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View Poll Results: Grade "Star Trek: Destiny: Mere Mortals"
Excellent 97 77.60%
Above Average 15 12.00%
Average 10 8.00%
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Old November 4 2008, 07:06 PM   #136
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but had the lines crumbled, nobody would be complaining when these cannons would have blasted Jem’Hadar ships to high heaven.
I wonder how effective they'd be against Borg Cubes.
I want to see the Dominion v. The Borg.
IIRC, there's a little hint of what this would have been like in Mission Gamma: Lesser Evil.
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Old November 4 2008, 11:41 PM   #137
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Hells Bells! That was good!!!!

Ambassador Garak??? I never saw it coming and loved every second of it. I literally sat there slack jawed wondering what was gonna happen next. I thought Seven was a little off in this book, but am willing to wait till the next one to see if it works out.

I must say, I believed "Captain Dax" much more in this book than I did in the last. Very well written.
Well, if you think about it, the whole notion of Garak being an ambassador is quite logical, considering his background and familiarity with other cultures during his period of exile aboard DS9.

In fact, I have often speculated to myself that one of these days, Garak would be promoted to the ambassador to Cardassia in future Star Trek fiction! And you know what? I was right!
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Old November 5 2008, 12:37 AM   #138
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Starfleet buried all the evidence, including the fact that Section 31 executed Zife, Azernal and Nelino Quafina for their role in the cover-up. Bacco was disgusted with the process, and even hauled Admiral William Ross before her to have him explain himself.
Section 31 seemed quite discreet with the execution of Zife. How did Bacco find out about it?
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Old November 5 2008, 01:08 AM   #139
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Well, if you think about it, the whole notion of Garak being an ambassador is quite logical, considering his background and familiarity with other cultures during his period of exile aboard DS9.
It had not occurred to me at that moment. Thinking back on it, it makes sense.
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Old November 5 2008, 01:53 AM   #140
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In fact, I have often speculated to myself that one of these days, Garak would be promoted to the ambassador to Cardassia in future Star Trek fiction! And you know what? I was right!
Well, except that he's the ambassador from Cardassia to the Federation.
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Old November 5 2008, 02:52 AM   #141
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Starfleet buried all the evidence, including the fact that Section 31 executed Zife, Azernal and Nelino Quafina for their role in the cover-up. Bacco was disgusted with the process, and even hauled Admiral William Ross before her to have him explain himself.
Section 31 seemed quite discreet with the execution of Zife. How did Bacco find out about it?
I don't believe Starfleet -- with the exception of Bill Ross -- knew/knows Zife and Friends were executed, only that he was forced to resign against his will.

How Bacco learned the full story is that an investigative reporter discovered the real origin of the weapons on Tezwa, and that reporter brought the story to the Palais. It wasn't until Bacco confronted Ross that she got the full picture (as depicted in AotF).
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Old November 5 2008, 04:52 AM   #142
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Starfleet buried all the evidence, including the fact that Section 31 executed Zife, Azernal and Nelino Quafina for their role in the cover-up. Bacco was disgusted with the process, and even hauled Admiral William Ross before her to have him explain himself.
Section 31 seemed quite discreet with the execution of Zife. How did Bacco find out about it?
That was shown in Articles of the Federation.
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Old November 5 2008, 08:52 AM   #143
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That was shown in Articles of the Federation.
So, do I have to read Articles of the Federation before reading Destiny?

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Old November 5 2008, 11:59 PM   #144
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I wish I had read it before reading this thread
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Old November 6 2008, 03:03 PM   #145
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Upon the return of the Enterprise and the Aventine, Voyager is one of the few ships left in the entire fleet.
Voyager really does seem to be the "miracle ship" .... First, seven years in the Delta Quadrant, and now, over Seven thousand Borg Cubes, and it still survives.
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Old November 6 2008, 07:12 PM   #146
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Voyager really does seem to be the "miracle ship" .... First, seven years in the Delta Quadrant, and now, over Seven thousand Borg Cubes, and it still survives.
It's made of the same hull metal as the Rio Grande.
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Old November 6 2008, 09:19 PM   #147
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Or maybe its made by the Timex corporation.

I really enjoyed this book, the problem is it reads so fast, I'm left waiting about a month until the next part.

I have found this series to be extremely rich in detail in in potential story ideas. I believe it would make a good basis for a short story anthology looking at some of the ideas found throughout the book.
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Old November 7 2008, 12:02 AM   #148
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Voyager really does seem to be the "miracle ship" .... First, seven years in the Delta Quadrant, and now, over Seven thousand Borg Cubes, and it still survives.
It's made of the same hull metal as the Rio Grande.
I hear they used the same stuff when they built the Hood, the Sutherland, and the Venture. One wonders why people keep fighting to get posted on the Enterprise.
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Old November 7 2008, 03:33 AM   #149
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but had the lines crumbled, nobody would be complaining when these cannons would have blasted Jem’Hadar ships to high heaven.
I wonder how effective they'd be against Borg Cubes.
I want to see the Dominion v. The Borg.
You know I was just thinking about this today. I just got done with Mere Mortals last night. The Federation should ask the Odo for Dominion assistance. Jem'Hadar aren't too shy about killing themselves to win a war. They're fast with ship building. They could crank out the ships faster then the Borg can send them.
Now that would be something a Federation/Dominion allience. Hey sometimes you have to sleep with the devil to win.
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Old November 7 2008, 06:04 AM   #150
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^That definitely seems to be the direction they are headed in in the DS9R, but I doubt we'll see them in Destiny since they were part of one of the bigger left over ? from that series.
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