Battle near Xahea, three of these ships were destroyed by being rammed by a Klingon cleave ship. Collateral Damage (2019), a Next Generation novel also by David Mack, includes characters from Control.