Re: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts Of Empire review thread
What I am saying that the excuse provided by the prophecy doesn't stand up to any scrutiny, so the idea (asserted above by the auther) that RBoE is a story about Sisko making a selfless decision to save his wife and children is likewise hard to sustain.
Beyond that, portraying Sisko as a deadbeat dad seems to fly in the face of everything we know about the character. I understand this was probably unintentional on the part of the author, but that is the story we have in front of us for the moment.
I didn't get "deadbeat dad" at all, at least inasmuch as the term implies a father who doesn't care about his responsibilities. The prophecy does work for me.
There's also his mental state. Seriously, why didn't he get treatment for depression before now? I've a feeling that when he gets better--if, maybe--he'll be very unhappy with himself.
Last edited by rfmcdpei; January 2 2011 at 01:57 AM.