TNG: Silent Weapons by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
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December 1 2012, 11:14 PM
Re: TNG: Silent Weapons by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
* Crusher came across as very shallow in the book. She only wants to be around "Action Picard" when they're on the
I don't think that's quite all of it. I think what was more important to her was that a) it seemed out of character for him [which bothers her] and b) it was hypocritical of him, since he explicitly forbade Jack Crusher from doing the same thing all those years ago. From where she's sitting, it's a matter of him having his cake and eating it too, at her expense.
That said, I'm not sure I disagree with your assessment of her being shallow in this book. But I think your reasoning misses some points, is all.
Did the Breen plan on Data showing up to save the day? If not, was there another way they were planning to convincingly keep their operatives from killing Bacco and the Gorn leader (other than just by having both short-circuit)?
No, I think the plan always was to cut the transmission at the last moment. As it happened, the transmissions were clearly cut, but I think it's left a little vague whether or not that was because Data destroyed the transmitters or because the Breen cut the transmissions themselves (and lied to the operatives afterwards). I think we are supposed to think, though, that Data and Starfleet believe that
themselves stopped the operatives. And yeah, I think that, had Data not interfered, the androids would've appeared to short circuit at the last minute and the UFP and Gorn would've believed that the Breen simply had poorly designed androids.
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