Spoilers DSC: Wonderlands by Una McCormack Review Thread

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Markonian, May 18, 2021.

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Rate DSC: Wonderlands

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  1. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Commodore Commodore

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    At the rate ST books are coming out these days, there's no reason to rush. It's not like they're still coming out two MMPBs a month, plus 2-3 HCs a year.
     
  2. Markonian

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  3. Ronald Held

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    Will check out those reviews after I am finished.
     
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  5. thribs

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    Comes out tomorrow. Got my confirmation email. Should be fun to read if it’s set in that gap year. The books usually do a better job feeling like Star Trek than the show so
    This should be good.
     
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  6. Markonian

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  7. DS9forever

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    The author of the article seems to have removed the Sisko mention. Maybe something to do with the Pike Medal Burnham finds?
     
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  8. Markonian

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    Is there any significance to CEO Remington not having/using a first name?
    It's just Remington throughout the novel.
     
  9. Christopher

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    Sulu and Uhura managed without first names for decades... ;)
     
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  10. Kertrats47

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  11. DEWLine

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    Looking back, it was unfair to them then, too.
     
  12. Christopher

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    It wasn't unheard of in those days for characters' full names to be unknown -- sometimes even lead characters. Leonard Nimoy's Paris on Mission: Impossible never had a second name established, nor did Lynda Day George's Casey (until she was brought back in the 1988 revival, which had initially had a female lead called Casey Randall, so LDG's character name was retconned as Lisa Casey even though the other Casey was gone by then). Gilligan (of the Island) never had a canonical first name (though it was originally meant to be Willy), nor did Lt. Columbo (reference sources claiming it was Frank are in error). On Get Smart, the Chief was only given a first name (Thaddeus, revealed reluctantly) and Agent 99 was never called anything else even after she married Maxwell Smart. In the '80s, MacGyver went years without a first name, and it was a big deal when it was finally revealed.
     
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    It took several decades to give Number One a name.
     
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  14. Christopher

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    And she's still only got one.
     
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  15. DEWLine

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    I'm beginning to suspect that she had it legally changed. :)
     
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    Just finished it. Seemed above average, but I am not certain why.
     
  17. hbquikcomjamesl

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    I picked up a copy today. Given the apparent spoiler for DSC s3, I won't be reading it for about a month. Currently catching up on magazines anyway: about to start on the May issue of Model Railroader. And finally finishing PIC s1 (and aware that both parts of "Arcadia" invoke the "eye scream" trope).
     
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    And for a more recent example, Kaley Cuoco's Penny on The Big Bang Theory never got a last name, we even met her parents and brother, and saw her get married, and they still managed to never reveal it. Wikipedia has the last name of the character she married later in the show as her last name, but I don't think they ever actually used it on the show either.
     
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  19. Markonian

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    It should’ve been:
    Worf Rozhenko
    Data Soong
    Odo Ital
    Doc Zimmerman
    Lorian Tucker

    :rommie:
     
  20. thribs

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    Just started it. I had no idea there were other people on that station. I just thought it was Sahil all by himself.
     
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