Thursday, November 14, 2013

Singh to Soong, fixed point in time

Upon further investigation of my Noonien Khan conundrum, I have discovered a previously unknown episode of Enterprise. (Unknown to me, that is) Oh, How I wish I knew about this a week ago because in this episode we meet, Arik Soong. Arik is Data's great-grandfather, so to speak.

Arik Soong appears on Enterprise, Season 4, episode 4, “Borderland.” In this episode we see that Arik has illegally acquired about a dozen Augmented embryos left over from the Eugenics Wars. He completed their development and began to raise them. The Federation caught up with Dr. Soong when the Augments were about 10 years old. They ended up having to fend for themselves while Soong rotten in prison. While Soong was in prison, he had been pursuing his eugenics research on old fashioned pencil and paper.

This episode manages to accomplish two things that relate directly to my previous proposal that Singh and Soong are the same man. Firstly, Soong's work does NOT get destroyed. Archer tells him so at the end. Secondly, with the destruction of what he believes to be the very last of the embryos, Soong gives up and begins work in cybernetics. We also learn that Soong's work in Eugenics wasn't necessarily a bad thing. Arik was working on a way to Augment the Embryos to prevent the over ambitious blood-lust exhibited by the Augments created in the 1990's. Had Arik been able to go further, I believe that we would have had Julian Bashir before his time. That, in my mind, isn't so bad.

But Arik Soong starts his work in prison. At the end of his sentence, he disappears for twenty years. Then his “Son” shows up with Daddy's work. “Son” looks an awful lot like Daddy. Then, he disappears for twenty years and Noonien shows up. Then, he succeeds and disappears for twenty years. 

Does anyone else see an issue with this? I thought only vampires or people with extremely long lifespans do this...oh wait...extremely long lifespans you say?

The extremely long life span is addressed in the new movie, “Into Darkness” Noonien Khan has regenerative cells that are required for just that purpose. In order for him to live within the Federation, he would have to cover that fact up. We already know he can hack into their computers to change information, so how hard would it be to create himself as his own “son?” Not hard at all.

So, in this part, I am suggesting that in order for us to get that very important Android, Noonien Khan must go through more trauma. He must lose his family. He must witness the loss of the embryos. His character must be pushed into Cybernetics. Noonien Khan must be woken up BEFORE 2338!

Perhaps, Klingons, in the search for the Eugenics Research attack Cold Station 12, where the bodies of the Botany Bay and the Embryos are being stored. The possibilities are endless. But whatever the course, these events are centered around a fixed point in time. The point in which Noonien Khan pursues Cybernetics in lue of Eugenics.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Khan, ends justify, part 3

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Early 24th century=A colony is established on Omicron Theta. This colony is self sufficient and focuses on science.

A man named Dr. Noonien Soong settles in this colony to continue his work on the positronic brain. We don't know much about Dr. Noonien Soong and neither does Data or Lore, except the fact that the man is refereed to as “Often Wrong,” and he is a robotics specialist. At the colony, the positronic brain is realized and Lore is created. Subsequently, Lore is disassembled and Data is created. Then, he is left out on a rock.

2338= the destruction of the colony on Omicron Theta by the crystalline entity

2364= Data is found by the crew of the USS Tripoli.

The Tripoli take Data back to Starfleet and assemble him. Data joins up and ends up on the Enterprise.

2364= The Enterprise investigates the remains of the colony on Omicron Theta at the request of Data.

The crew of the Enterprise finds Lore and reassembles him. Lore isn't nice. He has alined himself with the crystalline entity (for what motive?) Lore offers the Enterpise to the entity. Lore fails and is transported into space where he floats for three years until a Packlid ship finds him.

Meanwhile, Data goes on adventures with the Enterprise until 2367. Data is activated. He hyjacks the Enterprise and takes it to Terlina 3. Data and the audience, finally get to meet the elusive Dr. Noonien Soong. This guy is pretty old.

I wonder HOW old...
Well, when McCoy was on the Enterprise at Far Point is age was 137! Upon comparasion of the two characters, Noonien looks far more older and rugged than McCoy. But let's not jump to conclusions just yet.

IF Noonien Khan survived the Geneis Project to become Dr. Noonien Soong, We must examine what happened to Spock on that planet.

Firstly, we know that Spock was recreated as an infant and quickly grew into puberty, then adulthood. In essence, giving him a second childhood. But we also know that Spock's growth was caused by the planet itself. Is it possible that had Spock been removed in time, his growth would not have been so fast?

Secondly, what of Spock's “Soul” that Spock implanted into McCoy? Was it his soul? Or could it have been his personality? The sum of his knowledge and experience stored inside McCoy for safekeeping and HOW did Spock know to do this? There was no way for Spock to know about the protomatter used by Dr. Marcus. It is my belief that Spock didn't know about the possibility resurrection. I think he wanted to leave behind something for his friends and to help ease their grief.

Using this knowledge, we can assume that Noonien survived and he came back as a child. He was removed from the planet and the effects of the protomatter. So, it is also possible that Noonien got that second chance he always wanted. Spock doesn't get that because he is stuck on the unstable planet by Klingons. Spock comes back into the time line right where he left off.

So, Noonien and a few of his buddies have that new life. They almost have to raised all over again. Well, at least until puberty when their brains begin to develop fully. It is then possible that Noonien retains, at least, a part of the memories and experience from his former life. The people who are the “Parents” give him their last name which is Soong but keep his first name out of honor or reverence. He point of this is that Noonien can go anywhere, be anybody he wants, and Starfleet will never know. Noonien could go into Starfleet and they would never suspect. They think that he is dead, blown up in the Reliant by the Genesis Project. (Because nobody could survive that...)

What if Noonien aged exactly as Spock did, along with the planet?

The answer is the same. Noonien is free. The Federation believes him to be dead. He can still go anywhere and do anything he wants. He retains the experience and knowledge he already has. Noonien would have no problem finding a way to create a new identity in the Federation data base. He has a family, the crew member would have joined him wherever he went and he would have created new names for them as well.

Mirab, his sails unfurled!

It is fact that Dr Noonien Soong spent a good deal of time on Earth at Cybernetics Institute. There is no TNG record of him before that time. This sounds a bit like John Harrison to me, doesn't it? Dr. Soong tries to create the positronic brain and he “fails” Really? I don't think he did.

I think he did succeed and ran. He had used the Federation resources to create what he wanted. Then, in spite, he took it to Omicron Theta. Maybe he ran to keep the technology from them so they couldn't recreate it and abuse it as a weapon. Noonien always has a contingency plan. He even says so...

Noonien: "I, uh... I never felt too comfortable... living anywhere without a... prearranged route of escape. I admit I, uh, I wouldn't have guessed I'd be running from a giant snowflake."

If we conclude that This Noonien and Noonien Khan are the same being, in some measure, then this remark makes perfect sense. The information also sheds new light on this comment.

Noonien: "Everybody dies Data... well, almost everybody."

Noonien isn't just referring to the longevity of Data but also referring to himself and the many times that as Khan he should have died but did not.

To add, Noonien is disappointed in Data's choice to join Starfleet. Is Noonien fearful that Starfleet will, in time, discover the secret of Data and Lore's positronic brain?

I propose that THIS work, is the work of Noonien Khan. The true pursuit of Khan was the creation of androids. I also propose the he was close to success back in the 1990's before he fell in defeat in the Eugenics Wars. This was the “superior race” he was working on. Androids and the positonic brain.

Noonien was never going to die, despite his many traumas and close calls. He had a greater impact to for fill, a destiny. What Destiny is that?

Well, haven't you guessed yet? This whole blog comes down to one being, so important to universe it is a kin to the Tardis, itself.

Here it is the reason. Here is the Destiny of Noonien. This is the reason Fate kept him alive and Luck was at his bedside.

THIS being, and so indirectly Khan, saved Earth from its most terrifying foe. It sent shivers down your spine, gave strong men nightmares and made them weep. Entire civilizations swept away. Planets destroyed. Entire Sectors annihilated.

Crystalline Entity?



So WHY am I writing this blog? What's all the huzzah?


Khan must be awakened soon. Kirk must wake him up at the correct time.

There MUST be a sequel with Khan in it. Sometime in the future, sometime around 2338.

Abrams could cop out and just say that Noonien and Khan are NOT the same guy. But I still won't buy it. There are some serious pieces of fact, and some highly probable conclusions that can be made about these two men being the same. 

But it would be so much more colorful if it were true. It would have so much meaning for Khan to be a good guy in time rather than a bad guy in the past. Then, maybe, the end DOES justify the means.

Khan, What Sacrifice, part 2

Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan
Stardate 8130.4

Starship Reliant approaches, what they believe to be Ceti Alpha 6 in their search for a completely lifeless planet for the Genesis Project.

Only to discover that the planet is actually Ceti Alpha 5. Khan and the remains of his crew has been marooned on the planet for 15 years, 14.5 of that time in extremely harsh conditions. Ceti Alpha 6 exploded six months after Kirk had relocated the crew of Botany Bay in the attempt to give them a second chance. As a consequence of the planets explosion, Ceti Alpha 5 experienced an ecological disaster that resulted in the near annihilation of all life on the planet. The Wrath of Khan is justified here. We find that he has lost his wife, child, and the majority of his crew. At least, Starfleet should have checked in on this colony in the 15 years that it had been started. There are records dating back to 2150's (See Enterprise) to show the precedence of the requirement of checking up on colonies! Which means that Kirk and/or the Federation didn’t do this job AND Kirk got a promotion. ON top of that, The Captian of the Reliant has no idea who he is. Khan would immediately conclude that Kirk left the story of him and his crew undocumented and untold. They were simply abandoned and left to die. Of course, Noonien Khan is beyond rage at this. Anybody would be.

14.5 years is plenty of time to daydream about the death of Kirk and the Enterprise. It was most likely Khan's main motivation for surviving. At least, for a few years. After the approach of the seven or tenth year, he probably did give in and accept that he may never see the person who caused this ever again. Which is the reason why Noonien Khan made his remark to Chekov, “I never thought to see your face again.” But in that moment, Khan's dreams, his plan, his wish to see Kirk suffer became reality. He was willing to do ANYTHING to get Kirk within his reach. 14.5 years of planning, strategy, contingency plans, hope, and a reason to live again.

Here's what I don't like about the movie. Suddenly, all that diversity is gone. All the remaining members of his crew are suddenly all Caucasian, blue eyes, and blonde haired. Where did that diverse crew go? It wasn't until I looked closer at this when I discovered that my childhood had been clouding my judgment on this movie. It is a horribly written movie. I weep for it to be cannon as much as I weep at the canon of the 8th Doctor. I digress..back to the point...

Noonien Khan takes the Reliant and chases down Kirk into a nebula. A great battle ensues. In his pursuit of Kirk, Noonien Khan sacrifices the remains of his family (Or that is what it appears to be the remains. I counted about five on the bridge of that ship when Kirk successfully fired his phasers. There were more than five on that ship, they just weren't on the bridge)
Where did the rest of them go?

If I were Noonien Khan and I had made the decision to chase down Kirk, I would have kept only necessary personnel and sent the rest of them off in a shuttle craft. Why sacrifice ALL of them? It isn't necessary and Noonien Khan is way smarter than that. The Enterprise never would have known about the escape. Kirk was way to distracted with the battle.

Now, we all know how it ends, right? Khan blows himself up, Spock sacrifices himself to save the ship, and the Genesis Project is successful. But we DO know how it ends, don't we? The Genesis Project resurrects Spock on the newly terraformed planet. Spock comes back in the next movie, “Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock”

Here, let me show you something you may have missed in the movie. It was easy because we were so worried about Spock that we didn't REALLY observe it.

This is the newly formed planet that was created from the First Genesis Project. The bomb that Khan used to try to blow up the Enterprise before it got away. Now, if Spock's remains can be resurrected from the Genesis Project, why couldn't Noonien Khan's? Or hell, why not the the crew? All of them? Well, all of them that were on board the Reliant.

Wait...are you suggesting that Noonien Khan SURVIVED?!

You better believe it. And it IS a logical statement. Not only is is probable, is is highly possible.

Contingency plans are often blessed with luck and a Genesis Wave.

Okay, what about the search for Spock? That planet ended up being a failure. It blow up at the end of "The Search for Spock"

Yeah, you are correct. But remember that I said Noonien Khan would never have sacrificed more family/crew members in his pursuit of Kirk? And we know that Kirk went back for Spock, don't you think the remaining crew members on that shuttle craft would have gone back for their family too?

Not only is this possible, it IS logical, and it IS possible.

Khan, Lost in Time not Locatoin, part 1

After watching Star Trek: Into Darkness a couple times, a thought occurred to me. At first, I laughed it off. But then, I decided it wasn't so improbable.

Dr. Noonien Singh IS Dr. Noonien Soong.

There is no direct connection between these two characters, but without knowing details John Harrison appeared to have no direct connection to Khan. Let's start with the facts. We must begin with the facts as they are laid out in Star Trek: TOS. Even though Star Trek: Into Darkness alters the timeline, it does not alter the base facts of the origin story of Noonien Khan. (Why didn't I just call him Khan. Lolz, more to come on that.)

Star Trek: TOS, Season 1, Episode 23, “Space Seed”

The episode opens with the Enterprise discovering a DY100 class vessel. This vessel was designed specifically to be an interplanetary transport vessel. It has nuclear-powered engines. Spock goes on to say that these vessels were impractical for use. The cost of building such a vessel was extremely costly. Because of the Eugenics warS, (notice the PLURAL here...) the remaining countries did not have the resources to arbitrarily build one at the end of the war. So how did it come to be that THIS vessel, which has no record of being built OR a launch date, could be floating out in space 200 years after the fact?

Based on the facts, we can conclude that this vessel was the absolute, final contingency plan for Noonien Khan. In the event of his failure, he or his people would never be able to find sanctuary anywhere on Earth. Consider for a moment the subsequent, worldwide sitings of Hitler AFTER his reported death in Germany. On the other end of the spectrum, the subsequent, worldwide sitings of Elvis AFTER his reported death. The point I am making is that Noonien Khan or any of the Eugenics Wars Leaders would not have found any peace IF they did somehow escape capture and eventual “crimes against humanity” And in this case, like all others proceeding this one, those leaders would be tried and condemned to be executed. Why would A very intelligent leader NOT consider an escape that that involves secretly building a space vessel for an escape plan? Is it not a great leader who can have contingency plans for everything?

This conclusion for fills motives for its creation. Where the resources for the vessel construction came from. Why the vessel was never documented as being created. Why the vessel’s launch was not recorded. Why it didn't have a specific destination. It explains the crew's makeup. (more to come on that note)
How about that name? Botany Bay? The name for a penal colony, right?

Noonien Khan's little inside joke, my friend. Because Noonien Khan built the Botany Bay! He tells Kirk he is an Engineer in the Sick Bay. Why wouldn't he name his own ship?

Spock: “[Captain] If you are suggesting this is a penal deportation vessel, you've arrived at a totally illogical conclusion. You're earth was on the verge of a dark ages. Whole populations were being bombed out of existence. A group of criminals could have been dealt with far more efficiently than wasting one of their most advanced spaceships.”

Building a ship is not a small undertaking. It requires people and lots of them, welders, engineers, scientists, programers, maintenance crews, equipment, etc. Seriously, this isn't anything to sneeze at. HOW does a leader, on the level of Alexander the great, Keep plans like this a secret? You build it yourself and the contractors you DO hire, when they are done with the mission, you kill them. This has been done for ages and ages. There are stories of great Kings building castles and then killing the engineers. So why would Khan be any different? He wouldn't.

Also, Spock implies (I say implies because Spock cannot say for sure with the lack of document able evidence) that the people on this ship are ALL Eugenics War leaders. And Noonien indirectly admits it at dinner.

Spock: “I have collected some names and made some counts. By estimate, there were some 80 or 90 of these young supermen unaccounted for when they were finally defeated.”

Yeah, Spock. And 84 of them ended up on the Botany Bay! Scotty gives a count for Capt. Kirk when he makes his report.

Scotty: “...12 units have malfunctioned, leaving 72 still operating. 30 of those are women.”

That means that Noonien Khan is the Leader of the leaders. (He was woken up first on the ship) That is why he is such a powerful character. Think about it a moment. Noonien Khan is the elected leader of a GROUP of tyrannical, genetically engineered humans. Is it any wonder that he is so...well you get the idea of the danger surrounding this being. Also keep in mind that Spock specifically says that these people simultaneously seized power in over 40 nations. Danger doesn't even begin to cover the power of this fact. Which brings me to mention something that has been bothering me for many years.


Khan is a title NOT a name. The First Khan was Genghis, then Kubli followed him. But throughout history, there have been many Khans and Kahkans in Asia, which is where this title originates. The greatest of these being Genghis. He, so much like Alexander the Great, won many campaigns completely on the spread of propaganda. When Noonien tells Kirk that his name is Khan, he isn't telling a possible enemy his real name. A leader of this level skill and mindfulness is not going to give anyone any details of his true identity. Not while he has a choice or thinks he can manipulate the situation. It bothered me when the writer and director for Star Trek:Into Darkness wrote Benedict's line as

I am Khan.”

Like Kirk is supposed to know who that is. That line was specifically written for the audience and not the story line. Otherwise, the line should have been:

I am Noonien Khan.”

Okay, so what about that joke...

It is true that Botany Bay was the name of a penal colony in the new world. It is ALSO true that Botany Bay was/is the name of the area that had MORE immigrants than prisoners. Often when prisoners did their time, they were given land and a second chance in the new world. Botany Bay was an important colony. In the 1960's, there was a scholarly debate over the main reason for the establishment of this colony. Some argued that it's main focus was that it was a penal colony. Others argued that the colony was meant to use prisoners as cheap labor for the establishment of a trading post. This post was to provide much needed natural resources back to the British Empire. To the open minded, both of these arguments are logical. Why does the colonization of a new land or world have to have a “main focus” For historians, a “main focus” is a ludicrous idea. It is FACT that humans do things for many reasons, not just one. Why would it be any different for fictional characters? So Khan's little joke is that he has escaped to a second chance in a new world. Lolz..Noonien...very funny.

This is all evidence to show how much planning Noonien Khan makes into ONE single venture and how much strategy and how many steps ahead he thinks. It is a logical conclusion and statement to say that, “Khan always has a way out.” This is important later...actually about 15 years later...

I also want to say that Noonien Khan, like Genghis his predecessor, was an extremely successful leader. Kirk, Spock, Scotty, and Bones talk about it at a debriefing later.

Kirk: “He was the best of the tyrants and the most dangerous. They were supermen in a sense. Stronger, braver, certainly more ambitious, more daring.”

Spock: “Gentlemen, this romanticism about a ruthless dictator is--”

Kirk: “Mr. Spock, we humans have a streak of barbarism in us. Appalling, but there, nevertheless.”

Scotty: “There were no massacres under his rule.”

Spock: “And as little freedom”

Bones: “No wars until he was attacked.”

Spock: “Gentlemen.”

The humans laugh.

Where in ANY documentation did it say that Noonien Khan was trying to breed a race of genetically superior human? Where does it say ANYWHERE that Noonien Khan was practicing the same type of ethnic or genetic cleansing? Spock certainly outright accuses him of doing so in the new time line. It appears that Kirk has also jumped to this conclusion when he confronts Noonien Khan about his true identity. But is it that simple? I don't buy it. Great leaders like this don't usually, as a rule, go around killing people like that. Not a leader who rules a good diverse crew like the one found on his ship. You heard Scotty at the beginning of the episode.

Scotty; “No Change, and they're all mixed types—Western, Mid-European, Latin, Oriental.”

Khan's crew represents what the diversity of mankind could be. Almost like what Davros tried to achieve with the Daleks, an evolved, superior form of Kaled. One that would survive harsh conditions and bring peace to the world at war. This difference here is that Noonien would have been successful if given the chance, just like Genghis. And someone didn't like that idea. Noonien Khan was not a leader to kill off the diversity of his subjects. Instead, I propose that Noonien Khan was a victim of propaganda.

Consider a political motive. The Middle East has been fighting for hundreds of years. Thousands, actually. Could it be possible that the rest of the world, fed up to the ears with their bullshit, finally step up and said: “Fuckin stop it already or we will do something.”?

So, some Scientist gets together and create a super human. One capable of bringing an area of the world, that has been chaotic for a thousand years, under some kind of control. Isn't this what Genghis did? I think so. So then, when he does break a few eggs because it IS going to happen whether you like it or not, people get up in arms over that fact?

That's like kidnapping a person, starving them, giving them a cake, telling them they can't eat it, and if they do they will be tried and executed. What the hell kind of logic is that?

So, Khan is successful in bringing about unification to a large area. Is it his fault that the others can't get along? A few bad apples in the barrel doesn't mean they are all not worth eating!

My point is that I don't think Khan is guilty of what Spock is accusing him of, at least not the "war crimes" implied by Spock. I think that, like Mark Anthony, Khan was a victim of propaganda. Documentation, you ask? History is written by the victors. What makes you think any of that history would be accurate anyway?

Noonien Khan is disappointed by little humans have evolved. The lack of destination of the Botany Bay was on purpose. Could it be that Noonien Khan used the cryogenic chambers not to escape to a predetermined location but a predetermined TIME PERIOD? A time when he thought humans would have evolved to his level of superiority in intellect, physical prowess, and technology? A time in which he could flourish alongside humans instead of forging forward alone and outcast? A man beyond his own time, a pioneer in multiple disciplines, with the ability to excel in every single one. He had failed his mission once more when Kirk assumed the worst about him and his people.

Well..SHAKA! When the walls fell...(LOLZ)

But Kirk decided to put him on his own planet. Things would be tough, but Noonien Khan is tough. They would make it as a colony. Noonien was given that second chance and with a wife too. At the end of this episode all seemed to work out. Until 15 years later...