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Old July 28 2013, 10:10 AM   #31
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Re: Speculation about stuff in latest Typhon Pact novel SPOILERS WITHI

I would suggest one Earth year from time of publication is enough for mandatory use of *spoiler* in the thread titles and use of spoiler tags when stuff is mentioned in other threads. Beyond that, surf at your own risk.
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Old July 28 2013, 11:45 AM   #32
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Re: Speculation about stuff in latest Typhon Pact novel SPOILERS WITHI

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I would suggest one Earth year from time of publication is enough for mandatory use of *spoiler* in the thread titles and use of spoiler tags when stuff is mentioned in other threads. Beyond that, surf at your own risk.
Agreed. That way we can keep the spoiler police off the radar and make everyone happy.
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Old July 28 2013, 02:54 PM   #33
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I would prefer one Venusian year, personally. But I'm impatient.
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Old July 28 2013, 10:33 PM   #34
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Re: Speculation about stuff in latest Typhon Pact novel SPOILERS WITHI

I'm sure some certain posters would prefer a Jupiterian year though by reactions in the thread!

Me, I think a standard Earth year is more than enough time.
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Old July 29 2013, 06:42 PM   #35
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Yet sadly we'll probably get more Bashir/Ezri/Whatshername drama like we did in Zero Sum Game.
Hey, I wouldn't call that unfortunate (I know--surprise, surprise ). Especially considering how



After all, if Sarina WERE "truly" as she claimed...she certainly took her time telling Julian! Wouldn't it have been better for both of them for her to tell him, say...in the Zero Sum Game MISSION?

But regardless--the drama! The suspense! Who will prevail?!?
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Old July 29 2013, 07:46 PM   #36
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If someone posted a thread about "Spock Must Die" or "Mission To Horatius" I don't think it would be necessary to post a Spoiler warning on those 40-50 year old books. That would be like if someone posted a review thread of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" with a spoiler warning, even though the play is 400 years old. There are always going to be people who have never read the books yet.
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Old July 29 2013, 08:01 PM   #37
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If someone posted a thread about "Spock Must Die" or "Mission To Horatius" I don't think it would be necessary to post a Spoiler warning on those 40-50 year old books. That would be like if someone posted a review thread of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" with a spoiler warning, even though the play is 400 years old. There are always going to be people who have never read the books yet.
Rosebud is the sled, and Snape kills Dumbledore!
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Old July 29 2013, 09:16 PM   #38
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All I could think of after reading that post is this t-shirt.
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Old July 30 2013, 12:02 AM   #39
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Yet sadly we'll probably get more Bashir/Ezri/Whatshername drama like we did in Zero Sum Game.
Hey, I wouldn't call that unfortunate (I know--surprise, surprise ). Especially considering how



After all, if Sarina WERE "truly" as she claimed...she certainly took her time telling Julian! Wouldn't it have been better for both of them for her to tell him, say...in the Zero Sum Game MISSION?

But regardless--the drama! The suspense! Who will prevail?!?
Oh my dear Rush, THAT'S only a story you could write and have it be worth the read.
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Old July 30 2013, 02:22 AM   #40
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If someone posted a thread about "Spock Must Die" or "Mission To Horatius" I don't think it would be necessary to post a Spoiler warning on those 40-50 year old books. That would be like if someone posted a review thread of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" with a spoiler warning, even though the play is 400 years old. There are always going to be people who have never read the books yet.
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Old July 30 2013, 02:25 AM   #41
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If someone posted a thread about "Spock Must Die" or "Mission To Horatius" I don't think it would be necessary to post a Spoiler warning on those 40-50 year old books. That would be like if someone posted a review thread of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" with a spoiler warning, even though the play is 400 years old. There are always going to be people who have never read the books yet.
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HE CAN'T BE!

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Old July 30 2013, 04:34 AM   #42
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Re: The Return Of Odo. For how long?

^Oh--and lest we forget: "Soylent Green is made out of people...."

"SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!!"

And the entire St. Elsewhere series was quite possibly Tommy's daydream.

Oh, and "It was you, Kristen.... You shot J.R.!!!"

AND...the BIGGEST spoiler of them all--John Harrison's ACTUAL identity IS...
(No, I'm not that cruel....)

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Yet sadly we'll probably get more Bashir/Ezri/Whatshername drama like we did in Zero Sum Game.
Hey, I wouldn't call that unfortunate (I know--surprise, surprise ). Especially considering how



After all, if Sarina WERE "truly" as she claimed...she certainly took her time telling Julian! Wouldn't it have been better for both of them for her to tell him, say...in the Zero Sum Game MISSION?

But regardless--the drama! The suspense! Who will prevail?!?
Oh my dear Rush, THAT'S only a story you could write and have it be worth the read.
Well, I suppose I'll have to wait, unfortunately--and see how the book treats it. After all--and this is just me--I strive to make sure my fanfic "flows" more-or-less with established TrekLit.

(My latest tale--which is probably buried, by now, so you'd have to enter my authorship in the "search" engine--could actually be invalidated by this upcoming book. )

(BTW--edit: my "spoiler" has "working against him". Meant "working against them". My bad....)
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Old July 30 2013, 08:11 AM   #43
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It still amazes me that we never actually saw that conversation happen. Surely that would have been a defining moment in Julian Bashir's life - the having of that conversation - worth a whole book in itself. That we only hear about it after the fact, once the conversation has already happened off-screen, is mind-boggling to me.

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Old July 30 2013, 08:31 PM   #44
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It still amazes me that we never actually saw that conversation happen. Surely that would have been a defining moment in Julian Bashir's life - the having of that conversation - worth a whole book in itself. That we only hear about it after the fact, once the conversation has already happened off-screen, is mind-boggling to me.
I hardly think it would have been worth its own book.

I would have preferred to see the conversation, too, but I don't think it was a "mind-boggling" creative decision to deal with its consequences without directly showing it. Especially since DRGIII has said in Treklit podcasts that DSN novels have lately been folded into larger miniseries like Typhon Pact because they've been struggling sales-wise. If you only get a few books every year or so, then that kind of economy of storytelling becomes important.
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Old August 1 2013, 02:39 AM   #45
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^(Kirk voice) I know, but really...!

(Normal) I can't help but wonder if the reason DRGIII didn't actually show the conversation was because of how frankly dang hard it would be to have Sarina say it without the reader blinking, re-reading...and going, "You expect me to believe THAT?!? Let alone Julian?"

Now, if it were--


Instead...we get--


Of course...it kinda gives REAL credence to the idea that--


Indeed, the reaction of

to Julian's slipping and inadvertently revealing everything would seem to support this. She doesn't seem so surprised, does she? Almost as though she were expecting it. And regardless--
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