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The Titan Thread

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 18 2011, 8:11 pm

The Titan series returns us to the roots of star trek, being heavy on science and exploration. Riker brings a TNG feel but makes his own mark. The ship's motto "Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations" well describes the diverse crew and plots.

Here we can discuss and ask questions about Star Trek: Titan.

j3067

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Report this Mar. 19 2011, 9:00 am

Thanks for starting the thread Matthias. 


Anyone know if there is a new stand alone book due out this year?  Synthesis might be my favorite book in the series.  Torrent Sea and Sword of Damocles are tied for number two in my book.


 

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 19 2011, 11:35 am

Since Seize the Fire is just a few months old, it will probably be awhile until there is another. Of course that one ended with a cliffhanger of sorts so obviously there is a story in the waiting.

Amazingly, many people seem unaware of these books and how thick they are in exploring interesting astrobiology themes.

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Report this Mar. 19 2011, 3:48 pm

I just finished Over the Torrent Sea.  I thought it was a good Trek novel, but for some reason, I've never been a big fan of ocean planet stories.  It was humorous having Riker stranded half-naked with Lavena.


I’ve fallen behind on my Trek novels, so I’m looking forward to Synthesis.  Before I start that one, I’m going to read the TNG novel, Losing the Peace.


 

j3067

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Report this Mar. 19 2011, 5:17 pm

Losing the peace was a fast read as I recall and a good set-up for Picard's crew after the events of Destiny.   


I am kinda the opposite on Ocean World stories.  One of my all time favorite movies is The Abyss actually.  What took that book down a peg for me was the Doctor's storyline. I really liked the Lavena storyline and the way her character grew.  

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 22 2011, 10:45 am

I liked how Torvig made a scuba suit. Torvig is my favorite Titan character.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 22 2011, 10:46 am

I liked how Torvig made a scuba suit. Torvig is my favorite Titan character.

j3067

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Report this Mar. 22 2011, 1:41 pm

It took awhile for Torvig to grow on me, but I have come to enjoy his character over time.  

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 3:50 am

Torvig was especially nice during Destiny because he posed a contrast being a good cybernetic organism. Everyone was hating on cyborgs and he pointed out that cybernetics were the reason he wasn't like a earth deer.
He's also good for morale. He seems to always see the good in others and is friendly to everyone.

There is an interesting sketch someone drew of him on memory beta.

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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 5:20 am

I agree with every bit of that.  He also helped develop Lt Cmdr Keru.  I find him amusing now, but I think the character overload of the first couple of books kind of kept me from connecting with him and a lot of the characters newly introduced in Titan. 


I liked Jaza a lot too, but I really liked the way they handled his exit.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 5:34 am

Some of them are so alien, it takes time to relate to or understand certain characters, for sure. I think that is part of Titan's beauty.

With all the strange alien crewmen . . . er . . . crewbeings, they need to publish a cover with a cast portrait like New Frontier has done so we can properly visualize them.

Is the next book in work? Anybody know?

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Report this Mar. 25 2011, 7:58 am

Dr. Ree is one of my favorites. I like the fact that Titan has some crew members who are carnivores. 


I also think the multi segmented being that looks down on males is kinda cool. 


"Can you detect midi - chlorians with a tricorder?"

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Report this Mar. 25 2011, 8:06 am

As for new Titan novels, there are none planned for the rest of 2011. TPTB have not released a 2012 novel list yet. That is likely coming around June. 


"Can you detect midi - chlorians with a tricorder?"

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 26 2011, 4:17 am

I hope the authors still have enthusiasm for the series. They appeal to my scientific mind.

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Report this Mar. 28 2011, 8:36 am

They appeal to my enjoyment of the TOS, TNG format with single shows that have little continuity. That is a very enjoyable form of story telling. 


"Can you detect midi - chlorians with a tricorder?"

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