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Old October 13 2012, 10:13 AM   #16
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness by Alan Dean Foster

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I wasn't terribly impressed with the first movie novel, so... eh.
He will probably have more time write this.
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Old October 13 2012, 01:20 PM   #17
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Would I be correct in thinking that Alan Dean Foster himself has joined the conversation?
Hahaha!

Never noticed that. Yes, if you look at the only other comment by thranx, October 26 2009, 04:27 PM, it's his comment to me about saving "Bem" and "The Slaver Weapon" till last, for novelizing as "Star Trek Logs", because they were episodes written by SF writers!

Welcome back ADF (aka thranx) and well spotted Timewalker!

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I think it stinks that Pocket was made to comply even if I do understand Abrams reasons.
A different large group would say exactly the same if the books came out and were overruled by the next movie.


I got such a kick out of the "Slaver Weapon" book - there are parts that still give me giggles, even though it's been many years since I've had the pleasure of reading it (part of my book collection is packed away and I haven't found it yet).
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Old October 13 2012, 11:14 PM   #18
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^I feel your pain. I have my Foster and Blish Trekbooks packed in a box. I've been trying to find that box for the last couple years.
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Old October 14 2012, 03:47 PM   #19
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness by Alan Dean Foster

IDW announced the movie prequel comic, Countdown to Darkness at New York Comic-Con this weekend. Roberto Orci and Mike Johnson, with David Messina on the artwork.
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Old October 14 2012, 04:31 PM   #20
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Exciting! I plan to avoid it like plague until after I've seen the movie, as I did with Countdown
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Old October 14 2012, 05:57 PM   #21
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^I feel your pain. I have my Foster and Blish Trekbooks packed in a box. I've been trying to find that box for the last couple years.
A couple of years? That's disconcerting, to be sure. I searched for the box containing my Star Trek Fotonovels from 1980 until it finally resurfaced in 1994, when my parents moved back to the lower 48 from Anchorage. It had been somewhere in their Anchorage house for all that time -- and despite going through every box I could find, I never stumbled across that one particular box. I had completely given up on ever finding them again.

I'm sure there were other books in that box, but I don't remember what they were, I was only interested in my "holy grail" -- the Fotonovels.
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Old October 15 2012, 06:07 AM   #22
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness by Alan Dean Foster

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IDW announced the movie prequel comic, Countdown to Darkness at New York Comic-Con this weekend. Roberto Orci and Mike Johnson, with David Messina on the artwork.
Cool. I'm one of the few people who actually enjoyed Countdown, so I'll probably check this out eventually.
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Old October 15 2012, 07:07 AM   #23
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Cool. I'm one of the few people who actually enjoyed Countdown, so I'll probably check this out eventually.
Huh? It sold gangbusters as individual issues, and has since been collected and reprinted in trade, hardcover and as a boxed set with "Nero", "Spock Reflections" and the movie adaptation.

I would say "Countdown" was enjoyed by many, many people. Including me.

I like this quote:

Johnson: there’s all sorts of prologue-y stuff in the ongoing series.
For all those disbelievers.

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^I feel your pain. I have my Foster and Blish Trekbooks packed in a box. I've been trying to find that box for the last couple years.
When I moved house in 2000, my passport was lost in a box. It expired in the box, but I needed it to get a new one, or pay a fine for declaring it lost. About two years ago, after lots of quick looks through the garage, I finally found it. In the top of the very last box.
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Old October 15 2012, 02:49 PM   #24
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness by Alan Dean Foster

Ah, a rather blurry front cover of "Countdown to Darkness" #1 (spoiler!) at:
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.ph...58#post7106158
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Old October 15 2012, 03:25 PM   #25
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Cool. I'm one of the few people who actually enjoyed Countdown, so I'll probably check this out eventually.
Huh? It sold gangbusters as individual issues, and has since been collected and reprinted in trade, hardcover and as a boxed set with "Nero", "Spock Reflections" and the movie adaptation.
Just because it sold well in a variety of formats doesn't mean it was received well.

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I would say "Countdown" was enjoyed by many, many people. Including me.
Countdown was okay. I think it's more important for what it does (set up some of the conflict in the film and putting a close to the TNG era) than for the story it tells (which is rather pedestrian).

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Ah, a rather blurry front cover of "Countdown to Darkness" #1 (spoiler!) at:
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.ph...58#post7106158
It's a picture of Kirk. Not really sure that's a spoiler.
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Old October 15 2012, 03:40 PM   #26
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Just because it sold well in a variety of formats doesn't mean it was received well.
What, people kept buying it in every format offered because they hated it so much?

It's a picture of Kirk. Not really sure that's a spoiler.
Well, there is some disagreement over in the other thread about exactly who/what that blurry image is supposed to be conveying, and if people follow the link and see discussions they'd rather not know about, they needed a warning.
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Old October 15 2012, 03:44 PM   #27
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Just because it sold well in a variety of formats doesn't mean it was received well.
What, people kept buying it in every format offered because they hated it so much?
People keep buying Assimilation2, and I've yet to find anyone who actually likes it. Avengers Vs. X-Men was dire, and yet it topped the sales charts month after month. People buy things for lots of reasons, and things sell despite their quality.

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It's a picture of Kirk. Not really sure that's a spoiler.
Well, there is some disagreement over in the other thread about exactly who/what that blurry image is supposed to be conveying, and if people follow the link and see discussions they'd rather not know about, they needed a warning.
It's Kirk. I saw the cover to Countdown to Darkness #1 last Monday.
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Old October 16 2012, 12:47 PM   #28
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People keep buying Assimilation2, and I've yet to find anyone who actually likes it.
::raises hand::
I like it.
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People keep buying Assimilation2, and I've yet to find anyone who actually likes it.
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I like it.

As do I. I'm sure I've said so either here or in the Who sub forum!
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Old October 17 2012, 12:23 AM   #30
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Just because it sold well in a variety of formats doesn't mean it was received well.
What, people kept buying it in every format offered because they hated it so much?
I have a feeling most of the people buying the new editions hadn't bought the previous ones. I know some people will buy a copy of each edition of a story they enjoy, but I doubt it was enough people for it to sell as well as it did.
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