Lenny Nurdbol wrote:
Most recent theatrical...use TAS as "source material"? Abrams Et Al didn't even watch TOS, much less TAS! Unless you're reading A Lot into Spock getting bullied on Vulcan in that one scene....
I seem to recall Alan Dean Foster got the gig novelizing "ST (2009)" because Orci & Kurtzman knew his work on the "Star Trek Logs" (TAS adaptations). And yeah, the Sarek/Spock scene in 2009 was a fond word-by-word homage to "Yesteryear".
IIRC, Orci & Kurtzman read/reread several TOS novels at the time, including "Enterprise: The First Adventure", "Final Frontier", "Best Destiny" and "Ex Machina".