Art Vandelay wrote:
Hey, you didn't offer what would have been my choice! That would have been the time period of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Ditto. My first ST comics were the post-TMP Marvel issues and I loved the Thomas Warkentin art of those early LA Times Syndicate post-TMP strips.
"Ex Machina" was the novel I wanted to read in the weeks/months following TMP's premiere, but I made do with TMP's novelizations, off-the-shelf Bantams and early Pocket novels, and writing post-TMP fanfic instead. Some of Pocket's early titles were post-TMP, pre-ST II. The "Lost Years" saga (eventually four books) were also great, and lead into TMP.