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Review of chapter "-Prelude To War: The Way Of The Slayer-" from WebSpyder
Review:
I've really enjoyed your story thus far with a couple of exceptions:

Your depictions of space battle in a Star Trek setting are a bit off. Phasers simply don't often miss at impulse speeds. That's the whole point in having shields because you can't dodge light speed weapons at sub-light speeds. Also, tractor beams don't behave the way you have them behaving in Star Trek. You're using them like telekinetic hands instead of a simple energy based tow line. Repulsor technology doesn't exist as a general rule in Star Trek at all. Wesley Crusher did it once and even then it took a lot of effort. It isn't something that could be reconfigured in the heat of battle.

The whole trailing the enemy fleet at a distance of .1 light years and planning to intercept within an hour of the Klingons initiating battle simply makes no sense. Firstly, the Enterprise's long range sensors have a range of a parsec (over 3 light years) so one would have to assume that a BoP, even with dramatically less efficient sensors, can scan a tenth of a light year with ease. Secondly, battles take minutes not hours. Showing up an hour after the battle starts would be 55+ minutes too late. That said, at maximum warp (9.9) the Enterprise would cover .1 light years in 2.5 minutes. The Rutherford would be considerably slower with a maximum warp of 9.8 and would likely not arrive until the battle was concluded.
Review By [WebSpyder] • Date [18 Oct 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "BONUS FEATURE" from (Current Donor)Listener
Review:
With a story titled like this, i wasn't sure what I was expecting. What I got was an epic, sweeping story, well-paced and not too heavy on the info dumping (always a risk in stories like this).

I will admit to disappointment when the Rutherford was introduced -- I felt that we already had enough going on, what with the scoobies and the Enterprise crew -- but the crew wasn't flat or overly marysue-ish, so I ended up being okay with it.

I also wasn't a huge fan of Anya's damsel-in-distress nothing-much-to-do status, but you had so much else going on that I can forgive a little of it.

Overall you gave us a story worthy of Star Trek, one where I felt the characters were in real peril and -- for once -- Buffy and co didn't sweep in and save the day with little to no effort. A very enjoyable piece, and I'm looking forward to reading the sequel.
Comments from author:
Thank you. I'm sorry to say that, even though i had a mass of stuff planned for the sequel, i have stopped work on it now due to discovering Star Trek Online where you can make missions for others to play. Kind of surpasses Fanfic a little.
Review By [(Current Donor)Listener] • Date [13 May 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "-Prelude To War: The Way Of The Slayer-" from Idntno
Review:
If buffy was a horribal a fighter as worf is portraying her in this chapter she would have been dead years ago. otherwise a pretty good story.
Review By [Idntno] • Date [9 Nov 12] • Rating [4 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Teaser" from BlueEyedJedi
Review:
Happy New Year and god bless.

Loving this story
Comments from author:
Thank you so much. It means a lot to hear when someone enjoys it.
Happy New Year to you.
Take care,
J.
Review By [BlueEyedJedi] • Date [1 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "BONUS FEATURE" from DavidFraser
Review:
I enjoyed reading this story.
Comments from author:
Thank you, I'm happy you did.
;o)
J.
Review By [DavidFraser] • Date [28 Sep 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "BONUS FEATURE" from (Recent Donor)christytrekkie
Review:
Wow That was EPIC!

P.S.
That took me a long damn time to read! LOL.
Comments from author:
Thank you very much, Christy. that's much appreciated. I'm just glad you enjoyed it!
J.
Review By [(Recent Donor)christytrekkie] • Date [18 Aug 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "BONUS FEATURE" from maxthehobbit
Review:
I don't know what happened, but somehow I got lost around chapter 34. In the end I just ignored what happened (I think I encountered some sort of problem when I was doing the copy/paste to put the whole story in one document). I really liked the story, very imaginative and original. You pretty much left out my favorite character (Dawn) but made up for it with Buffy. I liked you characterization of the Star Trek characters ... haven't seen the show for a decade of so, but they seemed to be as they were in the show. I especially liked the interaction between Buffy and Worf.

Thanks for sharing this story and I hope you find inspiration to write more fiction. You are a very good writer.
Review By [maxthehobbit] • Date [1 Jul 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "-FINAL BATTLE : Rhamhal-" from maxthehobbit
Review:
What happened here? One minute they're escaping in pods, then they're fighting the big bad ... on a planet I guess.
Review By [maxthehobbit] • Date [30 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "BONUS FEATURE" from Dragonelf
Review:
I have just finnished rereading this story and it was just as excellent as the last time I read it.

::Starts Reading the Sequel::

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Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [7 Jun 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "BONUS FEATURE" from (Current Donor)vladt
Review:
thank you for the entertaining read.
Comments from author:
You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed it.
J.
Review By [(Current Donor)vladt] • Date [27 May 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "BONUS FEATURE" from Genuka
Review:
Brilliant story! I loved it. It took me about 4 days of reading it off and on to finish but I knew I'd want to finish it. You captured everyone perfectly and fixed all of the stuff that seriously shocked and upset me. I know it was vital to the story and it didn't stop me from reading but killing Wes? I'm glad you stopped that at the end. It was a killer story! Thank you for sharing it with us. (deep bow of gratitude) You have honored us. Thank you.
Review By [Genuka] • Date [24 Mar 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "BONUS FEATURE" from (Past Donor)lucidity
Review:
Very well done! Thanks so much for sharing it!
Review By [(Past Donor)lucidity] • Date [16 Apr 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "BONUS FEATURE" from loyaleskamoe
Review:
One of, if not the best Star Trek/Buffy crossovers I've ever read! So detailed! So involved! So epic!
Review By [loyaleskamoe] • Date [21 Mar 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "BONUS FEATURE" from ALM
Review:
The best Buffy/Star Trek crossover ever. I wish you would write another.
Comments from author:
I am now writing and posting BUFFY meets STAR TREK 2.
J.
Review By [ALM] • Date [25 Feb 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "BONUS FEATURE" from MarcusSLazarus
Review:
Whoa...

DAMN, that was INCREDIBLE.

Blending two such different series’ together alone would earn you points, but the sheer scale of the subsequent crossover you created- going up against an evil so powerful that the first spell was written for the SOLE purpose of keeping the thing contained for all eternity- was BRILLIANT.

Your perfectly capture the feel of both shows without ever detracting from either as they deal with their greatest challenge, Buffy and her friends facing a threat that operates on a SCALE they could never have imagined (Saving a planet is one thing, but saving the UNIVERSE is something else), while Picard and his crew have to oppose a nightmare of a KIND that they have never experienced (Fighting aliens might be similar to fighting demons- both aren’t exactly ‘human’-, but it’s far from being the SAME thing).

Each group of characters might, to a greater or lesser extent, be HOPELESSLY out of their depth, but they each successfully come together to turn the tide of battle despite all that; both the space and ground battles were perfectly written, creating a confrontation of exceptional scale for both groups to confront (Particularly when “Enterprise” lose a nacelle; in my book, anything that can do THAT kind of damage is DEFINITELY bad news).

Your various ideas for ‘blending’ the two worlds together as each group learns about the other’s methods also worked very well. I wasn’t sure about Xander’s unwillingness to be transported- personally I’d think that something like that was really rather cool-, but his moments on the “Rutherford” as he interacted with the crew certainly worked out well enough for all that.

And as for your use of ‘technobabble’ (Or should that be ‘mysticbabble’, regarding the spell to summon the Sorcerer)…
VERY well-written and thought-out, to say the least; you clearly put a great deal of thought into both Willow correcting LaForge while he was repairing the power conduits and the ritual Willow, Giles and Anya used to both contain and banish Darkness (Nice touch with his defeat in the end, by the way; weaken the guy by technically giving him what he wants).

You even managed to work in some very amusing moments amidst the chaos of the current crisis; the part when the “Enterprise” crew put Spike in a torpedo because they thought that he was dead alone was HILARIOUS, to say nothing of Willow getting embarrassed at Riker checking her out or Xander panicking about what Troi might have ‘picked up’ from his mind while he was in her presence.

And as for that bit at the end… when Willow revealed to Data that the only way ‘Darkness’ could have taken him over was if he had a soul himself...

The PERFECT conclusion, really; after everything that Darkness had made him do since it arrived in this reality, it’s good to know that he can at least depart with final confirmation that he IS truly alive.

True, I thought the ‘Special Feature’ at the end, along with the scenes showing Angel Investigations coming to Sunnydale to try and fight Glory, were a bit pointless- given that time travel erased Angel’s fight with Glory there seemed little point in writing it-, but, in the end, the Angel scenes did provide an intriguing look at how things might have gone in another time, so in the end I feel comfortable enough ignoring the ‘Special Feature’ and just enjoying the main plot.

(On a significantly more minor note, the “Doctor Who” comparison the gang made regarding Giles’ technicolor outfit in Chapter 27 would have made more sense if it was COLIN Baker rather than TOM Baker they were comparing him to, given that Colin’s Doctor was the one who wore the multicoloured coat while Tom’s only had the multicoloured SCARF)
Review By [MarcusSLazarus] • Date [19 Jan 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
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