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Old March 4 2008, 01:57 AM   #16
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Re: Destiny trilogy - pretty heavy spoilers

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Guys, if Destiny was "just another Borg story," I wouldn't be writing it. I'd have done something else. I agreed to spend more than a year of my life on this project because I felt it was worth doing. Have a little faith.

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Bring on the Big Bad Aaassss Destiny!

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Old March 4 2008, 02:05 AM   #17
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Guys, if Destiny was "just another Borg story," I wouldn't be writing it. I'd have done something else. I agreed to spend more than a year of my life on this project because I felt it was worth doing. Have a little faith.
Oh, but it's so much more fun to grab hold of one or two factoids from a historically unreliable source, and mercilessly excoriate your year's hard work without having seen the first word of it.
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Old March 4 2008, 02:15 AM   #18
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Re: Destiny trilogy - pretty heavy spoilers

Despite the fact that the book does feature the Borg, I'm still pretty excited because the other stuff sounds pretty cool IMO. So am I the only one who actually like the idea of Captain Ezri Dax? After all, she was a Commander, and the second officer of DS9/the Defiant when we saw her last, four (five) years before this, so it's not totally ridiculous for her to be a Captain now.
Would it be ok if I put this up on Memory Beta, or should a wait for a more official description?
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Old March 4 2008, 02:15 AM   #19
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and Captain Dax? Sorry, but Ezri never struck me as the leadership type, unless we have yet another host.
If it is Ezri, how did she make Captain so fast? Is she the next Kirk?
Remember, "Captain" is both a rank and a title. A Lieutenant in command of a ship is referred to as a "Captain." A small ship like the Defiant can be commanded by someone as low as a Lieutenant Commander, as Jadzia did during season six. (Mind you, I realize that the description doesn't say what Dax is commanding, but it's not outside the realm of possibility.)
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Old March 4 2008, 02:21 AM   #20
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At least I know I can come here for at least one good laugh a week from the writers. I'm looking forward to this series.
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Old March 4 2008, 02:25 AM   #21
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I wouldn't say I'm sick of the Borg - just sick of the Borg being written poorly (ie: Resistance, Before Dishonour).

There's a great speech from Bashir in the DS9 Section 31 book on why the Borg are so menacing, which really captured the magic that they as villians can convey - and they're not even in the book!

It's just sad that neither Peter David nor JM Dillard were able to put that into their books. David's moustache-twirling Borg Queen was particualry bad.

I have more than enough faith in both Christopher and Mack to do them justice, and I'm still as psyched as ever about Greater Than the Sum and Destiny. :thumbsup:

Not that I'm sold on this blurb being legit anyway, sounds like the outline for the next Shatner-verse novel, not to mention the NX-02 storyline has just been lifted from the SOTL calendar.
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Old March 4 2008, 02:29 AM   #22
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I suspect that there's more to this trilogy than we believe. Perhaps what we are witnessing is...

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Old March 4 2008, 02:45 AM   #23
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If it is Ezri, how did she make Captain so fast? Is she the next Kirk?
Remember, "Captain" is both a rank and a title. A Lieutenant in command of a ship is referred to as a "Captain." A small ship like the Defiant can be commanded by someone as low as a Lieutenant Commander, as Jadzia did during season six. (Mind you, I realize that the description doesn't say what Dax is commanding, but it's not outside the realm of possibility.)
But she wouldn't be called "Captain Dax", as such. She would only be called 'Captain' by the crew under her command.

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moustache-twirling Borg Queen
Oy. THERE's a mental image I didn't need.
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Old March 4 2008, 03:02 AM   #24
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Could it be that the crossover involves not only the BORG but also Q, Romulans and just about every bad ass motherfucker we've seen over the years?
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Old March 4 2008, 04:18 AM   #25
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Remember, "Captain" is both a rank and a title. A Lieutenant in command of a ship is referred to as a "Captain." A small ship like the Defiant can be commanded by someone as low as a Lieutenant Commander, as Jadzia did during season six. (Mind you, I realize that the description doesn't say what Dax is commanding, but it's not outside the realm of possibility.)
But the blurb, assuming it is accurate, says she's been 'newly promoted', which to me at least implies a rather more permanent change in rank than just being the skipper of the Defiant for a while.

EDIT: Sorry for doubling up on you, Allyn, didn't see there was a second page.

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Old March 4 2008, 04:48 AM   #26
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Just to put things in perspective for everyone, BTW, amazon.co.uk didn't even get the book's title right on their page.

I'm just saying.
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Old March 4 2008, 04:54 AM   #27
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Just to put things in perspective for everyone, BTW, amazon.co.uk didn't even get the book's title right on their page.

I'm just saying.
Co-signed. The first blurb about SoD was wildly off the mark also. (and, no, I don't know anything more about Destiny than the ret of you).
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Old March 4 2008, 05:10 AM   #28
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Guys, if Destiny was "just another Borg story," I wouldn't be writing it. I'd have done something else. I agreed to spend more than a year of my life on this project because I felt it was worth doing. Have a little faith.
Oh, but it's so much more fun to grab hold of one or two factoids from a historically unreliable source, and mercilessly excoriate your year's hard work without having seen the first word of it.
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Old March 4 2008, 05:28 AM   #29
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Just to put things in perspective for everyone, BTW, amazon.co.uk didn't even get the book's title right on their page.

I'm just saying.
This made me curious, so I clicked on the Amazon UK link for Infinity's Prism:
Building on the concept behind the Mirror Universe novels, Myriad Universes takes the theme a step further, into a world where instead of one alternate universe with mirror versions of many Star Trek characters, one single character is reflected across three radically different Star Trek universes. Thus through the very different visions of three separate authors readers can discover three entirely new facets of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Follow our favourite captain into a universe of adventure -- where history takes a different turn and the only limit to what can happen is imagination.


Let me say right here that this is utter and complete baloney. I don't know about Christopher's or James's stories, but Jean-Luc Picard does not in any way, shape or form appear in A Less Perfect Union. If the description of Destiny is anywhere near as accurate, then I almost have to wonder if it actually is a Star Trek project.
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Old March 4 2008, 05:42 AM   #30
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No Picard in Places of Exile either. Clearly the blurb writer was basing that on the stand-in cover with the repeated image of Picard.
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