Do It Again Series

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Star Trek TNG Fanfiction
Title: Do It Again Series
Author(s): Alara Rogers
Date(s): 2002
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Genre: het
Fandom: Star Trek: The Next Generation
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Do It Again Series is a Star Trek: TNG set of stories by Alara Rogers.

Some of them were nominated for a 2002 ASC Award.

Reactions and Reviews

[Prologue]: Alara's back! and she's back with a story that had me almost begging for more, and I only say almost because I know begging for more from Alara is futile. It will arrive when it arrives and we'll enjoy every word when it does. Meanwhile this tale of Q starting an alternate timeline is quite interesting. Fortunately there is already a sequal out there. Most unusual with Alara. Read this and praise her ... perhaps we'll get more of her work again soon. [1]
[Farpoint Revisited]: Alara continues her Do It Again series with this revision of Encounter at Farpoint. The decision to have Q appear as a woman was well done, and could be projected from Q-pid. Of particular note was the interaction with Worf, which I found unexpected, but welcome. This seems to be setting up a Picard/Q relationship that I'm eager to see developed. Alara? More. [2]
[Farpoint Revisited]: After the wonderful prologue, it was great to see the first story in the 'Do It Again' universe. I loved seeing the new Q, both in terms of the form xe now took as well as how xe drew on the past experience to influence expectations this time around. I am looking forward to more stories in this universe. [3]
[Prologue] Nobody writes Q like Alara, and this story proves it once again. The whole 'redo' premise is very interesting and this prologue does a great job of setting the stage. [4]
[Farpoint Revisited]: The heart of the arc naturally is going to be Q’s relationship with Picard and reading those two together in the reprise of Far Point is very enjoyable. I hardly hold the pilot of TNG (or the entire first season) as beloved but the take on the episode in this alternate timeline is tremendous fun even in such small things as the description of Data as a doll. [5]
[Prologue]: This "Do It Again" story arc is sheer fun from the very first paragraph of the prologue as the author describes the shenanigans of baby Q. ("No you may *not* put the white dwarf in your mouth. I don't care how tasty it looks." LOL). I’m fascinated with Alara's treatment of the nature of the Continuum and how she sees Q's role within as a devil's advocate. And Q's interaction with the...er...Mrs. Q of "The Q and the Grey" in a brief scene is a riot. I like Alara's take on that entity--and the reason for Q's passing fancy for Janeway for that matter. The premise behind the whole idea of this arc is delicious. Moreover, as with all of Alara's stories I've read, the story is well-crafted, a sheer pleasure to read both in terms of narrative and the accurate characterizations of familiar canon figures. The prologue to this arc is tremendous fun and very enjoyable. I look forward to reading more stories within this arc. The prologue certainly sets a high standard to match! [6]
[Prologue]: Now that's a reset button! The Q-pronouns were a nice touch. [7]
[Prologue]: LOL! I just about died laughing at the description of a vigilant Mama Q constantly having to admonish her brat to quit putting white dwarf stars in his mouth, playing with timelines, and so forth. Priceless! [8]
[Prologue] Nobody does Q and especially Q humor like Alara Rogers! I just about fell over laughing at the opening bit, where Q, sounding like a normal parent...sort of...is reasoning with his child. This is just too damn funny! And I love the chance to see the female Q. I do so love her, and Alara has the voice just perfect. Q's self talk is too funny! [9]

References

  1. Stephen Ratliff This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Next Generation General Pairing
  2. Stephen Ratliff This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Next Generation General Pairing
  3. Rocky This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Next Generation General Pairing
  4. Rocky This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Next Generation General Pairing
  5. Rabble Rouser This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Next Generation General Pairing
  6. Rabble Rouser This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Next Generation General Pairing
  7. Jemima This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Next Generation General Pairing
  8. Ventura33 This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Next Generation General Pairing
  9. Djinn This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Next Generation General Pairing