On Aneta Šmrhová

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by rfmcdpei, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. rfmcdpei

    rfmcdpei Captain Captain

    Aug 19, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Re-reading The Crimson Shadow, one of the many small things that pop out for me is the character of Lieutenant
    Aneta Šmrhová. She has a nice bit of development in this novel, especially in her exchanges with Worf and Dygan: passionate, focused, willing to bend the rules.

    I like her. There's something in her character that reminds me of Tasha Yar, or at least of Tasha Yar's potential as a rising young tactical/security officer willing to take risks on behalf of the helpless and the needy. Her appearance in McCormack' latest notwithstanding, Šmrhová was introduced by David Mack in his Destiny trilogy and later received more sustained development in the different volumes of the Cold Equations trilogy of last year.

    She's a personality, and I look forward to her continued development.
  2. David Mack

    David Mack Writer Commodore

    Jan 25, 2003
    New York, NY
    Glad you like her. She's one of my favorites. ;-)
  3. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    I like her character too. When I read Cold Equations she remineded of Tasha Yar. Nice to hear she gets more character development in the Crimson shadow.
  4. Slyvon

    Slyvon Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Sep 15, 2013
    She's a terrific character! I really liked Ensign Ally Scagliotti as well. She had a cool vibe I found interesting. I'm really loving the Enterprise crew right now!
  5. nickyboy

    nickyboy Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 23, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    I really like her character and have enjoyed her development over Cold Equation and The Crimson Shadow.

    I haven't taken to many of the new crew on the Enterprise, some of them I dislike. But I am developing an fondness for Aneta Šmrhová and Dygan.
  6. bbailey861

    bbailey861 Admiral Premium Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    Kingston, ON Canada
    I have no doubt. I also look forward to future development of the character.
  7. Mimi

    Mimi Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 17, 2013
    I agree. I haven't read a lot of the TNG novels [yet], but she was one of the characters that stood out from Crimson Shadow, and I'd love to hear more about her. And of course, Dygan too.
  8. Nob Akimoto

    Nob Akimoto Captain Captain

    May 22, 2001
    The People's Republic of Austin
    My main problem with her is the name....I find it a little jarring. Kind of like having a character named Jenna Jameson on the bridge.
  9. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 17, 2007
    How come? Is she based on a adult movie star then?

    I really liked the character. At first, I didn't really know what to make of her, and was afraid she was only there as a antogonist for Worf. But she really became her own character, and I do hope we get to see more of her in the coming novels.
  10. TJ Sinclair

    TJ Sinclair Captain Captain

    Mar 26, 2000
    There and back again...
    Yes, she gets her name and physical description from an adult film actress.
  11. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 17, 2007

    I knew she was based on someone, I thought it was a model, not an adult actress.

    *EDIT* Just did a quick Google Images, nothing really naughty showed up, but amongst the images was a picture of Geordie with a smirky smile. :D :D :D
  12. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

    May 3, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    WHOA! You must have safe search turned on, because I just did the same search, and, um... yeah. Wow.
  13. Newspaper Taxi

    Newspaper Taxi Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 8, 2004
    Newspaper Taxi
    You know, humanity is much more evolved about things in the future, so maybe they have an evolved view on sexuality. She could be seen as a classic adult actress/model in the future, and being named after her could be seen as a great honor.

    Titters and giggles aside, I do enjoy the character, too. Although I still miss Choudhurry a little.
  14. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    Putting Dr. House on Voyager was iffy enough, but now porn stars? Ugh.

    I'd read speculation that she was supposed to be the Enterprise-E security chief from Countdown. I guess not.
  15. Edit_XYZ

    Edit_XYZ Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 30, 2011
    At star's end.
    It's not the first reference from the adult industry D Mack incorporated into his star trek books. Quite the contrary.
  16. CaffeineAddict

    CaffeineAddict Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 25, 2013
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    Oh? What are the others?
  17. Ben Maxwell

    Ben Maxwell Ensign

    Aug 26, 2013
    see i always got her and Jill Rosado mixed up, thought Šmrhová was the old 2nd career officer.. YOWZA
  18. CaptainDonovin

    CaptainDonovin Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 8, 2006
    Labrador City. woof
    I never would have known this had it not been mentioned, now if it had been Nina Hartley yes. Still, I don't see an issue.
  19. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 17, 2007
    Curious as well actually.
  20. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

    Dec 29, 2008
    In the future's past
    Me too. I couldn't think of any others. Which Mack books?