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Old June 9 2012, 02:15 PM   #28
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Re: IDW to publish post-Nemesis TNG Borg story, possibly Destiny

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I realise there's no reason they have to, but how hard would it be for IDW to stay in continuity with the novels ?
Pretty hard, actually. Books take a lot longer to develop, write, and publish than comics, so it would be difficult for the two to stay current with each other on an ongoing basis. It's the same reason the TV shows couldn't pay much attention to the novels, because they came out so much faster and they couldn't wait around to see what happened in the books -- and the same reason that despite their best efforts, a number of books ended up getting contradicted by new episodes before they even hit the shelves. Comics don't come out at quite the same pace as TV shows, but it's sufficiently faster than novels that the same coordination problems arise.

Also IDW is in California and Pocket is in New York, so they can't coordinate as closely as they could if they were in the same place (granted, less of an issue in the age of e-mail and teleconferencing, but apparently still a factor).
Fair enough - the practicalities of comics and novels moving at different speeds had not occurred to me.

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I realise there's no reason they have to, but how hard would it be for IDW to stay in continuity with the novels ?
Why? Why is a different take on the post-Nemesis timeline a bad thng ?
I just like a coherent(ish) universe. I realise that for everyone like me, there's probably (at least) one who doesn't give a hoot !
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