Date: 30 Jun 2020 13:20 Title: Part 1 - Splintered: 13
Yeah.. I suspect Violet was exaggerating a bit about no personnel issues on her team. But such a non-traditional group would have extreme internal and external pressure to avoid airing dirty laundry..
And Tazla's concluding sentiment is clearly unrealistically optimistic...
All the interpersonal friction is not reminiscent of the Star Fleet advertised in STNG, but it strongly resonates with my dad's stories about serving in the Navy, giving it a bit of a gritty feel which draws the reader along.
Author's Response: I'm quite fond of TNG and when I started out Star Eagle, years ago, it certainly served as the chief inspiration. As time went on, I found interpersonal conflict too tempting to ignore. I still think that TNG did something very interesting and different to established story telling norms, but Eagle needed a bit more spice.