@InspectorCaracal with endless Sherlock Holmes holo-novels!
Ten Forward General Announcement
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Is 10-Forward undersized? (self.DaystromInstitute)
Although of course when Section 31 worked, it was on DS9 and as a conversation between Section 31's ends-justify-the-means approach and Bashir's idealism. You lose that fertile thematic ground if your main character is *literally an evil doppelganger* :/
In case you wanted to know where my dragons names come from:
Olwen is one of the dragons in kids TV show Ivor The Engine: https://youtu.be/J8XySRDcymo
Pongo is a pet dragon in my mum's favourite show when she was a kid, A Rubovian Legend: https://youtu.be/F9XHQE7satc
Winklesea is named for the sea dragon in A Gift From Winklesea by Helen Cresswell with cute illustrations by Janina Ede.
Sir Griflet is a lesser-known knight of the Round Table but mostly I liked the idea of a baby griffin 🙂
@guinan I agree with this being mirrored more subtly in the Vorta too - despite them being higher up the chain of command.It's more made more obvious when Jem'Hadar's individuality is trying to crack through and fight against programming - but it is there in the Vorta in the form of curiosity. Weyoun very genuinely asks Kira about art, and the defective Weyoun gobbles up a bunch of food, despite a genetically forced lack of taste in both regards.
So, Voyager generally had underwhelming, or even flat-out bad alien designs. But! It did have some gems. Here's one, that can only be displayed in video form
"Mourning For the Jem'Hadar" by /u/queenofmoons
a well written post about the characterisation of the Jem'Hadar in DS9
@guinan I think yeah - now that I'e been thinking about it more I'm not so keen either. There's a real lack of utopian fiction in favour of dark/gritty stuff. I think the hollywood consensus is that if you don't have morally grey, dark brooding characters, it sucks. But there needs to be more fiction out there showing a future to aspire to, and there's no reason that that can't also be an exceptionally colourful horror show (eg: the original series)
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