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View Poll Results: Rate Plagues of Night.
Outstanding 58 52.25%
Above Average 35 31.53%
Average 11 9.91%
Below Average 5 4.50%
Poor 2 1.80%
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Old May 22 2012, 07:01 PM   #31
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Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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Well, no. RDM said that his intention was for the second Defiant to be be registered NX-74205-A. I see no reason to get rid of the NX -- Mission: Gamma made it clear that the Defiant is still being used as a testbed for new technologies, and frankly I like the idea that the lead ship of every class always retains the NX registry. I'd just like to see her become the NX-74205-A.
Except the Excelsior switched to NCC in TUC.
I'm aware. But, again, Mission: Gamma already established that the Defiant is still being used as a testbed for new technologies -- so the NX registry is still appropriate.
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Old May 22 2012, 11:00 PM   #32
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Simon and Schuster have made Plagues of Night searchable:

http://books.simonandschuster.com/St.../9781451649550
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Old May 23 2012, 04:45 AM   #33
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I see an "outstanding" rating now. Have people been finding it as of late?
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Old May 23 2012, 08:57 AM   #34
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Looking forward to this DRGIII title
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Old May 23 2012, 09:50 AM   #35
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I just don't think the destruction of DS9 can be justified.

Bad enough it's been neglected and forgotten about for so many years after being the source of the relaunch itself, and so successfully I might add.

To return to her only to then totally take her away forever?

No, I can't tolerate such. It's too much.

I feel like Picard in First Contact. They invade our space, and we fall back. Assimilated entire worlds, and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here. This far, no further!

They've killed Janeway, they've neglected DS9, they've made Ezri Dax a Captain, they took a pretty big steaming one on Sisko's character in the last novel to feature him (which I'm hoping they repair/retcon) - but to destroy such a key piece of AQ real estate, the very setting and heart of one of the series?

No, too far.

If it's done, so am I. May not count for a whole hill of beans, but... it's where I draw the line.

If the only 24th century Trek we're ever going to get again is to be done at the cost of so much? It's not worth it. It's too great a sacrifice.
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Old May 23 2012, 05:06 PM   #36
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"They kill off Janeway, they screw with Sisko's character, they skip four years of DS9 without explaining anything, and now people are talking about destroying DS9. Not again. The line must be drawn HEYAAAHH, this far, no farther!"
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Old May 23 2012, 05:14 PM   #37
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Just got my copy today - I'm only 2/3rds through the DS9 relaunch, so it'll take me a while to get to this but just wanted to make a comment.

I just flicked to the last page and read the last line: OMG!
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Old May 23 2012, 06:32 PM   #38
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Chris, such a tease. *lol* I'll be looking for a copy today/tomorrow. Hope it's there....
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Old May 23 2012, 07:15 PM   #39
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I just don't think the destruction of DS9 can be justified.

Bad enough it's been neglected and forgotten about for so many years after being the source of the relaunch itself, and so successfully I might add.

To return to her only to then totally take her away forever?

No, I can't tolerate such. It's too much.

I feel like Picard in First Contact. They invade our space, and we fall back. Assimilated entire worlds, and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here. This far, no further!

They've killed Janeway, they've neglected DS9, they've made Ezri Dax a Captain, they took a pretty big steaming one on Sisko's character in the last novel to feature him (which I'm hoping they repair/retcon) - but to destroy such a key piece of AQ real estate, the very setting and heart of one of the series?

No, too far.

If it's done, so am I. May not count for a whole hill of beans, but... it's where I draw the line.

If the only 24th century Trek we're ever going to get again is to be done at the cost of so much? It's not worth it. It's too great a sacrifice.
Will you make them pay for what they've done?
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Old May 23 2012, 07:26 PM   #40
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chris_masters5 wrote: View Post
I just flicked to the last page and read the last line: OMG!
Don't be such a tease. For those interested.
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Old May 23 2012, 07:37 PM   #41
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How are people so fortunate to get theirs so early? I have not looked to try to order the kindle version yet.
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Old May 23 2012, 08:09 PM   #42
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I pre-ordered it on Amazon weeks ago - funny thing is I've just checked on Amazon and it still says available for pre-order - released on 21 June. ??
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Old May 23 2012, 11:45 PM   #43
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Shon T'Hara wrote: View Post
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I just flicked to the last page and read the last line: OMG!
Don't be such a tease. For those interested.
That was not what I expected.
I just read the excerpt on the very first page of the book, and it reveals that the book does in fact continue Ben Sisko's story from Rough Beasts of Empire.
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Old May 24 2012, 02:29 AM   #44
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I just don't think the destruction of DS9 can be justified.

[. . .]

They've killed Janeway, they've neglected DS9, they've made Ezri Dax a Captain, they took a pretty big steaming one on Sisko's character in the last novel to feature him (which I'm hoping they repair/retcon) - but to destroy such a key piece of AQ real estate, the very setting and heart of one of the series?
Me, while I'd have liked more DS9-specific content in recent years, I found Janeway's death believable, I actually find Ezri Dax a different kind of awesome from Jadzia Dax, and don't see any improbabilities with Sisko's development in RBOE (bad things happen to characters we like, sometimes because of their own choices).

I can't wait to get my copy. Friday?
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Old May 24 2012, 06:47 AM   #45
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Yeah bad things happen to characters. Although in Sisko's case its special since what occurs is precisely what Avery Books argued against and the Show Writers changed a scene because of his issues with another Black Man dumping his Family. which no matter how much you want to sugar coat it is what occurs. Not even talking about the execution of said dumping. Still I am sure if Sisko shows up we will get plenty of acrimonious debate over character development.
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