The Trek BBS

The Trek BBS (http://www.trekbbs.com/index.php)
-   Trek Literature (http://www.trekbbs.com/forumdisplay.php?f=43)
-   -   Disappointing page-a-day calendar 2013 (http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=189817)

Therin of Andor October 1 2012 11:21 PM

Disappointing page-a-day calendar 2013
 
I picked this up last Thursday night. It's been some years since we got one of these and at first glance it looks to be the same format as previous years. It's packed in the usual cardboard box. $US 14.99 (one from 2003, ten years ago was $US 12.99). But...

I was surprised it was quotes and info only - no pictures! I doubt mine was a misprint.

Of course, a text-only calendar pad would be much cheaper to reproduce. New fans wouldn't know the difference. Older collectors buy it and don't realise it is text-only until they get it home; I assume some will return it for a refund. Casual buyers picking it up for Christmas gift-giving probably don't find until until after December 31 that it has no pics.

Just a heads-up for those pondering about getting it.

cml898 October 3 2012 03:35 AM

Re: Disappointing page-a-day calendar 2013
 
I want to see a page-a-day calender of Trek-Lit covers through the years.

Destructor October 3 2012 05:16 AM

Re: Disappointing page-a-day calendar 2013
 
NO PICTURES?!?

I'm out.

Therin of Andor October 3 2012 07:33 AM

Re: Disappointing page-a-day calendar 2013
 
Quote:

cml898 wrote: (Post 7047844)
I want to see a page-a-day calender of Trek-Lit covers through the years.

I think that was suggested once, but there's be too much red tape involved due to different contracts and negotiated rights with all the cover artists. Printing the covers next to summaries, reviews and interviews in "Voyages of Imagination" was one thing, showcasing 365 examples of cover art in a calendar = much trickier.

Patrick O'Brien October 3 2012 11:37 AM

Re: Disappointing page-a-day calendar 2013
 
Is there a master list of Star Trek novel cover art and book synopsis?

King Daniel Into Darkness October 3 2012 12:53 PM

Re: Disappointing page-a-day calendar 2013
 
I saw the nuTrek 2013 calander yesterday, and I was disappointed in that, too. I realize we weren't going to get anything from Star Trek Into Darkness, but that it was made up entirely of spaceship stills from the first movie and some paintings from Star Trek: The Art of the Movie was a disappointment after seeing Tobias Richter's fantastic original shots of the Enterprise leaving spacedock and the USS Kelvin in last year's Ships of the Line.

Therin of Andor October 4 2012 12:04 AM

Re: Disappointing page-a-day calendar 2013
 
Quote:

Patrick O'Brien wrote: (Post 7048858)
Is there a master list of Star Trek novel cover art and book synopsis?

"Memory Beta", although its certainly not complete/exhaustive. Quite a few entries have multiple covers shown. Most entries have blurbs preserved, even if no one has done the character lists, etc.

Patrick O'Brien October 4 2012 11:05 AM

Re: Disappointing page-a-day calendar 2013
 
^Cool, thanks Therin:bolian:

Therin of Andor October 5 2012 05:51 AM

Re: Disappointing page-a-day calendar 2013
 
Looks like the bound "Captain's Log" engagement diary for 2013 might be a better deal than the page-a-day block calendar. The Amazon entry mentions pics!

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Capt...n%27s+log+2013


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.