Spoilers TNG: Headlong Flight by Dayton Ward Review Thread

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  1. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Just finished the audiobook on my drive home tonight. Loved it! It was a great listen after the slog through the Prey trilogy, which I stopped enjoying midway through book 2.

    Loved seeing all the "missing" characters again.

    Great work!

    Now I want a sequel telling how Alternate Riker uses the
    tech
    Picard gifted him with...
     
  2. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    You might want to continue reading Prey as it's referenced a lot in books that come after.
     
  3. 20fridge

    20fridge Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I finally got around to reading this one and I loved it. I really enjoyed the alternate Enterprise-D. I was afraid this would be a rehash of Voyager's Echoes but it turned out to be just as good, partially because it used a similar conceit but took it in a different direction. Riker's arc was one of the best sub-plots in recent trek lit and the poker game in the epilogue reminded me of "All Good Things."
     
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  4. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    I'm just reading this now.
     
  5. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Just finished it. It was pretty good. Felt like a typical TNG episode.
    Reminded me of the latest Orville episode which is funny since it’s usually the other way round.
    And yes I know this came out first.
     
  6. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    You know in the episode, “Parallels” you see that Enterprise which is badly damaged from the Borg and its Riker refuses to go back? That’s this Riker. :)
     
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  7. Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs

    Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Even as a joke, this hit me in the heart. I'm laughing about it now, tho :lol:
     
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  8. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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  9. Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs

    Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I always wondered if our Worf was the only one being displaced with another single Worf at any given time or if that every Worf in every parallel universe was being switched out with another. Either way, it certainly sucks for the Worf that was stuck on that Enterprise.
     
  10. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    IIRC Q & A established/implied that the Worf parallels thing happened due to Q because he wanted to prepare Worf or something like that, so it was probably only our Worf.
     
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  11. Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs

    Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It's been a hot minute since I've read it, but that does sound vaguely familiar. That book said pretty much all those weird space/timey whimey episodes were thanks to Q more or less, if I am vaguely remembering correctly, yes?
     
  12. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    Yeah, sounds about right.
     
  13. T'Ressa Dax

    T'Ressa Dax Captain Captain

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    Except... isn't there a scene toward the end with lots of Worfs on the shuttle?
     
  14. jaime

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    It’s more like a multi exposure where they show lots of different Worfs taking their place on the shuttle if I remember.
     
  15. Enterprise1701

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    Yep. In Q & A, Q tells the main reality's Worf that he caused the events of "Parallels" to prepare Worf for helping Picard in Q&A.
    But in Q & A, various Enterprise captains from multiple realities recall that their Worf experienced the events of "Parallels", citing Worf's experience as an explanation for current happenings. Also a reality-jumping character in DTI - Watching the Clock stated that "Parallels" happened to his reality's Worf too.
    What? Do you refer to all time travel episodes in the TNG TV series? I thought in Q & A, Q was only referring to "Parallels".
     
  16. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    I think it was more than that. I'm pretty sure the weird whirlpool thingy in "Time Squared" was explained, possibly along with Picard's inexplicable need to murder future-Picard.
     
  17. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Really? What character was that?
     
  18. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    I think that comes from Peter David's Q Squared, not Q & A. I gave the "Time Squared" anomaly a different explanation in Watching the Clock.
     
  19. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    WTC must have been what I was thinking of. Q-Squared argued that the E-D's high incident of anomalies was because Trelane was infatuated with the name and his experiments with space/time, but didn't go into specifics about a reason or motivation for any given one.
     
  20. Mysterion

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    Enjoyed this one.

    Especially the sly reference to the 1970's Saturday morning TV series Space Academy as a series of stories Picard reads to his son...