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View Poll Results: Rate DTI: Watching The Clock
Outstanding 92 58.60%
Above Average 43 27.39%
Average 13 8.28%
Below Average 3 1.91%
Poor 6 3.82%
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Old April 28 2011, 12:19 AM   #76
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Re: Star Trek: DTI: Watching The Clock Review Thread

I haven't read it yet, I just have one question: Are the 29th century Relativity guys involved at all? Is Braxton?
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Old April 28 2011, 12:28 AM   #77
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I haven't read it yet, I just have one question: Are the 29th century Relativity guys involved at all? Is Braxton?
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Old April 28 2011, 01:42 AM   #78
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Had an unexpected opportunity to start reading. 2 chapter in. Not certain about some technical details, but Christopher is known for not merely using technobabble.
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Old April 28 2011, 07:06 AM   #79
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I had a little trouble following the story in the middle, but like how everything came together at the end.

The character development was great.
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Old April 28 2011, 08:57 AM   #80
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Hi Christopher, Still reading, but I just loved...



Loving the book so far, currently ranking it near Ex Machina, my favorite Trek book of yours, and indeed of the franchise.
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Old April 28 2011, 10:35 AM   #81
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Are there any sneaky little mentions of the Star Trek: Online alternate future in this book? Grabbing it for sure on the 9th when I head into the city.
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Old April 28 2011, 12:39 PM   #82
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Hi Christopher, Still reading, but I just loved...



Loving the book so far, currently ranking it near Ex Machina, my favorite Trek book of yours, and indeed of the franchise.
Thanks! As for the spoiler, no, you caught all the references of that particular type. I considered including the thing you suggest, but I couldn't figure out a suitably concise description and I didn't really have the opportunity.

However, there are plenty of in-jokes in character names and the like.


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Are there any sneaky little mentions of the Star Trek: Online alternate future in this book? Grabbing it for sure on the 9th when I head into the city.
Nothing from ST:O, no. I'm not very familiar with it, and I don't really think of it as something that can fit into the same Trek continuity as the novels, even as an alternate timeline. I mean, there are so many game-oriented things about it that could never be true in the "real" Trek universe, like the absurdly gigantic "sets" to allow virtual camera movement, the way every player is instantly a captain with one's own ship, the way every specific mission gets played over and over again by different people, etc.
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Old April 28 2011, 07:59 PM   #83
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Are there any sneaky little mentions of the Star Trek: Online alternate future in this book? Grabbing it for sure on the 9th when I head into the city.
I'm reading the book right now (very good, BTW ) and I did catch a reference that might be to STO, or to ST XI, or to neither one.

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Old April 28 2011, 09:26 PM   #84
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^Yes, that was the idea. I don't see how it could be read as an STO reference, though.
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Old April 29 2011, 06:50 AM   #85
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^ I guess I was thinking of Countdown, which takes place in the STO timeline and which leads directly into ST XI.
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Old April 29 2011, 11:01 AM   #86
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Ah well, no biggy. I was just wondering. The Needs of the Many's Lucsly and Dulmer chapter had a sneaky little reference to the TrekLit timeline, so I thought this book might have had one to the game.

I guess I'll still grab it.
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Old April 29 2011, 07:46 PM   #87
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Not really a spoiler, but what the hell...

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Old April 30 2011, 06:56 AM   #88
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Finally got the book today, am on page 152 & like it so far.
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Old April 30 2011, 08:22 PM   #89
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92 pages in. Some of the paragraphs make for difficult reading.
Christopher, high marks for having T'Khut in a separate orbit and mentioning orbit interactions.
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Old April 30 2011, 09:40 PM   #90
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To those who have read it : could you wander over to Amazon and leave a review? There's only one, currently, and it's...not similar to the general sentiment here.
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