Date: 06 Oct 2013 17:45 Title: Chapter 7
So the captain did take her doctor advise about wearing the other uniform on rare occasions then, A good scene well play poor Lt. Collins, I could well imagine his rabbit caught in the headlight expression at seeing the Captain in her “cocktail waitress” uniform.
Poor Ibrahim, he left it a little to late to call Starbase 27, poor Doctor Tammy Howard she made a key discovery a little to late, here hoping the Excalibur crew find those results when they get there.
I’m really enjoying the banter between Grace and Kim kind of similar to Kirk/McCoy and very entertaining.
So they're now on course for Canaris IV and their first mystery.
Date: 02 Oct 2013 00:01 Title: Chapter 7
And so Excalibur is finally on her way and already heading for her first challenge. The negative energy ship is quite an ingenious idea and is bound to give McAfee and crew a run for their money.
Also meant to say that I really like your in-universe explanation for the seemingly impractical dress code of the era. It makes sense that there are races out there in the Federation with different cultural sensitivies which not only create some additional tension for McAfee but also serves as an apt metaphor for more contemporary gender issues and conflicts.
Author's Response: Thanks, CeJay - I had difficulty imagining the captain of a starship running around in a mini-dress, so I compromised by giving Grace the leeway to wear alternate uniforms (like Kirk with his wrap-around tunic and Picard with the gray turtleneck and suede jacket.) The original women's uniform as seen in "The Cage" and "Where No Man Has Gone Before" made much more sense to me. I decided to blame the dress issue on the Tellarites and Andorians as they were portrayed as either rude or arrogant in the original series. More coming very soon.