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Kiko Kea 06-23-2009 10:55 AM

Any hope for alternative Trek novels?
 
While I enjoy TOS novels, I would love to have novels placed in the new timeline, too. I'm doubtful, though- publishing books before several movies are out would cause problems as far as canon goes.

Has anyone heard anything about what else will come of the new timeline? Books, comics, etc?

That Metal Beastie 06-23-2009 10:56 AM

It's going to happen. It's just a matter of when.

chator 06-23-2009 01:15 PM

The Nero comic coming out in August.

Commodore 06-23-2009 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Kiko Kea (Post 224669)
While I enjoy TOS novels, I would love to have novels placed in the new timeline, too. I'm doubtful, though- publishing books before several movies are out would cause problems as far as canon goes.

Don't hold your breath for any novels based in the new timeline.

One of the problems with the tight secrecy during the filming of Star Trek XI was that Pocket Books really couldn't plan any tie-in novels with the movie (the novelization was only given the greenlight two months or so before the film was released and Alan Dean Foster had to write like mad to get it done in time--and he had the benefit of working from a finished script instead of having to come up with everything from his own imagination).

Right now, Pocket Books is pretty much focusing on stuff from the original timeline--because they really had no choice when it came time to schedule their releases for this year.

Kiko Kea 06-23-2009 04:30 PM

Commodore, that's what I'm thinking- I can't see how they can put out books about the new timeline when we only have one movie and they don't know where the next one is going, much less several movies down the line.

Ah, well. Patience.......

Kiko Kea 06-23-2009 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by That Metal Beastie (Post 224670)
It's going to happen. It's just a matter of when.

Let's hope so. :D

chator: "The Nero comic coming out in August. "

Will it focus on leading up to the movie? I thought that was already done? Really, I don't want to read about Nero!:sad:

BTW, how do people put quotes from several responses into their reply? I cannot figure out how....obviously!

chator 06-23-2009 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Kiko Kea (Post 224766)
Let's hope so. :D

chator: "The Nero comic coming out in August. "

Will it focus on leading up to the movie? I thought that was already done? Really, I don't want to read about Nero!:sad:

BTW, how do people put quotes from several responses into their reply? I cannot figure out how....obviously!

use the ""+"" key next to the quote key on the bottom right corner of the post.

I think the Nero comic will overlap events in the movie. It deals with the time from Nero's exit from the black hole into the alternate universe to the end of the film. It will have deleted scenes from the film which will be included later in the Dvd release of the film. But it obviously has to take place within the film's timeframe since Nero dies at the film's end.

master3bs 06-24-2009 08:13 AM

Eventually, probably after the next movie, we should have some novels appear.

When they do, I hope Peter David writes one, and the Garfield team writes another.

Kiko Kea 06-24-2009 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by chator (Post 224779)
use the ""+"" key next to the quote key on the bottom right corner of the post.

I think the Nero comic will overlap events in the movie. It deals with the time from Nero's exit from the black hole into the alternate universe to the end of the film. It will have deleted scenes from the film which will be included later in the Dvd release of the film. But it obviously has to take place within the film's timeframe since Nero dies at the film's end.

That might be interesting, if they relate it to events in the film. As I recall, they don't have much from his point of view...not that I'd expect any, really.

Kiko Kea 06-24-2009 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by master3bs (Post 224924)
Eventually, probably after the next movie, we should have some novels appear.

When they do, I hope Peter David writes one, and the Garfield team writes another.

Perhaps by then they will have a better idea of where the new Trek is going and allow books. Then again, TOS books have all sorts of non-canon things going on...like Spock marrying Saavick to Kirk coming back to life, etc., so the same could happen with new Trek.


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