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View Poll Results: Rate The Weight of Worlds.
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Old May 11 2013, 03:28 AM   #91
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What the hell are you talking about? I didn't say anything about contradicting TOS, all I said was that they could explain what happened to Kirk's nephews who disappeared. It's can't contradict the show if no explanation was given during the episode.
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Old May 11 2013, 12:52 PM   #92
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I believe it has been established that JTK has only one nephew. If I'm wrong, I'll be sure to hear about it.
That's ambiguous. "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" stated that George Samuel "Sam" Kirk had three sons. "Operation -- Annihilate!" later claimed that Peter Kirk was Captain Kirk's only surviving relative. Some fans have resolved the contradiction by assuming the other two nephews died sometime in the few months between those episodes, or that they died in the parasite attack but somehow went unmentioned. But several previous tie-ins have ignored the line from OA and depicted Kirk's three nephews. Bottom line, it's a continuity error and there's no consensus on how to resolve it.
Um, first off, wrong, because the novels are not canon. so they died somehow.

I like the irony in the statement 'Only siths speak in absolutes'

Why don't you try reading what Chris said again and concentrate on what I'm saying, not on what you're saying.
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Old May 11 2013, 03:09 PM   #93
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"You" meaning... you?
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Old May 12 2013, 09:51 PM   #94
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Me, meaning the liscencing dept. at CBS who pay the writers to keep things straight.
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Old May 13 2013, 05:20 AM   #95
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Me, meaning the liscencing dept. at CBS who pay the writers to keep things straight.
You're with CBS licencing? I'm getting confused here.
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Old May 13 2013, 12:21 PM   #96
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I didn't want to tell people my identity here, but, I'm a da pope. Pope Jorge Frances. I'm also with CBS liscencing of all star Trek tie-in media products and the ghost of richard Arnold.
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Old May 14 2013, 05:34 AM   #97
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Old May 18 2013, 03:48 PM   #98
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Reading it now and loving it. Starting chapter four and will finish it today hopefully. So far it's got a little of everything. Trek was always replete with surprise endings, not as twisted as TZ but enough of a bang for the buck payoff that revealed the writer's metaphysical leanings. TOS climaxed at every break usually with a sharp minor chord in a first inversion. Like Prokofiev's ending to the second movement of his fifth symphony.
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Old May 18 2013, 05:34 PM   #99
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Glad you're enjoying the book so far!

Just to celebrate a bit: I delivered the next book to Pocket Thursday night--so I have the weekend off!
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Old May 18 2013, 08:51 PM   #100
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I particularly liked the "Human Extinction Movement"; sorry if this has been posted before, but I was shocked to see a real movement exists:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volunt...ction_Movement

Edit: Sorry, I got the novel confused with the authors previous book, The Rings of Time.
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Old May 18 2013, 11:06 PM   #101
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I particularly liked the "Human Extinction Movement"; sorry if this has been posted before, but I was shocked to see a real movement exists:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volunt...ction_Movement

Edit: Sorry, I got the novel confused with the authors previous book, The Rings of Time.
Don't worry. I get them mixed up sometimes!
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Old May 20 2013, 04:15 PM   #102
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^Well, the rebels within the alien society, the ones fighting against the Crusade, were themselves religious; they just disagreed with the interpretation of their faith that required forcibly converting or destroying everything that didn't fit the strict letter of its teachings. So it wasn't against religion, just against militant fundamentalism and extremism, against corrupting religion into an excuse to persecute and wage war.
Sounds like what America is doing to the rest of the world. Too much righteousness is not necessarily a good thing?
Depends if you're talking to the licencing dept at Trek or Seria. I think you're confusing the historical records with the sacred texts but they did have the Therbian flu, so... I'm up to chapter sixteen and hope to finish it today. Though it does like you got the real world philosophy backwards, unless you read it backwards and it cuts both ways. Interested to see how it ends. Similar to practically every ep of Trek so far, the spores, Plato's Stepchildren, etc.. What's the name of your next book?
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Old May 21 2013, 01:21 PM   #103
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The working title, which is subject to change, is No Time Like the Past.
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Old May 21 2013, 01:40 PM   #104
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^A bit of a Twilight Zone nod there, perhaps?
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Old May 21 2013, 03:01 PM   #105
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^A bit of a Twilight Zone nod there, perhaps?
Actually, it's a line from a Voyager episode, and apparently also the title of an old Gold Key STAR TREK comic . . . although I only discovered that a few days ago!
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