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View Poll Results: Rate Indistinguishable From Magic
Outstanding 47 28.83%
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Old May 3 2011, 04:05 PM   #241
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I also enjoyed the Doctor Who references (Gallifrey as one of the publisher locations and another that I've now forgotten because its been a few weeks since I've read the book).
There's only one *deliberate* one in the text, which I've yet to see spotted, though people have pegged "...the size of belgium" and "very very not good", which are phrases that came out subconsciously (or in the case of Belgium, was intended as a HHGTTG ref)
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Old May 3 2011, 07:23 PM   #242
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I also enjoyed the Doctor Who references (Gallifrey as one of the publisher locations and another that I've now forgotten because its been a few weeks since I've read the book).
There's only one *deliberate* one in the text, which I've yet to see spotted, though people have pegged "...the size of belgium" and "very very not good", which are phrases that came out subconsciously (or in the case of Belgium, was intended as a HHGTTG ref)
Do we get a hint?
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Old May 3 2011, 07:29 PM   #243
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I also enjoyed the Doctor Who references (Gallifrey as one of the publisher locations and another that I've now forgotten because its been a few weeks since I've read the book).
There's only one *deliberate* one in the text, which I've yet to see spotted, though people have pegged "...the size of belgium" and "very very not good", which are phrases that came out subconsciously (or in the case of Belgium, was intended as a HHGTTG ref)
Do we get a hint?
Nah.
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Old May 3 2011, 07:53 PM   #244
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Since I'm not an inveterate DW fan, though I do like the show, I doubt I even noticed it. Would you PM me with the reference if I swore never to reveal it to another until someone else does?

I moved over to the US before the last episode of the 2009 season and refuse to pay for BBC America so I can watch one or two TV shows so I haven't even seen any with the new guy. Hoping for Netflix to get more than the 2007 on instant.
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Old May 3 2011, 08:07 PM   #245
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Since I'm not an inveterate DW fan, though I do like the show, I doubt I even noticed it. Would you PM me with the reference if I swore never to reveal it to another until someone else does?

I moved over to the US before the last episode of the 2009 season and refuse to pay for BBC America so I can watch one or two TV shows so I haven't even seen any with the new guy. Hoping for Netflix to get more than the 2007 on instant.
Let's just say it's a reference to a Tom Baker story from the 70s, so you wouldn't notice anyway... It's not an important thing.
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Old May 3 2011, 09:08 PM   #246
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Since I'm not an inveterate DW fan, though I do like the show, I doubt I even noticed it. Would you PM me with the reference if I swore never to reveal it to another until someone else does?

I moved over to the US before the last episode of the 2009 season and refuse to pay for BBC America so I can watch one or two TV shows so I haven't even seen any with the new guy. Hoping for Netflix to get more than the 2007 on instant.
Let's just say it's a reference to a Tom Baker story from the 70s, so you wouldn't notice anyway... It's not an important thing.
I'd never get it then.
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Old May 4 2011, 12:38 AM   #247
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Does it have to do with scarf, hair or teeth? Ok back on topic, I did enjoy the book. I am going to do a second re read to catch anything I missed. What is it with you writers and making me sympathic to characters I do not like. Ok not really sympathic but I do feel sorry for the character. I hope I see Qat'qa again, I rather liked her.
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Old May 4 2011, 01:37 PM   #248
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I also enjoyed the Doctor Who references (Gallifrey as one of the publisher locations and another that I've now forgotten because its been a few weeks since I've read the book).
There's only one *deliberate* one in the text, which I've yet to see spotted, though people have pegged "...the size of belgium" and "very very not good", which are phrases that came out subconsciously (or in the case of Belgium, was intended as a HHGTTG ref)
Ah, the Belgium reference is what I was trying to remember. Clearly, I need to go back and reread The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (or finally listen to the radio series beyond the first one).

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Since I'm not an inveterate DW fan, though I do like the show, I doubt I even noticed it. Would you PM me with the reference if I swore never to reveal it to another until someone else does?

I moved over to the US before the last episode of the 2009 season and refuse to pay for BBC America so I can watch one or two TV shows so I haven't even seen any with the new guy. Hoping for Netflix to get more than the 2007 on instant.
Let's just say it's a reference to a Tom Baker story from the 70s, so you wouldn't notice anyway... It's not an important thing.
Hmmm...I think I must've missed it. Now I'm curious as to what it was.
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Old May 4 2011, 03:21 PM   #249
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OK, OK...



But, really, it doesn't make difference - it's just a knowing wink to test the truly anorakish!
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Old May 4 2011, 05:51 PM   #250
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I have to gather my thoughts for a proper review, but basically I pulled myself through the Bok story and loooooooooooved the second half. Let us hope Guinan's theory in the end was right and the Q see fit to return Scott AND Janeway soon.
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Old May 4 2011, 06:11 PM   #251
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I have to gather my thoughts for a proper review, but basically I pulled myself through the Bok story and loooooooooooved the second half. Let us hope Guinan's theory in the end was right and the Q see fit to return Scott AND Janeway soon.
Well, the suggestion isn't that Scotty went Q, just that they might have been indirectly responsible for the creation of the anomaly that snagged the Hera.

Then again, who knows?
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Old May 4 2011, 07:23 PM   #252
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Right. My thought is if he is trapped in a Q mine, who else is better suited to get him out (if he's still alive . . . . ). Great astrophysics concept, btw.
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Old May 4 2011, 07:31 PM   #253
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Right. My thought is if he is trapped in a Q mine, who else is better suited to get him out (if he's still alive . . . . ). Great astrophysics concept, btw.
Ah, the toroidal continuum fold... actually built out of a couple of real scientific thingies to produce an interesting hybrid - and who knows, maybe they can be!

I swear, though, between that and the whole Split Infinite Tipler and wormhole thing, next time I'm going to pitch something a damn sight simpler to wrap my head around...
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Old May 5 2011, 12:49 PM   #254
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Aw, it's an irony that the Star Trek Magazine gives IFM the only negative pro or semipro review I've seen so far... I'm more bothered by not having the big Scotty image from last month's "next month" on the cover. And greatly relieved that TV Zone no longer exist!
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Old May 5 2011, 01:13 PM   #255
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^ Perhaps Star Trek Mag has been infiltrated by changelings. I thought IFM was the best trek that I have read book since Destiny.
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