TNG: Dark Mirror by Diane Duane Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by rfmcdpei, Feb 10, 2013.


Rate Dark Mirror.

  1. Outstanding

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  2. Above Average

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  3. Average

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  4. Below Average

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  5. Poor

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  1. trekshark

    trekshark Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 6, 2014
    It's probably been 20 years since I read it but I remember liking it.
    I always kind of hated that DS9 destroyed the terran empire
    I realize Kirk's dialog to Spock set it in motion but I still don't like it
  2. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 2, 2012
    Yorkshire, UK
    There are many permutations of the mirror universe, at least two with a living, breathing Terran Empire. They even retain the cool yellow hull markings! (TNG novel: Q & A; Star Trek Online)
  3. Ghosty McGhostface

    Ghosty McGhostface Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 10, 2003
    Right behind you! Boo!
    ^ IIRC, one of the Sisko Emissaries in Fearful Symmetry was from a universe where the Terran Empire never fell, too. (Could be the same one as either the Dark Mirror or Q & A version, of course...)
  4. rfmcdpei

    rfmcdpei Captain Captain

    Aug 19, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    That existed alongside the belief that the Empire's forces were becoming too spread out to be able to enforce Imperial rule throughout. The two factors were both ones Picard was thinking of.
  5. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 19, 2011
    In Q & A we do know that Will Riker doesn't make it to 2380, as Lore assassinates Riker (I forget the reason for Data not appearing in "Dark Mirror", but if Soong did not exist or did not create androids in the DM MU, then Q & A's Terran Empire is from a completely different MU).