Date: 08/31/2015 2:21 AM Title: Fruit of the Tree
This was so thought-provoking. I enjoyed this take on that episode-there was a lot left unresolved at the end, and not all endings can be happy ones. It was interesting, and depressing, to think that power corrupts anything, given enough time and complexity or just simple desire, even in an "Eden" where a fresh start had been possible and hopeful. Lovely work, Ashaya! -Cate
Thanks Cate, for a most thoughtful review. I watched again tongith the episode "The Return of the Archons", which has a similar theme... Only, the Enterprise leaves behind a team to help the inhabitants find their way, something which is profoundly lacking in "The Apple". And you're right: while happy endings are my preference, there is nevertheless bitterness, and not all stories end happily...
Date: 08/25/2015 2:55 AM Title: Fruit of the Tree
Actually yours is better than mine--more depressing, but better, because you asked the hard questions.
Thank you for saying so. Though I'm not sure that asking the hard questions has paid off in the popularity stakes. Oh well.
Date: 08/20/2015 12:48 AM Title: Fruit of the Tree
OK first off that episode had so many plot holes in it the only exciting part was seeing what was gonna happen to Spock next! And this idea for your story is quite interesting!
I really like the idea that Jim and Spock's relationship is the basis for an entire culture. And now I want to know what is going to happen next . Do you have any plans to make this into a longer story because I think it would be great!
I am fascinated by the idea that this private moment that was being presented as so righteous and holy was actually being turned into something so wrong. I would love to see the "Sky-men"actually come back and see what has happened so many years later.
Thank you for a great story! You always have an amazing story to tell and I can't wait for more from you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, DivaPammy, for leaving a review! The past couple of days since I posted it I was beginning to wonder whether anyone out there saw any value in it at all! I wondered whether it had hit too close to the mark (there is an element of political comment in it, at least on certain issues in my country).
I shall have to think about making it into a longer story. Another chapter, perhaps? I'll give it some thought...