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Old December 7 2013, 05:56 PM   #61
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Re: The "Shatnerverse" what do you all think-recommend or no

Federation, although it no longer fits into the Trek timeline (Star Trek: First Contact F'd it in the A, continuity-wise), is fantastic. I've read it twice and it definitely holds up.
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Old December 8 2013, 03:43 PM   #62
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Have to agree that the first trilogy was enjoyable, the Mirror-Universe one started off well but went downhill and the rest of the books were average.
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Old December 11 2013, 06:57 AM   #63
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One thing that's coming up for me after reading the first trilogy is I'm remembering how much I've enjoyed all the other Reeves-Stevens books. Prime Directive, Federation and Memory Prime are all favorites of mine. The DS9 trilogy started out awesome but ended average for me. One thing the authors do is they have a great way of putting bits of Star Trek continuity in their stories in interesting ways. I'm always thinking to my self "hey, that's pretty interesting" and not "I get it, you've seen Star Trek, can we get going with the story?"

Maybe this is an unfair way of thinking about this but when I was liking a scene I was thinking it must have been something the Reeves-Stevens wrote and when I was reading a scene that was over the top Kirk I think Shatner wrote it.
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Old December 11 2013, 04:43 PM   #64
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Agree with those who say the Shatnerverse Mirror Universe trilogy is awesome, and has a pretty cool explanation for what turned that universe bad, to boot.
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Old December 11 2013, 08:15 PM   #65
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I liked Shatner's Mirror Universe novels I thought they were real good at explaining the Mirror universe history of what went went wrong with the different empires.
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Old December 15 2013, 05:39 PM   #66
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Some of the "Preserver" stuff was interesting, especially how they had preserved not just proto-human cultures but proto-Vulcan and proto-Klingon as well. (At least that's how I remember it, it's been a while since reading them.)
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Old December 15 2013, 06:21 PM   #67
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^Proto-Klingons? I don't remember that. That would be cool to see! The proto-Vulcans are supposed to be people like the Mintakans i presume?
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Old December 15 2013, 06:48 PM   #68
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IIRC, it was just that we were told there were duplicates of Vulcan and Kronos out there too, to go with the duplicate Earths of TOS.
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Old December 15 2013, 10:24 PM   #69
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IIRC, it was just that we were told there were duplicates of Vulcan and Kronos out there too, to go with the duplicate Earths of TOS.
Ah. Thanks for clearing that up. I'd love to see some Klingons unaffected by the Hur'q or Kahless or the long history of the empire. It would have been interesting to see what early Klingon life was like
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Old December 15 2013, 10:57 PM   #70
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I read Ashes of Eden when it came out and what completely underwhelmed by it. The characterizations all seemed off & the fate of the 1701-A was less than satisfying. The only thing that I found interesting was the framing sequence, which is why I read The Return. The Return was entertaining, but read more like a FanFic than a professional novel. After that I never bothered with the rest.
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Old December 16 2013, 01:34 PM   #71
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I wasn't that interested in Ashes of Eden either. It's definitely the weakest of the first six novels. It's not big and epic like the others, it's more like a normal story.
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Old December 20 2013, 08:53 AM   #72
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I wasn't that interested in Ashes of Eden either. It's definitely the weakest of the first six novels. It's not big and epic like the others, it's more like a normal story.
To me it was the most filmable Novel compared to the others. I could actually see Ashes of Eden as a fitting sequel to ST:TUC.
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