Come up with an idea for a military scifi series

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Idea should be expandable into a series of a few books. The story takes place in the future(~year 2200-2800) and follows the crew of a military ship(battleship/battlestar/dreadnaught, a primary battleship that also carries smaller space jet fighters and special forces/ground forces) who safe earth and/or the galaxy from the bad guys. It could start on earth, a colony world or in space on the ship.

Here are some ideas that I’ve already used:

1. Humanity is in early long distance space travel time. Two ships(Military/research) have been send out , one came back without finding anything and the other didnt return. Third one has just been completed when bad aliens attack. With the help of good aliens who intervene we can beat the bad guys and the good aliens share technology and help us upgrade, they do this because there is a huge war in the galaxy with the bad guys and it doesnt look good, here the story and the adventure starts.

2. On Earth we found an artefact. Its something like a alien databank with lots of knowledge and helped us progress incredibly fast. We build ships, explore space etc. Then one day alien ships appear near earth and start to attack, after destroying something like a patrole space ship they head towards the place where the artefact is kept. It becomes clear they are after it. With other ships who have been called back we are able to defeat the aliens and find out that a lot of other alien races are after these artefacts who are scattered through space. A race to gather all artefacts begins.

3. Aliens attack us and abduct humans. They harvest human life force and make it into an elixir, we fight back and are able to beat them. But this has only been one harvesting ship and the empire it belongs to will soon find out what happened to it. Before that we will have to find out about the empire, gather allies among the stars and beat the empire or earth is gonna get turned into a slaughter house

4. Humanity exlored the galaxy and established multiple colonies. The thing that made all of this possible is a special material that can be mined in space, something like space uranium. Now aliens start to attack us and claim the space uranium belongs to them. We obviously cant just hand it over since our technology(faster than light travel etc.) depends on it.

As you can see the ideas all folllow the same principle but are still different enough.

I dont want ideas to include:
- Aliens just fighting for habitable planets
- Aliens are robots/AI
- Aliens want to rule everything simply because
- Aliens want our water
- Aliens want to steal/harness our sun
- Time travel/parallel universe

Here are some more examples that also fall in line with what I’m looking for:
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I’m looking for a few paragraphs in which the general idea for the series is written down with a few key points(how the story begins and a little background information).

The most important part is the reason for the conflict though. If the aliens are aggresive or conquering the galaxy why are they doing it? Because they know nothing else than war? NO! I want to have a good reason for that and the conflict like in my previous stories.

Classic Star Trekt with enemies like the Klingons or the Halo game series are great examples of what I'm looking for, espcially Halo with its incredible backstory.

UPDATE:

Special attention will be given to colonization ideas.

Ideas in which a part of humanity leaves the system to start somewhere new from scratch. The focus is still on the military part so there need to be challenges and conflicts that will have to be solved. Do not submit plots for just one book but an overall idea for at least 5+ books, not outlines for book 1,2,etc. but overall ideas like the examples.

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  • Zarminairshad
    Zarminairshad
    • 7 tuntia sitten

    please check #323 #324

    • 7 tuntia sitten
  • K1NGSLAYER
    K1NGSLAYER
    • 5 päivää sitten

    Lol why do I feel that this contest will never be closed, and meanwhile, the CH will be completing his story, making us just the fools here, discussing about our rights and wrongs. Do comment if anyone feels like I do!

    • 5 päivää sitten
    1. Motoko9
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 päivää sitten

      You guys do realize that whenever I'm extending the contest I'm upping the prize right? This is also a guaranteed contest so a winner has to be chosen.

      • 2 päivää sitten
    2. sudhirmudholkar
      sudhirmudholkar
      • 10 tuntia sitten

      The Contest Holder is increasing the price. It only means that he is not getting the quality work that he is desiring. People come to Freelancer for solutions and if the Contest Holder is not getting the solutions he has the right to extend the contest as he likes and moreover the contest is guaranteed, so there is going to be a winner for sure.

      • 10 tuntia sitten
  • jemishkhokhani07
    jemishkhokhani07
    • 14 tuntia sitten

    please check #315

    • 14 tuntia sitten
  • Zarminairshad
    Zarminairshad
    • 1 päivä sitten

    please check #304

    • 1 päivä sitten
  • aniquemd
    aniquemd
    • 2 päivää sitten

    I had submitted a story concept where aliens weren't supposed to invade earth without a valid reason... the idea included developing subplots within the main plot that would reasonably reach a point from where the aliens declare a war on earthizens. Though I didn't inject any colonial plot in it yet i think it could update with time into an intriguing storyline for a series of stories.

    • 2 päivää sitten
  • Motoko9
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 päivää sitten

    UPDATE:

    Special attention will be given to colonization ideas.

    Ideas in which a part of humanity leaves the system to start somewhere new from scratch. The focus is still on the military part so there need to be challenges and conflicts that will have to be solved. Do not submit plots for just one book but an overall idea for at least 5+ books, not outlines for book 1,2,etc. but overall ideas like the examples.

    • 2 päivää sitten
    1. Motoko9
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 päivää sitten

      Read the description again. II have clearly stated:

      I dont want ideas to include:
      - Aliens just fighting for habitable planets

      • 2 päivää sitten
    2. whetstoneedits
      whetstoneedits
      • 2 päivää sitten

      Hi. Thanks for your feedback. In the time left on the contest, I'll submit a new entry that expands to 5+ books (overall plots). Please see my two new comments on my existing entry. I have addressed the similarity between my entry and ME.

      • 2 päivää sitten
  • meelah0327
    meelah0327
    • 2 päivää sitten

    I agree maybe just a quick one- or two-sentence feedback would have been nice, especially now that I'm seeing you want the emphasis on colonization, which was the plot line in my idea. In my mind, my idea was rejected because there was too much backstory and not enough room for military engagements (which I understand is your main objective!) or that you simply didn't like the idea (which is also understandable). However, a part in the back of my brain always wonders if my proposal was just rejected without being read. I know that's unlikely, but just some quick feedback would be nice for future reference. That being said, this contest got my creative juices flowing, and I now have the plot line to a sci-fi series I can just write myself haha. So, I thank you for that, and I wish you best of luck in your writing career! :)

    • 2 päivää sitten
  • joneskirubh
    joneskirubh
    • 3 päivää sitten

    Dear sir, Thank you for considering us for extending some more time, I absolutely glad for redefining once again, and i can take extravagant steps to craft the content as the best fit for your need. However, i tried to reach you before submitting, i don't find an option to reach you but i come to know you can contact me through chat, so as i can share all my views and clarify all my unclear static with you.

    • 3 päivää sitten
  • SimonF01
    SimonF01
    • 5 päivää sitten

    Hello. What would be the upper limit for the word count of our ideas?

    • 5 päivää sitten
  • victorsangma
    victorsangma
    • 5 päivää sitten

    Hi, in your description you mentioned "If you have any questions feel free to ask." The clarification board is full of questions. Would you at least care to answer those. Rejecting the idea is no issue. But, an explanation would be great. Maybe a private message if that's not too much to ask. To me it seems like you don't care about our time and effort we have invested on helping you with your Si-Fi series. Thanks.

    • 5 päivää sitten
  • Contentkiller
    Contentkiller
    • 5 päivää sitten

    Can you give a feedback on what I lacked and how I can improve?

    • 5 päivää sitten
  • inderriat
    inderriat
    • 6 päivää sitten

    I am working on new story and will upload it within 10 hours.

    • 6 päivää sitten
  • Contentkiller
    Contentkiller
    • 6 päivää sitten

    Please check my entry #265 and give a feedback.

    • 6 päivää sitten
  • matama
    matama
    • 1 viikko sitten

    Please rate my entry #256

    • 1 viikko sitten
  • supersystemng
    supersystemng
    • 1 viikko sitten

    Can this contest be extended by a week, myself and my team of 3 creative writers would like to work on it and we need more time

    • 1 viikko sitten
  • petiteputih
    petiteputih
    • 2 viikkoa sitten

    Hi. My entry was No.172. which was rejected . I did think that it was a great idea personally at least. Maybe I over rate myself. I had alot of ideas to build it up. So please let me know where the shortcoming was and I can re-submit a new idea. Thanx. Have a nice day.

    • 2 viikkoa sitten
    1. iniyaz
      iniyaz
      • 1 viikko sitten

      Lol he outright rejects people's works without ever offering an explanation. The least he could do is to offer a rating, but no, it's impossible to gauge how well (or terribly) we did when he can't provide any feedback.

      • 1 viikko sitten
  • kingberr
    kingberr
    • 1 viikko sitten

    Hi I've got a question, can we add to the story some elements related to real life ? for example can we mention some real events happened in real life but somehow make it in the story, or can we use some real places in the story?

    • 1 viikko sitten
  • Manishadhikary
    Manishadhikary
    • 1 viikko sitten

    Would you mind going through the entry no 243?
    Here I have written a short story with a legit reason for the aliens to attack humans. However, this is just the beginning of a story that could make large books. Please go through my story. I hope you will enjoy it

    • 1 viikko sitten
  • inderriat
    inderriat
    • 1 viikko sitten

    Please check my entry #240

    • 1 viikko sitten
  • joneskirubh
    joneskirubh
    • 1 viikko sitten

    Dear Sir, I should be glad if you review the attached document. Please can you let me know if you have any inputs, comments, and concerns? I am glad to offer the best support and prepare for more strategies that convict smarter completion as expected.

    • 1 viikko sitten
  • Rach4393
    Rach4393
    • 1 viikko sitten

    Hello, I am a little bit confused here because I am not able to understand from what perspective you want to continue the story. Should it be from a military of humans perspective or should it be from an Alien's perspective? The points you have mentioned reminded me of the movie Transformers, Arrival and some other movies. I want to know what do you exactly want an idea of a whole series or a continuation of the details that you gave. Thank you.

    • 1 viikko sitten
  • joneskirubh
    joneskirubh
    • 2 viikkoa sitten

    I would like to thank you for your time and attention, and I hope to have the chance to extend my incredible support as required.

    • 2 viikkoa sitten
  • joneskirubh
    joneskirubh
    • 2 viikkoa sitten

    Well written and clear communication is the key to promote any idea, service or product in the modern business environment. Your recognition on my capabilities can bring about instant returns on your investment.

    • 2 viikkoa sitten
  • kasi01viswanadh
    kasi01viswanadh
    • 2 viikkoa sitten

    Please check my entry here sir #207

    • 2 viikkoa sitten
  • Pookie123
    Pookie123
    • 2 viikkoa sitten

    #193 Hi! How fun! Please consider me for this and future projects, cheers!

    • 2 viikkoa sitten
  • Kwinsley
    Kwinsley
    • 2 viikkoa sitten

    #190 :)

    • 2 viikkoa sitten
  • AbirAdib0
    AbirAdib0
    • 2 viikkoa sitten

    Please also check #185 :)

    • 2 viikkoa sitten
  • AbirAdib0
    AbirAdib0
    • 2 viikkoa sitten

    Please check #184 :)

    • 2 viikkoa sitten
  • Kwinsley
    Kwinsley
    • 2 viikkoa sitten

    #179 :) Please contact me if there are any changes or problems you want to be fixed.

    • 2 viikkoa sitten
  • Kwinsley
    Kwinsley
    • 2 viikkoa sitten

    Please read #173 :)

    • 2 viikkoa sitten
  • Sayooj13
    Sayooj13
    • 2 viikkoa sitten

    #171 please :)

    • 2 viikkoa sitten
  • Tesla47
    Tesla47
    • 3 viikkoa sitten

    Some feedback on the remaining entries would be appreciated.

    • 3 viikkoa sitten
  • hussainmuzammal4
    hussainmuzammal4
    • 3 viikkoa sitten

    #133Engaging work for you,we are willing to further modifications,

    • 3 viikkoa sitten
  • matama
    matama
    • 3 viikkoa sitten

    Please rate my entry #120

    • 3 viikkoa sitten
  • martinsemma
    martinsemma
    • 4 viikkoa sitten

    please check entry #110

    • 4 viikkoa sitten
  • EarlyMe
    EarlyMe
    • 4 viikkoa sitten

    Hello. Please have time to check Mr. 99 guy.

    • 4 viikkoa sitten
  • KashmiraD08
    KashmiraD08
    • 4 viikkoa sitten

    Hello, kindly check entry number 97. I hope it is up to the mark and if not I can tweak some plot line to fit your desired view. Thank You.

    • 4 viikkoa sitten
  • BlackJeruk
    BlackJeruk
    • 4 viikkoa sitten

    Please Check my ideas #92 i hope you like it!

    • 4 viikkoa sitten
  • tahashahid1
    tahashahid1
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Do we just have to give a theme or a full story ?

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
  • apiatracy
    apiatracy
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Hey, could you make the contest #guaranteed?

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
    1. blkidd
      blkidd
      • 1 kuukausi sitten

      it is guaranteed.

      • 1 kuukausi sitten
  • Silversdrayleigh
    Silversdrayleigh
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Please read entry no. #80

    I have explained in short why would aliens attack humans, how humans were able to make a time machine and why battleship is necessary.

    Read carefully and if you are interested I will explain it and add more details about it.

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
  • Nalyemeni
    Nalyemeni
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Dear Contest Holder, could you please extend the contest if possible that eventually gives us time to process the whole submission of the proposed idea.

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
  • EIIIIII
    EIIIIII
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Processing information

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
  • MalikMahroze
    MalikMahroze
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Check out entry #71. It's more than 350 words, but only the main idea. I have the characters and their backstories and everything in mind. There is a lot more than where that came from. Let me know if you deem it worthy. Thank you.

    • 1 kuukausi sitten

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