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Star Trek: S. C. E.: #9 The Riddled Post by Aaron Rosenberg

The Riddled Post - Aaron Rosenberg

Part 9 of the SCE is perhaps the first real ensemble-story. Everyone has his or her tasks and a moment in the spotlight when the crew is called to investigate the destruction of a dilithium mining colony. What at first gives the impression of an external attack with a new kind of weapon turns out to be an unfortunate accident with an advanced dilithium detection tool.

 

The story and the characterization themselves are nothing really special, as this is a very case-related story with no new aspects to any of the crew. The writing, especially at the beginning of the story, seemed a bit awkward, but improves as the plot advances.

 

Overall, this is maybe the first part of the SCE that could be skipped - if there were not the ending. With which part of Starfleet does the device end up exactly? And will it pop up again - and this time with a much more sinister programming? All the secrecy and hush-hush with which the device was removed from the daVinci only suggests one answer...