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Old May 16 2012, 10:54 AM   #16
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Re: Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years

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This unprecedented illustrated volume chronicles the pivotal era leading up to Humankind's First Contact with Vulcan, the Romulan War ...
I'm especially curious to see how they explore the Kelvin era.
Reading their take on the Romulan War will be interesting.

I will want to at least thumb through this prior to purchase, and likely a used copy will be what I buy.

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That suggests it's a diagram of the host/symbiont relationship, which wasn't made public until the UFP was more than 200 years old.
The Trill were a species (member or not) within the early Federation, Dax knew McCoy in med school, it just that if their "little secret" wasn't part of the public consciousness.

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Old May 16 2012, 11:15 AM   #17
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The "attack on Starbase 1" from the Romulan War, I think is from the old Spaceflight Chronology book. Or maybe FASA's RPG's.

I suspect the USS Kelvin and her sister ships (those kitbash designs seen later in the movie, which I'd assume were from the same era) will be ignored.
So long as, if they DO include it, they don't try and homogenize it with TOS the way the EAS website did ("the film is wrong, the Kelvin is a small scout ship and doesn't really fit those corridors behind the bridge, the giant engine room or all those shuttles")
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Old May 16 2012, 01:30 PM   #18
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So if this is just supposed to be the first 150 years of the Federation, why does the pedestal thing have an LCARS set-up? The earliest indication we have of LCARS being used is the 2350s, 190 years after the Federation was founded.

I don't know. The book itself certainly sounds interesting, but I really don't think I want to fork over that kind of money for it.
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Old May 16 2012, 04:58 PM   #19
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So it this is just supposed to be the first 150 years of the Federation, why does the pedestal thing have an LCARS set-up? The earliest indication we have of LCARS being used is the 2350s, 190 years after the Federation was founded.
I would presume that the book is being presented "in-universe" as a document created in the 24th Century, about Federation history during the 22nd and 23rd Centuries.
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Old May 16 2012, 05:48 PM   #20
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Which further suggests that it may be the first of two planned volumes.
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Old May 16 2012, 07:14 PM   #21
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If there are two volumes, is that price worth it?
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Old May 16 2012, 08:50 PM   #22
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This looks super-interesting. Want!
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Old May 17 2012, 02:36 AM   #23
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I think it looks fully worth the list price. I will be preordering locally.
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Old May 17 2012, 05:29 AM   #24
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I couldn't resist the $60 pre-order price. I haven't spent that much for Trek related stuff in ages, never did buy any of the seasons on dvd, glad I didn't now that TNG was remastered. This just sounded like a book I needed to add to my shelf, next to my ST encyclopedieas & art of books.
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Old May 17 2012, 05:51 AM   #25
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Interesting, I just realized that this is being made by a company owned by Amazon themselves, 47North. In other words, Amazon just got into the original Trek fiction business.
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Old May 17 2012, 01:29 PM   #26
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^Well, not fiction per se, since Pocket has the exclusive license for that. It's pretending to be an in-universe document, but it's not a narrative with a plot.
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Old May 17 2012, 08:37 PM   #27
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^Well, not fiction per se, since Pocket has the exclusive license for that. It's pretending to be an in-universe document, but it's not a narrative with a plot.
It's basically another Trek reference book, in other words.
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Old June 8 2012, 05:10 PM   #28
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Re: Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years

Has anyone seen the video commercial for this item? There was a link to it on Blastr.com. After seeing the commercial, I jetted over to Amazon and pre-ordered it. Looks incredible.
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Old June 8 2012, 06:34 PM   #29
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Linky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6IdY_Qxh-0

Continues to look fun, and I feel like rewarding such an unusual idea.
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Old June 8 2012, 07:01 PM   #30
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I am the perfect audience for this. Pre Ordered...
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