Read & Reread "Greater Than The Sum"- My Opinion (Spoilers)

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  1. Amy Sisson

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    Just one comment.... T'Ryssa reminds me of Julian Bashir as we first saw him onscreen in DS9. Young, immature, brash.... Julian certainly acted unprofessionally from time to time, bragging about his abilities and such. He grew into the person he was by the end of the show's run, partly from experiences but also from his relationships with characters such as O'Brien and Garak.
     
  2. Nerdius Maximus

    Nerdius Maximus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    My question is this: If you hated the book so much, why torture yourself by reading it twice?
     
  3. Marco Palmieri

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    Well, if you're an editor of these bozos, you get the minimum wage for doing so. But I do it mainly for the medical. :evil:
     
  4. PaulSimpson

    PaulSimpson Writer/Editor Captain

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    Can I change companies please? I don't get the medical!!
     
  5. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    ^ You're still free to avail yourself of all the Band-aids you can find in the First Aid kit on the third floor, right?

    I heard it was still Bring Your Own Aspirin, tho....
     
  6. PaulSimpson

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    Nah, the band aids have been removed due to lack of use! They say they need the money for the Brain transplant unit
     
  7. TerriO

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    *avoids obvious "Spock's Brain" joke*
     
  8. Nerdius Maximus

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    But you guys are the last line of defense between crappy novels and the public. If you read it once, and think it sucks, can't you just toss it in the garbage and never think of it again?:techman:
     
  9. Nerdius Maximus

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    People seem to be touchy about sex in Star Trek, for some reason. I don't know what it is. I for one would like to see Riker hittin' them skins doggystyle with Counselor Troi. :eek:
    As for Fast Times at Ridgemont high, it's a fun movie. Do yourself a favor and check it out if you ever run across it on cable!
     
  10. Christopher

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    Yeah, it's weird. TOS was a startlingly sexy show for the 1960s, pushing the envelope in terms of skin and sexual themes. TNG started out that way too, but it soon became increasingly staid and stuffy and respectable. And somehow this mentality evolved of "No Sex, Please, We're Trekkers."
     
  11. Marco Palmieri

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    Clearly you're unacquainted with the Keith R. A. DeCandido Psychic Aftertaste.

    :devil:
     
  12. David Mack

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    Apparently, you haven't had a recent up-close-and-personal look at Frakes and Sirtis. Judging by what I saw of them at Comic-Con, it'd be like watching your grandparents do it.

    I'll pass.
     
  13. Trent Roman

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    I am grateful for the presence of the word 'psychic' in the above expression.

    Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman
     
  14. Marco Palmieri

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    I do what I can.
     
  15. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    I don't think it's just a problem with Trek, it's more a problem with society, it's like everything is reverting to attitudes were like in the Victorian Era and the "awakening" that occured during the sixties is being disregarded/forgotten.

    I did read once that some stupid thing called the "silver ring thing" was trying to be introduced into this country from across the pond, but as far as I'm aware, it's never held.
     
  16. captcalhoun

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    probably because all the kids over here are too damned horny...

    plus, we got the hell over the puritanical thing about 2 centuries ago...
     
  17. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    Most probably, but whet I found worrying was that when talking to my 17 year old brother recently, and taking into account, we both went to the same comprehensive school, but the sex education is radically different as it's far less involved/informative than what I learnt ten or so years ago :cardie:
     
  18. Dayton Ward

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    Isn't this one of the new scents for Axe BodySpray?
     
  19. Amy Sisson

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    Agree with the first sentiment, but as to the second, if we got all the way over the puritanical thing, why do we have high-level political candidates still preaching abstinence-only education (even when their own family members are living proof that it Does Not Work)?

    More to the topic, .... wait. What was the topic?

    Oh. Sex. Star Trek. Hmmmm.... I always thought the Worf/Jadzia thing was lots of fun. I also am grateful Worf and Deanna didn't end up together, because I think he would have killed her by accident.
     
  20. Defcon

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    Uhmm, captcalhoun is speaking about the UK.
     
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