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Re: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Mystery #6
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2011, 12:36:40 AM »
You pretty much summed-up the worst aspect of the Undercover Brothers. Repetitiveness and recycled plot devices is the main reason I stopped reading the series.

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Re: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Mystery #6
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2011, 02:27:36 AM »
Just reading the descriptions of some of the UB books, I can get that impression. New mysteries should consist of more than just change of scenery (though that's nice too.) I think the crime itself should be different and even if it's a similar setting and crime, the motives are always going to play a big role and that should be unique as much as possible. Oh well- that's just some of my ideas on that...
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Re: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Mystery #6
« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2011, 09:52:09 PM »
The dangerous theatre stuff reminds me a bit of one of the ND '77 episodes (don't recall the title right now).

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Re: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Mystery #6
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2011, 12:11:14 AM »
"A Haunting We Will Go"- if it lives up to this episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries- that would be great! :)
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Re: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Mystery #6
« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2011, 02:40:04 AM »
Just reading the descriptions of some of the UB books, I can get that impression. New mysteries should consist of more than just change of scenery (though that's nice too.) I think the crime itself should be different and even if it's a similar setting and crime, the motives are always going to play a big role and that should be unique as much as possible. Oh well- that's just some of my ideas on that...

Exactly. And when the trilogies started we didn't even get a change of scenery!

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Re: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Mystery #6
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2011, 09:51:14 AM »
haha. That's one why to look at it.

This wouldn't be the only book in the UB continuity where the boys got a non-ATAC case. It happened at least twice in the graphic novel series.

I knew that, but if you read my original post, I was referring to the S&S'S printed UB's.
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Re: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Mystery #6
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2011, 10:03:42 AM »
Exactly. And when the trilogies started we didn't even get a change of scenery!

Not to mention that they still continued the trend of having gangs of one in the trilogies, so most of the trilogies had an unrelated bad guy in every single book, and that person was comitting the crimes in that book of the trilogy, but weren't involved in the other crimes in the other books.  Plus, the Hardy's really ddn't do any detecting in the series, other than just talking their suspects to confess.
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Re: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Mystery #6
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2011, 01:44:03 PM »
Not to mention that they still continued the trend of having gangs of one in the trilogies, so most of the trilogies had an unrelated bad guy in every single book, and that person was comitting the crimes in that book of the trilogy, but weren't involved in the other crimes in the other books.  Plus, the Hardy's really ddn't do any detecting in the series, other than just talking their suspects to confess.

That gets old after awhile. ::) I wonder what this new series will be like. :-\
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Re: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Mystery #6
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2011, 03:36:13 PM »
Not to mention that they still continued the trend of having gangs of one in the trilogies, so most of the trilogies had an unrelated bad guy in every single book, and that person was comitting the crimes in that book of the trilogy, but weren't involved in the other crimes in the other books.  Plus, the Hardy's really ddn't do any detecting in the series, other than just talking their suspects to confess.

Yeah, it got so repetitive that even people who were originally fans of the series got tired of it.

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Re: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Mystery #6
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2011, 03:53:32 PM »
Yeah, it got so repetitive that even people who were originally fans of the series got tired of it.

Plus that first trilogy felt like S&S had walked off a 100 story balcony.
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Re: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Mystery #6
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2012, 01:26:56 PM »
A 6th Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys crossover book title Stage Fright, is due to be released July 10, 2012 according to Amazon.com.



Lol I thought it looked like they were wearing like superhero costumes for a second! And hmmm.... Sound like an interesting title! Hopefully it'll be longer than the last one!
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Re: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Mystery #6
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2012, 03:42:43 PM »
If anything, I would guess it may well be shorter- I have the feeling this book is the last gasp for this series as well, considering both its parent series are ending now.
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Re: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Mystery #6
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2012, 01:25:36 PM »
Where'd the cover picture come from?  I can't seem to find it on Amazon (.com or .ca), Chapters-Indigo or Simon & Schuster's US or Canadian websites.
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Re: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Mystery #6
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2012, 05:10:46 PM »
I've been wondering about that myself...
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Re: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Mystery #6
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2012, 05:12:52 PM »
I've been wondering about that myself...

Must be a fake. :-\
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