I probably should’ve answered that ask publicly in case anyone else was curious. The Star Trek Online story I liked is detailed in a novel called The Needs of the Many. The novel gives a little epilogue for pretty much all the characters from the three series in that era and takes everyone from the end of Nemesi to the launch of the video game. (It does have the supernova from the 2009 reboot mentioned in it, so this is a continuation of the original timeline.) I didn’t play the game but I liked it.
Not a Data centric book, though, his story is only covered in two chapters. However, if you’re fond of Jake Sisko it is definitely worth looking at since the concept of the book is “Jake Sisko interviews the Star Trek Universe.”
Do I have a treat for you today. As you know, this year is the 75th anniversary of Superman and Lois Lane. In April I ran a series of posts from some of the creators who wrote Lois to celebrate the character. Brad Ricca is a well known authority on the history of the creation of Superman and Lois and we discussed his doing a guest post for the series. The result is this post which discusses and shows for the first time in many decades some some of the early, non-Superman comics by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel that led to the creation of Lois Lane.
Brad Ricca (shown below) takes it from here.
So when Sue approached me about writing a guest post for the 75th anniversary of Lois Lane, I jumped at the chance. I love the character, like DC Women Kicking Ass (especially on Twitter), and oh yeah, I have a book coming out called Super Boys (June 4, St. Martin’s Press) that is all about the creation of Superman. But I had one request: I didn’t want to write about Lois.
- liking a piece of media does not automatically mean you think it is perfect or agree with its creators
- even if you are not openly critical of it
- because you don’t HAVE to be openly critical of it
- there is an enormous difference between being an apologist for something and wanting to dwell on the good parts of a thing you like because it makes you happy, please stop conflating these two things
- not talking about the flaws of a thing does not mean you do not recognize the flaws of a thing
- nobody has to apologize for liking what they like and nobody should be shamed for liking a thing
- your fave is problematic too
- you are not a better person than someone just because your favorite piece of media is less problematic than theirs
- you aren’t
What is the Enterprise bridge crew watching today?
DC Women Kicking Ass: CW Confirms that Wonder Woman Pilot is Still in Development -
Earlier this year CW put on hold the development of the Wonder Woman show prequel Amazon after what I have heard was dissatisfaction with the pilot script. At that time the show was called a maybe for mid-season or Fall of 2014.
We haven’t heard much about it since CW announced that status in…
Superman, then, is the agent of modern fable — the most compelling
fable the 20th Century gave us….
At the heart of that myth and legend is Romance.
That is not the same as the weak, whiny demands of soapopera that begin with “characterisation” and crap on with demands for
ever more levels of “conflict”, “jeopardy”, “ensemble writing”, “tight
continuity” and all the rest of that bollocks. These things are unimportant.
Many of them just completely get in the way of the job at hand.
SUPERMAN requires only the sweep and invention and vision that
myth demands, and the artistry and directness and clean hands that
SUPERMAN is about someone trying their best to save the world, one
day at a time; and it’s about that person’s love for that one whose intellect
and emotion and sheer bloody humanity completes him. It’s about
Superman, and it’s about Lois and Clark. And that’s all there is. That’s
the spine. That must be protected to the death, not lost in a cannonade
succession of continuing stories.
That’s what, in the continuing rush to top the last plotline, I see getting lost. — Warren Ellis, WHY THEY’LL NEVER LET ME WRITE SUPERMAN
(Source: therearecertainshadesoflimelight, via since1938)