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Old December 24 2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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Star Trek Destiny!

Ok, wow! I finished this trilogy this morning and I really liked it. If there are existing threads discussing this I need to find them. I have heard others describe it as a game changer which it is.

I am curious if Mr. Mack has to get approval or direction about the whole thing first?
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Old December 24 2010, 09:28 PM   #2
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I am curious if Mr. Mack has to get approval or direction about the whole thing first?
Every Trek novel has to be approved by the editor and by CBS (formerly Paramount) at the outline stage. Dave worked closely with editors Marco Palmieri and Margaret Clark in developing the trilogy.
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Old December 25 2010, 06:24 AM   #3
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I am curious if Mr. Mack has to get approval or direction about the whole thing first?
Every Trek novel has to be approved by the editor and by CBS (formerly Paramount) at the outline stage. Dave worked closely with editors Marco Palmieri and Margaret Clark in developing the trilogy.
Cool, I was wondering. Have a Merry Christmas!
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Old December 25 2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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Re: Star Trek Destiny!

I'm pretty sure killing 60 billion people involves at least some paperwork.
Btw, thats gotta be a record.
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Old December 25 2010, 09:43 PM   #5
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KRAD's got the bodycount record: whole universes are destroyed in Q&A.
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Old December 25 2010, 10:12 PM   #6
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The Reeves-Stevens destroyed at least one universe at the end of The War of the Prophets.
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Old December 25 2010, 10:13 PM   #7
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Re: Star Trek Destiny!

Isn't there also quite a bit of death and destruction in A Gutted World?
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Old December 25 2010, 10:27 PM   #8
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The Reeves-Stevens destroyed at least one universe at the end of The War of the Prophets.
Didn't they destroy all of the universes?
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Old December 27 2010, 05:41 PM   #9
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Sure, sure, they destroyed universes, wiped out infinitely more sentient beings than I did...

...the difference is, I made the readers give a damn who I killed.
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Old December 27 2010, 06:16 PM   #10
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Re: Star Trek Destiny!

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Sure, sure, they destroyed universes, wiped out infinitely more sentient beings than I did...

...the difference is, I made the readers give a damn who I killed.
And those beings just...faded out of existence. Not quite the same as reducing planets to cinders and packing thousands into refugee camps.
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Old December 27 2010, 10:05 PM   #11
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Re: Star Trek Destiny!

The funny thing is if you replace the word "Catom" with "Pixie Dust" it doesn't change the story one bit.
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Old December 27 2010, 10:13 PM   #12
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I finished this trilogy yesterday and after I was done, I just had to sit there, slack jawed and say, "Wow."

It was ridiculously great.

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Old December 27 2010, 10:43 PM   #13
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The funny thing is if you replace the word "Catom" with "Pixie Dust" it doesn't change the story one bit.
Well, except for the fact that catoms are actually in development as a real telepresence technology.
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Old December 28 2010, 01:14 AM   #14
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Re: Star Trek Destiny!

David Mack wrote: View Post
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The funny thing is if you replace the word "Catom" with "Pixie Dust" it doesn't change the story one bit.
Well, except for the fact that catoms are actually in development as a real telepresence technology.
David Mack for the win!
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Old December 28 2010, 01:48 AM   #15
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Pixie dust could be real! You don't know!
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