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Old August 27 2012, 04:51 PM   #31
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I was just looking at Memory Beta, and read a descreption of the Brethern. Seriously, they were a body armour that fires pulse-weapons from the palms of their hands?? Iron Man anyone??

I'm so glad I stopped reading NF......
Sounds cool to me (and more than plausable, given Trek's technology). I look forward to reaching those books!
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Old August 27 2012, 09:15 PM   #32
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Since NF is my favorite lit-original Trek series, I hope that Peter David gets to continue (or at least complete) the series.
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Old August 27 2012, 09:39 PM   #33
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I was just looking at Memory Beta, and read a descreption of the Brethern. Seriously, they were a body armour that fires pulse-weapons from the palms of their hands?? Iron Man anyone??

I'm so glad I stopped reading NF......
Every installment of "New Frontier" has had elements that are reminiscent of comic books and TV situation comedies, along with plenty of science fiction. This balance has neither increased (unless you count the addition of Arex and M'Ress, timeslipped characters from Filmation's TAS and PAD's own DC Comics issues of "Star Trek"), nor decreased.

Making a decision about a book series based on some fan's brief Memory Beta wiki update is never wise.

And what's so wrong about a 24th century science fiction character's armour being reminiscent of the gadget-filled gauntlets of Iron Man or Doctor Doom?
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Old August 27 2012, 09:50 PM   #34
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Did Jack Kirby create the Sentinels? I had no idea. I thought they came along after Jack's time. Cool
On the other side of the fence he created one of the greatest comic book villains ever...complete with the coolest energy beam ever!



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Old August 27 2012, 09:53 PM   #35
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I was just looking at Memory Beta, and read a descreption of the Brethern. Seriously, they were a body armour that fires pulse-weapons from the palms of their hands?? Iron Man anyone??

I'm so glad I stopped reading NF......
I looked and apprently they actually fired their weapons from their wrists, not their palms, but the first image I got in my head when I read about the Brethren was the Kull from Stargate SG-1.
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Old August 27 2012, 10:43 PM   #36
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I just find it hard to believe that dread Darkseid, lord of Apokolips, would actually use the phrase "the total wipeout." Who knew he was a surfer?
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Old August 28 2012, 01:24 PM   #37
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Just look at those red eyes, too much chlorine from the artifical Apokoliptian waves no doubt.

That's the true reason he wants earth, the killer surf
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Old August 28 2012, 08:27 PM   #38
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I just find it hard to believe that dread Darkseid, lord of Apokolips, would actually use the phrase "the total wipeout." Who knew he was a surfer?
Kirby (who would have been 95 years old today, by the way) was a creative genius. What he was not, however, was Strong On Dialogue.
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Old August 29 2012, 05:52 AM   #39
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On the topic of New Frontier, I just noticed Blind Man's Bluff and Treason take place in 2380. I've already read Treason. Can Blind Man's Bluff be read without spoiling Destiny or anything in DS9 relaunch post-Worlds? Just Yes or No please (or use spoiler tags).
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Old August 29 2012, 08:43 AM   #40
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I remember the exact moment that I decided I was done with NF. It was when PAD brought Arex and M'Ress to the future just so he could make a lame joke about them having an animated conversation.
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Old August 29 2012, 09:14 AM   #41
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Just Yes or No please
I see no problem. One character arc may be a little puzzling, but perhaps it's supposed to be.

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I remember the exact moment that I decided I was done with NF. It was when PAD brought Arex and M'Ress to the future just so he could make a lame joke about them having an animated conversation.
But that's not why he brought them to the 24th century. He had solid story arcs planned for the DC Star Trek comics, but they were put on hiatus while Pocket and DC's licenses were renegotiated. TAS had been made off-limits. The Arex move-to-security arc was given to Ensign Fouton (in DC Comics Series II) and had to end abruptly. The planned arc for M'Ress had fizzled when her replacement, M'yra, was ordered out of the comic by the new restrictions.

It was John Ordover's idea to add the characters to NF. While you might have decided that that moment in NF was the end for you, many TAS fans rejoiced.
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Old August 29 2012, 10:01 AM   #42
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I remember the exact moment that I decided I was done with NF. It was when PAD brought Arex and M'Ress to the future just so he could make a lame joke about them having an animated conversation.
I'm guessing if that's why he did it he wouldn't have had them being in the centre of a key storyline over the following few books...

Stone & Anvil was the last top notch NF book for me. The timeskip books weren't of the same calibre, but they're still fun stuff.
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Old August 29 2012, 10:30 AM   #43
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On the topic of New Frontier, I just noticed Blind Man's Bluff and Treason take place in 2380. I've already read Treason. Can Blind Man's Bluff be read without spoiling Destiny or anything in DS9 relaunch post-Worlds? Just Yes or No please (or use spoiler tags).
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I don't know for sure since I'm way behind in my NF, but from comments I've read here "Blind Man's Bluff" actually conflicts with "Full Circle" in some way involving Seven and the Doctor at the time it was set. So you needn't worry about having the other books spoiled!
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Old August 29 2012, 06:56 PM   #44
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I've only read one New Frontier novel. But I really want to see how Mac took out the Borg as mentioned in Gods Of Night.
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Old August 29 2012, 07:55 PM   #45
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But I really want to see how Mac took out the Borg as mentioned in Gods Of Night.
Indeed, I'd also like to see New Frontier brought up to speed with the post-Destiny-timeline. Maybe even getting a its own Typhon Pact novel somewhen.
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