Spirit Walk: Enemy of my Enemy
- View SourceHas anyone finished reading this book yet??
I just finished, and I loved it!!
I wonder when the next Voyager book is coming out...
aka: Jadzia Jaxx
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- View Source--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, April Payne
> Again, Valeris was like a daughter to Spock. Listen to what hetells her when they both drink the decoction in that giant glass
rose cup, "I take you to replace me." Children replace their
parents on this earth, not so with a spouse . . . and yeah, the
powers that be did contemplate a romantic undercurrent between Spock
and Valeris, but they decided against it since she was so vile and
cunning in her betrayal. Spock, after all, would never hook up with
someone so very bad, lol.
>Ok, I'm a bit confused. Now you're talking about Valeris, when we
were talking about Saavik.
My comment about the Star Trek VI thing was me trying to express
that I see a lot more credibility (based on what we saw in STAR TREK
III) for an eventual romantic connection between Spock and Saavik
than I can for the development in the early drafts of STAR TREK VI
which would have had *Saavik* as the traitor (not Valeris, who was
created when Kirstie Alley declined to participate and Kim Cattrall
decided that she did not want to be the third actress to play the
character of Saavik).
Some of us have discussed it before here, the Saavik as traitor
thing. One argument used is that director Nic Meyer created the
character of Saavik (in STAR TREK II), so he should have been able
to make her the traitor in STAR TREK VI. That really doesn't wash
with me, however, because whomever is coming up with the story (the
character's creator or not) they need to present a credible reason
for the character to take such a drastic turn. Something consistent
with what we'd seen before. I might be wrong, but as far as I'm
aware the early script did not really give us much more than what
was ultimately seen with Valeris in terms of "Saavik's" motivations
for trying to sabotage the peace process. (Telling Kirk, "they
killed your son" isn't enough in my mind.)
It would have taken a lot more than that to have convinced me, and
even it they had it still would have colored my enjoyment of stories
featuring Saavik from then on out, so I'm glad that things didn't
work out and they decided to go with Valeris instead. (Face it,
that scene where Spock has to perform a forced mindmeld on Valeris
is uncomfortable enough. How much worse would it have been for fans
of the Saavik character to have had to have seen Spock forced to
perform it on her instead.)
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> youngtrek@a... wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, April Payne
> <april_anastasia@y...> wrote:
> > Sorry, I just don't see it happening. She was more like a
> daughter to him . . . tremedous ick factor going on here, lol.
> don't get me wrong, I love Saavik. She's just isn't the likelyof
> candidate for Mrs. Spock in my book. :D
> > april
> More likely bride of Spock (due to their personal connection, her
> and the young Spock, in STAR TREK III) than traitor (early draft
> STAR TREK VI), in my opinion.