Star Trek: The Amazing Stories

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{5/5} “It is not possible for me to be with you today to honor my father. I am far away on a mission to promote galactic peace. My mission honors my father’s memory. Sarek and I often did not agree. Everyone knows that. And yet… he is the reason I am where I am today.” […]

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds V

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{5/5} “Within the confines of the library, the cadets were polished, serious, stiff. Outside, in the fresh air, amid the profusion of color, with the soft green grass beneath them, they were seedlings reaching for the sun. With their guards down and their minds open, they were flowers ready to blossom.” (from “Efflorescence”) Star Trek: […]

The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway

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{4.5/5} “What I took mostly from these events was what I tried to tell Seven of Nine later, that a single act of compassion can transform us. Having met Tret Rekheny, however briefly, it was not so easy, in future, for me to think of all Cardassians as cruel, as murderous, as vicious. Some of […]

Star Trek: Voyager — To Lose the Earth

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{4.5/5} “There are things we cannot know until we are ready. And we, as we are, may never be. But we are not at the end of humanity. I hope we aren’t even its midpoint. Sometimes the best we can do is offer those who will come after us a glimpse into their own potential […]

Star Trek: Voyager — Architects of Infinity

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{4.5/5} “He found himself suddenly grateful that Patel, whatever her other faults, was so ridiculously conscientious. No matter how benign this place looked, like every unknown environment, it could probably kill you fifty different ways. He had forgotten that. She hadn’t. She had come here prepared to keep her team alive, and he could respect […]

Star Trek: Voyager — A Pocket Full of Lies

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{5/5} “There had been a hardness in her then, something she had gradually shed over the years they worked together to survive and explore the Delta Quadrant on their way home. She’d never lost the capacity to call on her inner strength, to stand and fight when it was warranted. But she had committed herself […]

Star Trek: Voyager — Atonement

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{4.5/5} “Military engagement is a course of last resort. That’s easy to forget when you’ve been hurt… We make choices in the heat of battle and tell ourselves after the fact that we had no other option. But every time you allow yourself to settle your conflicts by force, you add to the chaos rather […]

Star Trek: Voyager — Acts of Contrition

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{4.5/5} “Fife’s eyes were lit with first-contact infatuation. O’Donnell had never seen the condition listed among communicable illnesses by Starfleet Medical, but it should have been. For those with little experience with alien cultures, a day spent touring their natural and technological wonders nearly always produced this heady effect. Even the most hardened Starfleet officers […]

Star Trek: Voyager — Protectors

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{4.5/5} “She would happily go where she was needed most and allow the future to unfold on its own. Janeway no longer had the slightest bit of interest in shaping it, forcing it into a form she thought she could manage. This time spent away from Starfleet had taught her that seeking such control was […]

Star Trek: Voyager — The Eternal Tide

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{4.5/5} “You can’t fix everything… But you can try. And it’s in the trying that you learn who you are. You decide, in every single moment you draw breath, the quality of your life, how much you’re going to contribute, and how much happiness you’re going to create in the face of the darkness. And […]