Errand of Vengeance / Fury series

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  1. Hartzilla2007

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    Its also way better than the TNG episode based on it.

    It also has the Enterprise's bowling alley make an appearance.
     
  2. Stevil2001

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    And laundry, if I remember right.
     
  3. shanejayell

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    The Enterprise had a laundry?

    *blink blink*
     
  4. Christopher

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    If I recall The Making of Star Trek correctly, it had machinery that broke down clothing into its constituent fibers, separated out the dirt and stuff, and reassembled the clothes as if brand new. Sort of a much lower-resolution equivalent of a replicator.
     
  5. RonG

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    I read Cast No Shadow when it came out. It was nice and with a "Hunt for Red October" vibe, with Elias Vaugh as Ryan :)




    Yep - the first Errand series had quite a few typos - while distracting at first, I stopped paying attention to them after a while - goes to show that a great book overcomes mistakes in editing/proofing :)




    I have Crossroad, but it's been quite a while since I read it - will have to have another look!
     
  6. Christopher

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    Interesting, since the Vaughn character was somewhat modelled after Sean Connery's Ramius from that movie.
     
  7. RonG

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    a Starfleet analyst thrust into a quasi-military operation?
    seems like Jack Ryan to me :)
     
  8. Christopher

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    Yeah, I'm just saying it's interesting, and maybe intentional, that the character whose older version was inspired by one figure from that movie had his younger version evidently based on the rival character from that movie.
     
  9. Ultramann

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    What WAS the deal with all those typos? Ranks jumping from one line to the next and characters changing in midstream (Kell to Karel then back)? Would not the editors catch that? Not cracking just wondering.
     
  10. RonG

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    quite right, Christopher :) Makes me wish for a follow up Vaughn novel (it's not like he's got anything going in "current" continuity.. well, maybe DRG3 has plans..)


    It was jarring at first, but IMO (as I mentioned previously "upthread"), thoss occasions didn't detract from a great story.
     
  11. Patrick O'Brien

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    ^I agree, the story is top notch and worth overlooking the typo's. I do wish someone had edited the book though:lol:
     
  12. RonG

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    Well, Kevin Ryan was busy *writing* the book, so... ;)
     
  13. Ultramann

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    I'm rereading it now, and it is still awesome reading!