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Old September 2 2008, 09:10 PM   #16
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Re: Q & Guinan

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I was tempted to work something in about it when I covered Guinan's backstory in The Buried Age, but there was no place for it in the story.
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Too bad you couldn't have worked it in somehow. Maybe you'll get to use it in another story later.
Yes, please! As soon as possible...!
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Old September 3 2008, 12:40 AM   #17
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I think it's better that the story not be told. Not every gap needs to be filled. There's always room for mystery, especially for characters who are so unique.
I can understand that, but IMO this is a story that really has a ton of potential, and it would really be a shame if it were never told.
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Old September 3 2008, 12:52 AM   #18
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I think it's better that the story not be told. Not every gap needs to be filled. There's always room for mystery, especially for characters who are so unique.
I respectfully, greatly disagree. Any story that can be told well should be.
Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that just because the story can be told well, that it actually will be. It would be a shame for a much-anticipated backstory to wind up being a disappointment.

Further, whether it is told well or not, is it fair to all the authors to allow one person to determine the background? Each would likely have their own story in mind, and some may well be equally good, if not better.
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Old September 3 2008, 12:59 AM   #19
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Further, whether it is told well or not, is it fair to all the authors to allow one person to determine the background? Each would likely have their own story in mind, and some may well be equally good, if not better.
You could say that about any story that fills in a gap. It's just part of the job. We all have our own ideas about various events, but only one gets picked. I had my own idea of how the Eugenics Wars would've gone, but Greg Cox got to do his. But I got to be the one to tell Picard's missing years and how the TNG crew first came together. And Mangels & Martin got to explain how the Klingons got their grooves back. And so on.
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Old September 3 2008, 01:05 AM   #20
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And Mangels & Martin got to explain how the Klingons got their grooves back. And so on.
Nice.
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Old September 3 2008, 01:17 AM   #21
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Re: Q & Guinan

What I found particularly interesting is that Guinan seems to be able to repel Q's powers. When Q raised his hand to "dispose of her", she does the "Yoda thing". For the next minute or so, both adversaries hold their positions while Q explains Guinan's "true" identity... sort of.

Also, Q gets pissed off whenever Guinan enters the room. So help me, he kinda... freaks out.

I wonder... what this could mean....
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Old September 3 2008, 01:27 AM   #22
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Yup, she's an ex...
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