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Old October 12 2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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Is The Best and the Brightest contradicted by any other source?

Is it any good?

I would really llike to read it.

Do anyof the characters show up anywhere else?
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Old October 12 2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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Re: Is The Best and the Brightest contradicted by any other source?

I enjoyed it. One of the relationships in the story near the end left me uncomfortable, though.

I don't recall if it's contradicted anywhere. Certainly no more than the episodes and movies contradict themselves.

The characters haven't shown up again, AFAIK.
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Old October 12 2012, 06:57 PM   #3
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That was an interesting book, with some relevant cameo appearances from Picard, Jadzia etc.
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Old October 12 2012, 07:37 PM   #4
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I hope Boothby had a significant role. He had to have one.
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Old October 12 2012, 07:57 PM   #5
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Re: Is The Best and the Brightest contradicted by any other source?

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Yeah, that is definitely very..... odd.
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Old October 12 2012, 08:43 PM   #6
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Re: Is The Best and the Brightest contradicted by any other source?

I really enjoyed this book. Give it a read
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Old October 12 2012, 09:31 PM   #7
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Definitely worth a read.
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Old October 12 2012, 10:00 PM   #8
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Re: Is The Best and the Brightest contradicted by any other source?

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Is it any good?
I would really llike to read it.
What if we said it was excellent and worth reading even though it had major contradictions?

It doesn't, but if you're curious, read it. I enjoyed it very much. And I have no doubt that some pf the characters will pop up one day. All it takes is for an author who is passionate about those characters and sees an opportunity to make good use of one, or some, and there you go.

I have been pleasantly surprised, over the decades, to see Ingrit Thomson and Mahase and Naraht and Lori Ciana and Moron/Bernie (as Kobry) and Pava and Moves-with-Burning-Grace and numerous other original, non canonical, characters pop up in novels written by others.
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Old October 12 2012, 10:28 PM   #9
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I hope Boothby had a significant role. He had to have one.

He appears once, giving advice to one of the cadets.
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Old October 13 2012, 02:44 AM   #10
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Too bad, i will probably still check it out.
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Old November 12 2012, 11:31 AM   #11
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What if we said it was excellent and worth reading even though it had major contradictions?
I would not read it. I am a canonista.
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Old November 12 2012, 11:59 AM   #12
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What if we said it was excellent and worth reading even though it had major contradictions?
I would not read it. I am a canonista.
So, how do you cope with TV/film Trek and it's many continuity errors? Click the two youtube video links in my sig for just a few examples. They're a match for any contradictions in the books.
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Old November 12 2012, 12:09 PM   #13
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Are there any so glaring that they cannot be retconed or ignored?
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Old November 12 2012, 12:14 PM   #14
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Are there any so glaring that they cannot be retconed or ignored?
See for yourself:

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Old November 12 2012, 12:22 PM   #15
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I think of the new one as alternate reality. Like the ones that appear in the Worf mind screw episode.

Every field has its wonks.

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