Tag Archive: commentary

Dec 11 2015

Profile photo of MDg

WIP Progress Report: December 2015

Well, my last progress report was all the way back in January, so I figured it would be a good idea to post something here.

Continue reading »

Jan 13 2013

Profile photo of MDg

Best Laid Plans

As with all things, sometimes when you make a plan, things don’t turn out that way you thought they would.  Full Speed Ahead is no different, and the big multi-season plan has changed pretty significantly as to warrant whole episodes being rewritten wholesale.  In this post, I’ll talk about what happened, and what happening now.

Continue reading »

Jul 25 2012

Profile photo of MDg

Author’s Commentary: TQB “Agamemnon”

Captain Edward Jellico

 In this next episode of Author’s Commentary, I’ll be discussing the impetus and execution of the first part of The Quarterdeck Breed, “Agamemnon.”  Reading the story prior to reading the commentary is strongly advised, otherwise you might be lost amongst the referential material.

Continue reading »

Jul 18 2012

Profile photo of MDg

Author’s Commentary: The Quarterdeck Breed

Back in 2002, I was kind of on a writing tear with my fanfics.  I had completed a novella called “The Misadventures of January McKenna,” and since I was on a serious roll, I was looking for another project to work on and I ended up writing an original piece.  I will leave the title …

Continue reading »

Feb 22 2012

Profile photo of MDg

Author’s Commentary: The Better Part of Valor

I realize it might seem strange to do a flashback story so early on in the series, but I felt like it was important to show how Leone and Ariel were before they got to Farragut.  Which is to say, not a whole lot different, but I think this episode shows Leone in a different …

Continue reading »

Feb 17 2012

Profile photo of MDg

Author’s Commentary: Eternal Midnight

One of the aspects of Full Speed Ahead that I worked really hard to illustrate, was the relationship between the officers and enlisted aboard Farragut.  We got to see this more often than not in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, however, I always felt that Chief O’Brien was a de facto commissioned officer, from the …

Continue reading »

Feb 10 2012

Profile photo of MDg

Author’s Commentary: Milk Run

I’m going to start with Milk Run, because to me, this is the real beginning of the series.  Milk Run represents the first episode after the novella-length ‘pilot,’ Damn the Torpedoes! Parts I, II, and III.   It’s also the first episode where we get to know the entire crew and not just the Leone-loyal team of …

Continue reading »