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Reviewer: SLWalker Signed [Report This]
Date: 25 Jul 2013 06:02 Title: 'An Honest Prescription'

Judy is a rare sort of delight, isn't she? Her quiet serenity is so very good, as a doctor, for those around her. I already like her approach more than any canon doc, at least to medicine.

Well, except Phil's. I think those two would get along delightfully well.

But anyway, again you draw out the tease and again you manage to backhand the canon writers with a delightfully knavish glove made of panache and grit and realism. Seriously, yes, with me rapidly growing an inferiority complex.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed [Report This]
Date: 01 Jun 2013 01:39 Title: 'An Honest Prescription'

Ah, back to Noah and his continuing battle against crippling self-doubt. The poor guy has had his confidence shattered thanks to McGregor’s constant shots at him and the very unusual manner in which the Border Dogs operate. Despite this, it’s good to see Noah stepping up anyway and combating those fears. Monroe is a nice character, a good doctor, and someone who has constantly been on the side of the new recruits. I’m glad he got to do his shift there and get some lessons from the good doctor.

 

The sickbay was aptly described, as was the operating theatre and other areas. The medical bay reminds me very much of the TWOK sickbay we saw and the various areas we saw there. Most sickbays just end up being one room where multiple things can happen in, and that’s a fine design, but it isn’t quite as … proper feeling as the old style sickbays were.

 

Ronak shows up again and he seems to have a particular interest in picking on Noah. I wonder if that’s because T’Vel showed such interest in him before but I could be wrong. He seems to like picking on the poor kid and Noah, once more, has his confidence shaking but Monroe is there to gently guide him along. Once he’s done with, it looks like Noah is gonna get some answers on things but … Monroe deftly avoids them as everyone else aboard does and states a true fact: people don’t like to broadcast secret pasts and such.

 

Noah will have to figure it out. As we, the reader, must do the same.

Reviewer: PSGarak Signed [Report This]
Date: 01 Dec 2009 08:00 Title: 'An Honest Prescription'

Monroe is a good doctor. In some ways, she reminds me a bit of McCoy, plain speaking and taking her ethics very seriously, but she's much less abrasive. It's the little details you throw in, like the pictures in frames, that really inform your characters and allow us readers to get to know them a bit at a time. You show rather than tell, and it keeps it interesting and lively.

Author's Response:

Thank you PSGarak. I'm really pleased that you felt the little details helped to absorb you into the characters. I'm always doubtful as to how sucessful I might be at conveying the characters so I really appreciate the feedback - especially if positive but happy for any feedback mind! McCoy is the stadard by which all Docs in Trek tend to be measured by and I'm delighted that Monroe reminds you a little of his softer side. I've written other docs who err more on the abrasive side so Monroe was a walk on the wild side for me. But definitely she is committed to her medicine and to the protection of others - all of which you'll appreciate why in the following chapters. Thanks again for reading and commenting. I can only hope I can keep it interesting and lively. Again, much thnaks.

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