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Star Treks May 7 2008 10:10 PM

Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote
 
There was a thread like this a long while ago that I started (and it's probably been done before, too). The idea is that someone writes a line from any published Star Trek book or short story (fan-fiction not allowed) and the first person to correctly name the source gets, well, a pat on the back and the chance to pick their own line.

Oh, and it's probably not fair to guess, if you're the author of the quote. :p

It's really just a way to waste some time, but what the heck?

So I'll start. Name the book:

"Picard's second cup of tea got cold, and the fishtank bubbled on, the lionfish inside it bumping incuriously against the glass and gracefully waving its tan-and-cream-striped spines. It was no wonder, Picard thought, that such people would see him as a demonic figure, and the Enterprise and her sister starships as symbolic of everything they stood against - of doing and being in the universe, of asserting one's own right to exist and to work out what life should be, which was worth desire and passion and energy."

Rosalind May 7 2008 10:27 PM

Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote
 
Quote:

Star Treks wrote: (Post 1616564)
(preferably anything except unpublished, little-known fan-fiction)

no fan-fiction please, published Trek books only.

trampledamage May 7 2008 10:42 PM

Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote
 
Well I can tell you for certain that it's not a book I've read!

Trent Roman May 7 2008 10:51 PM

Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote
 
I'm going to guess Gulliver's Fugitives, by Keith Sharee.

Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman

JD May 7 2008 11:06 PM

Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote
 
Do you have to get the one that's posted before you can add a new one?

Defcon May 7 2008 11:07 PM

Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote
 
Quote:

JD wrote: (Post 1616734)
Do you have to get the one that's posted before you can add a new one?

Yes:

Quote:

Star Treks wrote: (Post 1616564)
... and the first person to correctly name the source gets, well, a pat on the back and the chance to pick their own line.


Star Treks May 7 2008 11:15 PM

Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote
 
Quote:

Trent Roman wrote: (Post 1616691)
I'm going to guess Gulliver's Fugitives, by Keith Sharee.

Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman

Afraid not, but good guess.

BrotherBenny May 7 2008 11:17 PM

Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote
 
Quote:

Star Treks wrote: (Post 1616564)
"Picard's second cup of tea got cold, and the fishtank bubbled on, the lionfish inside it bumping incuriously against the glass and gracefully waving its tan-and-cream-striped spines. It was no wonder, Picard thought, that such people would see him as a demonic figure, and the Enterprise and her sister starships as symbolic of everything they stood against - of doing and being in the universe, of asserting one's own right to exist and to work out what life should be, which was worth desire and passion and energy."

The Romulan Strategem?? The quote seems familiar somehow.

Star Treks May 7 2008 11:23 PM

Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote
 
It's occurred to me that this thread could get flooded with "nice try, but no" responses, so I will just go on the record as saying that when someone gets it I will say they got it, but I'm not going to nix every wrong response because I don't want to flood. But, since I'm already posting this, I'll say, no, it's not "The Romulan Stratagem"...

haubrija May 7 2008 11:23 PM

Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote
 
I don't understand this game. Are we supposed to rewrite that passage or something? :evil:

Dayton Ward May 7 2008 11:41 PM

Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote
 
^
:guffaw:

TigerBait May 8 2008 06:21 PM

Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote
 
hmm, dark mirror?

Star Treks May 8 2008 06:23 PM

Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote
 
Perhaps the book I chose was a bit obscure. Hint: It's not one of the more popular novels. Another hint: Yes, it is TNG.

TigerBait May 8 2008 07:09 PM

Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote
 
ghost ship?, hahaha, kinda figured the tng aspect

Mistral May 8 2008 07:30 PM

Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote
 
Quote:

haubrija wrote: (Post 1616776)
I don't understand this game. Are we supposed to rewrite that passage or something? :evil:


Yes, that's exactly it. It says so in the thread title.:devil:


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