|Reviews for Off the Shoulder of Orion|
| Raiining chapter 12 . 1/22/2012
Ahh, good chapter. Like Tuvok's daughter in temporary command, she's doing well. Hope we get Harry back at the end of this though!
| Runawaymetaphor chapter 12 . 1/21/2012
"Dozens, hundreds, thousands of pieces of stellar flotsam, some barely larger than rocks, others large enough to be considered planetoids. They had hung in this space for billions of years - a curtain drawn across the vastness of space, in silent protest against the void. Jagged and broken, they were the collateral damage of the failure of Alnitak's three suns' to achieve sufficient stability to form proper planets. Drifting alongside each other - sometimes colliding, occasionally pulled out of their orbits and towards a fiery death in one of the three stars - few had ever been blessed with the touch of a foot."
I know, I know. Your eyebrows are raising at the fact that I'm citing, out of everything contained in this passage, a landscape description.
Or maybe you're not so surprised after all?
Either way, if I have read a more poignant description of land or space, I don't recall it. Nor can I think of a more fitting backdrop for the atrocities of human trafficking.
'Collateral damage' indeed.
| Kathy chapter 12 . 1/21/2012
Amazing! I'm biting my fingernails!
| CrlkSeasons chapter 12 . 1/20/2012
The chase is on, figuratively and literally. It's good to see Tom's excellence as a pilot highlighted in this chapter.
A lot of technical terms here - electro-magnetic emissions, neurogenic particles, gravimetric shears. Ablative armor? Is that anything like nominative, genitive or dative armor? My personal favorite, though, is 'really icky stuff'.
| Rudy P chapter 12 . 1/20/2012
Great chapters, i cant wait for more.
| TheNaggingCube chapter 12 . 1/20/2012
Cool, my foot is just tapping away with excitement. I am with Schmidt and glad Tom's thinking on it too.
Loved, Commander B'Elanna coming out to play. Asil is every bit her father's daughter and then some.
| Kurbits chapter 12 . 1/20/2012
It's fun to see when issues discussed find its way in to a story. I agree completely with your take on the Investigation arc. Good to see more of our chief engineer as well. She does have quite a bit of experience these days, not just down in engineering but also what works on a ship and what doesn't. I would, just as she is, be happy to have someone else being in charge on the bridge, but that someone would have to deal with things wisely or I would have spoken up, much in the same way she did.
The fact that they didn't try and make the chief engineer command material in Voyager is something I appreciated, because I quite frankly never got how the heck commander Tucker could even be considered as XO on the NX-01. If nothing else it's actually incredibly impractical and you will end up with a situation when the real chief engineer in fact is the ChiEng's right hand man/woman. I think you do well when you keep it the way it was on Voyager through out the years, which isn't all that hard to do, since she married the one sort of "destined" to be given command.
Looking forward to the next chapter!
| angelscatie chapter 12 . 1/20/2012
Great chapter, somehow I think finding a parking spot will not be as simple as they are hoping. Can't wait to read more.
| tayababy chapter 12 . 1/20/2012
why do i get the feeling this is not going to end well?
glad Tom could have a moment of glory to shine and actually fly his Flyer while teaching, to relive the good ol' days ;) and absolutely loving how B'Elanna stood up to Asil on the traitor front, though I can't help but think it wasn't Cor... hmmm, the things I have to think about...
Oh well *shrugs* have a good night/day/whatever part of the day your time zone is :P
| snow6835 chapter 12 . 1/20/2012
Gotta love it when Tom gets to play pilot with a challenge to boot! Awesome ride that showcased not only Tom's skills at flying but also his mentoring abilities! Glad some of the crew now know about the possible traitor on board and can help with the tracking. Things are definitely starting to pick up in intensity even more.
| Nana Evans chapter 11 . 1/19/2012
I still don't want to belive it was Tervellyan. But who ever it was, it's just the tip of the iceberg. The fall of one person, regardless of how high in the command line he/she is, won't make the whole empire fall. It's sad, but true.
waiting for the next one
ps: bet Tom would love to be in Mr. Coulthard place...
| snow6835 chapter 11 . 1/16/2012
Wow, Tom sure knows how to make a first voyage as a new captain interesting! Well glad that some of the others at least know now some of the pressures he's been facing so far. Can't wait for more!
| StevenM chapter 1 . 1/13/2012
Excellent job! Keep up the great work!
| tayababy chapter 11 . 1/13/2012
I'm running out of ways to say, oh how the plot thickens. I've also run out of things to write in this review, other than I love it and the suspense and the way Tom just barges in interrupting the admirals meeting like that :)
Anxiously waiting for the next installment,
| CrlkSeasons chapter 11 . 1/13/2012
Tom is managing well so far in this face-off with the Syndicate. However, I'm sure that it is a relief to be able to count on some backup from Starfleet.
Follow the Money, shades of Al Capone being tripped up by the IRS.
I am increasingly concerned about the fate of anyone who may have been pulled into the Syndicate's schemes without realizing the full consequences of their actions. Their awakening may be a painful one.