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Reviewer: SLWalker Signed [Report This]
Date: 26 Jul 2013 03:51 Title: The Captain's Den

The briefing is more fun to read than any I saw in canon. I love the Den and how it's laid out. I love how worn-in the Kestrel feels, how tried and true she is with all of these details. Of course, Molly is perfectly within her rights to be worried about what McGregor is up to. Anyone with a modicum of sense would be. But we shall see what devil exactly there is there eventually.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed [Report This]
Date: 01 Jun 2013 16:02 Title: The Captain's Den

Ah, McGregor. I’m fond of his eccentric style, despite the way he treats Noah, but here his eccentricity seems to be annoying the hell out of everyone except Eddie and Stan. But Eddie got bribed with booze and Cuban cigars (nicely done, McGregor) and Stan is loyally on McGregor’s side to the very end. The description of the Den sounds like an awesome place, one I’d very much like to have for myself. The place personifies class and … McGregor doesn’t, so I wonder why he has such a place if not for the fact that he likes to flaunt it to the younger crew.

Whatever the case is on that front, the arrival of the various senior staff members and the different levels of moods of all of them (generally, tense) was well portrayed. Dexter flipping off McGregor was the highlight of the chapter for me, as he pretty much expressed the entire staff’s sentiments at McGregor’s antics over this SARAH and I can sympathize with Dexter, as he’s tired and a bit ill tempered.

Molly’s insistence on McGregor to stay, to actually do his job as a captain and maintain a bit of distance from the dangerous stuff was a good play by her but McGregor’s insistence on T’Vel leading the team was an even nicer play by him. He’s not dumb enough NOT to know what Molly thinks of that but she allows it here thanks to Judith. We’ll see what happens, but I sense that this is not gonna be as easy as McGregor says.

It rarely is with him.  

Reviewer: kes7 Signed [Report This]
Date: 21 Sep 2010 04:39 Title: The Captain's Den

 

Yay, Kestrel's back!

Okay, now that that bit of squee is out of the way ... I loved this. What strikes me about this crew is how real they are in their interactions. They don't all like each other, they've all got their varying concerns and peculiarities, but they're all in the same boat -- the boat captained by one insane Captain McGregor. So they deal.

As for McGregor ... I love how he keeps back the method to his madness -- he clearly HAS one, but information is doled out on a need-to-know basis and he keeps his cards close to his chest. It's got to be infuriating for his crew (particularly his XO), but it's fascinating to watch.

Nice to see this story back, and I also want to note that I especially liked the details about the lounge. When you do description, you do it really well. I could picture the setting quite easily (and a lovely setting it was!). Well done! Can't wait to see what McGregor has planned.

 



Author's Response:

Sorry it has took me a while to respond to this. I hope I did so over on TrekBBS at least. Yes, McGregor keeps things to himself. Things like his plans and maybe even a few of the items he confiscates as part of the job too! Hee hee. Yeah, the crew have no other option but to deal - then again there must be some sort of reasoning for it all - there must be some reason they out up with his ways. Surely?! And I can picture that lounge so very clearly in my head. So I'm thrilled that you could likewise picture it from the tale. Thanks!

Reviewer: Starfire Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 19 Aug 2010 19:32 Title: The Captain's Den

I should have guessed by now something as mundane as a briefing is anything but when it involves McGregor.

I can't help but wonder just how much in that den is legit and not just swiped from past raids.

Author's Response:

Yeah McGregor kinda has ants in his pants when it comes to doing anything as sensible as holding a senior staff meeting.

As to items in the Den possibly being of a non-legit origin ... why I'm shocked that anyone would seem to think so. It's not as if McGregor has a habit of requisitioning materials and equipment from Starfleet that does not belong to him! Oh wait ... well besides shuttles! and ok so maybe the tactical display table is a little swish and hardly fitting for a border patrolo vessel; but I can whole heartedly say that everything else is ... well ok I am not going to commit myself to an answer on that one! Hee hee! Yes, I rather imagine McGregor makes use of different sources to acquire what he wants. We shall see ...

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