Podcast # 893 is now up covering TV Themes
Started by Duffster, March 03, 2008, 06:48:48 AM
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Quote from: wraith1701 on March 04, 2008, 05:00:24 PMI'm enjoying this book so far. The "story-within-a-story" concept was a smart move-- I can't imagine any other way for the writers to compare the events as we saw them depicted on TV with the way they happened "in real life". Reading this book drives home just how flimsy some of the elements of the Enterprise finale were. The entire ship invasion and Trip's resulting death seem especially fishy in retrospect. It almost feels as though the writers of the finale intended for us to doubt the veracity of the holodeck program visited by Riker and Deanna. I kinda wonder if the 'death of Trip' plot thread was originally written as an end of season cliff-hanger...
Quote from: Ktrek on March 05, 2008, 08:58:11 PMSPOILERS ahead.....this covers things in the overall novel...I have mixed feelings about this novel. On one hand I hated it and on the other I thought it was a finely written story. First let me say that I just don't buy into the main plot device of Trips death being a deception. Yea I was as sad as everyone else to see Trip die at the end of the series but what is on screen is CANON! What is written is FICTION. So when fiction supersedes the canon just because they found Trip's death inconvenient or unnecessary does not negate the fact that Trip died. And I'm sorry but I just cannot see Trip posing as a Romulan no matter what prosthetics they give him or voice enhancers. This novel just did not do it for me and is my least favorite of all the Mangels and Martin collaborations thus far. And nothing I have said here is anything that I have not already told Andy Mangels, and Andy's replies have not changed my thinking about it. I really did not like the direction the book chose but the writing and story is fine otherwise!I apologize if I have spoiled anything because I am not going to re-read this one and I'm not exactly sure where things are revealed.Kevin :police