Re: [ST1-LCN] RE: What ST Book Are You Currently Reading?
Thanks for the welcome, and thanks for the endorsement of "34th".
I'm a little more motivated to read it now.
I think the thing about "Stitch" that kept me going to the very end
was wanting to know EXACTLY why Garak was in exile. To the best of
my knowledge, we never fully knew why he was given the boot from
Cardassia. I thought Robinson did a great job of painting a picture
of Cardassian culture. You really have to appreciate the flavor
Garak brought to DS9 to truly enjoy this book.
Give it another try. I'm sure you'll like it!
Have you or anybody else read any of the New Frontier books?
--- In star-trek-one@y..., "Dawn Woldhuis" <dawnandtheboys@a...>
> Welcome Jerry... I loved "The 34th Rule". I've read it about 4times. The DS9 Avatar books and "Diplomatic Immunity" were recent for
me... It took me a long time to get through "A Stitch in Time"... not
sure why, but I just couldn't get into it, even though I've always
liked Garak. Maybe it's time to drag that out for another go.
> Dawn (Oregon, USA)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: theirishdane
> To: star-trek-one@y...
> Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2002 4:33 PM
> Subject: Re: [ST1-LCN] RE: What ST Book Are You Currently Reading?
> I'm trying to get going on "The 34th Rule" (DS9). My grad work
> getting in the way. Before that, the last Trek book I readwas "A
> Stitch in Time". As I said in an earlier post, that was a greatbook.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- Here, here George...
TOS -was simply state of the art for it's time in special fx. It was
amazing to see a TOS episode a day or two after seeing an episode of -
say- 'Lost In Space'--the difference was astronomical-no pun!--
The general public's sensibility of special fx was changed by '200l'
and -of course- Star Wars---Before that -imagination played a much
--Peter--- In star-trek-one@y..., "ncc2004" <ncc2004@y...> wrote:
> --- In star-trek-one@y..., bkmanns@n... wrote:that
> > Hi --
> > Well, I can certainly understand that. The special effects are
> primitive compared to the later shows, and the bridge seems 1960s
> colorful. But they must have been doing something right to have
> spawnd Next Gen, and the other shows, and to have kept such a
> following all these years.
> > clefairyivanna@a... wrote:
> > >In a message dated 7/2/02 9:28:07 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time,
> > >bkmanns@n... writes:
> > >
> > >
> > >> Why do you think TOS is crap? Just wondering...
> > >
> > > I also think
> > >maybe the fact that the special effects were so primitive in
> > >(before I was BORN!) might also have contributed to it... also,
> watched allmedium.
> > >the new shows first, which expanded on TOS and worked on the
> things that TOS
> > >didn't do well
> Before TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT all there was was Star Trek. It was a
> pioneer of its time. It was advanced (within budget) for its
> It was SO GOOD it survived cancellation. It isn't fair to compareit
> TOS with the higher budget, state-of-the-art fx, money cows of the
> 1980s on. Neo-trekkies have no appreciation of just how WONDERFUL
> was to have INTELLIGENT sci-fi (and here is where Mithril puts inhits
> his two cents) on television. STAR TREK inspired a generation. Can
> we same the same for the spinoffs?
> My two slips of latinum.
> Walter S. George
> Commodore, Starfleet
> USS Excalibur NCC 2004
> "The Stars are Ours!"
> STAR TREK: Unity, a multi-site, multi-ship crossover in honor of
> Star Trek's 35th anniversary has completed the final conflict in a
> full sweep epic proportion story called "United We Stand" (1000
> and counting)! Check out the stories in the crossover @irrational
> http://startrekunity.tripod.com/nexus/index.html with the final
> conflict recounted @
> "You know the greatest danger facing us is ourselves, and
> fear of the unknown. There is no such thing as the unknown. Only
> things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood."
> -- Captain James Tiberius Kirk from "Star Trek TOS: The Corbomite