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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 85
04-17-2009, 03:01 PM
Really really great. I love it. I hope the tokhe straav that fired on the civilian vessels got killed.

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In what way is wanting internal and external consistency nitpicky and petty?
Because you overdo it. In TOS Kor took hostages, in TNG Worf said a Klingon would never take hostages, and Kor was a dahar master at that time. In Star Trek VI a female was chancellor in TNG/DS9 women couldn't be part of the high council. In the end Klingon honour is what is needed for the plot, mostly because the guy who can kill all the other guys and cite Kahless gets to say what honour is.

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I'm pointing out aspects that determine the entire plot and characterization, not the color of phaser beams. Klingon honor isn't human honor, and as you've pointed out, they don't always follow their honor code either.
Klingon honour is Klingon honour. And Klingon honour changes. At the moment we have a Federation-friendly chancellor and soon an ex-Starfleet officer as a General.

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The guy says they'll act honorably, after they just shot at his fleeing vessel and other civilian ships, and says they helped the wounded, even though they have been shown to kill the wounded in DS9.
We don't know who shot at the vessel, we don't know if he had orders and we don't know what happened to him after the battle.
So, maybe Klingons only kill wounded soldiers? I seriously don't know where you see the big mistakes.

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He says the Gorn never retreat, except he's taking escaping Gorn refuges which goes against the idea of extreme territoriality.
Again semantics. Gorn "soldiers" never retreat. Why should civilians stay on a dangerous space station?

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The method is right, the history is being delivered as an entertaining story, but the execution is flawed.
Only as flawed as Star Trek already is, and I'm really happy that Kestrel is a writer who can make interesting stories without a great superweapon ship, unlike the writers for Star Trek X and XI....