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Chris Hutton
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Posted: 30 October 2009 at 7:38am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

By the way, I was remiss last night by neglecting to geek out over Frontier Doctor!

I am really looking forward to this. I love me some McCoy!!

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I never bought into that "friend, brother, lover" claptrap that Roddenberry put in TMP novelization.

Well, Kirk does have his own comment about that in a foot note to that scene in the novelization...   I always thought of it as a wink at "Kirk + Spock" crowd...

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What Bill said (about the Kirk/Spock "th'y'la" stuff in the TMP novelization).  I read that as a joke about slash fiction. 

As for Frontier Doctor: I'm very excited!   Looking forward to seeing Bones in JB's spotlight.

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I'm not a fan of TMP, but there are good elements that I enjoyed as a kid. McCoy definitely had the best entrance of any of the main characters. It's such a well done scene -- McCoy's outrage is funny and Kirk's sincerety is touching.

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I totally agree, Tim.  I love McCoy's arrival scene...definitely one of the highlights of the movie. 

"Well, I'm gonna need a top nurse, not a doctor who'll argue little every diagnosis with me!  And they probably redesigned the whole sickbay, too..."



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Posted: 30 October 2009 at 9:32am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

"...you know engineers, they love to change things..."
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Under the heading of "ignoring 'fanfic' ", it's worth noting that much of my Romulan/Klingon stuff for IDW could not have happened if I had been compelled to treat the Jame Blish "Spock Must Die" novel as canon.

But, of course, the televised stuff had already ignored that!

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Posted: 30 October 2009 at 10:19am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

My memory fails me -- how does Spock Must Die! end again? Isn't there something extreme Blish did with the Klingon Empire? Like he has the Organians revert them all to Stone Age technology or something?
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JB, what do you think of Spock Must Die?   I just read it a couple of months ago (for the first time--not sure how or why I avoided doing so for so many years), and I liked it a lot.

Edited to add: John, your memory does not fail you...[spoilertext]: The Organians interdict the Klingon Empire for a thousand years, taking away the Klingons' spaceflight technology.



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Though I must admit, I wrote a story about McCoy's daughter, and it's probably my favorite issue of the UNTOLD VOYAGES series.

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Upon reflection, that story (which I also enjoyed quite a bit) takes the same premise as TWOK--what if the "happy ending" of a TOS episode didn't turn out quite as we expected? And it even features a character seeking revenge for the death of a loved one.

A good nickname for that issue might be...The Wrath of Jahn.

 

(And I can't believe it's taken me a decade to come up with that joke!)

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Glenn killed off Miri? Oh, Glenn.

I have got to find a copy of that miniseries.

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I wish it would be collected in a trade so more people can read it without having to track down the old floppies. It's quite good.

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JB, what do you think of Spock Must Die?

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After STAR TREK went off the air, I invented my of future, my own ship, and my own crew. Of course, I was 19 years old, and my world experience was close to nil, so when I say "invented" I mean I cooked up my own versions of the Enterprise crew. I even named my ship Endeavor! (It was not a Constitution Class starship. I was not operating in the Roddenberry universe. Quite by coincidence, tho, my ship did look something like the Battlestar Galactica.)

Anyway, for my emotionless First Officer I borrowed a page from R. Daneel Olivar, and made him a humanoid robot. I also gave him very Nordic features.

What does all this have to do with "Spock Must Die"? This: reading Blish's book, I could not shake the image of my own robot character as the duplicated Mr. Spock.

"Excuse me. Dr. Freud, but your slip is showing…"

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