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View Poll Results: Rate Indistinguishable From Magic
Outstanding 47 29.01%
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Below Average 15 9.26%
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Old April 3 2011, 09:11 PM   #106
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My only compliant was Nog going from engineering to security, unless he went back and got training in security.
we know he did some soldiering in the Dominion War, and most modern services require that their MPs or whatever do two or three years in another branch first - conveniently there's an article on that very subject in the latest Star Trek Magazine...
Right. Chekov, Worf, and Tuvok all transferred to security from other departments, so it always surprises me when people react to something like Ranul Keru or Harry Kim moving to security as if it were unprecedented.
And O'Brien transferred from Tactical to Engineering. I just watch The Wounded the other day, and they made a refence to O'Brien being Maxwell's former Tactical Officer.
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Old April 3 2011, 10:01 PM   #107
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And O'Brien transferred from Tactical to Engineering.
Or rather, from tactical to flight control to engineering. He was the battle bridge conn officer in "Encounter at Farpoint."
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Old April 4 2011, 12:27 AM   #108
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I'm just over half-way through the book. I have to say, I don't find it as engaging as I was hoping it would be. I found all of the frequent jumping between the Challenger, Intrepid and other ships a bit jarring for some reason. I also couldn't help but roll my eyes a little at the sheer amount of Small Universe Syndrome going on here. The novel really has felt like some sort of TNG guest star all-star reunion or something (Guinan, Scotty, Leah, Barclay, Ogowa, Rasmussen, Bok). I still have yet to understand why Guinan is aboard (but I suspect by the end of the novel it will make more sense), and I don't see any need to have brought in Barclay and Ogowa when they were already playing roles in other series (VOY and TTN).

Anyways, the book isn't a bad read, but I just am not really sure where the plot is going and it feels a little sloppy in execution. Once I've actually finished the novel, however, my opinion may change and things might work out much better.
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Old April 4 2011, 12:35 AM   #109
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Wow, you guys finished reading and I haven't even got it yet! Can't find the ebook in the Kobo store(do they even get star trek novels anymore??) and I can't even find a paperback copy at the local book stores.
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Old April 4 2011, 01:03 AM   #110
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^ Either order from amazon.ca or go up to the people in the bookstore and ask them to order it for you. It always weirds me out when people complain about this sort of thing; it's their JOB to do that for you.
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Old April 4 2011, 09:30 AM   #111
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I also couldn't help but roll my eyes a little at the sheer amount of Small Universe Syndrome going on here. The novel really has felt like some sort of TNG guest star all-star reunion or something (Guinan, Scotty, Leah, Barclay, Ogowa, Rasmussen, Bok). I still have yet to understand why Guinan is aboard (but I suspect by the end of the novel it will make more sense), and I don't see any need to have brought in Barclay and Ogowa when they were already playing roles in other series (VOY and TTN).
Originally it was just Geordi, but CBS asked for more familiar characters, so that's what they got...

Anyways, the book isn't a bad read, but I just am not really sure where the plot is going and it feels a little sloppy in execution.
I do have a love it or hate it style... (editorial chaos aside)
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Old April 4 2011, 08:03 PM   #112
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To be honest if felt like it was written by somebody with a Dr. Who background. I'm not a big fan of Dr. Who and its style, but that is my problem.
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Old April 4 2011, 08:06 PM   #113
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To be honest if felt like it was written by somebody with a Dr. Who background.
I thought it might...

Though I watched Trek before I ever watched DW, I have to admit.
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Old April 4 2011, 08:25 PM   #114
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Wow, you guys finished reading and I haven't even got it yet! Can't find the ebook in the Kobo store(do they even get star trek novels anymore??) and I can't even find a paperback copy at the local book stores.
For what it's worth, the ebook seems to be up on the Kobo site now.
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Old April 4 2011, 08:54 PM   #115
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I also couldn't help but roll my eyes a little at the sheer amount of Small Universe Syndrome going on here. The novel really has felt like some sort of TNG guest star all-star reunion or something (Guinan, Scotty, Leah, Barclay, Ogowa, Rasmussen, Bok). I still have yet to understand why Guinan is aboard (but I suspect by the end of the novel it will make more sense), and I don't see any need to have brought in Barclay and Ogowa when they were already playing roles in other series (VOY and TTN).
Originally it was just Geordi, but CBS asked for more familiar characters, so that's what they got...

Anyways, the book isn't a bad read, but I just am not really sure where the plot is going and it feels a little sloppy in execution.
I do have a love it or hate it style... (editorial chaos aside)
I definitely noticed the 'originally two books' thing (which is hard to miss) but I quite enjoyed the book. Glad Geordi got his due.
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Old April 4 2011, 09:15 PM   #116
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Old April 4 2011, 09:46 PM   #117
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I think you're misinterpreting that.
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Old April 4 2011, 10:01 PM   #118
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Wow, you guys finished reading and I haven't even got it yet! Can't find the ebook in the Kobo store(do they even get star trek novels anymore??) and I can't even find a paperback copy at the local book stores.
For what it's worth, the ebook seems to be up on the Kobo site now.

Yep, I bought it and will start reading it today.
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Old April 5 2011, 01:17 AM   #119
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I still don't understand what the title's referring to... Maybe it's just me?
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Old April 5 2011, 03:06 AM   #120
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I still don't understand what the title's referring to... Maybe it's just me?
Any sufficiently advanced technology...
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