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« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2008, 09:55:07 AM »



I think that would have bothered me if they had been eating him, instead of just tasting him.  If he'd been given some kind of re-growing gene mod to allow that, then I would have been pushed more toward your "squick" factor.

The episode "Eat Me" from the third season of Farscape comes to mind.
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« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2008, 03:28:35 PM »

Such a long, grim story with such spice (sorry). I loved the daughter's reaction and though disturbed by the beating, I was impressed that it was carried out. A living sex toy might be an acceptable compromise with a spouse in some circles, it would seem pretty icky to have your child share that toy. The religious journeys were an interesting side to the story that might have been added to raise the story above its bodice ripper profundity, but it seemed well developed. The process of genetic basting, if you'll forgive me, seemed bizarre, as did the process of cooking with your body.

I agree with comments above that knowing the chef was a "retired" Assasonier was disappointing. Maybe if a relative (like his father who gave him the cook book) had been it would have been okay.

I agree also that my reaction to the story would have been different if the main character was a woman.
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« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2008, 01:38:07 PM »

While I enjoyed the sensousness of the peice, the 'you better not mess with my daughter' plot point couldn't have been more obvious if Steve cranked that bit to 11.  Part of me was anticipating the enventual meeting and downfall. 
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« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2008, 11:34:28 PM »

Like Pressure, I found the distortion to human anatomy strangely disturbing. Both surprised me at the amount they made me uncomfortable. But as for the rest of the story, I just couldn't get into it. I lost interest pretty early on, fast-forwarded to the comments only to discover there were none. I did like Steve's commentary on Clarke, though, even though I can't say I've ever read anything by him (I usually say I like to read fantasy and watch sci-fi… about the only SF I've read that I got as absorbed as fantasy was the Dune series).

Yes, it reminded me of Pressure too, and made me wonder, which is more far-fetched, a man-fish, or a man-dish?
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« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2008, 07:11:16 AM »

Like Pressure, I found the distortion to human anatomy strangely disturbing. Both surprised me at the amount they made me uncomfortable. But as for the rest of the story, I just couldn't get into it. I lost interest pretty early on, fast-forwarded to the comments only to discover there were none. I did like Steve's commentary on Clarke, though, even though I can't say I've ever read anything by him (I usually say I like to read fantasy and watch sci-fi… about the only SF I've read that I got as absorbed as fantasy was the Dune series).

Yes, it reminded me of Pressure too, and made me wonder, which is more far-fetched, a man-fish, or a man-dish?

Edible people are nothing new. Example:
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« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2008, 09:41:48 AM »

Edible people are nothing new. Example:


Is that a cellular peptide cake with mint frosting?
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« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2008, 10:21:43 AM »

Is that a cellular peptide cake with mint frosting?
I loved Worf in that episode.

"With mint frosting!" is definitely his second best line after "Minsk!"
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« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2008, 10:34:20 AM »

Is that a cellular peptide cake with mint frosting?
I loved Worf in that episode.

"With mint frosting!" is definitely his second best line after "Minsk!"

Don't forget his great line "I AM NOT a merry man!"
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« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2008, 11:46:19 AM »

I just remembered it was the Troi cake that was cellular peptide with mint frosting.
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« Reply #49 on: April 18, 2008, 12:20:46 PM »

Is that a cellular peptide cake with mint frosting?
I loved Worf in that episode.

"With mint frosting!" is definitely his second best line after "Minsk!"

Don't forget his great line "I AM NOT a merry man!"
Yes, that is also in the top 5 Smiley

I eventually came to the conclusion that Worf had the finest sense of humour on the Enterprise, and was continually making up shit about Klingon culture, just to see what he could get people to believe. For example, when he's telling Wes about males reading love poetry to win mates, and is asked "what do the females do?", his response "They throw rocks" is hilarious.

I have many over-thought theories about Star Trek. For example, did you know that Jean-Luc Picard enrolled in Star Fleet under a false name?
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« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2008, 12:44:02 PM »

Edible people are nothing new. Example:


Isn't that Data? Is he a "people"?
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« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2008, 12:46:00 PM »

Isn't that Data? Is he a "people"?
According to Measure of a Man, yes.
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« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2008, 06:56:51 PM »

Isn't that Data? Is he a "people"?
According to Measure of a Man, yes.

I consider Data to be a "people".  SPOILER (and embarrassment coverage): I never cry when vacuum cleaners and electronics "die".    Cry

But, my favorite Worf line (because it comes in handy all the time) was from the baseball episode of DS9; when Sisko calls for some chatter, and Worf bellows, "Death to the opposition!"
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« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2008, 09:04:44 PM »

Isn't that Data? Is he a "people"?
According to Measure of a Man, yes.

I consider Data to be a "people".  SPOILER (and embarrassment coverage): I never cry when vacuum cleaners and electronics "die".    Cry

But, my favorite Worf line (because it comes in handy all the time) was from the baseball episode of DS9; when Sisko calls for some chatter, and Worf bellows, "Death to the opposition!"

LOL

I had forgotten that line. And it's one of my favourite episodes of any flavour of Star Trek, too.
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« Reply #54 on: August 03, 2008, 02:00:57 PM »

I could have sworn I had replied to this thread already, but my post history says otherwise...

I had to read the preview to figure out that Steve was saying "assaisonment," but in retrospect his pronuncation was decent; I guess I just wasn't expecting to hear the word. But, as it means "seasoning," it's a great term for these people.

I was blown away by this story while I was listening to it. Strangely though, I'm not sure I would count it as one of my favorite EP episodes--but it was a very good listen. The story had a good flow to it, and the concept was rather fascinating.
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« Reply #55 on: October 20, 2008, 03:14:02 PM »

I enjoyed this storey.  It gave a new take on the link between food and sex as well as what happens when some is given too much time alone.
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« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2010, 12:22:39 PM »

Hmm...  I both liked and disliked this story. I knew this was SF from the moment that he willed himself to have an erection and it worked!  Smiley

The Good:  The flavored people is an interesting idea.  A future religion that modifies humans into sex-slaves to find God through gluttony and lust is an interesting take (and disturbing).  Well-written.

The sex-slavery is particularly disturbing and effective.  And the fact that the religion, which supposedly believes in finding God through orgasms (and food) deprives their own priests of the ability to orgasm. 

The Bad: 
Call me a prude, but in general I just don't see that much appeal in mixing sex and food.  Particularly when he rubbed the raw chicken on his body, and it had already mentioned that he doesn't bathe, I threw up in my mouth a little.  And throughout the whole thing, I just kept thinking "Now I know where the special sauce comes from!  Ew!"

I groaned when he arrived and the father explained to him the daughter was off-limits.  Not that it's not reasonable, but isn't there an old cliched plot where a traveler stops by a farmhouse looking for room and board.  The benevolent father gives him a room and board in exchange for helping out on the farm, but he has a beautiful daughter (often a virgin) who wants nothing more than to have sex with him?  I know I've seen it a million times, but the only two instances I can think of are an episode of Seinfeld and a chapter of the first Wheel of Time book.

The reveal about the other chef being a former food-monk came out of nowhere and then never actually was addressed other than the chef's single-line reveal.
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« Reply #57 on: March 26, 2010, 01:24:19 AM »

It's actually one of the oldest formula jokes around.  "The traveling salesman and the farmer's daughter" is a staple of bad jokes and bad porn alike.
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« Reply #58 on: March 26, 2010, 02:10:48 AM »

I groaned when he arrived and the father explained to him the daughter was off-limits.  Not that it's not reasonable, but isn't there an old cliched plot where a traveler stops by a farmhouse looking for room and board.  The benevolent father gives him a room and board in exchange for helping out on the farm, but he has a beautiful daughter (often a virgin) who wants nothing more than to have sex with him?  I know I've seen it a million times, but the only two instances I can think of are an episode of Seinfeld and a chapter of the first Wheel of Time book.

The oldest example I can think of is The Reeve's Tale, one of Chaucer's Canterbury tales. And, since I think the belief is that Chaucer mainly adapter existing tales rather than create them from scratch, that means this trope was familiar already at the 14th century.
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« Reply #59 on: March 26, 2010, 08:33:55 AM »

I groaned when he arrived and the father explained to him the daughter was off-limits.  Not that it's not reasonable, but isn't there an old cliched plot where a traveler stops by a farmhouse looking for room and board.  The benevolent father gives him a room and board in exchange for helping out on the farm, but he has a beautiful daughter (often a virgin) who wants nothing more than to have sex with him?  I know I've seen it a million times, but the only two instances I can think of are an episode of Seinfeld and a chapter of the first Wheel of Time book.

The oldest example I can think of is The Reeve's Tale, one of Chaucer's Canterbury tales. And, since I think the belief is that Chaucer mainly adapter existing tales rather than create them from scratch, that means this trope was familiar already at the 14th century.

Oh yeah!  I remember that one.  It involved a very memorable kiss if I do recall.  Anyway, it's a situation that's been so overdone over the years that I find it hard to take it seriously anymore.
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