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Old April 27 2010, 06:04 PM   #70
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Re: Star Trek: Unspoken Truth - Discussion (Spoilers)

starri wrote: View Post
May I ask if/why you chose to base Captain Miranova so completely on Helen Mirren?

Don't get me wrong, I liked the character, Dame Helen is one of my favorite actresses, and that was probably my favorite part of the novel, but every time I would read "Galina Miranova," I would think of Mirren's real name, "Ilyena Miranov" (as I imagine I was supposed to) and it yanked me out of the story.
Yes, it was intentional, meant as an Easter egg for the rare reader who might know Mirren's birth name. (There's another Easter egg "nested" in the name, so to speak, but I'm not telling. )
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