Hello again, hopefully this finds you well. It’s been a pretty low-key weekend on my end, the first in a while where I don’t have any outside obligations to worry about. After much loafing and a little gaming, I did get to writing and managed to finish incorporating the events of ST V.
I don’t know what it is, but writing in the events of a movie seems to take a bit longer for me. I think it’s because that is more passive, I’m not forced to think as much as I would about events from a novel or my own ideas. Irregardless, combing through Memory Beta and doing a little cursory research unearthed some more fascinating bits of minutiae.
– General Krell (who may/may not be the same Krell from TOS – “A Private Little War”) was the official who ordered Klaa to Nimbus III. In the ST V novelization, Klaa is initially puzzled why such a high ranking official would be concerned about a disgraced diplomat (Korrd) on a backwater planet, but it is revealed that Krell’s sister is married to said diplomat.
– Speaking of Korrd, the novel and/or the comic adaptation mention that 2 of his children being killed in a military operation led to his disenchantment with the Empire’s endless aggression. After voicing thoughts/opinions that ran counter to this, he was banished to Nimbus III (but apparently still retained his rank of General). Also, in the novelization of ST VI, he is mentioned as accompanying Gorkon on his ill-fated peace mission aboard Kronos One (which would be some good supporting evidence for those who wish to believe the Klingon translator was actually Klaa).
Going back to the ST V novelization/comic, Sybok is given a surprisingly detailed backstory. It’s too long for me to get into here, so I’ll just leave you with this link from Memory Beta
The same novelization/comic and the TNG novel “Q-Strike” do much the same for the ‘God’ entity – again, it’s too long/complicated, so will just leave you with a link
Since I’ve hit a bit of a downhill stride as it were, I’ll wait and add in the requisite profile views/specs until I’m completely finished (beyond the events of ST VI, still haven’t gotten any concrete ideas in place). I also want to combine my annotations/bibliography and break them out by section (Part I, II, III etc). Hopefully this will make it easier both for me and for you, the reader.