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Old April 26 2012, 06:08 PM   #157
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Re: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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Marcus’ later defence of Starfleet during The Wrath of Khan looks a little odd now, though I guess David’s attitude in that film suggests Carol was giving off far more contempt for Starfleet the whole time than she might have thought. Children pick up on these things very well, of course. I guess Marcus was playing devil’s advocate with herself, or trying not to give in to her cynicism (her line to Xiong about disappointed idealists presumably being important here).
Maybe after everything went completely to pot, Marcus had a change of heart. Now that I think about it, the events of this series do help to explain why Carol & David were so mistrustful of Starfleet in TWOK.

As an aside, the “kicked upstairs” joke at the end is particularly amusing given that Nogura does the same thing to Kirk, according to “Ex Machina”.
Well, according to Roddenberry's TMP novelization originally.
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