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Star Tek Destiny Triology

Dendodge

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Report this Jan. 31 2011, 12:11 pm

I just finished Destiny. They were great!
I pretty much twigged on the idea of the Caeliar being the Borg quite early on, some time between finding out they were living machines and when they went back in time. Once they started talking about symbiosis, of course, I became even more sure.
The whole story was gripping, however, and I got through them at a pace I haven't matched since the last Linwood Barclay book. The massive Borg invasion, the parallel Caeliar plots, and the convergence of iconic characters and crews resulted in enough to keep me interested

Since it's expected that I'll comment on this at some point . . .
I also quite enjoyed seeing a different, more confident, side to Ezri, while keeping her headstrong, bubbly, rather contagious, optimism.
But she drank raktajino! She hates raktajino!

Matthias Russell

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Report this Feb. 01 2011, 4:06 am

I thought the evolution of Ezri was one of the highlights. It made sense for her to be in command with her experience and it was nice to know she was able to make the joining work.

Destiny was so incredible in how so many diverse Trek elements were brought together, even Captain Proton. SCE and New Frontier were mentioned too. I just wish Voyager/Chakotay had a bigger role.

I think it would be cool if the Caeliar city that went waaaaaaaay back turned out to be those who evolved into the Q. The Q and Borg are linked because Q introduced the ufp to the borg. Q referred to them as a force of nature. How cool would it be if that force of nature and the god-like Q branched from the same race?

Dendodge

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Report this Feb. 01 2011, 9:52 am

It would be interesting to see what happened to the other Caeliar (all we know is they went back to the beginning of time).
Them becoming the Q would be cool, I guess, but maybe they should be something new and special for a future book.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Feb. 01 2011, 5:24 pm

Y'know, IDW has done graphic novels of TWOF and ST09. I think they should make a graphic novel of Destiny. it would translate well to a comic.

BashirBonesBeverly

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Report this Feb. 08 2011, 9:05 am

I recently finished the Destiny trilogy and it might just be the best thing I've ever read. Everything about it was fantastic. I couldn't put the books down. I've always only been interested in the Deep Space 9 relaunch novels, but there is just so much time inbetween those books getting release that I was itching to read something else. After reading about all the hype, I decided to give Destiny a try. At first, I was a bit overwhelmed with all of the non-television characters from the Titan, Enterprise and obviously the Columbia and Aventine. But the books were so well written that it wasn't long before I could follow along.

I was so impressed that now I'm venturing into the other series. I've already bought the post-Destiny releases of TNG, Titan, and Voyager. As well as the first Typhon Pact book. I haven't read any of them yet though. After reading in Destiny about what had previously happened to Janeway, I had to buy Before Dishonor so I could see for myself exactly how it happens and why. I'm almost done with that book and am anxious to begin the post-Destiny stories.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Feb. 08 2011, 10:25 am

Another believer. I think the franchise should do everything possible to market destiny- comics, hardcover compilation, headlining david mack interview about how the story came together. I think if fans can be enticed into reading this series, they will get into the subsequent books.

BashirBonesBeverly

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Report this Feb. 08 2011, 10:27 am

it's hard to believe that this fantastic storyline came out of such a small assignment "explain how the Columbia ended up crashed in the Gamma Quadrant"

Dendodge

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Report this Feb. 08 2011, 11:01 am

I must say, David Mack seems too talented to be writing sci-fi mass-market paperbacks.
I saw DS9:"Starship Down" today, and he did a good job of that, too

Matthias Russell

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Report this Feb. 09 2011, 4:10 am

I loved how destiny started with what seemed to be a simple story, kept growing in complexity, then all the elements came together without a useless scene.

Wow, Dodge, I didn't realize Mack wrote Starship Down. Just checked memory alpha to be sure. The scene where Quark is disarming the torpedo while lecturing on the value of gambling is, to me, one of DS9's most memorable scenes. Did you know the trade minister was James Cromwell (zephram cochrane)? I recognized the voice last time I watched it and was impressed. Great actor.

CmdrBrodyHansen

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Report this Feb. 15 2011, 8:06 pm

I wished with the Destiny trilogy that is was spaced out more. I think it came month by month. While I was glad to devour the books right away, I feel the epic-ness of them deemed more space in between to show the severity of it all.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Feb. 17 2011, 3:35 pm

I think you don't want to put a whole series out back to back or the same week.  The month intervals give everyone time to be read up before the next is released.  It also builds up anticipation.  At least with books, as opposed to comics, you got a lot more story before the wait begins.

CmdrBrodyHansen

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Report this Feb. 25 2011, 9:44 pm

I agree. Still, I would've maybe done 2 months apart.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 06 2011, 5:23 pm

I suggested to IDW on their boards that they convert Destiny into a graphic novel much as they made comics of ST09 and TWOK.  If you are a Destiny fan, please back me up on this on the thread I created there.


 


Here's the link:


http://forum.idwpublishing.com/viewtopic.php?t=9369

Six of Nine

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Report this Mar. 16 2011, 8:15 am

Dave Mack is my fav Star Trek writer and I also agree Destiny was the best William L really expanded on Destiny in his book.

Breen-dude

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Report this Mar. 28 2011, 12:25 am

I just picked up the series a couple of weeks ago and couldn't put it down.  These were my first Trek novels and I was pleasantly surprised.  Thrilled, actually.  I don't remember the last books I enjoyed this much. 


Onto Typhon Pact, of course (hence my stylish avatar).

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