Spoilers DSC: Drastic Measures by Dayton Ward Review Thread

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  1. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    While we probably shouldn't rule anything out, I still wouldn't hold my breath about such a thing occurring. Of a more relevant nature, given Disco's new setting in its third season, and indications from the production staff that this new setting is permanent, I should think it very difficult to impossible to adapt this or any of the other Disco novels as episodes of the show.
     
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ There's always SNW.
     
  3. Smiley

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    Speaking strictly for myself, I do not care to see visually how a small group of people wipes out half of their own colony with phaser rifles. The only non-contradicted Discovery novel that comes close to being a decent choice for adaptation to the screen is Fear Itself. I'd rather have the TV show doing its thing and merely taking inspiration from the books sometimes like "Where No One Has Gone Before."
     
  4. Leto_II

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    Aren't huge phaser cannons used in the book to do the people-killin' (during the amphitheater-sequence)? But yeah, I could see a quick cutaway or something of a non-graphic nature (where maybe the characters listen to the phasers being fired from a distance) in that type of scene, rather than something so explicit.
     
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  5. DEWLine

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    SMASH-CUT from the stadium as the cannons light up to
    INT. - OUTPOST OPS ROOM - SAME NIGHT...
     
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  6. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

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    Really liked this one, well done @Dayton Ward.

    Is the ending indicative of a Prime Lorca in the Mirror Universe novel is in the works?
     
  7. Leto_II

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    Now that the upcoming Pike TV show is officially a thing, I'm wondering if anything involving
    Prime Lorca
    is on hold as far as the novels go, until it's seen what the new onscreen series does first.
     
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  8. JD

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    I've been wondering about that too. Once we found out Discovery was going to the 30th century, I thought that would clear the books to pick up on that thread, but SNW does add a new complication.
     
  9. Ronald Held

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    Why is everyone hot for Prime Lorca? If alive, would he not be in the Mirror Universe?
     
  10. BillJ

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    I thought that was what the end of the book was indicative of.