Probe - Bonanno question.

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by nothinglikesun, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. nothinglikesun

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    Having just read Bonanno's "Probed" article on her website, I am of course curious to know who "Rockstar" is. Is he David Stern?
     
  2. Therin of Andor

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  3. Corran Horn

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    I remember she once quoted a Dire Straits song when talking about this person and I thought that was a clue. (at the time)
     
  4. Steve Roby

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    Among other clues, Stern is the German word for star...
     
  5. Christopher

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    Ohh, it would be perfect if his name were Peter Stern, because Peter (Petros) is Greek for "rock."
     
  6. Admiral James Kirk

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    But who is Vampire Lady?
     
  7. Darth Duck

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    Wasn't it J.M. Dillard?
     
  8. Mysterion

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    That'd be my guess.
     
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  10. Steve Roby

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    Dillard went on to write vampire novels as Jeanne Kalogridis, so, yeah.
     
  11. Julio Angel Ortiz

    Julio Angel Ortiz Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Interesting article. Stern and Dillard don't exactly come off in a very flattering light (and sounds like deservedly so).
     
  12. Admiral James Kirk

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    Arnold certainly came off as being, well, Arnold. :lol:
     
  13. Julio Angel Ortiz

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    That's just a given. :guffaw:
     
  14. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    I especially love his comment about how they never showed any interest in music during the series, so why should they be interested in it now? :guffaw:
     
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  16. Admiral James Kirk

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    ^ Cheers, Margaret! :)
     
  17. Mysterion

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    Bravo, Madam, bravo.
     
  18. Trek Survivor

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    I'd like to hear Stern and JM Dillard's perspective on this.
    The narrative from Bonanno is (understandably) a little one-sided.
     
  19. Allyn Gibson

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    There are some who believe that "Vampire Lady" was Anne Rice.

    Yeah, I'm baffled by that, too. I can't see any reason in the world why Rice, circa 1991, would ghost/doctor a Star Trek novel. :)

    I'm with Steve. I think it was Dillard, largely because that's what the scuttlebutt at the time was.
     
  20. Defcon

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    FWIW Richard Arnold commented on it in an interview for a German non-fiction book and basically said it was rewritten because the character of Lord Rodney Harbinger was an obvious attack on Roddenberry and because Margaret used some "hidden codes" to insult him and Roddenberry and mentions one scene were Margaret allegedly wrote: "Korf, Drahcir, Dlonar - who cares?" as an example. Which if you read the words backwards reads "Fork Richard Arnold".

    But his "tone" during the whole interview really made me dislike the guy, so even if Margaret did that I'm kind of disappointed she didn't outright wrote "Fuck Richard Arnold". :lol: