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Review – It Had to Be You

Review – It Had to Be You

Background

This short story comes from a prompt of the same name. It all hinged on emphasizing the last word in the sentence.

Plot

For the Original Series Mirror, Mirror episode, I always wondered why Janice Rand wasn’t in it.

Review – It Had To Be You
Marlena Moreau

Of course I know the real-life reason, that actress Grace Lee Whitney had been dismissed from the show. But what about an in-universe reason?

Because it is established canon that people in the Mirror often kill their superiors in order to get ahead, I decided that Marlena Moreau would do the same when it came to becoming the new Captain’s Woman. In a brutal society, that would make sense. It also worked as a retcon to make it so that Rand would have been the previous person to hold that position. Shatner and Whitney had great chemistry and that was another reason Whitney was fired – Shatner (Kirk) was supposed to remain the bachelor captain. Hence I had another reason to make Rand the original Captain’s Woman.

The twist to the story was the addition of an investigator. I write Mirror Universe justice as being essentially nonexistent, so there had to be a compelling reason for Rand’s death to be investigated. I decided that she would have a connection to the Emperor. In my fan fiction, that man would be a descendant of the Mirror Tripp Tucker and Elizabeth Cutler.

Story Postings

Rating

The story is rated T.

Upshot

I loved putting together Moreau, Kirk, Rand, and the investigator. I should revisit this story line!
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Review – That’s Not My Name

Review – That’s Not My Name

Background

This story comes from a prompt of the same name.

Plot

I had already written the sequel to this short story, It Had to be You.

Review – That's Not My Name
Marlena Moreau

The idea I had was that the Mirror Universe Jim Kirk would not necessarily have gotten together with Marlena Moreau in a conventional way. After all, it’s the Mirror.

I had also wondered why Janice Rand wasn’t shown in the Mirror (the real reason is that the actress, Grace Lee Whitney, had left the show). For an in-universe explanation, it made a lot of sense for Marlena to be Janice’s killer.

Music

The prompt (which I wrote) comes from a Ting Tings song.

Story Postings

Rating

The story is rated T.

Upshot

There had always been chemistry between William Shatner and Grace Lee Whitney. If Whitney had been around when the Mirror, Mirror episode had originally aired, it would not surprise me if there would have been a similar explanation about Janice.

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