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Old July 21 2013, 01:45 PM   #46
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I believe TOS had a loose convention of blue for stun, red for kill, but I'm not sure how consistent they were about it.

Although, really, a blue beam should be more powerful, since shorter wavelength means higher energy. We're conditioned to think of red and orange as hot because of fire and blue as cool because of water, but that's kind of backward. Blue stars are much hotter than red stars.
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Old July 21 2013, 03:11 PM   #47
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When Tears of Eridanus came out, someone commented on the fact that in the alternate timeline, photon torpedoes were blue-- but I intended nothing divergent by it! My perceptions were conditioned at a young age by 25th Anniversary and Judgement Rites, where phasers were red, and photons were blue. I always default to imagining photons as blue unless otherwise indicated.
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Old July 21 2013, 03:41 PM   #48
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Personally I prefer to think that phaser beams are invisible in vacuum and that characters only see them on viewscreens due to computer enhancement, while viewers see them due to poetic license. So they can be whatever color one wants.

(In atmosphere, they might well be visible. I don't have a link, but I recently saw a YouTube video of someone using a powerful, real laser beam, and there was a pretty clearly visible blue beam in the air, since the light was bright enough that even the small percentage scattered by the atmosphere was significant.)
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Old July 22 2013, 01:31 AM   #49
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Fair point about "false-colour" enhancement of beam pathways, there...
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Old August 1 2013, 05:28 PM   #50
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Regarding the title, I'm not sure if everyone remembers this but it's another classic Cardassian literature reference, like Una's previous book The Never-Ending Sacrifice.

Meditations on a Crimson Shadow was another book that Garak recommended to Bashir as a classic. I'd say it's much more likely the title is a reference to that than to human noir thrillers. Although I guess it could be both.
Another cool note on the title, its referenced in the Cardassia: The Lotus Flower.

Towards the end of the book, when Garak is walking home, it goes: "Dark skies and darker dreams, but still the city of crimson shadows."
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Old August 15 2013, 05:42 PM   #51
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Please refresh my memory...what are the titles of The Fall miniseries and when are they due out? And does each book focus on a specific series, like DS9 or TNG, or are they all-inclusive like Destiny?
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Old August 15 2013, 07:18 PM   #52
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Revelations and dust is the first book the second book is Crimson shadow. The books are a tng&Ds9 crossover book series there will be five books coming out.Losing the peace is one of the book in this crossover series .I'm sorry I can't recall all of the titles right now.
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Old August 15 2013, 07:42 PM   #53
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1. Revelation and Dust by David R. George III (August 27)
2. The Crimson Shadow by Una McCormack (September 24)
3. A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack (October 29)
4. The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow (November 26)
5. Peaceable Kingdoms by Dayton Ward (December 31)
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Old August 16 2013, 04:51 AM   #54
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Thanks much, folks.
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Old August 18 2013, 12:10 AM   #55
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Please refresh my memory...what are the titles of The Fall miniseries and when are they due out?
http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Fall

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Fall
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Old August 19 2013, 03:59 AM   #56
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^ Thanks much, Therin!
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