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Old April 26 2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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String Theory Trilogy

I'm going to be taking another crack that this one, just for Kirsten, cuz I love her Voyager work.

This thing is convulting, huh? I loved how real the characters felt and Jeffrey Lang did a great job and the Kirsten of course was great in hers, but i never made it to book three,

What's your impression of this trilogy?
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Old April 26 2010, 06:36 PM   #2
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My advice is that you never make it to book three.
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Old April 26 2010, 07:30 PM   #3
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Re: String Theory Trilogy

ihear Q's in it and it gets a little wacky?
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Old April 26 2010, 07:38 PM   #4
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Book 3 is seriously weird. The kind of plot-hole-fixing that ends up way more strange than the plot holes were in the first place.
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Old April 26 2010, 09:03 PM   #5
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I liked all three, though I agree the third book is the weakest and its solutions don't always convince. I always enjoy plot-holes being filled, but as Thrawn said, some of the answers here were stranger than the holes they attempted to explain. . The trilogy was also too ambitious for its own good- it tried to pack too much in, I think, and wasn't quite able to pay-off on all the interesting ideas and concepts it introduced. I liked Monorhan culture and the Monorhan characters of book one, for instance, but there was no real resolution to any of it- none that had an emotional impact, at least-, leaving me feeling a little cheated. The trilogy was enjoyable, and they certainly gave us a beefy story, nothing straight-forward, but there are reasonably large flaws too. I suppose overall I appreciate the story's scope and its complexity, but squeezing all of that into a trilogy might not have been the best idea. I'd still recommend them, though.
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Old April 26 2010, 11:31 PM   #6
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I really liked the first two, but I do have to agree about the weirdness of the third one. I don't remember alot of it, but I do remember that an attempt to explain something from the show was strange, and IMO completely unnecessary. Even with the issues in the third book, I still think the over-all arc of the trilogy was really good, and would definitely recommend it to any Voyager fan.
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Old April 26 2010, 11:43 PM   #7
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Re: String Theory Trilogy

I read somehwere that the 3rd books leads into Season 5's night and something Voyager does creates the void, BUT there were lifeforms that evoloved there, so i dont know ...
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Old April 26 2010, 11:58 PM   #8
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^Rather, reality was altered so that the Void had effectively been there all along.
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Old April 27 2010, 01:23 AM   #9
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It's good entertainment. But maybe not if you're the type to take everything seriously and nitpick a story to death. <g>
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Old April 27 2010, 01:26 AM   #10
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Old April 28 2010, 12:00 AM   #11
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All three books are outstanding. In fact, I might just have to reread them during the summer of no new Trek books.
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Old April 29 2010, 02:10 AM   #12
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I really dug this trilogy, but the last book was my least favorite. The Q stuff left me cold, and it just didn't grab me like the previous two (volume 2 being my favorite).

I definitely recommend it, though.
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Old May 1 2010, 07:04 AM   #13
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I kinda liked the third book because of the Q stuff, most especialy Harry and Tom's interactions; It also felt as if Q was doing what he was always supposed to be doing. I enjoy weird curveballs, I guess.
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Old May 6 2010, 10:32 PM   #14
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I was reading this today and laughed out loud. A crewman died but she was a graduate of Mars University. All i could think was "ROBOT HOUSE!!!!!!!"
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Old May 7 2010, 10:19 AM   #15
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Garm Bel Iblis wrote: View Post
This thing is convulting, huh?
Is that a combination of 'convoluted' and 'revolting?'

That would actually be a pretty apt description of book three.
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