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View Poll Results: Rate DTI: Watching The Clock
Outstanding 93 58.86%
Above Average 43 27.22%
Average 13 8.23%
Below Average 3 1.90%
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Old April 22 2011, 10:15 PM   #31
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Re: Star Trek: DTI: Watching The Clock Review Thread

I'm about 100 pages in. So far I'm still a bit on the fence, there are some things I like (basically the character building), but on the other hand I'm already a bit bored by the temporal physics stuff. It doesn't help that there was little actually story yet, either. But there are still about 400 pages left, so maybe the novel will pick up speed soon.
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Old April 22 2011, 10:24 PM   #32
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Well, that was a satisfying read. Good characterization, lots of thought and creativity, and long-awaited answers to some big questions.

But.

Chakras? Seriously?

I know, silly to fixate on one reference in so big a book, but still, it threw me.
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Old April 22 2011, 10:26 PM   #33
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But.

Chakras? Seriously?
Why not? If nothing else, it served as a suitably PG-rated metaphor for the idea I was suggesting (if you consider what those particular chakras are associated with).
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Old April 22 2011, 10:54 PM   #34
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Doesn't seem particularly chak-ing to me.

(Actually I think Eav'oq jokes are funnier...)
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Old April 23 2011, 01:08 AM   #35
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Does Watching The Clock have ideas on where the new Star Trek movie fits in with the rest of ST history, and if so, can we talk about that here (and would it have to be under spoilers)?
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Old April 23 2011, 01:18 AM   #36
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Does Watching The Clock have ideas on where the new Star Trek movie fits in with the rest of ST history, and if so, can we talk about that here (and would it have to be under spoilers)?
Well, I'm not sure what the question is; we know where it fits with the rest of ST history from the movie itself. It's an alternate timeline created in 2233 when Nero arrived from 2387.

But since my novel is set in 2381-2, and since the inhabitants of the Prime timeline would have no knowledge of the existence of the Abramsverse even after 2387 (since as far as any observer could tell, the Narada and Spock simply fell into a black hole), there's no overt discussion of the Abramsverse. However, there are a couple of bits of theoretical discussion that are implicitly relevant.
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Old April 23 2011, 01:36 AM   #37
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Does the book answer any of the questions about the Temporal Cold War that Enterprise never answered? Like who Future Guy is or anything like that? (I don't need the answer(s), I'm just wondering if any are provided)
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Old April 23 2011, 01:41 AM   #38
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I hope so. Would the Paramount brass even LET him reveal who Future Guy is?
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Old April 23 2011, 06:39 PM   #39
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I hope so. Would the Paramount brass even LET him reveal who Future Guy is?
It would be nice since I duobt they (Paramount) will ever touch the subject again.
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Old April 23 2011, 07:01 PM   #40
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^Well, it's CBS that owns Trek now.

And I'll just say that the book explains lots of things and I didn't have any trouble with the studio.
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Old April 23 2011, 07:09 PM   #41
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I'll picking up the Kindle edition of this when it's available.
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Old April 23 2011, 09:27 PM   #42
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Mine is on the way. Maybe by next week I can start it.
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Old April 24 2011, 12:48 AM   #43
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^Well, it's CBS that owns Trek now.

And I'll just say that the book explains lots of things and I didn't have any trouble with the studio.
Good to know. The sudden dropping of the TCW was probably my least favorite part of the last season of ENT.
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Old April 24 2011, 04:42 AM   #44
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I wonder if Braxton's involved...
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Old April 24 2011, 09:26 PM   #45
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Are there lesser changes requested in 24 century novels, because CBS does not expect to visit that time period in film or television at any time in the near future?
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