Now re-reading Dreadnought. Kind of interesting, having a Gorn ensign as a minor character, after being exposed to the SNW version of the Gorn. I wonder if the Captain Flynn briefly mentioned is indeed Vonda McIntyre's Mandala Flynn. (For some reason, I somehow had her conflated with Captain Hunter.) In light of certain events that have not yet faded from memory, it seems surprising (no, make that refreshing) to see a hard-libertarian (Piper) and a fascist (Rittenhouse, who regularly does all the usual extremist things, like ascribing his own motivations to his enemies) on opposite sides. The very first time I saw Star Trek Into Darkness, Admiral Marcus immediately jumped out at me as an apparent "expy" of Rittenhouse. Although now that I think about it, Marcus probably isn't the only Admiral we've seen (maybe Dougherty, from Insurrection?) who looks a lot like an expy of Rittenhouse. I wonder if DC ever saw Animal Crackers (yes, I mean the Marx Bros. movie, and the Kalmar/Ruby/Kaufman/Ryskind musical it was based on). It's the only other literary or dramatic work I'm aware of with characters named Rittenhouse (Mrs. Rittenhouse, played by Margaret Dumont, and her daughter Arabella, played by Alice Wood on Broadway, and by Lillian Roth in the movie).