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Old October 19 2012, 06:20 AM   #1
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Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary...Finally?

I was browsing through Amazon as I often do...and just about fell out of my chair when I stumbled up on this...

http://www.amazon.ca/Star-Trek-Inc-D...623760&sr=1-10

Does this mean there was a licensing agreement finally agreed upon? Anyone know anything about this? I've been waiting for a DK Star Trek book for years!
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Old October 19 2012, 07:58 AM   #2
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^I am thinking kids book as it has only 96 pages. Also if you click on the Corporat Author, it is a list of children's books they have produced.
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Old October 19 2012, 08:51 AM   #3
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Re: Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary...Finally?

Yeah...but this looks like it obviously a very early listing. I'll be eager to see actual information on this when we get close to March. Even if it is a "children's book" the Visual Guides/Dictionaries that DK producers that are that many pages are pretty decent. So either way I'm most intrigued about this.
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Old October 19 2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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Re: Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary...Finally?

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^I am thinking kids book as it has only 96 pages. Also if you click on the Corporat Author, it is a list of children's books they have produced.
So what? Let's be honest, most of the DK Star Wars Visual books and Cross-Section books are technically children's books too. A lot of us adults still think they're cool as hell.

I doubt anyone familiar with DK or their normal product lines is expecting a full-blown technical manual or anything along those lines.

I'm hopeful.

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Old October 19 2012, 03:10 PM   #5
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Re: Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary...Finally?

Amazon.co.uk wrote:
Boldly go where no Trekkie has gone before.

Star Trek the Visual Dictionary is the final frontier. Charting each and every one of the the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its mission: to explore everything Star Trek, strange new worlds (and old ones), to seek out every character, ship and series, to boldly go where no book has gone before.

Covering all of the six television series, with full coverage of favourite characters such as Spock, Bones, Scotty and Uhura, and full-colour pictures of ships that would make James T. Kirk proud, this is the ultimate guide to Star Trek for any Trekkie.

Don't be a Vulcan - live long and prosper with Star Trek the Visual Dictionary.
Seems to be based on prime-'verse Trek only.
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Old October 19 2012, 04:51 PM   #6
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I would LOVE to see a DK Star Trek Cross-Sections book.
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Old October 19 2012, 06:19 PM   #7
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Re: Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary...Finally?

Until there is one, I recommend you get the upcoming Haynes book on the B'Rel-class Bird-of-Prey. It'll tide you over very nicely!
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Old October 19 2012, 06:21 PM   #8
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Re: Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary...Finally?

I've only flipped through a few of DK's comic book and SW books, but they all look pretty cool. This definitely has a lot of potential.
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Old October 19 2012, 09:17 PM   #9
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Re: Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary...Finally?

I hope this is the first one in a series. If it is only covering "Star Trek" then that would explain the 96 pages. I'm actually really excited about this. Thanks for posting the blurb King Daniel.
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Old November 23 2012, 10:55 PM   #10
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The cover for the book has been released:

http://www.tfaw.com/Books/Profile/St...ry-HC___418989
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Old November 23 2012, 11:23 PM   #11
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A temporary one, thank goodness!
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Old November 24 2012, 12:48 AM   #12
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A temporary one, thank goodness!
Yeah, what the hell is the Borg Queen doing in the center of the cover?
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Old November 24 2012, 12:13 PM   #13
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Yeah, what the hell is the Borg Queen doing in the center of the cover?
Popular character from a well-received, box-office blockbuster. Worf, Borg Queen & Spock seem like as good a trio as any.
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Old November 24 2012, 04:04 PM   #14
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I've already ordered my copy.

I actually have an entire shelf of DK books. They may be "kid's books," but they're useful when you need quick visual reference of ancient Egypt or locomotives or weather balloons or whatever . . ..
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Old November 24 2012, 07:42 PM   #15
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This is awesome! I been hoping for this for years.

Kids Books? Damn straight! That is a good thing. I remember first looking at their books in the library in grade school. I have a huge book shelf of their stuff too. I even bought DK books on subjects I really had no prior interest in. But was impressed with the designs.
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