Date: 06 Dec 2010 04:07 Title: Chapter 1
Kirk's logs as a sourse for study Interspecies Mating Compatibility? Hmm... I suppose Icheb got lucky, as he could also observe first hand Vorik's interspecies mating 'approach' with the dabo girl who, I assume, was a Bajoran ;)
One thing was confusing, though. Vorik changed to Taurik when he was drinking the beer, then back to Vorik and by the end of the story to Taurik again. I know they are supposed to be twins, but were they switching places when no one was looking? ;)
Date: 06 Apr 2009 18:45 Title: Chapter 1
I greatly admire anyone who is unafraid of placing standard Star Trek characters in a new setting, being faithful to each of their various chemistries, and letting the resulting alchemy unfold naturally. Trying to produce a comic result is even more of a challenge and I would say you produced a very satisfying ending, thanks to some well-narrated slapstick action.
I’ll pause for a moment while you fetch your blunderbuss as – you guessed it – I am going to attempt some of that dreaded constructive criticism stuff (sort of sounds like open-brain surgery doesn’t it?) I suggest you don’t watch.
First of all, why is both Vorik and Taurik in the same story? Both are played by Alexander Enberg (Jeri Taylor’s son!) and are probably the two most easily confused characters in the entire Star Trek Pantheon (next to Q and Q and Q), but Taurik was the Vulcan that served on the Enterprise-D. Since we are introduced only to Vorik, the Vulcan that served aboard Voyager, then I suspect the three references to Taurik should all be Voric. If I’m wrong I’ll help you load the blunderbuss.
Secondly, just a question. Do you really think Bashir is usually condescending? Arrogant? Most definitely. Snooty? Sometimes. Patrician? Well, he’s been genetically enhanced so, yes, to that one too, but why condescending? (just curious…)
Please continue to write the kind of stories you do now, taking on those in-canon or strongly-canon-assisted challenges and slay them in your own unique way. I love stories where things happen. Thank you for resisting the temptation to produce nothing but stylized character meditations. We need more writers just like you.
You may now fire the blunderbuss.
Samuel G. Pengraff
(Floppy disc salesman)
Author's Response: I never knew the 2 Vulcans weren't one and the same until I wrote this. I tried to edit it-but this was the best version I could find. While fun to write, I am far prouder of Remnants, The Revenant and The Interrogation. I thought the Interrogation was a lot funnier.
Date: 30 Mar 2009 14:09 Title: Chapter 1
LOL! Okay, that was fun. I loved the nod to Vulcans getting 'drunk' on sugar, as well as the chaos in general that happened after Vorik went and got kinda drunk. Terrific bar fight. And a great answer to the joke.
Author's Response: U know, there was no joke-I had to write it to make myself happy and to come up with a punchline-TLR left me hanging with the opening line!