Re: TNG: Dark Mirror by Diane Duane Review Thread (Spoilers!)
^ Sometimes handwaves can be useful.
And in the end, saying it's a "different work of fiction" is no less a handwave than the alternate-universe theory. It's exactly the same thing, come to think of it.
"But here you are, in the ninth
Two men out and three men on
Nowhere to look but inside
Where we all respond to PRESSURE!" - Billy Joel