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Old November 2 2012, 12:10 PM   #1306
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Finished Immortal Coil last night, starting Order 66 today. On deck is Persistence of Memory.
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Old November 2 2012, 07:27 PM   #1307
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I just finished reading The Glactic Whirlpool by David Gerrold and StarCrossed by Ben Bova.I haven't bwwn able to find Persistance of Memory at the bokstore right now.
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Old November 2 2012, 08:37 PM   #1308
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Just picked up The Twelve, by Justin Cronin. A sequel to The Passage. Good stuff so far, enjoyed the first once a lot.

Nice to see non-sparkly vampires
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Old November 3 2012, 02:15 AM   #1309
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Trying to get Halo: Primordium finished before the game comes out on Tuesday. Then I'll finally get around to reading The Hobbit.
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Old November 3 2012, 02:29 AM   #1310
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Finished up Pakleds: Work is Hard by Greg Cox in ST: Seven Deadly Sins. I'll admit I wasn't quite sure what to think when I first saw a Pakled story in the collection, but Greg Cox did a really good job with them. I thought we got some pretty good world building for them, and the story itself was pretty good. It was nice to get a TV series era TNG story. My rating: 8/10.
Went back to the Urban Fantasy anthology Dark and Stormy Knights.
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Old November 4 2012, 01:02 AM   #1311
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I finished Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship today and really enjoyed it. I also read the first collection of Fringe comics today. I'm about to start Burn Notice: The Giveaway.
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Old November 4 2012, 02:13 AM   #1312
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Finished up Pakleds: Work is Hard by Greg Cox in ST: Seven Deadly Sins. I'll admit I wasn't quite sure what to think when I first saw a Pakled story in the collection, but Greg Cox did a really good job with them. I thought we got some pretty good world building for them, and the story itself was pretty good. It was nice to get a TV series era TNG story. My rating: 8/10.
Went back to the Urban Fantasy anthology Dark and Stormy Knights.
Thanks. I confess I was a bit daunted when Margaret Clark called me up and said she wanted 20,000 words about the Pakleds.

"The Pakleds, really?"

Now it can be told: that story was actually based on a rejected pitch for a Voyager TV episode. Needless to say, the original pitch focussed on B'Elanna, not Geordi, and involved some random Delta Quadrant race, not the Pakleds, but when I was desperately searching for an idea for the "Sloth" story, I went through my (copious) file of rejected Voyager pitches and found a plot that could reasonably be converted into a Pakled story . . . .

Beyond that, the whole thing is basically a retelling of the sinking of the Titanic, with the Enterprise cast as the Carpathia, racing to the rescue of a foundering ship.

Of course, in this version, the Carpathia gets there in time!
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Old November 4 2012, 06:29 AM   #1313
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I know there were Pakleds on DS9 occasionally during the series, did you intend for any of them to be the Rorpot crew?
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Old November 4 2012, 02:48 PM   #1314
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I know there were Pakleds on DS9 occasionally during the series, did you intend for any of them to be the Rorpot crew?
I didn't have any specific characters in mind, no.

I mostly just watched "Samaritan Snare" again--after tracking down an old VHS copy at a local used bookstore!
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Old November 4 2012, 02:57 PM   #1315
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VHS in 2009/10?
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Old November 4 2012, 03:37 PM   #1316
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Currently into Star Trek: Typhon Pact: The Persistence of Memory. Unsure of what next after that.
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Old November 4 2012, 06:26 PM   #1317
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VHS in 2009/10?
Yep, it was cheaper and easier than buying a boxed set of DVDs.

Rest assured, I'm slowly converting my Trek library to DVD, but it's on an "as-needed" basis. At the moment, I have all the movies and TOS on DVD, but the later series are represented by a fairly random assortment of episodes on VHS, which you can still pick up pretty cheaply on-line or at this cool used bookstore in Havre de Grace.

I think the last VHS tape I picked up was that Voyager episode about the dead astronaut, which I wanted to rewatch before writing Rings of Time. Again, it was cheaper and more efficient than buying an entire season of Voyager just to research one episode.
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Old November 4 2012, 06:39 PM   #1318
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^ DVD in 2012?

Sorry . But TOS and TNG are out on Blu-ray! Well, S1 of TNG, with S2 coming this December. It ... makes a bit of a difference:

http://tng.trekcore.com/bluray/image...NET_BEFORE.jpg
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Old November 4 2012, 06:40 PM   #1319
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Haven't done the Blu-Ray thing yet. Baby steps.

Remember, you're talking to someone who doesn't own a smartphone, has never read an ebook, and wouldn't know how to text, tweet, or torrent if my life depended on it.

Although I did switch from floppy disks to flash drives about a year ago . . . .
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Old November 4 2012, 06:47 PM   #1320
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I was actually dead-set on DVD being the last physical medium I buy into myself, but with the streaming options still being so unsatisfyingly low-bitrate, I picked up a Blu-ray player just for TNG in the end. Haven't regretted it though, it's been about a decade since I watched the show from start to finish, and with the quality difference there's plenty of new details to oogle at - so I'm watching one episode per week again, like in the old days, seemingly neatly filling the gaps between the season set release dates that way.

Anyways, going widely off-topic, sorry ...
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