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Review of chapter "Where Do We Go From Here?" from valdimarian
Review:
I was going to say (before they were used) Quantum Torpedoes were designed that a spread of them could take out a ship that's literally 3 kilometers to a side with advanced alloys and redundant internal shields... against a ship not even a cubic kilometer with a single layer of shields that are not designed to counter warp / hyperspace jumps... (if memory serves it's explicitly stated in one episode)

A single Quantum torpedo would skip through a Ha'Tak shield like it wasn't there (as it's in a Warp bubble that puts it slightly out of phase with reality) and then detonate with roughly the force of a ZPM (according to memory alpha "The quantum warhead relies on rapid energy extraction from zero-point vacuum." AKA a detonating ZPM)

Most people don't realize how POWERFUL Star Trek ships are... a handful of Photon Torpedos could take out an Imperial Star Destroyer if properly aimed to cut into it's fuel tanks. A single Quantum Torpedo on the other hand could vaporize half the bloody ship! Speaking in relative terms it looks like an Asguardian Bilskirnir class ship is roughly on par with a Galaxy class ship, so an O'Neill would be equivalent to a Sovereign... The ship you've designed is a roughly 50 years more advanced fleet command ship including improvements from Admiral Janeway... that's obscenely overpowered (in a one on one fight... but the Goa'uld NEVER fight one on one if they can help it)
Comments from author:
Okay... but what did you think of the story?

To paraphrase a quote an unnamed member of the TNG writing staff "The ENTERPRISE is a vehicle for storytelling, nothing more, nothing less."

Star Trek was almost /never/ consistent in their use of the technology presented in the show because the stories were always about the characters.

And yes, the PROMETHEUS is major overkill in a toe to toe fight with a Ha'tak, unless you cripple yourself with Federation Sensibilities Rules of Engagement.

Suffice it to say that Captain Willow won't be repeating that mistake with the Goa'uld.
Review By [valdimarian] • Date [8 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Where Do We Go From Here?" from SamJames
Review:
Great story. I like the way Willow adjusted to command and that the military didn't even try to take control of the ship.
Review By [SamJames] • Date [3 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Where Do We Go From Here?" from prehensileclaw
Review:
Thanks for the amazing ride.
Comments from author:
You're welcome! Glad you had fun!
Review By [prehensileclaw] • Date [24 Jul 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Where Do We Go From Here?" from kevinn
Review:
Being a Trek tragic as well as a BTVS fan I'm really enjoying this and looking forward to the next instalment (hint). It maintains the unusually high standard of writing you tend to find here at TTH.

Just one thing, any argument Buffy has with Giles about the real worth of the Council to the Slayer should now be won with just one word... Cruciamentum. It also proves the accuracy of their holodeck story.
Comments from author:
Thank you, I greatly appreciate that!

Unfortunately, while you are correct about her opinion regarding the council, it would not prove anything about the holodeck info because Giles was subject to the chaos spell. As a watcher, he would have had knowledge of the Cruciamentum, therefore since it is applied to every surviving slayer on her 18th birthday, the spell could have merely extrapolated a realistic outcome. As indicated in the story, the only way to prove things is to step completely outside those affected by the spell.
Review By [kevinn] • Date [3 Jul 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Where Do We Go From Here?" from Morgomir
Review:
Great ending for the part. Keep up the good work.
Comments from author:
Thank you! I will try to do so. I have a couple other stories drawing my muse's attention at the moment, but I am thinking, planning, plotting and (heaven forbid) researching to get started on 'Rocks & Shoals'.
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [5 Jun 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Where Do We Go From Here?" from raindroproses
Review:
This fic is EPIC. I read the whole thing in one shot, and I was disappointed when I finished (because it was the end). But gleeful, because JAG crossover! JAG was my first fandom, and I still have a soft spot for it. (...Don't judge me!)

I can't *wait* to read the sequel!
Comments from author:
EEEP!!!

Honestly, I'm a little worried about doing the JAG bit. I need it for the main story arc... (and yes this is a HUGE hint of what is upcoming) I'm tempted to pick your brain for the JAG bits ;)

BTW Love your username. So I take it the recs you make are 'your favorite things' ;)
Review By [raindroproses] • Date [31 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Where Do We Go From Here?" from Raider
Review:
well done sir, quite the story so far.
Comments from author:
Thank you. It's been a heck of a ride to this point!
Review By [Raider] • Date [30 May 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Where Do We Go From Here?" from Bill
Review:
So very well done!
Comments from author:
Thank you. I surprised myself by how passionate I got about writing this story... the teaser and first four acts flowed pretty easily... it was Act Five that pummelled me.
Review By [Bill] • Date [29 May 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Where Do We Go From Here?" from DaedalusWorks
Review:
Interesting how you concluded the story.
you avoided the classic scene of negation:
"supernatural does not exist ... it's just smoke and mirrors ... etc.. etc. and so on"
making some people (especially those able to do things about it) be informed of the subject.

Interestingly, Willow and company did not investigate beyond the third season .. although it is obvious that Dawn is much more informed than they are.

that's all for now ...
additional ideas will be presented as a private message.

Buen trabajo-
Werner M.
Comments from author:
My thoughts on what the Scoobies would look into were that more immediate options were more likely to bear fruit, though the information DAWN S presented does come from season five and thus would be more clarifying of the veracity than more contemporary events...

Though, if Buffy had thought of it... Ford should be in town and he wouldn't be part of the spell...

Then again that should be contemporary with the next sequence of events... =D
Review By [DaedalusWorks] • Date [28 May 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Where Do We Go From Here?" from LFW
Review:
Great fic
Hoping for more
Thanks
Comments from author:
Thanks!

I have plans and ideas for several follow-on stories... Gonna try to hold to the five and a teaser pattern and see what develops.
Review By [LFW] • Date [28 May 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Where Do We Go From Here?" from Toraneko
Review:
good story =^_^= as to why everyone likes giving Xander big power ups? because really he's the only main character in the series other than Giles that doesn't get one/have one... and even Giles has his sordid past and Watcher training and such...
Comments from author:
Yeah, I know... he's the Zeppo... thing is, at this point in the Buffy arc, both Xander and Willow are all heart and no stake. In fact, Xander got a far better deal out of Halloween than any of the rest. While Buffy is understandable, taking the power character and inverting them, Willow's change seems rather useless, in the broader scheme, aside from its immediate impacts (being impervious to attack that night).
Review By [Toraneko] • Date [28 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Where Do We Go From Here?" from (Current Donor)Listener
Review:
I'm not really sure how to review this. On the one hand, I liked how you set everything up and worked the Buffy characters into realistically wearing Trek uniforms. I'm not a Stargate fan so I'll take your word on how that fit in. But in some ways the story was a little too ambitious, especially when you started explaining how Willow was going to get everything to work with the de-aged crew, the SG forces, and everything else. I certainly enjoyed it, but it felt unpolished the farther I went, like you were trying to tell too much story.

That said, I love Trek crossovers, so regardless of what I may have criticized, I still had fun reading it.
Comments from author:
Yeah... I'm not completely happy with how the final chapter flows... Some things in it do feel rushed.

Through the battle I was trying to use shorter and more crisp descriptive and dialog to build a sense of tension and immediacy. I think transitioning back from that to a more flowing prose was problematic.

But hey, this is fanfic and the main reason, after enjoyment, for writing fanfic is to practice and improve! So thank you for helping me improve by making me think about the whys! =D

Glad you enjoyed it! The next story is going to be more SG-1 heavy because there is something there that I need to set up... But I won't be abandoning our intrepid crew!
Review By [(Current Donor)Listener] • Date [27 May 13] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Where Do We Go From Here?" from purrfus
Review:
Nicely done. Interesting mix of characters and technology without letting the tech dominate the story.

You've mentioned some variations in canon so I was wondering about Janna and Rush. I thought the Trill blended completely and didn't have the ability for separate conversations. Isn't that why Dax had to get friends to volunteer to host the individual personalities? Is this a canon change or the result of something magical?
Comments from author:
It would best be considered a mis-interpretation on my part that is probably best explained as a mystical side effect... yeah, I'll go with that... ;) mystical side effect.

As to being 'tech oriented', the Starship is primarily a vehicle for telling human stories... so it is important that the human elements are in ascendance.
Review By [purrfus] • Date [27 May 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Isn't This The ENTERPRISE's Job?" from athanor
Review:
Loved this fic and I can't wait for more. Was the mention of a derelict ship near Jupiter a throw-it-in reference to the Discovery from 2001 or foreshadowing for a future plot point?
Comments from author:
Glad you enjoyed it.

The derelict ties into Marty and the other deserter aliens who were hiding out on earth... Recall the end of Wormhole Extreme. They're on Earth and the ship is in Jupiter orbit.
Review By [athanor] • Date [27 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Where Do We Go From Here?" from bookworm
Review:
Very nicely done! I just blew through this story even though I should be sleeping; it was too good to put down. I'll be glad to read Rocks and Shoals whenever some it happens to be ready.
Comments from author:
I guess it's a good thing I held it under 50k words then ;)

I've been thinking hard on the plan for Rocks and Shoals and will be pounding my outline into the machine tomorrow (I think). Look for it to follow the same pattern as Infinity Box, that being five acts and a teaser (typical 1 hour tv show format). Not really sure how soon I'll have the teaser ready for it... I kinda want to have at least a chapter and a half done beyond what I'm posting before I start... just to make sure I'm on track.

Thanks again for the review. I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
Review By [bookworm] • Date [27 May 13] • Not Rated
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