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Old February 7 2013, 06:34 PM   #36
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Re: What were they thinking? AVENGERS style TREK

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My understanding was that the books were very successful. Is my understanding wrong?
Wrong? No, it is incomplete. Those were very successful Star Trek novels, which is nice, but if a movie only managed to reach that kind of audience, it would be considered a bomb.
I realize that. However, that audience would be a foundation. It's not like all Trek fans read the novels. Not only that, but if properly done, I believe such an adaptation could reach a general audience and be as successful or even more successful than a Prime universe movie like First Contact. Just to clarify, I mean the individual films of the trilogy by themselves would be that successful.
You would have to absolutely shred the books to get even one to fit into a two-hour time frame.
"Just give me two seconds, alright, you mad bastard!" - Montgomery Scott, Star Trek Into Darkness
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