GURPS Cthulhupunk and Star Trek

You might not think that these two setting would mix terribly well, but if you do, my friend, you’re just not boldly going quite boldly enough! Lemme show you:

Let’s start at the start: GURPS Cthulhupunk is set only a few years before the events of Star Trek: First Contact. It seems likely that the catastrophic war that was fought mostly to overthrow the corruptions of the mythos, which had crawled into every aspect of life – government, business, religion, you name it – by that point. But it clearly couldn’t have been entirely successful. There would still be pockets of Mythos-related activity on Earth – to say nothing of the vast numbers of them out there in space.

Moving ahead to the Enterprise era, if you don’t see the machinations of Yog-Sothoth behind the ‘Temporal Cold War’, you’re just not looking hard enough. Both sides are clearly being toyed with by some greater power.

In the Original Series era, there are a number of Mythos-like stories – “Who Mourns For Adonais?” has such elements, and the mysterious Mirror Universe may actually be a creation of Nyarlothotep. And the self-proclaimed “God” of the movie era may actually be Nodens.

The Next Generation/Deep Space Nine/Voyager era is perhaps the most obviously infiltrated by the Mythos. Of particular note are the shoggoth-run Dominion, the mysterious wormhole entities (who may also be related to Yog-Sothoth), the Silicon Entity, and of course, the Q Continuum – which, based on its primary representative, appears none-too-distinct from the Court of Azathoth.

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