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Reviewer: SLWalker Signed [Report This]
Date: 25 Jul 2013 07:33 Title: 'Food for Thought'

This is a whirlwind of a chapter. More awesome backstory. More of McGregor being odd and unnerving. But the ending... wow. First, seeing McGregor be so sweet and gentle with Stanley is delightful and makes me want to plant one on him. But that vision? Geez, is that so immediately forboding. Talk about a large bag of possible metaphors. Well done.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed [Report This]
Date: 01 Jun 2013 03:20 Title: 'Food for Thought'

Well, after the last chapter and its emotional rollercoaster for me, this was a welcome respite of fun. The umbrella is finally explained, Judith gives us a glimpse at the Kestral prior to McGregor commanding her, and we get a special day for the crew. A day that makes a lot of sense considering how good fresh supplies taste as opposed to things you replicate (which I imagine taste a little like fast food, because the replicators are the ultimate fast food). Jex and Noah once again engage in fun conversations, as with Becca and Jock now in the fold. It seems like our young, youthful ensigns are finally blending in with the crew.

Jex’s bridge time was typical boring stuff for most officers and the way she was constantly trying to get a glimpse of T’Vel (well, not constantly, but trying her best to catch one) was a nice. I liked the fact that Jex had to remind herself that not all Vulcans are the same and certainly each has their own individual traits and personalities. Just before we get some really down and dirty information on T’Vel and Ronak, we see McGregor pop in and draw the attention to the room to himself. He has some crazy plan for the next day.

The dryness of Sebastian, as he just sat there in his EVA suit, was amusing and I’m wondering what’s happening the next day. Should be interesting.  

Reviewer: PSGarak Signed [Report This]
Date: 01 Dec 2009 08:32 Title: 'Food for Thought'

Yikes. I'm assuming such episodes with Stanley aren't just a matter of delirium. It's rare to see McGregor that serious.

I like the detail about running out of fresh food between stops. It gives a real sense of their isolation and the distances they cover. I think I have an idea of what may be wrong with T'Vel, but I'll be patient and wait to see!

Author's Response:

McGregor gets serious over few things. Drink and sex of course yes! But yup Stanley and those he deems close to him he is frighteningly protective over. For reasons to be learned yet, he feels very protective over Stan. He did name the poor little chap after all. He's almost a Mother to Stan!

Again, the fresh food, just seemed a logical enough assumption - especially on a ship that is merely peanuts to the larger scale of the Federation and operating on the fringes of Federation space. So I guess they support and employ the policy of buy local! yet another service they provide! And let's see if you are right about T'Vel.

Reviewer: Starfire Signed [Report This]
Date: 19 Aug 2009 19:03 Title: 'Food for Thought'

'It travelled with McGregor through time and space' *giggle* he's sounding more and more like Dr Who ^.^

Great idea about having the 'Bountiful Bounty Day' with the crew getting stuck in and having a fun celebration before switching to the replicators.

Topped off nicely with Stanley's foreboding vision. Great stuff.

Author's Response:

Thank you. Hee hee. I had to explain the umbrella somehow. And yes how The Doctor is unpredictable and very driven is part of the inspiration to McGregor and how he'll not give up.

To me the Bountiful Bounty Day makes commonsense. I know the ship's have replicators but people always talk about real food tasting more authentic so I figured some captains would prize fresh food for their crews more - plus there's a power conservation thing that McGregor prizes, not to mention all that cargo area space has to be used for something. And although not explained here, McGregor understands that an economy operates on the Frontier and by 'purchasing' food stuffs he helps to support the planets and the people - something he is keen to do.

Glad you liked the vision and enjoying the tale. Thanks for reading.

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