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Old August 21 2012, 11:59 AM   #16
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Re: New Frontier no more?

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i like to know how the liens i am reading about look like.
The liens all look like Kes.
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Old August 21 2012, 02:57 PM   #17
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"Became so outrageous"? The first book ended with a planet turning out to be a gigantic egg for an insanely giant bird that could fly through space at warp 9. The tone of the series was set from the get-go.
That was the fourth book, technically, but the first arc.
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Old August 21 2012, 03:09 PM   #18
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Oh yes, of course! I forgot NF started off with 4 mini-novels.
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Old August 21 2012, 03:51 PM   #19
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Oh yes, of course! I forgot NF started off with 4 mini-novels.
Like little pictureless comic books! Or something.

NF is one of those things that I really wish I could experience again for the first time. I was only about 12 when the first set of novels came out, and I remember having so much fun with them. I almost wonder if that's what has changed for me. Have the novels really gotten sillier, or am I just older and more critical?

I admit I started losing interest around the big time jump. Suddenly my favorite Trek crew was separated all over the Quadrant doing different things. I'm all for character growth and development, but I also like my crew on the bridge of their ship.
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Old August 21 2012, 05:45 PM   #20
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am I just older and more critical?
I still enjoy them just as much as ever, although some of the recent character arcs have been rather grim.
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Old August 21 2012, 05:48 PM   #21
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I admit I am still two books behind. I own them, but I haven't gotten around to reading them yet.
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Old August 21 2012, 10:22 PM   #22
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It needs to be rolled into the novel mainstream to be used occasionally like The Aventine.
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I could see that working. Since NF is so associated with Peter David, I'd rather not get NF novels written by someone else, but I think cameos or guest supporting roles in other authors' books could be fun.
KRAD already did that with Shelby, in Q&A. Worked very nicely if you ask me.
Apart from Voyager the whole of 24th century Trek seems to be getting more closely intertwined and long may it continue ! There's loads of room for the NF crew in the mix...
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Old August 21 2012, 10:40 PM   #23
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I would like them to show up every now on the in other works. I only read some NF short stories because i do not have the time to read the whole thing and also i like to know how the aliens i am reading about look like.
You could always read or at least look at the comic books first.
Do you read Titan, or any of the Relaunches? I don't really see where the use of new aliens in NF is any worse than their use in those series. Hell there are a lot more new, and unusual aliens in the first couple Titan books, than in the whole NF series.
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Old August 24 2012, 10:57 PM   #24
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Attach Excalibur to DS9 and send it to explore the other side of the wormhole...
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Old August 24 2012, 11:46 PM   #25
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i like to know how the liens i am reading about look like.
The liens all look like Kes.
Lien not looking so lean

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Old August 27 2012, 07:35 AM   #26
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Jeez, it was yesterday when i saw her in American Hsitory X.
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Old August 27 2012, 10:08 AM   #27
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I was just looking at Memory Beta, and read a descreption of the Brethern. Seriously, they were a body armour that fires pulse-weapons from the palms of their hands?? Iron Man anyone??

I'm so glad I stopped reading NF......
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Old August 27 2012, 01:18 PM   #28
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^Well, I can't speak to whether PAD was deliberately alluding to Iron Man, but I think it's rather common in SF, comics, and animation for various characters to have weapons that fire from their palms or hands, for instance the Goa'uld's hand device from Stargate, so that alone doesn't prove he was. It's not even limited to Iron Man within Marvel; Doctor Doom and the Sentinels do the same (which suggests it's one of Jack Kirby's many characteristic design tropes).
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Old August 27 2012, 02:22 PM   #29
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^Well, I can't speak to whether PAD was deliberately alluding to Iron Man, but I think it's rather common in SF, comics, and animation for various characters to have weapons that fire from their palms or hands, for instance the Goa'uld's hand device from Stargate, so that alone doesn't prove he was. It's not even limited to Iron Man within Marvel; Doctor Doom and the Sentinels do the same (which suggests it's one of Jack Kirby's many characteristic design tropes).
Did Jack Kirby create the Sentinels? I had no idea. I thought they came along after Jack's time. Cool
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Old August 27 2012, 02:49 PM   #30
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http://marvel.wikia.com/X-Men_Vol_1_14
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