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Old August 6 2012, 01:25 AM   #46
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Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?

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For me, I've not brought copy in years as the cost compared with the quantity of what's inside has been too high for my taste for several years now.
I feel the same way about the magazine and the comic book offerings of late from IDW.
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Old August 26 2012, 01:09 AM   #47
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there was another original short story by Christine Thompson in the newest issue of the magazine
Finally received my copy of this issue with "Shakedown" (pages 62-65). Love that, in the accompanying crew dossier, that an adult Kirayoshi O'Brien is featured, along with female Caitian security chief Kyona.
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Old August 26 2012, 05:15 PM   #48
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Perhaps this and the subsequent short story should have a review/spoiler thread of their own?

Btw, what is the story about? Data and Shon talking with one another or is there also something else?

The Andorian Shon as captain of the Enterprise is a good step away from the usually male Human-infested center seat, Imho. Also, being Andorian makes him the first non-heterosexual captain.
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Old August 26 2012, 05:33 PM   #49
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Also, being Andorian makes him the first non-heterosexual captain.
If you mean captain of a ship named Enterprise, then you're probably right, but beyond that, there has been at least one lesbian captain in the literature already, Captain Margaret Sinclair-Alexander from Crucible. And T'Prynn was a captain in the alternate timeline of A Less Perfect Union. We've certainly seen Andorian ship commanders before as well, notably Shran.
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Old August 26 2012, 09:43 PM   #50
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If you mean captain of a ship named Enterprise, then you're probably right, but beyond that, [...]
Of course, the Enterprise; I was imprecise.

Now that I think of it, I can't remember any other LGBT captains (or admirals) besides the ones you named. The latest was (if we count all Andorians) Commander Zhrar from Fallen Gods. Oh, and there are the suddenly lesbian encounters in the MU as well.
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Old August 26 2012, 10:31 PM   #51
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Btw, what is the story about?
Without spoilers: as you might imagine from the title, "Shakedown", the new ship is about to go on its routine, initial shakedown cruise when it's called into battlestations.
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Old August 29 2012, 11:47 AM   #52
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Without spoilers: as you might imagine from the title, "Shakedown", the new ship is about to go on its routine, initial shakedown cruise when it's called into battlestations.
Ah, I see. So it has a cliffhanger that leads straight into the STO mission "Boldly They Rode", the finale of the story arc featuring the lost Dominion fleet taking over DS9.
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Old November 22 2012, 05:00 AM   #53
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Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?

Y'all are forgetting about Ro Nevin on the U.S.S. Odyssey.

Okay it's not trek lit... but...
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Old November 23 2012, 07:48 AM   #54
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Y'all are forgetting about Ro Nevin on the U.S.S. Odyssey.
I had to look it up with Google
http://en.hiddenfrontier.com/index.php/Ro_Nevin

but why would fan films even come into the picture when we are discussing officially licensed short stories linked to "Star Trek Online"?
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Old November 24 2012, 05:14 AM   #55
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The topic of LGBT starfleet captains came up, and I acknowledged it's not licensed lit but I thought it was worth a mention.
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Old January 17 2013, 05:05 AM   #56
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Has there been any more short fiction in the magazine lately?
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Old January 19 2013, 10:11 AM   #57
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The magazine is released once every two months. So February/March has not yet been released.

I missed the first of Thompson's stories published there. I did read Shakedown in the December/January issue while browsing at B&N. I liked what I read. Some good set-up there. However, it was just too short an entry to warrant the magazine's price. As hardcore a Trekkie as I've been over the years, for close to ten dollars I would expect a bi-monthly magazine to be have more meat on the bones. There just wasn't enough interesting content. Save the short-short story.

I would prefer that this story be teaser toward a full-length novel. Although, I expect more sprinkling through the magazine instead.
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Old January 19 2013, 04:47 PM   #58
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I wonder if they continue telling this story basically one chapter at a time if they can eventually republish it all as a novel, kind of like they did with Starfleet: Year One.
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