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Old 04-01-2009, 06:07 AM
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Hey Will.

Never expect a movie to be exactly like the book. It's a good rule.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:28 PM
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I don't think you need to go as far back as the middle ages. It is widely suspected that Pope John Paul I was murdered just 32/33 days into his reign.
I only know a very little bit about that - something to do with poisoning, if I remember?
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:06 AM
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We will never find out, as they refused to do a post mortem on him.
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Was just wondering whether once the novelisation comes out whether anyone likes to read them before they see the film or whether they would wait til afterwards?

I remember when I was young I bought and read the Trek V novelisation, and not realising it wasn't all going to be in the film, was very disappointed when I saw V. Since then, I've never read a novelisation til after seeing the film.

Just wondered how others approach this.
Kevin...I had the exact same experience with the same movie! It was the last time I read a novelization before the movie came out!

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I think the books are always better than the movie. It doesn't matter if the movie was based on the book or if the book is the novelization of a movie. There are wayyyy more details in books.
Couldn't agree more. I always look forward to reading the novels after I see the movie...sometimes I can kind of tell what info the book is going to give me that the movie didn't!
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Hey guys!

I read the film tie-in yesterday, and I just want to say it had some interesting stuff in it, though the general story is still the same.

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Old 05-14-2009, 09:45 PM
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I have to say I'm a little surprised that Spock wouldn't be a bit more careful about when to release information about the future.

It seems extremely risky of him - it's not a case of if such information could further alter the future, it's a question of by what extremes it will.
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I am going to finish the novel tonight...so far, pretty good except for:
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I'm also hoping alot of these scenes that are written in the book were shot as well, and maybe we'll see them in the dvd deleted scenes...
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I have to say I'm a little surprised that Spock wouldn't be a bit more careful about when to release information about the future.

It seems extremely risky of him - it's not a case of if such information could further alter the future, it's a question of by what extremes it will.
He's not altering the future...he's in an alternate reality.

His original timeline still continues. At some point he realizes that he's not in the same universe that he was before.

IMO, he figures that this is where he was meant to be, and since his actions have caused the changes to this universe, he figures there is no harm in sharing the info he knows.
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It's still a bit dodgy - and I still think it comes under a Prime Directive violation of sorts.

But, it's the alternate - I guess he may figure, why worry if I give Starfleet technology 100 years before it developed it itself - that can't possibly go wrong at all!!
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He's not altering the future...he's in an alternate reality.

His original timeline still continues. At some point he realizes that he's not in the same universe that he was before.

IMO, he figures that this is where he was meant to be, and since his actions have caused the changes to this universe, he figures there is no harm in sharing the info he knows.
It seems Leonard Nimoy has a thing with jumping between universes. The Season finale of FRINGE has Leonard Nimoy playing William Bell, a scientist who is hidding in an Alternate Universe from a man who is out to kill him in the Actual universe. Nice hiding spot, don't you think?
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