Date: 15 May 2013 22:53 Title: Beverly Crusher Investigates#2 "The Class of '50"
The plot thickens. Murder!
I'm glad Beverly's on the case, although I'm sorry she lost her friend. She seems to need a hands-on purpose in life to keep her from getting lost in her own head, reminiscing.
Author's Response: I think my take on Beverly sees her being more introspective and getting lost in her head would be dangerous. I inject myself into the writing even when it was Crusher :)
Date: 15 May 2013 22:45 Title: Beverly Crusher Investigates#2 "The Class of '50"
You write Beverly very well, and I could definitely see her standing up to Janeway. Bev had quite a mouth on her when she believed in something. I felt for her when she lost her friend ... I wonder what went wrong with the virus research to end her life, if anything.
Author's Response: Thanks. I think Beverly was like McCoy, like all good doctor's forceful...well, had the power of conviction. That kind of Petrocelli type figure who would go until she was either proved right or wrong.
Date: 27 Aug 2012 18:03 Title: Beverly Crusher Investigates -"Riptide"
Another sweet, wee piece to add to the BCI series. Loved the subtle references to the Kobayashi Maru murders and Tennyson, securely linking this tale with the first one. Maybe Beverly should give up her day job and concentrate solely on CSI work. ;)
But seriously, nice tight, concise piece showcasing Beverly's ability to work outside the box; to help in whatever manner she is needed as it were.
High marks for the Bakdornians. Surely a frightening race--especially to humans given the horns and fangs--but by the end Kred was a likeable, gentle fellow, his actions belying his gruff outward appearance.
All in all, a great fit for the 'Crimes' challenge.
Perhaps the next installment could include some misadventures as she tries to help out on Cardassia--I'm just sayin'. ;)
Author's Response: Thanks as always. I tend to get a kick out of creating new races and they tend to follow this pattern. Tennyson I figure will feature regularly in some way. Maybe more Sam to Beverly's Quincy than Higgins to Magnum. She feels younger than she is which tends to affect my writing. As for the next instalment, well...I suspect you've likely influenced piece 3 rather than 2 as II is well advanced :)
Date: 26 Aug 2012 19:04 Title: Beverly Crusher Investigates -"Riptide"
Winning friends and influencing people wherever she goes! And, in the meantime, getting back the goods and freeing the slave women (I always disliked the idea from ENT that the Orion women were in charge somehow. Slaves are slaves, far as I'm concerned).
Author's Response: I admit to forgetting that aspect of the ENT episode. I mean, the male Orion from "Bound" sort of appeared to my memory as I wrote the men here but the women...I think I was influenced more by "The Best and the Brightest" where one of the cadets rescues a slavegirl and helps her escape. Truth be told the slavegirls were not originally in this story, it sort of happened :) my thanks
Date: 19 Feb 2012 11:00 Title: Beverly Crusher Investigates#1The Death on the Kobayashi Maru
Frankly, since I'm a contrarian, I figured it wasn't Hoert.
I love the little shoutouts – Bodega Bay is where Hitchcock's The Birds took place. Death on the Kobayashi Maru reflects Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile as the maglev reflects Christie's Murder on the Orient Express.
Good pilot for the series.
Author's Response: thank you Jespah. Indeed about Bodega, I've used it before elsewhere I like the location. Whether the maglev goes there I don't know :) Indeed, I'm guessing with maglev being what you see in Star Trek episodes from time to time (TNG/DS9 mainly)
Date: 18 Feb 2012 18:04 Title: Beverly Crusher Investigates#1The Death on the Kobayashi Maru
I really dig this story! You have a flare for descriptive story writing, and you did a nice blend of exposition regarding Beverly's life and conditions in San Francisco six years after the Dominion war. You almost managed to do this in less than a 1000 words so I'm impressed by how you crammed so much in!
I would read some more chapters but it is 2am in Britain and I need some sleep for skateboarding at 10am...
Author's Response: thank you. I always aim to get detail in somewhere even if it's just San Francisco. And it's 3am in Britain now, no rest for the wicked this end neither