|Reviews for A Thin Veneer|
| Hyper Deathray 7/30/04 . chapter 5
So, the two Earths exist at the same time. Well that could create some problems. For example, how will you deal with their common history without using the 'alternate universe' excuse?
Is that transwarp superhighway really Preserver, or is ti what I THINK it is? The Borg one from the Voyager Finale?
| Worker72 7/30/04 . chapter 1
I'd love to see how the Vorlons and the Shadows react to this new threat. I wonder if either of those races could answer questions about the Preservers, could they have some sort of connection. Keep it coming!
| Albert Green 7/28/04 . chapter 1
Between Major Diarrhia and myself I believe that interesting times are about to come up for all concerned. As you can see, the B5 Earth is part of the same universe this time, just seperated by about 70,0 light years. We will go into this a little more as the story continues. The Klingons are very happy aboout the situation but as RenS said in the review, they have limitations. The Minbari are about to get into a real war, but this is not what the main point of this story. I wanted to stress on the attitudes of different governments and their so-call veneer of civilization. The Klingons, we have a good idea of. The Minbari are civilized but they were worse than the Nazis of old in terms of genocide. The EarthForce wasnt any better and the feds had problems of their own.
I threw the Ciona Imperixe for the fun of it. I believe that they have been infiltrating the Federation for a long, long time. They were (at that time) a probing force, assimilating carefully chosen political representatives that would promote peace and good will. Ignore and push back the agressive tendencies and explore. In a few years, things would change and with the 'enlightened attitude' of Picard's time some 90 years later made them perfect for a take over. it was a long term plan that had a very good chance of suceeding when the time was ripe.
| Xanders Gaurdian Angel 7/28/04 . chapter 4
for some reeason my last rev of chap 5 didn't come through properly i meant to finish
:i think we can all agree on one thing DON'T EVER PISS OF A KLIGON
| RenS 7/28/04 . chapter 5
M the calm before the storm. Chang's statement could be taken 2 ways: war with the Minbari and war is still possible between the Federation and the Klingons. It would seem that the Klingons still hasn't realized that their empire no longer could afford a large-scale war without the help of the Federation.
You've captured the conflict between Starfleet, the diplomats and civilians well.
I wonder how the Ciona Imperixe in this story would deal with the B-5 races...
| Xanders Gaurdian Angel 7/28/04 . chapter 5
hey Albert i don't know how you do it man, i wish you were the one who had been writing trek and B5 for the past few years because if you were the shows would have been so much better.
now on to business, can't wait to see the minbaris reaction to a REAL cloaking device also can't wait to see the reaction when they find out theres another planet called earth that is over twenty times the estimated distance away. plus what will the romulans have to say about all this after all it is implied in yesterdays enterprise that they would have been waiting for the Klingon\Federationwar to decimate both sides so that they could move in and take over, what will happen now i wonder?
and finally oi think we can all agree on one thing
| Tyrion77 7/28/04 . chapter 5
Basically mate, you rock. Excellent stories all round, love them all and can't wait till you put up the next chapter for any of them.
| Aaron 7/28/04 . chapter 5
If the Ciona Imperixive are already trying to weaken the Federations military capabilities, how will the conflict that Starfleet is apparantly going to get into with the Minbari going to affect their plans?
| Bolo 7/27/04 . chapter 5
| Flying J 7/27/04 . chapter 5
Very good and very Machivellian in its feel. There are more wheels turning in the Federation and Klingons. Chang is correct, The Game is Afoot, and it remains to be seen if the Federation has comitted to play just yet.
| Bookstick 7/27/04 . chapter 5
The Minbari are about to get a MAJOR wakeup call. They have not figured out that they are dealing with a completely different group of humans. Armed with tech that can beat their stealth and blow their ships to bits. They are also going to tick off the Klingons. I think that they are going to find out the HARD way that one does not get a Klingon warrior mad at you then just walk away. I think that this should be a major slap in the face for the Minbari, who need to have that really big chip on their shoulder knocked off.
| NeilGartner 7/27/04 . chapter 5
Another great chapter and excellent characterizations.
The Minbari don't have the slightest clue in what they are about to be bring crashing down upon them. They actually believe that they're about to attack a simple Human colony.
Meanwhile, the conspirators in both the Federation and Klingon governments are clearly looking to the Minbari in giving them what they want, a war. If the Minbari strikes their colony and millions die, the Federation will have no choice but to hit back and the Klingons will gladly help them. Facing a vengeful Federation/Klingon alliance, the Minbari won't stand much of a chance.
In the end, the conspirators just might win. The Federation keeps itself as a military force and the Klingons gets to conqueor a new region of space.
Please update soon.
| X-Over 7/27/04 . chapter 5
Liked reading this new chapter of yours. I look forward to reading what happens next. Also, I hope that the MInbari get the a-whooping that they will never forget from the Federation and the Klingon Empire and whoever else wants to declare war on the Minbari Federation (perhaps the Romulan Star Empire, the Tholian Assembly, and the Gorn Hegemony). ;) Anyway, keep up the good work as always. Thank you! :)
| Flying J 7/19/04 . chapter 4
A very heart wrenching chapter indeed, I enjoyed every saecond and got quite the feeling of forboding. Things are going to change immensly before this is all over, and maybe not for the best.
| Bolo 7/17/04 . chapter 4
Who will the Minbar find during there search? Will this pause give Earthgov more of a fighting chance?