Destiny=New Jedi Order?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Saratoga NX-3842, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Saratoga NX-3842

    Saratoga NX-3842 Supreme Overlord of the Universe

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    everything I keep reading is about an apocolyptic change
    to the Star Trek universe via the Borg.

    All of this reminds me of the New Jedi Order was everything was
    ripped apart and destroyed to clear the slate and remake the
    Star Wars EU. My copy of Destiny Pt1 arrives today. WE'll see how close I am.
     
  2. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    I still don't have my copy (damn royal mail) BUT to compare Destiny to the New Jedi Order is doing Mr Macks writing ability a massive dis service.
     
  3. Lindley

    Lindley Moderator with a Soul Moderator

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    We'll see. Some of the NJO stuff was really good.
     
  4. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    Yes, the secret is revealed.


    In Destiny, Dave Mack will kill Chewbacca.....
     
  5. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    But then......THEY'LL SAVE CHEWBACCA'S BRAIN!!!
     
  6. The Laughing Vulcan

    The Laughing Vulcan Admiral Admiral

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    No, it'll be Morn that will be hit by a moon! Pitching the Emissary's youngest into a runabout!
     
  7. Marco Palmieri

    Marco Palmieri Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Now that's writing. :bolian:
     
  8. BryanSorensen

    BryanSorensen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    after they save chewies brain, theyll implant it in B4. then he will be an android that howls when you ask him something!
     
  9. Ronald Held

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    You really do not think that all of this will get me to buy the book?
     
  10. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    To be honest, I wasn't thinking about you. I was thinking about SAVING CHEWBACCA'S BRAIN!!!!
     
  11. BryanSorensen

    BryanSorensen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    After they implant chewies brain into B4, he steals Captain Picards Yacht and renames it Falcon of the Millennium
     
  12. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Zefram Cochrane: "It's like you're all trekkers in some kind of star wars."
     
  13. Broccoli

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    It'll be "It's like you're all knights in some kind of star war."
     
  14. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    I was aiming for a crossover.;)
     
  15. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Nope, "It's like you're all knights in some kind of star trek."
     
  16. BryanSorensen

    BryanSorensen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Zefram Cochranes first contact with aliens ended up being with a scruffy looking nerfherder and some hairy tall guy that howls a lot. Some chic with her hair braided too tight and a white blonde guy with a fixation on some dead old guy were unwilling passengers
     
  17. The Evil Dead

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    From what little I know of Destiny (basically just the overall storyline), the comparison to NJO is an obvious one to make. However, I suspect Destiny will end up being the stronger story overall since it is a trilogy and won't be dragged out over 19 goddamn novels - seriously, no single storyline warrants that many books. Plus, it looks like Star Trek novels will be reeling from the effects of this story years later, whereas aside from a Vong-formed Coruscant, you could easily forget the Yuuzhan Vong war ever occurred by the time of the Legacy of the Force novels. Star Wars books just jumped ahead like 10 years in the narrative. It'll be interesting to see what the Trek universe is like a month or two after Destiny, should Destiny really bring about the huge changes some have speculated it will.

    I'm sure there will be other differences between the stories, and seriously, the story of the more powerful enemy coming to conquer all in their path is just sort of staple of the genre...Hell, not even the genre, just storytelling and history itself.
     
  18. RandyS

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    Agreed. That was the first time it ever took me three years to read a series. The damn thing just went on FOREVER, and has (so far, anyway) put me off the Dark Nest Trilogy, and the Legacy series.

    That said, I'm still looking forward to Destiny. What little I know of it, it sounds interesting, although I must have missed something somewhere, "Captain Ezri Dax"?? How did that happen??

    Nothing against it, just don't remember it from a previous book.
     
  19. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    The story behind Dax's promotion is explained in Destiny itself. The trilogy is set four years after the most recent DS9 novel.
     
  20. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    When did this thread become about trying to convince you to purchase something that you should already have on your to be purchased list?