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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%
Poor 6 3.66%
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Old July 3 2011, 02:25 PM   #346
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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 i the first place.
"Issue?" Singular? No...


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.
No, there wasn't. The thought never crossed my mind.
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Old July 3 2011, 06:10 PM   #347
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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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Old July 3 2011, 07:26 PM   #348
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Well, no wonder you couldn't remember the title! It was forgotten!
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Old July 3 2011, 08:57 PM   #349
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Careful...don't make me break out the Eav'oq jokes...
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Old July 3 2011, 09:34 PM   #350
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Careful...don't make me break out the Eav'oq jokes...
"CONTAINMENT BREACH! EAV'OQUATE! EAV'OQUATE!"
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Old July 3 2011, 09:44 PM   #351
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It's too late, I'm afraid. We're already Watching the Cl'oq...
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Old July 3 2011, 09:47 PM   #352
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This novel was indeed very eav'oqative.
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Old July 3 2011, 11:17 PM   #353
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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.
No, there wasn't. The thought never crossed my mind.
I'm referring to...
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Old July 3 2011, 11:39 PM   #354
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^What I intended by that line (aside from acknowledging something that would logically be the case in that context) was merely to leave the door open in case other authors wished to tell other Temporal Cold War stories. I certainly was not proposing a sequel about an uptime agency. As I said, the thought never occurred to me.
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Old July 6 2011, 09:39 PM   #355
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I liked the scene in the Eris vault where we saw some time machines that looked like the TARDIS and the one belonging to H.G. Wells.

If that wearable time machine being used by one of the Bozeman's crew was a reference to another sci-fi series, or even to previous Trek, I don't recognize it.
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^ I think that one was all new.

Unless it was the Omni from Voyagers!, but that is - sadly - unlikely.
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Old July 6 2011, 10:52 PM   #357
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If that wearable time machine being used by one of the Bozeman's crew was a reference to another sci-fi series, or even to previous Trek, I don't recognize it.
It was not. Since it was something that played an actual role in the story rather than just being an ambiguous bit of set dressing, I would not have simply ripped it off from another franchise. Such things should be kept firmly in the background.
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Old July 7 2011, 02:05 AM   #358
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The Omni from "Voyagers" was basically a pocketwatch, not "a gauntlet and a headdress".

Mr. Bennett, I was also wondering if the device might have had some reference to previous Trek I was unaware of. It wouldn't need to be "an ambiguous bit of set dressing" for that.
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Old July 7 2011, 02:20 AM   #359
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Sheesh, give a guy some credit for originality, okay?
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Old July 7 2011, 02:47 AM   #360
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Christopher, don't you know there's not supposed to be any such thing in tie-in fiction? Everything must be a reference to something!

You'd think nobody ever gave you the Secret Handbook of Diabolical Tie-In Writers, or something.
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