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Old 05-29-2008, 10:36 AM
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Hmmm... I'd have to say the 'Honorverse'...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorverse
I liked the first several books but It began to become TOO grand a scale later on. I would have personally have left it with Thomas Theisman shooting Oscar Saint-Just. (Actually I think Theisman is probably an even better Commander than Honor Harrington.)

I do like that one of MY descendants is also prominently featured in the series.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:37 AM
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Not a TV series per se...but my second most favourite universe would have to be the Star Wars universe, never as near and dear to my heart as Trek, and suffering some serious setbacks because of the prequel trilogy, but still a fun place to hang out.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:49 AM
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I liked the first several books but It began to become TOO grand a scale later on. I would have personally have left it with Thomas Theisman shooting Oscar Saint-Just. (Actually I think Theisman is probably an even better Commander than Honor Harrington.)

I do like that one of MY descendants is also prominently featured in the series.
Actually, I have to agree... to a certain point.

I'm not exactly a huge fan of the direction taken "In Enemy Hands' between Harrington and Alexander; but 'in abeyance' but the subsequent events, I can accept it. In "War of Honor', however... I don't like how it's developed; nor am I a huge fan of the 'fast-tracking' of Foraker, Giscard, etc., nor the 'side story' requiring the reading of the non-Harrington derivatives to understand. (Side-stories began earlier, but 'War of Honor' was the first 'main-line' novel more or less REQUIRING the reading of the side-stories...)

Despite all this, I think 'War of Honor' is a necessary read.

(Likewise, Weber and Ringo's 'March Upcountry' series. Loved the first three... found the fourth 'necessary'; but felt more like 'work' than the free-wheeling feel of the original trilogy. In short, I'm spotting a trend... and I'm not liking it...)

Of course, I could always go back to reading Orson Scott Card's 'Ender' series - talk about literary whiplash! 1-Great, 2-Not so Great, 3 - Good, 4 - Not so Good...

(*Grin*)
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:05 AM
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As a very minor side note... One of the ships captured by Harrington when she escaped Hades was a Warlord class BC PNS MacArthur. Have a feeling the Graysons renamed it GNS Nimitz... Wanna bet the ship's new coat of arms sports a lunging treecat?
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Wanna bet the ship's new coat of arms sports a lunging treecat?
'Cats are much too agile, much too supple, much too FELINE to merely 'lunge'. Pounce, leap, bolt, swoop, dart, spring and/or strike, perhaps...but 'lunge'?

Please...

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(BTW: the technical term would be 'with Treecat Rampant' for a coat-of-arms' i.e. - 'cat on a rampage! *Grin*)
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:36 PM
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“I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered! My life is my own.”
--No.6; Arrival

Of course this was the follow up series for Danger Man/Secret Agent, where McGoohan played the same charater.
Y'know, McGoohan never confirmed nor denied that, much to the frustration of fans. Whenever someone asked him that question he just gave them a cryptic smile and went on to the next question. My bet is that he wanted the audience to draw their own conclusion on whether or not it was the same character with either option being potentially valid...

I think my second favorite universe is probably the 80's anime series Robotech with Doctor Who an awfully close second. Star Wars would be up there too, but I prefer the current comic book "Legacy-era" set 140 years after Return of the Jedi with Cade Skywalker...
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seen it, wonderfully done, thanks for reminding me
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I'm going with Stargate, with Firefly in a close 3rd.
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:31 PM
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'Cats are much too agile, much too supple, much too FELINE to merely 'lunge'. Pounce, leap, bolt, swoop, dart, spring and/or strike, perhaps...but 'lunge'?

Please...

(*Grin*)

(BTW: the technical term would be 'with Treecat Rampant' for a coat-of-arms' i.e. - 'cat on a rampage! *Grin*)
I stand corrected!
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Farscape. I'd just follow Zhaan around all day drooling and be perfectly happy.
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