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View Poll Results: Rate From History's Shadow.
Outstanding 20 35.71%
Above Average 23 41.07%
Average 10 17.86%
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Old December 16 2014, 07:29 PM   #91
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Re: TOS: From History's Shadow by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers!

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In "Blood Fever", Tuvok indicated that Vorik could in theory meditate his pon farr away if he tried really hard.
That solves the issue. Neat!
I assume Spock coudn't use the same method back in the day because he was half-Human, or much younger than the steadfast Tuvok.
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Old December 16 2014, 07:49 PM   #92
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Actually the meditation didn't work. Tuvok said it was an alternative, but only after mentioning mating and combat to the death, suggesting that it's far from a surefire solution.

Then again, Vorik was able to get past his blood fever with a nonlethal combat, so maybe the meditation helped a little.
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Old December 16 2014, 11:32 PM   #93
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^Well of course it won't work. It's like a regular person feeling the need for sex and then praying to the almighty!
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Old December 17 2014, 07:09 PM   #94
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I believe Mestral had sex with human women and altered their memories to at least forget he was Vulcan
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Old December 17 2014, 07:30 PM   #95
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I saw over on The Trek Collective that Dayton Ward is thinking about a sequel to this book. Personally, I'd love to see that! Who do we have to beg to make this happen?

Source (Down near the bottom of the page)
Dayton Ward posted somewhere that the novel was originally a DS9 novel with the framing story set after "Little Green Men" - I hope any sequel might revisit that idea.
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Old December 17 2014, 08:37 PM   #96
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I believe Mestral had sex with Human women and altered their memories to at least forget he was Vulcan
That option is ruled out by the book. Maggie was interested in becoming intimate with Mestral in 1957/58, but he left town to avoid her learning he's Vulcan.
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Old December 17 2014, 10:44 PM   #97
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The only explanation I can think of is that Dayton Ward forgot about accounting for pon farr in this novel. I can't find any reference whatsoever to it in From History's Shadow.
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Old December 17 2014, 10:48 PM   #98
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The only explanation I can think of is that Dayton Ward forgot about accounting for pon farr in this novel. I can't find any reference whatsoever to it in From History's Shadow.
Looks like hes got to go back and write a sequel. Mestral's later life is mostly a blank, and I'd like to know whether his xenosociological notes were recovered at some point. Or whether he returned to Maggie.
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Old December 17 2014, 11:09 PM   #99
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Maybe Mestral was just asexual without being aromantic? I don't remember the specifics of his and Maggie's relationship before leaving to keep his secret in From History's Shadow, but I honestly don't see any reason in principle why there couldn't be vulcans in that spot on the sexuality spectrum. Vulcans should have as much hormonal variance as humans, really.
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Old January 14 2015, 03:23 PM   #100
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http://www.space.com/28256-ufo-sight...-aircraft.html
Might be of interest to Mr. Ward and others.
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