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Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many

phoenixhawk

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Report this Mar. 31 2010, 9:07 pm

Anyone reading this yet? I thumbed through it for a minute, but didn't have time to look more or money to buy it yet.

TheDriver

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Report this Mar. 31 2010, 9:50 pm

Mine's being shipped by Amazon. (Hopefully, I'll receive it this weekend.)

I've heard it's written much like Max Brooks' World War Z.

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Report this Apr. 06 2010, 4:55 am

I just got it last Friday.  It's not bad so far :)

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Report this Apr. 06 2010, 11:46 am

So that's Species 8472 from Voyager?  I was really disappointed when they changed into Boothby and Starfleet Academy people.  Took out the sinister out of them!

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Report this Apr. 06 2010, 2:50 pm

Quote (challengerdyer @ April 06 2010, 9:46 am)
So that's Species 8472 from Voyager? ¿I was really disappointed when they changed into Boothby and Starfleet Academy people. ¿Took out the sinister out of them!

Apparently that group of them didn't represent the whole of the species in the book

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Report this Apr. 06 2010, 11:17 pm

Hmmm, I'm on page #71.  It's kind of dry in places.  Not bad, but I think this one will take a bit longer to get through than I usually take on books

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Report this Apr. 12 2010, 3:14 pm

I'm on pg 375 and it's starting to make some sense now.  It was a slow start for e to get into it, but it's getting to the point that I don't want to put it down for long :)

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Report this Apr. 13 2010, 1:28 pm

finished all but the last two pages last night, was too sleepy.  Finished the  2 pages this AM....glad I stuck with it, a good book :)

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Report this Apr. 14 2010, 5:08 pm

It's set in the JJ/STO timeline and I have no interest in it.

I just hope that the authors of the post-DESTINY timeline will ignore everything the "Path to 2409" established.

The Typhon Pact is a far more plausible evolution of the political situation in the galaxy, than another Klingon/Federation conflict. Something like that would not happen after what the UFP and their Klingon allies have been through.
It also contradicts Gene Roddenberry's vision and leads TREK VI ad absurdum, where Kirk and his crew achieved peace with the Klingons and hence evolved mankind's perception of other species.

Too bad STO is all about action and not about TREK.

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Report this Apr. 14 2010, 10:09 pm

Guess I'm just a dumb blonde who doesn't realize that is is supposed to be such a horrible piece of shite  :eyesroll:

I rather thought the bit with the interview with the Temporal Investigators explained quite a bit and was good.

I also thought it had/has been argued many times that the books are not considered canon  :: shrugs ::  I read them to be entertained and to have my Star Trek fix :)

Peace

TheDriver

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Report this Apr. 18 2010, 2:21 pm

Don't mind Storma, Fowler.

Obviously his choice of fanfic is so much better than your choice of fanfic. Ha.

*shaking head*

Personally, I'm with you. The Star Trek Online timeline and universe was apparently carefully planned and thoroughly researched and makes much more sense to me than the TNG and DS9 relaunches. (However, you might note that some of the ideas from the relaunches are included in STO - Ro Laren becoming the security chief on DS9, for instance.)

And to say STO is nothing but action and "not about Trek" is closed-minded and simply ignorant. Clearly, Storma hasn't played STO or he would have recognized many of the sci-fi twists and turns in many of the "action" missions as well as the numerous (non-combat) scanning/analysis/investigation missions.

As for the book?  I'm only on page 70-something as, again, I'm a doctoral student who simply doesn't have a lot of time on his hands to read for fun. And when I do have some free time? I tend to spend it actually playing STO. :cool:

phoenixhawk

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Report this Apr. 25 2010, 2:55 pm

I finished this book relatively quickly and really enjoyed it overall. The "interviews" with the characters we love from the various series were quite fun, and I enjoyed the story of Data and B4 as told by Geordi. I think that Species 8472/the Undine were a bit overdone recently and have never really thought of them as the next great Trek villians. So while I really like hthe Pocketbooks "Destiny" line and the novels that follow, this one has a place as well. I even liked the reference to "Destiny" in "The Needs of the Many".

Chris

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Report this May. 03 2010, 2:12 am

I don't play STO, nor do I plan to unless they come out with it for a console, since I won't upgrade my computer for just one MMO.    I spent a lot of money to do that when City of Heroes came out, and it wasn't worth it since I rarely play computer games.

However, I am really liking everything I see about it, particularly the plot elements of the game and how they tie in with Trek lore.   Because of this, I am at least buying this book and hoping to see more books set in the STO timeline.   I am not picky about my non-canon fiction as long as it is good.  This one sounds good.

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Report this May. 05 2010, 10:30 am

Quote (phoenixhawk @ April 25 2010, 1:55 pm)
I finished this book relatively quickly and really enjoyed it overall. The "interviews" with the characters we love from the various series were quite fun, and I enjoyed the story of Data and B4 as told by Geordi. I think that Species 8472/the Undine were a bit overdone recently and have never really thought of them as the next great Trek villians. So while I really like hthe Pocketbooks "Destiny" line and the novels that follow, this one has a place as well. I even liked the reference to "Destiny" in "The Needs of the Many".

Chris

My thoughts exactly. I don't care for STO itself, but the book was quite good and a very fast read.

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Report this May. 13 2010, 3:29 pm

Dear TheDriver

I played the game, but it soon became very monotonous and repetitive.

I followed the "Path to 2409" and it lacked the soul that Roddenberry's TREK was about: Hope, mutual respect and friendship.

Making Klingons the bad guys again (especially after what the Federation and the Klingons have been through together in the - in TREK timeline - recent past) is just ignorant on the authors side.

The timeline shown in the books seems more plausible, and honors the message TUC had; that enemies can become friends.

That's just my opinion. STO is simply about fighting. I miss exploration, diplomacy, archeology etc.
If you ask fans which games were their favorite ones, you will get the answer: 25th Anniversary, Judgment Rites, A Final Unity. Those games cought TREK's spirit at it's very core, and action was completely avoidable.

STAR TREK is not STAR WARS. I hope we agree at least in this point.

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