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View Poll Results: Rate Plagues of Night.
Outstanding 58 52.25%
Above Average 35 31.53%
Average 11 9.91%
Below Average 5 4.50%
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Old June 4 2012, 08:28 PM   #241
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Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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Looks very much like a childish hissy fit to me.
Then you have an exceedingly liberal definition of "childish hissy fit."
I agree with SCI, too many people threw shit at DRGIII and I cannot blame him for leaving. They have themselves to blame. DRGIII tried his best to tell why things became like they did in the book. But for others to insult, give false facts, belittle him and his work, enough is enough. I hope those people get banned someday. They deserve it.
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Old June 4 2012, 08:37 PM   #242
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I thought this was great. Granted it spent much time covering what happened in Zero Sum Game and Rough Beasts of Empire, but I think this did a better job. Smoothing over the final characterization of Sarina Douglas, and making the whole "Sisko leaves his family" storyline more believable and palatable.

I appreciate how the entire Typhon Pact is shown as not homogenous, even within their own races. How their elements that really want peace, and not just out and out warmongers. Most of the "bad guys" really do have a point in feeling threatened by the Federation, just as the Feds would if the situation was reversed.

Though a minor point, I also like the integration of crews. Romulan ships with Breen crew.. Starfleet ships with Cardassian crew due to greater partnerships of the expanded Khitomer Accords. This is cool stuff.

Can't wait for part 2. Easily my favorite Typhon Pact book.
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Old June 4 2012, 08:46 PM   #243
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About half way though(Khitomer conference). Still no strong sense of good or bad.
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Old June 4 2012, 10:10 PM   #244
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I hope those people get banned someday. They deserve it.
Always with the sense of proportion!

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About half way though(Khitomer conference). Still no strong sense of good or bad.
I was like that until then and boom, the story really picks up and I'm rather enjoying it now.
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Old June 4 2012, 10:26 PM   #245
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(FWIW, Christopher's link won't actually work for anyone (you can't link to search result pages that way for implementation reasons I'll spare you my usual big technobabble monologue on now), but the individual posts I linked to are exactly those that go into these matters.)
The search results ID eventually expires is the reason a link to search results don't work.
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Old June 4 2012, 10:51 PM   #246
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I've haven't had any luck finding this book at the local book stores. Newer Startrek novels are getting harder to find at all the bookstores.They have the older Star trek novels but only rarely they'll have the newer books on their bookshelves .I hope Barnes &Noble will finally have this book in their stores. I really want to read this booksometime and catch up with what's happened to the ds9 characters especially after reading the comments in this thread.
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Old June 4 2012, 10:54 PM   #247
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^ Can't you just order it online?
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Old June 4 2012, 10:59 PM   #248
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For that matter, you can just ask the bookstore clerks to special-order it for you.
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Old June 5 2012, 02:53 AM   #249
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I do not believe DS9 will be destroyed, but if it is, I would be okay with it.
It's not the station's destruction I would object to (well, maybe the way it went out, having difficulty with three attackers when its held off a fleet before), but the wiping out of the vast majority of the cast. Killing Kira, or Ro, or Kas, or Bashir, or Serena, or Quark (maybe?), or any two of those plus a new cast member (I like Chief Blackmer) would be one thing - and I'm completely comfortable having Vaughn not come back - but all of them at once? Be one loooonely DS9 series, just Sisko and Prynn.
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Old June 5 2012, 07:01 AM   #250
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I do not believe DS9 will be destroyed, but if it is, I would be okay with it.
It's not the station's destruction I would object to (well, maybe the way it went out, having difficulty with three attackers when its held off a fleet before), but the wiping out of the vast majority of the cast. Killing Kira, or Ro, or Kas, or Bashir, or Serena, or Quark (maybe?), or any two of those plus a new cast member (I like Chief Blackmer) would be one thing - and I'm completely comfortable having Vaughn not come back - but all of them at once? Be one loooonely DS9 series, just Sisko and Prynn.
I could easily envision a scenario where Enterprise and Robinson stop the attack on DS9...but a great portion of it has been destroyed or will be destroyed. The crew evacuates the station and watches it blow up, similar to how Sisko witnessed the desturction of the Saratoga.

Sisko witnessing the Saratoga and DS9 exploding and there's absolutely nothing he can do about it? Now THAT is pain.
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Old June 5 2012, 08:00 AM   #251
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Only 3 attackers were depicted as accomplishing the destruction of DS9? Wow!

The writers these days sure are not timid in depicting known characters as incompetents.
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Old June 5 2012, 09:02 AM   #252
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Incorrect, though I'll admit I worded it clumsily.

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I could easily envision a scenario where Enterprise and Robinson stop the attack on DS9...but a great portion of it has been destroyed or will be destroyed. The crew evacuates the station and watches it blow up, similar to how Sisko witnessed the desturction of the Saratoga.

Sisko witnessing the Saratoga and DS9 exploding and there's absolutely nothing he can do about it? Now THAT is pain.
That works, though I don't think there's time.
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Old June 5 2012, 01:06 PM   #253
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I could easily envision a scenario where Enterprise and Robinson stop the attack on DS9...but a great portion of it has been destroyed or will be destroyed.
That wouldn't work.
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Old June 5 2012, 02:02 PM   #254
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I tell you what, poor Sisko cannot catch a break, how much pain and sorrow can one Captain take!? I hope that the Prophets will have mercy on him and give him some grace and happiness soon.
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Old June 5 2012, 02:10 PM   #255
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I tell you what, poor Sisko cannot catch a break, how much pain and sorrow can one Captain take!?
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