Penname: Gojirob [Contact]
Real name: Rob Morris
Member Since: 22 Jul 2009
Membership status: Member
Bio: Born 8/66, a mere three weeks before the TOS premiere, and was like as not being held by my Mom as it played. A near-lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore, a place with more diners, eateries and just plain food joints per capita than I care to rank. A lifelong ST and Godzilla fan, my magnum opus, The Ancient Destroyer Cycle, combines the two in an apocalyptic AU with not a little animanga influence thrown in. I also write humor pieces, and a M*A*S*H* X-over cycle. I have also written for Orion Press, mainly in a series set right after the opening of 'ST:Generations', and with Joe Manno of USS Liberty, a DS9/Voyager-era OCC, set aboard the third Sovereign-class vessel. My goal is to become a real bo--errr--writer. :D
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Bookends by SLWalker    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (7
Summary: (2246) - If you believe that the 23rd century is a perfect utopia and none of the things that exist now will exist then, then this isn't the story for you. It is, however, a reasonably optimistic tale. It's not tightly scripted or plotted, it's just another of those 'life is close to the ground' stories that's more about the characters than anything else.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Corrigan, Andrew (Corry), Scott, Montgomery (Scotty)
Genre: Family, General
Warnings: Adult Situations
Series: Arc of the Wolf: True Bearings, Arc of the Wolf
Completed: Yes    Word count: 7474    Read Count: 964
[Report This] Published: 10 Apr 2009 Updated: 10 Apr 2009
Reviewer: Gojirob Signed
Date: 14 Jan 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Aside from my loving almost any winter story (Winter's about the only time we NJ Shore residents get any peace), I couldn't help but laugh to think about zombies and Simon Pegg. Slice of life, indeed, fresh from the oven.



Author's Response: LOL! Wrong Scott by awhile (this was written, I think, before Pegg was even cast in the new movie), but I'm glad you liked it! Thank you!

Motivation by Rocky    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (7
Summary: Winona Kirk makes a disturbing discovery.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Kirk, James T.
Genre: Family
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1339    Read Count: 1894
[Report This] Published: 20 May 2009 Updated: 20 May 2009
Reviewer: Gojirob Signed
Date: 18 Nov 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Motivation

The great irony being that it was Sam and Aurelian who were lost to her, and not in any sort of battle, or even in space. Rocky, I'm very sure a conversation almost exactly like this took place in TOS canon, and I thank you for bringing it to life and posting it.

Author's Response: Hey, Rob, nice to see you here! Glad you liked my take on casa Kirk and what doubtless were some of the undercurrents surrounding Jim's decision.

Realpolitik by Lavanya Six    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (6
Summary: Nero blamed the Federation for his people's misfortune. But what if his assumption wasn't entirely unfounded?
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Original Series, Deep Space Nine, Crossovers
Characters: None
Genre: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2148    Read Count: 989
[Report This] Published: 22 May 2009 Updated: 22 May 2009
Reviewer: Gojirob Signed Liked
Date: 26 Oct 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Realpolitik

Savage. And very plausible.

Where No Man Has Gone Before by Rocky    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (13
Summary: The first starship captain sets forth on his mission. Or does he?
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Enterprise
Characters: Ensemble Cast - Multiple
Genre: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 101    Read Count: 1027
[Report This] Published: 10 Jun 2009 Updated: 10 Jun 2009
Reviewer: Gojirob Signed
Date: 19 Nov 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

LOL! Just a reminder of who was really there first, retcon or no.

Author's Response: You'd better believe it! Glad you enjoyed.

The Steep and Thorny Way by LJC    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (2
Summary: Noah Lessing remarks upon his first few weeks aboard.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Voyager
Characters: Ensemble Cast - VOY
Genre: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 4396    Read Count: 1052
[Report This] Published: 19 Jun 2009 Updated: 19 Jun 2009
Reviewer: Gojirob Signed
Date: 11 Nov 2009 Title: Chapter 1: The Steep and Thorny Way

This was one of the subjects I had long wondered about, when it came to Voyager. You did a masterful job bringing Noah to life, and showing his profound regrets and desire to move on from his mistakes. This is one of the whys and wherefores of fic, and you have cause to be justly proud.

Author's Response: Thanks for the kind words! I wrote this story nearly 10 years ago I think, and I'm so glad it holds up. I hadn't realised you were here on AdAstra, too for some reason. I'm now rushing off to add "Lake of Fire" to the Pike/Number One Masterlist :)

Star Trek: Tesseract by kes7    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (262
Summary: Past Featured Story

As the Federation returns to the Delta Quadrant eight years after the the USS Voyager destroyed the Borg unicomplex and a key transwarp hub, the crew of the USS Tesseract -- the fleet's largest and most advanced ship -- has no idea what they'll find there.

Just as they launch their seven-year mission, they stumble across a mystery that will soon unfold into an opportunity -- or a nightmare of epic proportions. Loyalties are tested, political intrigue abounds, and the Tesseract's ex-Borg first officer will finally seize control of his own destiny ... and perhaps that of the entire quadrant.

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Chapters: 54    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Expanded Universes
Characters: Bashir, Julian, Ensemble Cast - VOY, Ensemble Cast - Multiple, Ensemble Cast - USS Tesseract, Icheb
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Friendship, Mystery, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Character Death, Violence
Series: Star Trek: Tesseract
Completed: Yes    Word count: 130185    Read Count: 116159
[Report This] Published: 10 Aug 2009 Updated: 20 Apr 2010
Reviewer: Gojirob Signed
Date: 25 Oct 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

So, Icheb has moved up, and Starfleet is taking the next logical step after Voyager's return. A strong start!

Author's Response:

Thanks for reading and commenting!  It's always nice to see a new name in the reviews!  Hope you enjoy it!

Reviewer: Gojirob Signed Liked
Date: 25 Oct 2009 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 1

So, the Doctor is a slave to her passions. Very good. It kind of rounds out the healers we've seen thus far.

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Date: 25 Oct 2009 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 2

A little post-Endgame history to spice up the mix. Very good!

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Date: 25 Oct 2009 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 3

A dark secret to boot! Good thing I'm eating popcorn. Again, a strong entry.

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Date: 25 Oct 2009 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 4

The onliest ship syndrome? A good standby, and it makes sense that their baptism of fire may have nothing to do with their full-on mission.

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Date: 25 Oct 2009 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 5

Icheb, perhaps drowning in memories of the assimilated? Good and better!

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Date: 25 Oct 2009 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 8

Jules is back in town, eh? Excellent!

The Thing in the Corner by PSGarak    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (14
Summary: In 2370, Commander Benjamin Sisko manages to take a trip to Bajor with his son Jake that he has wanted for an entire year. When things go drastically awry, the terror doesn't stop on the planet but spreads to the space station Deep Space Nine. Can the crew and denizens of the station discover what's really happening before the madness consumes them all?
Chapters: 10    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine
Characters: Ensemble Cast - DS9
Genre: Horror
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Violence
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 22784    Read Count: 12443
[Report This] Published: 19 Aug 2009 Updated: 20 Aug 2009
Reviewer: Gojirob Signed
Date: 03 Nov 2009 Title: Chapter 10: Epilogue

Very creepy and very HPL. Especially disturbing in that the Pagh Wraiths weren't even truly players in this. Bonus points for O'Brien not being the chew toy. Having dabbled in eldritch cosmic horror fic, I know a good story when I see one, and this was good.

Author's Response: Thank you very much! HPL was of course a huge influence for this story. I can't get enough of that pulp style horror and proto-sci fi. I read it as an early teen and again as a much older adult, and this time around I had a much greater appreciation for the genius of Lovecraft and those who wrote in his Mythos. O'Brien suffers enough as it is, it seems, so I felt no need to contribute to that. I'm glad you enjoyed, and I appreciate the review.

Summary: Elim Garak visits an alternate Cardassia, only to discover his people aren't the only Cardassians in need, but Oralius binds them all.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Crossovers, Deep Space Nine, Alternate Universes, Expanded Universes
Characters: Dukat, Skrain (SigCat), Ensemble Cast - Multiple, Garak, Elim
Genre: Alternate Universe, Drama, Family, Friendship
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 7056    Read Count: 873
[Report This] Published: 16 Oct 2009 Updated: 16 Oct 2009
Reviewer: Gojirob Signed
Date: 19 Oct 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I'll bet Garak never thought he'd see greener grass and also see it again when he came back. I'm always suspicious of stories where people stay behind in the AU, so Garak's return made perfect sense.
I did regret that we never saw his survival skills in dealing with the CoO Bajorans, but I think we know he'd get through that, too. If you ever follow this up, send Kira.

Author's Response:

Garak could never justify staying behind in that Cardassia given what was happening in his Cardassia. I personally couldn't see him ever making that decision given his development on DS9 and in Robinson's book afterward. It would also be pretty creepy and mentally detrimental for him to do something like that in my opinion, regardless of how he felt about his universe's Ziyal. The Catacombs of Oralius Ziyal is a different woman. I'm glad the decision made sense to you.

It would've been very interesting to see him encountering those Bajorans. Unfortunately, the word limit made going into great depth impossible this time around. If Nerys Ghemor is ever up for a sequel, it's an intriguing idea, particularly also having Kira in the mix. I'd love to see her reaction to the AU Bajorans. Thanks for the idea and the review!

'The Den' by Miranda Fave    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (7
Summary:

A future excerpt from 'Hunting Grounds' showing some of the more pleasant and congenial side of life aboard the Border Patrol vessel Kestrel. Ensign Noah Cutler finds himself invited to a poker game with some of the ship's most senior officers.


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2559    Read Count: 897
[Report This] Published: 13 Jan 2010 Updated: 13 Jan 2010
Reviewer: Gojirob Signed
Date: 13 Jan 2010 Title: Chapter 1: 'The Den'

A friendlier game than the outright fleecing I was expecting, and a good description of what the ship has available for the crew to do in their off-hours. I could really see it all.



Author's Response:

Thank you Gojirob. I'm glad I conveyed what the ship has to offer. I can picture a lot of the ship myself in my head but sometimes getting that across can be forgotten or not achieved. I'm delighted you could see it and thank you for reading it.

Summary: Set in the Ancient Destroyer Cycle universe. Was originally for the Borrowed Toys Challenge, but was too late for consideration. The Mrall'Orion are an infinitely powerful people, but when faced with Species Zero, the Mrall'Orion must decide if they should throw all their philosophy and lifestyle to the wind, and fight.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Universes, Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: Alternate Universe, Drama, Fantasy, Tragedy
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3120    Read Count: 915
[Report This] Published: 03 Mar 2010 Updated: 03 Mar 2010
Reviewer: Gojirob Signed
Date: 03 Mar 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Mrall'Orion

You kept to one of the best traditions of daikaiju eiga - that the monster's appearances are actually few and ferocious, and to those on the ground, absolutely terrifying. You also picked up on one of my themes in the ADU - dithering in the face of an obvious threat. I am greatly honored to have my cycle inspire a story of this quality and depth. Excellent!



Author's Response: Thank you, Gojirob, I'm glad you liked it! :) Yes, hesitating in the face of an obvious threat. I knew that with the culture I created for the Mrall'Orion and of what we saw in TOS, that that theme would be especially true. I'm happy I lived up to the ADU standards. ;)

Collateral Differences by KobayashiMaru13    Rated: K+      Reviews (2
Summary:

On Himari IV, it was once the standard Federation colony. But then things went wrong. Now, the Enterprise will be surprised at what they find.


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Ensemble Cast - TOS
Genre: Fantasy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 9458    Read Count: 999
[Report This] Published: 25 Apr 2010 Updated: 25 Apr 2010
Reviewer: Gojirob Signed
Date: 26 Apr 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

You achieved your goal. Jim and the others got a quick crash course on the whys and wherefores of this lost colony, including the casual arrogance of its leadership. Excellent job!



Author's Response:

Thanks, glad you liked it!