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JOYOFVGR

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Report this Oct. 06 2009, 4:13 pm

Quote (Captain_Storma @ Oct. 06 2009, 4:31 am)
Quote (LtCmdrHanson @ Oct. 06 2009, 9:23 am)
The books are fun again.

Exactly... as we do not know if at the end of a book, everything will be like it was in the beginning.

That's suspense, that's development (I wonder why they didn't do it on the shows like that).

You do not know who will leave a crew next, who will die next.

Going back to the same old forumla (like the XI books will now do) would be really boring, after adventures like DESTINY.

This is a perfect example of the kind of opinion I've been seeing. Many agree with Hanson and Storma, that the stories are better and much more suspenseful if you believe the characters might really die and that's what Scifi should be.

For me though, I always enjoyed knowing that they will get out of it and liked to try to figure out how they might be rescued from the latest danger.

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Report this Oct. 06 2009, 5:14 pm

Quote (JOYOFVGR @ Oct. 05 2009, 5:10 pm)
Funny, as much as I'm a J/Cer and I hate C/7, I'm not a fan of the "die Seven die" fan fics either. I really don't like character death, no matter who the character is, at least not in Trek. I didn't really mind it as much in BSG, because that series seemed to be set up for it. Trek taking this darker turn seems out of place for this series, but many people feel it's about time they finally went in this direction. I guess some feel that Sci fi should have an element of real danger and that people will die. Not just red shirts, but real characters. I can see their point, it's just not something I'm accustomed to in Trek.

There was atime when I really loathed the character Seven Of Nine.

But not in my wildest dreams (or nightmares) did I think about killing her off in a story. First of all, I don't want to hurt anyones feelings. Second, I want my stories to be appreciated. There might be some Seven fan who likes the story and then everything is ruined because Seven's killedoff. That fan would not come back to read more stories from me. Third, I'm not like the people in suits, coming up with crap like "Fury".

In fact, Seven did play a minor role in my latest creation, helping Torres to penetrate a forcefield. ¿:)

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This is a perfect example of the kind of opinion I've been seeing. Many agree with Hanson and Storma, that the stories are better and much more suspenseful if you believe the characters might really die and that's what Scifi should be.

For me though, I always enjoyed knowing that they will get out of it and liked to try to figure out how they might be rescued from the latest danger.


With all respect, there are series and books in which there are that sort of reality and where there might be expected that main characters should be killed off.

As for Star Trek, it hasn't been supposed that the main characters should be wiped out. I mean, we have had those series for 7 years, we have learned to like the characters and want to read more about them and all of a sudden authors who ween't involved with the different series starts to kill foo the main characters. What's he point in reading a TNG, a DS9 or a Voyager book when the main characters are being killed off and will no longer be in the books?

LtCmdrHanson

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Report this Nov. 05 2009, 3:15 pm

Quote (Lynx677 @ Oct. 06 2009, 4:14 pm)
As for Star Trek, it hasn't been supposed that the main characters should be wiped out. I mean, we have had those series for 7 years, we have learned to like the characters and want to read more about them and all of a sudden authors who ween't involved with the different series starts to kill foo the main characters. What's he point in reading a TNG, a DS9 or a Voyager book when the main characters are being killed off and will no longer be in the books?

With all due respect Lynx, these stories have been going on as long as there's been the various series, but after a while IMO at least, the characters start to resemble the Highlander, as they're all seemingly immortal.

People had fits when Spock, Kirk, Trip, Kes, Sisko and BLT in no particular order were killed but the various novel series went on, esp. the post finale books that are still being written. Why should Janeway and any others that were killed off in the Destiny books be any different?

You asked 'what's the point in reading (the books) after a main char is gone?' For me, its the pleasure in knowing that yes, the novels will continue because there's a demand to read about the other characters as well.

Just my two cents.

Snake16

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Report this Nov. 06 2009, 3:52 pm

Quote (Lynx677 @ Oct. 03 2009, 4:59 am)
When it comes to Kes, she wasn't even the first choice to be dumped when Seven was brought in, Kim was.

So, basically, what you're saying is that you would have been perfectly fine with them "killing off" Kim?

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