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View Poll Results: Rate DTI: Watching The Clock
Outstanding 98 59.76%
Above Average 44 26.83%
Average 13 7.93%
Below Average 3 1.83%
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Old June 22 2011, 07:33 AM   #331
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Re: Star Trek: DTI: Watching The Clock Review Thread

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There aren't any Federation-race Aegis operatives in the 24th century because the Federation is mature enough not to need Aegis oversight.
That prompts an interesting question. The only reason ever given for the Aegis carrying out their generations-long training program was to produce agents. Once a particular species no longer has a need for Aegis help, what do they do with all those people? I can imagine any number of possibilities, which I actually spitballed right here before remembering that they could be construed as story ideas.
Are they hunted down and killed for their operational knowledge of the grid? If it's an idea Chris can use, do you really think anyone is going to remember this post?
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Old June 22 2011, 08:08 AM   #332
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If a DTI operative gets punched in the face while carrying out their duties, can they say they have been...clocked?
Only if they want their next performance evaluation report to contain demerits for "making time-related jokes". On the other hand, maybe the slang in that one is obscure or idiomatic enough that they haven't heard it too often!
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Old June 22 2011, 03:22 PM   #333
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Are they hunted down and killed for their operational knowledge of the grid?
Well, that doesn't really sound like the Aegis' style. And I was thinking specifically about the ones who hadn't been deployed, so they wouldn't really be "hunted," per se.

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If it's an idea Chris can use, do you really think anyone is going to remember this post?
It's happened before. Within the last couple weeks in this very forum, in fact. The line between what is an isn't a "story idea" can be pretty vague, so I decided to err on the side of caution.
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Old June 22 2011, 08:15 PM   #334
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Yes well 'used' and 'hunted' as it were. And btw, I've already told everybody to send all their time travel stories to Christopher, so he'll be too busy to look at anybody else's material or ideas let alone steal them. Though I know he's capable of doing five billion computations in his head all while playing a game of ping pong.
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Old June 23 2011, 12:34 AM   #335
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do I read this before DTI:WTC or after? all so chris you're typhon pact novela is now up for pre-order on the nook.
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Old June 23 2011, 04:54 AM   #336
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do I read this before DTI:WTC or after? all so chris you're typhon pact novela is now up for pre-order on the nook.
I don't understand what you're asking. This is the thread for DTI: WTC. What are you asking if you should read before or after it?
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Old June 23 2011, 07:38 PM   #337
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Ahh, it's a recursive temporal loop! Manheim's at it again!
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Old June 23 2011, 11:05 PM   #338
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Ahh, it's a recursive temporal loop! Manheim's at it again!



I am sorry, I ment should I read IFM before this or after.my bad.
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Old June 24 2011, 12:04 AM   #339
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There's no connection between Watching the Clock and Indistinguishable from Magic. You can read them in either order.
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Old June 24 2011, 09:25 PM   #340
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that's cool I am all most done with the typhon pact and I am loving it. I can't wait till you're novella comes out later this year.
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Old July 3 2011, 01:09 AM   #341
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I finally managed to get my hands on this, and rated it outstanding. I finished it over the course of two days and really enjoyed it. Despite the various calendar formats, I felt enough hints were given in the story itself to judge how much time was passing and never felt lost like I feared I might.

I think I'd be happy for this novel to stand alone. It pretty much covered every major time travel incident in Star Trek's long history and wrapped up nicely. If there is a sequel, I'll definitely read it, but I'm perfectly happy for there not to be.

Absolutely within the top 3 Trek novels I've read, and possibly the best depending on how it holds up on a repeat reading in a year or two.
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Old July 3 2011, 05:20 AM   #342
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Ahh, it's a recursive temporal loop! Manheim's at it again!
Sounds like a real...Manheim steamroller.
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Old July 3 2011, 05:58 AM   #343
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I finally managed to get my hands on this, and rated it outstanding. I finished it over the course of two days and really enjoyed it. Despite the various calendar formats, I felt enough hints were given in the story itself to judge how much time was passing and never felt lost like I feared I might.

I think I'd be happy for this novel to stand alone. It pretty much covered every major time travel incident in Star Trek's long history and wrapped up nicely. If there is a sequel, I'll definitely read it, but I'm perfectly happy for there not to be.

Absolutely within the top 3 Trek novels I've read, and possibly the best depending on how it holds up on a repeat reading in a year or two.
I can't remember the name of it, but we are getting a TOS era DTI novel next year.
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Old July 3 2011, 01:46 PM   #344
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That's fine, because I'd imagine that will focus on the specific temporal issue that causes the Federation to form the DTI in the first place.

There was a specific piece of dialogue at the end of his book that suggested a possible sequel, but one set uptime, following a different agency, but I could be completely wrong.

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I can't remember the name of it, but we are getting a TOS era DTI novel next year.
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