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In which book did Janeway die in?

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Report this Mar. 10 2011, 4:27 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Mar. 10 2011, 2:14 pm

>Not at all. I didn't start reading them again until after Destiny. Over a Torrent Sea and Synthesis were great novels that got me back in, they appealed to the scientist in me. Lt Jedi had said Orion's Hounds was likewise good. OATS had references at the end for where the concept came from. Peter David told me the producer in question in regards to Janeway's death wanted the books to have the same emotional impact with fans that star wars did when chewy died. She then decided Janeway was the best character to kill, being important but not a vital character. Right or wrong, now you know the story.


Hmm then that puts the nail on the head as to why I didn't care for it because when Star Wars Killed Chewbacca I thought that was a bad move as well, although in that case it was a very emotional part of the story.


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Report this Mar. 11 2011, 4:44 am

I completely agree there. I don't know a single SW fan who felt an emotional impact when Chewy died beyond anger over how it was done. He had a heroic death, too.

Janeway died a victim, without honor. Kirk at least had an honorable death.

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Report this Mar. 11 2011, 9:33 am

As the resident Star Wars fan here on this board, perhaps I can comment. I was in complete and total shock when Chewie died. I almost cried. I read the ending about thirty times, just to see if they had squeezed in a way to resurrect him. 


That was about the stupidest thing Star Wars has ever done. And Chewie is ICONIC. He is known the world over, and loved to this day. I still think Lucas regrets the death of Chewie and is doing his best to work him in to as many stories as possible. 


Now lets switch to Janeway. She did die a hero, trying to fight for the right. She knew she was going into a dangerous situation. 


And in all fairness, if you showed a picture of Chewbacca and a picture of Janeway in Turkey or Japan, the people would say "Chewie!" and "Star Trek".


She is a well known character in our community but to the world at large she is not iconic.


The chances of TPTB starting another series in the 24th or 25th century are slim to none, so her death is not a huge factor. And for heaven's sake she is with the Q now, so she can come back any time she wants. If you are giving up on the Relaunch books because of her death you are missing out on the ONLY source for new Trek stories. That is a shame. 


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Report this Mar. 11 2011, 12:52 pm


"If you are giving up on the Relaunch books because of her death you are missing out on the ONLY source for new Trek stories. That is a shame."


 



Well there are plenty of stories that happen in between all the series that I have yet to read to I don't feel I'm missing out on much. As I said before they just try too hard to make the stories too big and "epic". Star Wars suffered from the same problem. I read through that complete New Jedi Order series (19 books) and all it was was about who could we kill and what planets can we destroy and how shocking can we be. I was done with that after getting through them. I personally am not too interested in those kind of stories. I mean Star Wars gets a little of a pass because you know with WARS oin the title you kind of know what you are in for. But with Star Trek every other story doesn't have to be about a brink of war and mass destruction. Of course to make a story interesting it has to have some type of comflict, but alot of my favortie books were one story books that would basically have made a great episode of their respective series. Doctors Orders and Kobayashi Maru come to mind. However if there are some specific stories that you reccommend I'll consider them, you know I love the Trek so I'm sure eventually I will get around to them.


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Report this Mar. 14 2011, 6:47 am

The Titan series. They hold to the general concept of TOS, one-off stories that are resolved in a single book. They also have a little continuity, and touch on larger galactic issues, but there is not that depressing element that at times has worked its way into the larger Star Trek Relaunch story. 


 


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