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Old December 2 2012, 02:08 AM   #16
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Re: No More SOTL Calendars After 2013?

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Well, it must've been purposely limited availability then.
Probably reducing numbers each year, because less people buy calendars each year, or wait to get them in the January clearance sales.

Here in the Britain, Amazon aren't stocking it no more (besides acknowledging the ISBN, I'm not sure they ever did actually) ... No regular Star Trek SOTL in sight, or I'd have bought it... as I've done for years.
Well, Australian calendar distributors dropped all "Star Trek" calendars from their annual range in about 2006 (with the 2009 movie a notable exception), so they are rarely seen in bricks and mortar stores, so I buy imported ones from my local science fiction specialist bookshop, or sometimes Amazon US if they fail to order a particular title.

Trawl eBay. Old ST calendars are often available for a few cents.
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Old December 2 2012, 02:24 AM   #17
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Re: No More SOTL Calendars After 2013?

Something sure went badly wrong this year for the SOTL calendar. As I say, there's been no cutback in those other two 2013 calendars out there in the real world. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if they aren't selling as much. If I want one cheap (er, which I don't), I'll bet I can pick one up in a January sale. Regular SOTL calendar always got my money full price, usually around Sept or Oct. This thread has tapped into something that's really bugged me for a couple of months... but I've been too busy to raise the question.

I think there's a different publishers name attached to "Star Trek Ships" & "Star Trek Official 2013". Danilo. They aren't distributing Ships of the Line at all it seems. So perhaps not surprising it's being cancelled, if there are loads unsold that never even shipped abroad. And what, with the Next Generation hero ship on the front this year? Still enough interest in the UK and Europe I'd have thought!

No idea what prevented me getting one. I can only speculate. But if regular SOTL is the ship-based one out there this time next year, I'll certainly buy it. I'm definitely suspicious about the obvious conflict of interest between two calendars, and one having apparently seen off the other.
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Old December 2 2012, 03:50 AM   #18
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Sad news indeed I'll am a big fan of Drexler's art. His work on past SOTL and his book cover art (Vanguard) are awesome.
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Old December 2 2012, 04:58 AM   #19
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Re: No More SOTL Calendars After 2013?

As I said to Doug and Tobias on Facebook:

I have NOT seen the Abramsverse calendar ANYwhere in Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada that I've been able to get to. Not Chapters/Indigo/Coles, not the indy bookstores, not the comics shops, not Calendar Club outlets...you get the idea. SOTL, on the other hand? Done. In hand.
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Old December 2 2012, 04:59 AM   #20
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Also: I was looking forward to that Probert "Wolf 359 Aftermath" painting for next year...
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Old December 2 2012, 06:19 AM   #21
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That's too bad, even though I've not picked one up since 2009 I did look forward to them.
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Old December 2 2012, 08:20 AM   #22
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Re: No More SOTL Calendars After 2013?

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I have NOT seen the Abramsverse calendar ANYwhere in Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada that I've been able to get to. Not Chapters/Indigo/Coles, not the indy bookstores, not the comics shops, not Calendar Club outlets...
Is this what you're looking for? By a rival publisher, Danilo UK:
http://www.amazon.com/Official-Star-...+calendar+2013

A bit tricky when the official calendar license is split across different publishers.
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Old December 2 2012, 10:58 AM   #23
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Re: No More SOTL Calendars After 2013?

Here in England, I've seen the JJ-Trek one (ship stills from the 2009 movie) and a TOS crew one. No SOTL this year, although it may crop up yet.
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Old December 2 2012, 01:55 PM   #24
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There's a rumor around Film Score Monthly that there won't be a release of the complete Star Trek: Insurrection soundtrack and that the DS9 score release is in danger because of a merchandise embargo hitting everything non-Abramstrek related. So I wouldn't be surprised if there's no SOTL for the same reason.
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Old December 2 2012, 02:20 PM   #25
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I don't know, some of the the CG illustrations in the recent calendars tended to look way too crisp. I preferred those that tried to match the look of the TV shows or the movies. Also, fans would create hybrid, ”kitbashy” designs, without bearing in mind that kitbashing was mostly abandoned when the production switched to CG. Ideally, an image should look like something that could've easily been canon, down to the ship names and ranges of registry numbers.

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Old December 2 2012, 03:28 PM   #26
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Re: No More SOTL Calendars After 2013?

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There's a rumor around Film Score Monthly that there won't be a release of the complete Star Trek: Insurrection soundtrack and that the DS9 score release is in danger because of a merchandise embargo hitting everything non-Abramstrek related. So I wouldn't be surprised if there's no SOTL for the same reason.
Here's the link: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/po...true&archive=0

Which references this post:
There's also an embargo on new classic series Star Trek merchandise looming, as the studio wants to focus exclusively on promoting the Star Trek Into Darkness during 2013. If they'd split it into three sets, it's probable that only one of them would have been released before 2014.
http://www.zetaminor.com/roobarb/sho...box-set!/page6
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Old December 2 2012, 04:52 PM   #27
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I am worried that Paramount may cancel as well the Star Trek: The Illustrated Dictionary and the Enterprise book by Michael Okuda. It looks like the Abrams Universe is becoming the standard Star Trek, with the past Star Trek being pushed aside. I am not sure how I feel about this. I just hope that the next film is a superlative Star Trek film, and not another derivative action-adventure film with a Star Trek name.
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Old December 2 2012, 05:10 PM   #28
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^Pocket Books still has a full slate of Prime-universe Star Trek novels in the works for publication in 2013, including several original-series novels in the first half of the year, my own Enterprise-era book Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures in July, and a 5-book 24th-century crossover saga called The Fall in, well, the fall and winter. I'm not getting any sense that classic Trek is being pushed aside.
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Old December 2 2012, 05:16 PM   #29
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Good to hear that. I feel lukewarm towards Abrams Universe.
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Old December 2 2012, 05:55 PM   #30
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Re: No More SOTL Calendars After 2013?

Would not be the first time Pocket's Trek plans were fked by TPTB...

(very sincerely hoping that it's not the case. I suspect, if anything, the subtitle "The Original Series" being added to the novels early next year are the result of Paramount or Bad Robot not wanting any confusion between old and new Trek)
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