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Old December 17 2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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How do you see a Kirk / Harrington encounter?

I've had the thought that, since both are essentially Hornblower knockoffs in space, the David Weber is going to eventually have them encounter each other, although Kirk, of course, will have to be literarily disguised. Since the Solarian League reads as a darker version of the UFP, he'll be a Solarian Navy captain.

So, just for fun, how would you see such an encounter?

1. What point in their respective careers?

2. Do you prefer cross-over encounters or in-universe counterpart encounters? Would it be better to have the 1701 (No bloody letters) pop out of the wormhole junction, or for Honor to get her ass kicked by a Solarian captain with all the tech disadvantages they have compared to manticore, relying on Kirk's famous luck, bluff, and supposed tactical acumen to beat the Salamander when all the bookies are saying the Sollies are toast?

On the flip side, Honor popping up in Trek could also be interesting, whether her fleet winks in from an astronomical phenomenon, or she's an exhange officer from the minor human polity of Manticore, outside UFP space.

This could be "his/her counterpart has always been in that world", "Q snapped his fingers", or whatever rationale you want, but if you were to write this, how would you do it?
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Old December 17 2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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Re: How do you see a Kirk / Harrington encounter?

They shag each other rotten and produce the greatest ship's Captain ever.
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Old December 18 2012, 02:21 AM   #3
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Honor who? Never heard of him.
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Old December 18 2012, 02:28 AM   #4
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Re: How do you see a Kirk / Harrington encounter?

She, not he.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honor_Harrington
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Old December 18 2012, 03:07 AM   #5
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Re: How do you see a Kirk / Harrington encounter?

Admiral Dame Honor Stephanie Harrington would wipe the deck with Kirk.
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Old December 18 2012, 05:00 AM   #6
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Re: How do you see a Kirk / Harrington encounter?

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They shag each other rotten and produce the greatest ship's Captain ever.
I was hoping to avoid that - too obvious.
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Old December 18 2012, 05:08 AM   #7
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Admiral Dame Honor Stephanie Harrington would wipe the deck with Kirk.
Nah. He has scriptwriters who established his ability to pull it off long before her author started on her. He was supposed to be the same sort of tactical whiz she is, but his scripts don't call for the detail of tactical movement and action her stories do. If she guests in his world, she'd lose the details and just have the same sort of rep. If he guests in her world, he gains the details.
Besides, the way her buddies have been slapping the Sollies, Kirk's dual has to beat her , or it's just more of the same and doesn't seem like anything just happened. But then, he's a decent Solly, and acts like Theisman - or just as he whips her, he has to retreat because her reinforcements arrive. So he can investigate, find out how rotten the League is, and emulate Theisman again.
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Old December 18 2012, 05:11 AM   #8
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They shag each other rotten and produce the greatest ship's Captain ever.
I was hoping to avoid that - too obvious.
Captain Kirk Harrington scoffs at you.
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Old December 18 2012, 06:44 AM   #9
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You mean will scoff sometime centuries in the future. That's ok, I plan to be there, but ignore it.
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Old December 18 2012, 07:02 AM   #10
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You mean will scoff sometime centuries in the future. That's ok, I plan to be there, but ignore it.
No, he traveled to the past just to scoff at you.
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Old December 18 2012, 07:53 PM   #11
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Then he can give me a ride back to the future.
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Old December 18 2012, 07:56 PM   #12
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Then he can give me a ride back to the future.
He didn't arrive in a DeLorean. He willed himself back to 2012. That's just how awesome he is.
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Old December 19 2012, 02:59 PM   #13
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I never mentioned a deLorean. But if he's able to will himself back to here, he can will me into the future.
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Old December 19 2012, 10:20 PM   #14
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So, while I'm waiting for an express trip to the future (and which future era does he prefer to live in anyway? Trek or Honor-verse?), let's get back to what sorts of encounter we might see if Weber writes it, and/or crossover fanfic versions.
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Old December 20 2012, 03:52 AM   #15
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Then he can give me a ride back to the future.
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I never mentioned a deLorean. But if he's able to will himself back to here, he can will me into the future.
It's a joke based on what you wrote.

He will not, he doesn't like hitchhikers.
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