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Old September 3 2008, 02:38 PM   #181
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Re: Read & Reread "Greater Than The Sum"- My Opinion (Spoilers)

Just one comment.... T'Ryssa reminds me of Julian Bashir as we first saw him onscreen in DS9. Young, immature, brash.... Julian certainly acted unprofessionally from time to time, bragging about his abilities and such. He grew into the person he was by the end of the show's run, partly from experiences but also from his relationships with characters such as O'Brien and Garak.
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Old September 3 2008, 02:49 PM   #182
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My question is this: If you hated the book so much, why torture yourself by reading it twice?
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Old September 3 2008, 03:04 PM   #183
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My question is this: If you hated the book so much, why torture yourself by reading it twice?
Well, if you're an editor of these bozos, you get the minimum wage for doing so. But I do it mainly for the medical.
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Old September 3 2008, 03:57 PM   #184
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My question is this: If you hated the book so much, why torture yourself by reading it twice?
Well, if you're an editor of these bozos, you get the minimum wage for doing so. But I do it mainly for the medical.
Can I change companies please? I don't get the medical!!
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Old September 3 2008, 04:08 PM   #185
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^ You're still free to avail yourself of all the Band-aids you can find in the First Aid kit on the third floor, right?

I heard it was still Bring Your Own Aspirin, tho....
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Old September 3 2008, 04:13 PM   #186
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^ You're still free to avail yourself of all the Band-aids you can find in the First Aid kit on the third floor, right?

I heard it was still Bring Your Own Aspirin, tho....
Nah, the band aids have been removed due to lack of use! They say they need the money for the Brain transplant unit
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Old September 3 2008, 04:15 PM   #187
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^ You're still free to avail yourself of all the Band-aids you can find in the First Aid kit on the third floor, right?

I heard it was still Bring Your Own Aspirin, tho....
Nah, the band aids have been removed due to lack of use! They say they need the money for the Brain transplant unit

*avoids obvious "Spock's Brain" joke*
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Old September 5 2008, 07:27 PM   #188
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My question is this: If you hated the book so much, why torture yourself by reading it twice?
Well, if you're an editor of these bozos, you get the minimum wage for doing so. But I do it mainly for the medical.

But you guys are the last line of defense between crappy novels and the public. If you read it once, and think it sucks, can't you just toss it in the garbage and never think of it again?
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Old September 5 2008, 07:33 PM   #189
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1) The character of T'ryssa is one of the worst ever written for Star Trek. She struts around the book acting more like the chick in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" having her sexual awakening.
I've never seen that movie, nor do I have any interest in doing so. And frankly I'm surprised that people have so much of a problem with the fact that she's sexually active. She's described as having one recent/former lover, one casual fling, and one increasingly committed relationship over the course of a book that spans four months. I don't think that's especially unusual for an unattached 26-year-old, in reality or in fiction. Unless said 26-year-old is from a conservative or religious community. I recall Riker being similarly promiscuous during TNG.

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People seem to be touchy about sex in Star Trek, for some reason. I don't know what it is. I for one would like to see Riker hittin' them skins doggystyle with Counselor Troi.
As for Fast Times at Ridgemont high, it's a fun movie. Do yourself a favor and check it out if you ever run across it on cable!
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Old September 5 2008, 07:54 PM   #190
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People seem to be touchy about sex in Star Trek, for some reason. I don't know what it is.
Yeah, it's weird. TOS was a startlingly sexy show for the 1960s, pushing the envelope in terms of skin and sexual themes. TNG started out that way too, but it soon became increasingly staid and stuffy and respectable. And somehow this mentality evolved of "No Sex, Please, We're Trekkers."
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Old September 5 2008, 07:58 PM   #191
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But you guys are the last line of defense between crappy novels and the public. If you read it once, and think it sucks, can't you just toss it in the garbage and never think of it again?
Clearly you're unacquainted with the Keith R. A. DeCandido Psychic Aftertaste.

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Old September 5 2008, 08:05 PM   #192
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I for one would like to see Riker hittin' them skins doggystyle with Counselor Troi.
Apparently, you haven't had a recent up-close-and-personal look at Frakes and Sirtis. Judging by what I saw of them at Comic-Con, it'd be like watching your grandparents do it.

I'll pass.
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Old September 5 2008, 08:05 PM   #193
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Clearly you're unacquainted with the Keith R. A. DeCandido Psychic Aftertaste.

I am grateful for the presence of the word 'psychic' in the above expression.

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Old September 5 2008, 08:22 PM   #194
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Clearly you're unacquainted with the Keith R. A. DeCandido Psychic Aftertaste.

I am grateful for the presence of the word 'psychic' in the above expression.
I do what I can.
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Old September 5 2008, 08:27 PM   #195
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People seem to be touchy about sex in Star Trek, for some reason. I don't know what it is. I for one would like to see Riker hittin' them skins doggystyle with Counselor Troi.
As for Fast Times at Ridgemont high, it's a fun movie. Do yourself a favor and check it out if you ever run across it on cable!
I don't think it's just a problem with Trek, it's more a problem with society, it's like everything is reverting to attitudes were like in the Victorian Era and the "awakening" that occured during the sixties is being disregarded/forgotten.

I did read once that some stupid thing called the "silver ring thing" was trying to be introduced into this country from across the pond, but as far as I'm aware, it's never held.
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