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2022 Hallmark Storyteller Design Predictions

It is no surprise we will be getting the last two Star Trek Storytellers next year but what they will look like has yet to be seen. The Storytellers have been mostly screen accurate sculpts from the episode Mirror, Mirror. So it was time to delve back into the Mirror universe to get a glimpse of what 2022 may bring and after an episode rewatch, Scotty’s ornament design was still a little murky while McCoy’s was quite clear.

Scotty doesn’t have any iconic poses or props throughout the episode. We see him standing with his arms behind his back (upper right) and the one time he uses a communicator he doesn’t even hold it (bottom).

Scotty’s most memorable scene is him attempting to tap into the warp core to artificially recreate interdimensional contact with the prime universe. The chief engineer holding his “warp-core-breaching-dojiggy” (above) is a possibility but there will need to be some liberties taken with a pose other than him squeezed into a Jeffries tube. Most of the Star Trek Storytellers have been screen accurate but, as previously noted, Kirk’s pose had been ”fudged”.

McCoy’s ornament, on the other hand, is much clearer. The doctor’s most famous scene was immortalized in 2011 with the “Mirror, Mirror” mind-meld ornament which really just leaves us the sickbay scene in Act One.

Once they’re safely in sickbay, they can talk openly, with Kirk having been saluted endlessly in the corridors en route. McCoy is appalled at sickbay, as everything is all rearranged and messed up—but the spot on the table where he spilled acid has the exact same acid stain on it. 

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The combination of McCoy’s dialogue and him holding a glass beaker make this scene a shoe in for an ornament. My choice would be the image of him pointing to the acid stain on the table (third from left) but I have yet to be reached to by Hallmark for my opinion.

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the 2022 Storyteller McCoy ornament (as far as I see it)…

Hallmark Star Trek Ornament Predictions for 2022

The 2020-21 Storyteller ornaments will be available in stores in July of ‘22 along with the Mirror McCoy (predicted for July) and Mirror Scotty (predicted for October). This means by October of 2022 there will be eight Star Trek ornaments available on store shelves.   With the abundance of Trek ornaments it is likely we won’t see any additional character or scene ornaments which makes our list of 2022 predictions a bit more abbreviated than years past.

 2022 Character Contenders

  • Mirror Mirror McCoy Likely July release.
    Odds: Sure thing!
  • Mirror Mirror Scotty Likely October release.
    Odds: Sure thing!
  • The Lower Decks characters in a stamped metal design could bring us Ensigns Mariner, Tendi, Boimler and Rutherford.
    Odds: 6:1
  • We have had two Tribbles so far and Hallmark could still continue the series.  It is a super cheap tweak to an existing ornament. Considering there are other Tribble color variations and the fact that it makes for a good generic Star Trek stocking stuffer, I‘m not sure we’ve seen the last of the hairy critters.
    Odds: 9:1
  • Captain Christopher Pike is already a staple in the Star Trek universe and his own series is currently filming. 2022 may be too soon for an ornament, look for it in 2023.
    Odds: 12:1
  • Captain Michael Burnham’s new rank and uniform for the upcoming season of Discovery would make a cool Keepsake.
    Odds: 15:1
  • In this divided world we could use a Let That Be Your Last Battlefield ornament more than ever.  What if Hallmark gave us a Lokai and Bele pairing as a convention release similar to the Arex and M’Ress in 2018?  Or how about a Bele release with a Lokai repaint the following year?
    Odds: 18:1

2022 Ship Contenders

  • A 30th anniversary edition of the famous Shuttlecraft Galileo ornament? That would be interesting.
    Odds: 5:1
  • The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B.  How long will fans have to wait?  Star Trek Generations celebrates a 30th anniversary in 2024 but we’d still like it sooner.
    Odds: 6:1
  • Strange New World’s U.S.S. Enterprise seems to be a lock but not likely until 2023.
    Odds: 10:1
  • U.S.S. Discovery went through a retrofit and was recommissioned with the registry NCC-1031-A.   Will the ornament get recommissioned too?
    Odds: 25:1

2022 Scene Contenders

  • How about a Kirk ornament shouting “Khaaaaan!” when Star Trek II celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022.  Even better, give it Magic Motion Sensors so it screams out at you when you walk by your tree.
    Odds: 4:1
  • A scene with Picard and Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Picard would give us two classic characters AND promote the current series.
    Odds: 10:1

2022 Star Trek Anniversaries

  • Star Trek: The Original Series – 1966
    56th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series – 1973
    49th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture – 1979
    43rd Anniversary
  • Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan – 1982
    40th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: The Search for Spock – 1984
    38th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: The Voyage Home – 1986
    36th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation – 1987
    35th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: The Final Frontier – 1989
    33rd Anniversary
  • Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country – 1991
    31st Anniversary
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – 1993
    29th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: Generations – 1994
    28th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: Voyager – 1995
    27th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: First Contact – 1996
    26th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: Insurrection – 1998
    24th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: Enterprise – 2001
    21st Anniversary
  • Star Trek: Nemesis – 2002
    20th Anniversary
  • Star Trek – 2009
    13th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness – 2013
    9th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: Beyond – 2016
    6th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: Discovery – 2017
    5th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: Short Treks – 2018
    4th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: Picard – 2020
    2nd Anniversary
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks – 2020
    2nd Anniversary

2021 Predictions

Winner: Mirror Spock, Odds:1:9 (2021)
Winner: Mirror Chekov, Odds: 2:1 (2021)
Winner: Second Tribble, Odds: 7:1 (2021)

2020 Predictions

2019 Predictions

Winner: Saru & Burham, Odds: 2:1 (2019)

2018 Predictions

Winner: U.S.S. Discovery, (2018)
Winner: Arex & M’Ress, (2018)

2017 Predictions

Winner: “The Naked Time”, Odds: 3:1 (2018)

Hallmark Star Trek Ornament Predictions for 2021

Update: See what made the 6th Annual Predictions.

Well, we meet again. This time to predict the 2021 Hallmark Star Trek ornament that will be announced in July. The Storyteller announcement for 2020 really through last year’s predictions for a loop. Fortunately, it should make the 2021 predictions much easier. First prediction…look for a Star Trek tree skirt coming in 2020. In 2019 Hallmark debuted tree skirts for Star Wars and Peanuts and I fully expect them to follow those up for the Trek universe.

If you would like to see our past predictions click below.

2021 Predictions

Winner: Tribble, Odds 7:1 (2020)

2020 Predictions

Winner: None

2019 Predictions

Winner: Saru & Burham, Odds: 2:1 (2019)

2018 Predictions

Winner: U.S.S. Discovery, (2018)
Winner: Arex & M’Ress, (2018)

2017 Predictions

Winner: “The Naked Time” Odds: 3:1 (2018)

 2021 Character Contenders


Mirror Mirror Spock is a slam dunk for 2021. I expect to see at least two Mirror Mirror ornaments next year and Spock is the front runner after Kirk’s release last year. Odds: 1:9


Mirror Mirror Scotty is a bigger draw than Chekhov so it is likely that pairing him up with Spock in the second year of Storytellers to keep the line rolling would make good business sense. Odds: 1:1


Mirror Mirror Chekov is my guess for 2022.  Chekov was the last to be released in the Legends series so it stands to reason he’ll get released at the end of the Storytellers run in 2022. Odds: 2:1.

Mirror Mirror McCoy will always be the third banana so it makes sense his ornament will come out in 2022, the third of a three year Storyteller release. Odds: 5:1

Lower Decks premiered in 2020 with Ensign Mariner, Ensign Tendi, Ensign Boimler and Ensign Rutherford. They will be cheap kid-friendly sculpts. Expect an announcement in 2021 for a 2022 release. Odds: 19:1

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Spock returned to the Star Trek universe in Discovery and Hallmark could produce a scene with Michael Burnham. Odds: 28:1

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

Captain Philippa Georgiou is due to get her own Star Trek spinoff but 2021 is way too soon for her. Odds: 55:1

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Captain Christopher Pike debuted in second season of Discovery with generally positive reactions. He is already a staple in the Star Trek universe and is a prime candidate. Odds: 14:1

Michael Burnham as the lead of the two year old series Discovery is portrayed in a 2019 scene ornament so the likelihood she’ll get a second in two years is not too likely unless it is with the new Spock. Odds: 23:1

2021 Ship Contenders

The Phoenix achieved light speed using warp drive when First Contact was released 25 years ago. Let’s celebrate! Odds: 22:1

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2021. Could we get the Cetacean Probe that was in a quest for whale songs?  Odds: 85:1

The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B has been mysteriously absent from the Hallmark lineup for years. I still believe it is a strong contender for a Event Exclusive ornament. It has a narrow fan base but will be sought after by the biggest of fans. Odds: 5:1

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At some point we should expect Discovery’s design of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 to fill the Enterprise ornament slot. Odds: 7:1

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Star Trek: Discovery’s other ship, U.S.S. Shenzhou may be another angle at promoting Star Trek’s latest series. Odds: 90:1

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Is the V’Ger likely to show up next season? Odds: 174:1


2021 Scene Contenders


Picard,
from the show of the same name, debuts this month (January 2020) and has also been picked up for a second season in 2021. A scene with Picard and Data or Riker or Troi or Hugh is a lock. Odds: 3:1

How cool would it be to see Zefram Cochrane meeting a Vulcan for Star Trek: First Contact’s 25th anniversary. Odds: 15:1 


The Talosians
from the highly praised second season episode of Discovery, If Memory Serves, is very likely to get a scene ornament. This would also be a great opportunity to include new Spock. Odds: 16:1

Nothing would be better than a Kirk ornament shouting “Khaaaaan!”. The Star Trek II scene has become a staple in the public lexicon. More likely for 2022 when Star Trek II celebrates its 40th. Odds: 35:1

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Another year. Another Spock ornament. “Spock’s Brain” should please the fans. Odds: 20:1

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America needs a “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield” ornamen. Odds: 14:1

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“The Enemy Within” is screaming for an evil-Kirk ornament. Odds: 26:1

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Hallmark was under fire this year when they banned a same sex kiss ad on their channel. They quickly reversed the decision but look for them to compensate with the famous interracial kiss from “Plato’s Stepchildren”. Odds: 8:1

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A “Space Seed” ornament could revisit the popular Khan character that was first ornamentalized in 2005. Odds: 10:1

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“Plato’s Stepchildren”
gave us many iconic scenes (Spock laughing) but everyone would love to ring in the holidays with Kirk and Spock dancing a little jig. Odds: 14:1

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The
Kirk Death from the movie Star Trek: Generations is not very Christmasy but look no further than 2015’s “The Needs of the Many” ornament. Odds: 28:1

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“The Corbomite Maneuver”
would be favorite among diehard fans but lost on the general public. Odds: 250:1

2021 Prop Contenders

This may be a bit of a surprise but don’t count out another Tribble to follow 2019’s Tribble  release.  It seemed to sell out online faster than the other 2019 releases and I expect it is very cheap to manufacturer.  Considering there are other color Tribbles and the fact that it makes for a good generic Star Trek stocking stuffer I don’t think we’ve seen the last of the hairy critters. Odds: 7:1

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A three dimensional chess ornament? Check and mate! Odds: 7:1

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Just sci-fi looking enough to possibly sneak in as a Christmas weapon ornament, the Phaser Rifle has a decent shot. Odds: 30:1

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The Laser Pistol is more modern day sidearm than futuristic weapon. Odds: 40:1

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Hallmark has given us the phaser, the communicator, the tricorder and even the transporter chamber, so what is left? Maybe a scene from the
Next Generation Holodeck. Odds: 32:1

2021 Star Trek Anniversaries

Star Trek: The Original Series – 1966
55th Anniversary

Star Trek: The Animated Series – 1973
48th Anniversary

Star Trek: The Motion Picture – 1979
42nd Anniversary

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan – 1982
39th Anniversary

Star Trek: The Search for Spock – 1984
37th Anniversary

Star Trek: The Voyage Home – 1986
35th Anniversary

Star Trek: The Next Generation – 1987
34th Anniversary

Star Trek: The Final Frontier – 1989
32nd Anniversary

Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country – 1991
30th Anniversary

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – 1993
28th Anniversary

Star Trek: Generations – 1994
27th Anniversary

Star Trek: Voyager – 1995
26th Anniversary

Star Trek: First Contact – 1996
25th Anniversary

Star Trek: Insurrection – 1998
23rd Anniversary

Star Trek: Enterprise – 2001
20th Anniversary

Star Trek: Nemesis – 2002
19th Anniversary

Star Trek – 2009
12th Anniversary

Star Trek: Into Darkness – 2013
18th Anniversary

Star Trek: Beyond – 2016
5th Anniversary

Star Trek: Discovery – 2017
4th Anniversary

Star Trek: Short Treks – 2018
3rd Anniversary

Star Trek: Picard – 2020
2020: 1st Anniversary

Star Trek: Lower Decks – 2020
1st Anniversary

Hallmark Star Trek Ornament Predictions for 2020

It is time again for our annual Star Trek Ornament predictions for 2020 which will be announced in the coming months.

If you would like to see our past predictions click below.

Third Annual Hallmark Star Trek Ornament Predictions (2019)

  • Saru & Burham Odds: 2:1 (2019)

2018 Predictions: Star Trek Anniversaries and Possible Ornaments

  • Arex & M’Ress (2018)
  • U.S.S. Discovery (2018)

2017 Predictions: Place Your Bets on the Next Hallmark Star Trek Ornament!

  • “The Naked Time” Odds: 3:1 (2018)

 

 2020 Character Contenders

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Spock has returned to the Star Trek universe (a bit hairier) and Hallmark will pounce to capitalize on it.  Look for a scene with Michael Burnham. Odds: 2:1

 

 

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

 

Captain Philippa Georgiou is due to get her own Star Trek spinoff so it would only make sense to promote her. Odds: 3:1

 

 

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Captain Christopher Pike debuted in second season of Discovery with generally positive reactions. He is already a staple in the Star Trek universe and is a prime candidate. Odds: 3:1

 

 

Michael Burnham as the lead of the two year old series Discovery is portrayed in a 2019 scene ornament so the likelihood she’ll get a second in two years is not too likely unless it is with the new Spock. Odds: 9:1

 

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Unless Captain Gabriel Lorca has a role in Season Two, 2020 is too far away for him to show up. Odds: 75:1

2020 Ship Contenders

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The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B has been mysteriously absent from the Hallmark lineup for years. A strong contender for a Event Exclusive ornament. Odds: 5:1

 

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Star Trek: Voyager celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020.  There is a good chance we get a reissue of the U.S.S. Voyager in metal form.  The Voyager was first and last issued in 1996. Odds: 7:1

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At some point we should expect Discovery’s design of the original U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 from the first season finale. Odds: 7:1

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Star Trek: Discovery’s other ship, U.S.S. Shenzhou may be another angle at promoting Star Trek’s latest series. Odds: 22:1

 

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Is the V’Ger likely to show up next season? Odds: 110:1

 

2020 Scene Contenders

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2018 Predictions: Star Trek Anniversaries and Possible Ornaments

The 2017 Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments are here and San Diego Comic-Con is next week which means we may get 2018 ornament previews. For years SDCC was the platform for Hallmark to sneak preview the next year’s releases. In 2016, Hallmark did not preview Star Trek ornaments at SDCC because their booth was restricted to Star Wars products ending an annual July tradition. Well, this year Hallmark has two booths at the San Diego convention, one dedicated to Star Wars and another one for everything else. Will we get 2018 previews? We will know by mid next week.

Hallmark has celebrated Star Trek’s anniversaries over the years with commemorative ornaments. It began in 1991 with Hallmark’s very first Star Trek Ornament, the 25th Anniversary U.S.S. Enterprise.

The Enterprise was honored again 5 years later for the 30th Anniversary…

…and for the 40th…

…and the 50th…

…twice.

The 50th actually brought a number of ornaments celebrating the golden anniversary and 2017 gave us a 30th Anniversary of The Next Generation.

It was just five years ago that we celebrated Next Generation’s 25th with their own salute to the Enterprise.

So what might we look forward to in 2018 as far as anniversaries? Star Trek: The Animated Series has never been recognized with an ornament and the cartoon celebrates its 45th Anniversary in 2018 which still makes it an unlikely candidate.  Here’s hoping for an ornament in 2023 for its 50th!

Deep Space Nine celebrates its 25th next year which makes it very likely for 2018. We already had a DS9 Space Station in 2001 so a future ornament would most likely resemble this year’s Picard/Data ornament. Any scene representing DS9 would hopefully include characters we haven’t seen yet like Odo and Quark.

Star Trek: Discovery premieres this fall, would a 2018 ornament be too soon? I expect CBS will do everything they can to promote the series which will have limited viewership due to its subscription based programming.

2018 Star Trek Anniversaries

Star Trek: The Original Series
1966
52nd Anniversary

Star Trek: The Animated Series
1973
45th Anniversary

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
1979
39th Anniversary

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
1982
36th Anniversary

Star Trek: The Search for Spock
1984
34th Anniversary

Star Trek: The Voyage Home
1986
32nd Anniversary

Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987
31st Anniversary

Star Trek: The Final Frontier
1989
29th Anniversary

Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country
1991
27th Anniversary

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993
25th Anniversary

Star Trek: Generations
1994
24th Anniversary

Star Trek: Voyager
1995
23rd Anniversary

Star Trek: First Contact
1996
22nd Anniversary

Star Trek: Insurrection
1998
20th Anniversary

Star Trek: Enterprise
2001
17th Anniversary

Star Trek: Nemesis
2002
16th Anniversary

Star Trek
2009
9th Anniversary

Star Trek: Into Darkness
2013
15th Anniversary

Star Trek: Beyond
2016
2nd Anniversary

Star Trek: Discovery
2017
1st Anniversary

2017 Predictions: Place Your Bets on the Next Hallmark Star Trek Ornament!

With Star Trek: Mission New York coming up this week it is expected we will see the 2017 Hallmark Star Trek ornament previews that were missing for the first time in years at Comic-Con in San Diego.  Due to a shared booth with LucasFilm Hallmark only revealed future Star Wars ornaments.

Since Comic-Con it has been revealed that the 2017 Star Trek ship ornament will be the U.S.S. Franklin from this summer’s Star Trek Beyond.  We still have not had an announcement of Hallmark’s Star Trek character or scene ornaments.  I fully expect we will see the rest of the 2017 lineup at Star Trek Mission New York coming up September 2-4 at the Javits Center.

It is likely that we will get the first of a Star Trek – The Next Generation Legends series since 2016’s Chekov was the last of TOS’s Legend series.  So look for a new Captain Picard hanging from your tree in 2017.

What Star Trek scene should we expect next year?  The answer is a little less clear. Assuming we will get a scene from The Original Series there are a few iconic scenes to choose from.  Here is my list of sixteen classics scenes and the odds that Hallmark reproduces them with an ornament.  Place your bets!

“Space Seed” 

Odds – 3:1

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“Spock’s Brain”

Odds – 3:1

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“The Naked Time”

Odds 3:1

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“A Private Little War”

Odds – 5:1

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“The Way to Eden”

Odds – 6:1

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“Let That Be Your Last Battlefield”

Odds – 9:1

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“Plato’s Stepchildren”

Odds – 9:1

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“Who Mourns For Adonis?”

Odds – 11:1

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“Spectre of the Gun”

Odds – 15:1

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“The Enterprise Incident”

Odds – 24:1

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“A Piece of the Action”

Odds – 35:1

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“Journey to Babel”

Odds – 40:1

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“The Savage Curtain”

Odds – 40:1

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“Catspaw”

Odds – 90:1

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“The Corbomite Maneuver”

Odds – 250:1

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“Patterns of Force”

Odds – 135,000:1

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