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Old March 12 2013, 05:56 PM   #1934
Greg Cox
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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^ You know, I am not familiar at all with the tie in but I too finished Ishmael about two weeks and found it pretty underrated. Definitely a change of pace than the usual trek novel but I found it a pretty nice little read.
I remember enjoying Ishmael a lot. Of course, I grew up in Seattle so "Here Comes the Brides" was pretty hard to miss.
What is "Here Comes the Brides" and could I enjoy the novel without getting the reference(s) ?

"Here Comes the Brides" was an old TV series (1968-1970) about mail-order brides in frontier Seattle. It's been decades since I read Ishmael but I imagine that it's perfectly possible to enjoy the book as a fun time-travel adventure in which Spock ends up in old Seattle even if you've never encountered the "Here Comes the Brides" characters before.

In fact, I suspect that lots of Trekkies have read and enjoyed the book without being aware of the "Here Comes the Brides" connection.
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