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Old July 6 2011, 11:44 PM   #21
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Re: Star Trek: From Risa With Love--An Adventure Of Dr. Julian Bashir

Thank you all for reading!

Deranged Nasat wrote: View Post
I've always liked the natural ease with which you write conversation, and I think you show similar skills with abstract description in this one; the way that Risa is described is very effective, and really shows a more meaningful and well-considered idea of the planet than the usual "sex and fun" summary. That is, I really liked the insight into what a mind like (presumably) Bashir's might see in it - how the carefully-crafted paradise speaks to more than just the desire for enjoyment (though that's certainly not downplayed or unimportant). It really helps sell Risa as something with a sophistication or other such quality that might be attractive to Bashir.
Thanks. Frankly, I somehow just knew that there was more to Risa than just Sex, Sexyness, and Sexuality--particularly considering how, when Jadzia proclaimed the glories of room service in "Change Of Heart", Worf's thoughts immediately went to Risa.

Also, you're really on to something with it being Bashir's reflections. In Flemming's tales, the descriptive passages are often revealed to be Bond's own reflections of the location.

I also really liked Bashir's analysis of his new companion's likely function in SI; it fit his character and it made use of his genetic enhancement and their insights in a manner the show often, I think, neglected...and the novels often do as well, for that matter.
Absolutely. Far too often, it was used only as something of a gag--"seven-point-three-five minutes", etc. As it were, I'd imagine that was why Mr. Siddig didn't exactly care for the "enhancements" arc; he may have felt it could never really be taken seriously.

The Badger wrote: View Post
^Agreed. Bashir's genetic enhancements, coupled with the deductive skills a doctor needs, should give him Sherlock Holmes style insight.
Quite correct, Badger. You could say it was a most--shall we say--elementary combination.

Hmm, I wonder if there's any significance in the fact that Cynthia's parents died in a mountaineering accident...
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The Badger wrote: View Post
Hmm, I wonder if there's any significance in the fact that Cynthia's parents died in a mountaineering accident...
If there is something I've learned about my good friend Rushbo here, its that he doesn't do anything without a reason. Take that as you want, but its the way it is.
Thank you, my friend. And you're quite correct, Badger--it was a nod to the established backstory of James Bond. While Cynthia isn't quite a full-fledged "female Bond"...she is a very promising young agent, and I thought it'd be a nice touch.

Rushbo: Great chapter, mate.
Again--thanks for your reading, and your reviews!
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