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View Poll Results: Rate DTI: Watching The Clock
Outstanding 98 59.76%
Above Average 44 26.83%
Average 13 7.93%
Below Average 3 1.83%
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Old April 12 2012, 02:20 AM   #541
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Will Garcia and Ranjea be in the new DTI novel? They were great and memorable characters.
Most of the DTI ensemble from WTC is in Forgotten History as well, including those two.
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Old April 12 2012, 02:44 AM   #542
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Excellent to hear.
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Old April 12 2012, 03:43 AM   #543
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Will Garcia and Ranjea be in the new DTI novel? They were great and memorable characters.
Most of the DTI ensemble from WTC is in Forgotten History as well, including those two.
Awesome. That raises my anticipation.
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Old April 12 2012, 03:45 AM   #544
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I'm not sure Forgotten History can capture my imagination and the magic of WTC but I'm looking forward to finding out.
I don't see why not. It's the same author (Christopher), writing the same characters (the DTI team), dealing with the same subject (time travel), so I don't see why can't be just as good, if not better, than WTC.
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Old April 12 2012, 04:39 AM   #545
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To be honest, I'm more excited about Forgotten History and the time frame it takes place in than I was WTC!
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Old April 12 2012, 04:40 PM   #546
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I'm not sure Forgotten History can capture my imagination and the magic of WTC but I'm looking forward to finding out.
I don't see why not. It's the same author (Christopher), writing the same characters (the DTI team), dealing with the same subject (time travel), so I don't see why can't be just as good, if not better, than WTC.
Because what I loved about WTC is how it made sense of so many canon time travel stories that made no sense to me. Forgotten History, as I understand, revolves around a new and original incident with Kirk and the Enterpise.

Christopher is a great writer and he has some great characters but the situation is different.
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Old April 12 2012, 05:10 PM   #547
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Because what I loved about WTC is how it made sense of so many canon time travel stories that made no sense to me. Forgotten History, as I understand, revolves around a new and original incident with Kirk and the Enterpise.
That's not entirely true. The book covers both the established time-travel incidents of the 5-year mission (in much the same way that WTC covered TNG-era time-travel episodes, but also unifying those episodes into a larger narrative) as well as exploring a couple of new incidents in the post-TMP era -- incidents that are to an extent an outgrowth of the time-travel events of the 5-year mission, and that may have some surprising connections to other screen adventures as well.
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Old April 12 2012, 06:41 PM   #548
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Good to hear. No excerpt?
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Old April 12 2012, 10:40 PM   #549
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Christopher, you are an excellent writer and no doubt Forgotten History will be great based upon the merits of your ability of a story teller.

I'm just saying that the way WTC unified all those time travel stories and made sense of them is what made it, in my view, essential reading for Trek fans.
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Old January 17 2013, 08:56 PM   #550
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Reviving an old thread since I finished this just last night. I'm almost done catching up with the 24th century, only Forgotten History to go.

Up until now my favorite Bennett books have been the 2 Titan novels, I just that that's a great match of writing style and series, but this book is now top of the list. I loved it. I liked how the flashbacks converged with the primary story, how it tied in with Destiny, hell, how it tied in with pretty much everything. A good story with fun characters.

I'm about 50 pages into Forgotten History and I'm liking that as well.
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Old January 17 2013, 11:06 PM   #551
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Thanks!
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Old January 17 2013, 11:07 PM   #552
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I also renew my hope that audiobook versions might be made available, which of course would have to be read by Jack Blessing and James Jansen.

You KNOW you want it.

(at the very least, I hope they've *read* these novels...I think they'd be happy to see that their characters are getting their due!)
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Old January 21 2013, 01:47 AM   #553
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I just started reading this just two days ago, and am thus far enjoying it as much as FH. Very eager so see how the TCW ties in.

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Old October 19 2014, 08:19 PM   #554
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Well that was great, considering the lack of established characters. I loved the continuity tie-ins. Who'd have thought such an early episode would have auch long reaching consequences!

I realy loved the "shit - we're screwed" after picard walk out happy as larry after FC and then when they met Janeway suddenly Kirk was the boy wonder in comparrison!

The axis of time "B plot" was a bit depressing. While everyone is trying to keep the temporal accords in check, we're reminded of the fleetingly short time that not just individuals, but entire civilisations, are around. We're also reminded of the whole reason DTI do what they do, to protect today. I dont think I'd make a good DTI agent.

Glad to see the universal translator coping well with languages from millions of years away

I'm now going to have to read the two khan books. Or I would if they were available on kindle (part 2 is, not part 1!)

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Old October 19 2014, 09:29 PM   #555
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^Thanks!
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