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View Poll Results: Grade "The Needs of the Many"
Excellent 7 17.95%
Above Average 9 23.08%
Average 10 25.64%
Below Average 5 12.82%
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Old April 27 2010, 08:55 PM   #121
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Re: Star Trek: Online: The Needs of the Many - Discussion (Spoilers)

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So I'm the only one who pronounced it "In-Dige-iN" as in indiginous?
I should hope so, because that's not how it's spelled.
Meh. Indign looks like In-dig-N to me. Sue me! It's not like In-dine is such a better sounding name anyway.
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Old April 27 2010, 08:57 PM   #122
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No, but it's how the real, pre-existing, not-made-up word is actually pronounced.

And does "sign" look to you like it should be pronounced "siggin?"
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Old April 27 2010, 09:19 PM   #123
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Old April 27 2010, 09:52 PM   #124
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Does anyone know if we'll get another Star Trek Online book? I seem to remember reading an article when this was announced saying that there would be a follow up (I'm guessing next year).
An interview with Michael A. Martin, around the time of release, indicated that he did have an idea for a future volume, but that any more STO books would be contingent on sales of the first.
The interview Andrew talks about.
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Old April 27 2010, 09:56 PM   #125
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^ Yes thank you that is where I read about a follow up!
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Old April 28 2010, 01:44 AM   #126
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I would love a book based on the Battle of Starbase 24. I fought that battle yesterday. It was awesome!
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Old April 28 2010, 05:54 PM   #127
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No, but it's how the real, pre-existing, not-made-up word is actually pronounced.

And does "sign" look to you like it should be pronounced "siggin?"
"siggin" actually sounds cool...

Not to drag on a meaningless debate any further, but just incase it seemed I was berating you in particular, I just wanted to say I wasnt, just a mini half hearted rant at words.

Besides, I saw "Indign" in the book and read In-Dig-N. Nothing more, nothing less. If that isnt grammatically correct, then meh.
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Old April 28 2010, 06:12 PM   #128
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Well, I'm glad you deigned to explain before you resigned from this discussion. Pronunciations don't always align with what we'd expect, and not just in foreign words. Confusion can reign when there's no clear design.

Anyway, how about those Sovereign-class starships?

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Old April 28 2010, 06:25 PM   #129
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I would love a book based on the Battle of Starbase 24. I fought that battle yesterday. It was awesome!
Only if my character is featured and is more badass than the other characters in the book.
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Old April 28 2010, 07:38 PM   #130
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Any one else flashing back to those choose-your-own-adventure books? It'd be a good fit for a Trek game tie-in!

An Undine bio-ship had dropped out of warp .42 light years from your current position. They are approaching your ship unshielded and with weapons powered down.

If you want to open hailing frequencies, turn to page 19.

If you want to avoid a possible altercation and warp out of the system, turn to page 107.

If you want teach them the meaning of grief and loss (with phasers), turn to page 82.
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Old April 28 2010, 08:51 PM   #131
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Any one else flashing back to those choose-your-own-adventure books? It'd be a good fit for a Trek game tie-in!

An Undine bio-ship had dropped out of warp .42 light years from your current position. They are approaching your ship unshielded and with weapons powered down.

If you want to open hailing frequencies, turn to page 19.

If you want to avoid a possible altercation and warp out of the system, turn to page 107.

If you want teach them the meaning of grief and loss (with phasers), turn to page 82.
I'm game. I pick hailing frequencies.


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Old April 28 2010, 08:57 PM   #132
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^ Oh yes
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Old April 28 2010, 09:13 PM   #133
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Old May 22 2010, 04:37 PM   #134
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Finished the book today, after getting it yesterday..

I was surprised to see how much I liked it. I tried not to think about its conflicting continuity with the prime book line, though I started a thread about it a while ago, and there are quite a few methods to resolve the "continuity conflict" - looking at the book (and STO as a whole) as a work of fiction within the Trek prime universe, a military analysis, a temporally-tampered alternate universe or simply an alternate universe a-la Myriad Universes.

Either way, I tried to judge the novel on its own, especially considering the fact that I'm not a gamer and won't be playing STO.

While the novel does not have a "linear" plotline per se, the vignettes approach was a nice change of storytelling method, which provided insights to *a* future for our beloved characters and settings. The nods to prime novel continuity (in various chapters and in the acknowledgments section) were also welcome.

All in all, the novel provided a nice, alternate view of the Star Trek universe at (cold and hot) wartime which, to me, complemented the Dominon War and Borg invasion as a darker look at the Star Trek franchise.
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Old June 10 2010, 11:42 PM   #135
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I thought it was a servicable novel that could have been great. It had a lot of really interesting bits and Martin really writes these characters "in-voice" well, but there are some really glaring problems with this book...

The first is the dumbass Gorn-Klingon baseball game. There just aren't words to describe how intensely stupid this idea is. Why would either of them agree to this? It's just moronic.

The second is the Martin need to absolutely smack you in the face with his political beliefs/agendas. It wouldn't bother me so much if he hid it better, but to so blatantly make the bumbling idiot president of the Federation an analog of President Bush right down to some of the same real-life issues (almost word for word in some cases) of a couple years ago is just horrible. It completely pulls you out of the story and smashes whatever bubble of disbelief you've built, crashing you right back into the real world. Star Trek is at its best when it can deliver it's message with some SUBTLETY - this was like a punch in the gut.
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