Daddy Todd wrote:
What did the fans make of the fact that two of the TV movie scripts were novelized over a year before the movies were produced? Both Dark Horizon (by K.W. Jeter) and Body and Soul (by Peter David) were novelized in 1993; the films were not aired until 1994 & 1995, respectively.
It didn't bother me much, because I understood the sequence of events behind it. They'd been hoping to film those revival scripts for years, but eventually it looked like it wouldn't happen, so Pocket novelized them; but then FOX finally decided to go ahead and make them, and naturally they had to be rewritten, so they superseded the books.
Besides, by then I'd gotten used to seeing Trek novels overwritten by new canon, so this was just more of the same, particularly since the AN books were from Pocket and done by the same authors and editor (I think it was John Ordover). I was just glad that the stories finally got made, that we got to see Matt and George and the rest on the screen again.