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Old April 4 2011, 02:21 PM   #4
Re: Yesteryear vs. The Practical Joker

Ditto. Points for

- expanding the Trek lore with a story about a central character's past and a popular alien world's intriguing particulars
- nonchalantly introducing alien characters that fall right into place: this Andorian that could have been Spock, the chick in the history team, assorted Vulcan fauna...
- presenting beautiful Vulcan vistas
- dealing with death like Vulcans would, with just the right mixture of passion and cold logic
- giving a time travel story with at least an ounce of sense
- doing it with the established and popular Guardian of Forever...

The Practical Joker gets points for showing a few seldom visited areas of the ship, but that's about it.

Timo Saloniemi
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