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Old December 10 2012, 08:59 AM   #106
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Re: Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years

Thanks for the reply! I didn't mean to criticise the book, was just complaining about the real world issues of Humanocentrism.

In Enterprise, Earth is a newcomer on galactic politics but I can see why it ended up as the centre of Starfleet and the UFP government: Peace between the Vulcans and Andorians, the most powerful members of the Coalition, was recent. I doubt whether the Andorians would've liked to yield to a government situated on the world of their former arch enemy. It's like having the EU captial in Bruxelles instead of Paris or Berlin.
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Old December 10 2012, 11:13 AM   #107
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Kelvin type->Einstein-class. Yes.
Cool! Was that your choice of a name, DavidAGoodman, or did it come from Bad Robot? I'm reminded of Christopher's recent-ish comment that his attempt to name Keenser's species in his unreleased nuTrek novel was vetoed by forces above.
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Old December 10 2012, 02:38 PM   #108
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Kelvin type->Einstein-class. Yes.
Cool! Was that your choice of a name, DavidAGoodman, or did it come from Bad Robot? I'm reminded of Christopher's recent-ish comment that his attempt to name Keenser's species in his unreleased nuTrek novel was vetoed by forces above.
I didn't have to clear it with Bad Robot. Given that Kelvin was a scientist, I figured the class of ships would be named after a scientist (although I read JJ Abrams named it after his father-in-law I think?).
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Old December 10 2012, 03:29 PM   #109
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Cool, thanks

IIRC, the Kelvin was named for JJ's uncle, and it's registry number was his birthday.
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Old December 10 2012, 03:56 PM   #110
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It was actually JJ's grandfather Henry Kelvin, that the ship was named after as well as the aforementioned Kelvin, and yeah the registry number was his birthday. He reveals this in the audio commentary track.
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Old December 10 2012, 04:19 PM   #111
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LOL, we were both wrong. Thanks.
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Old December 10 2012, 04:41 PM   #112
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Thanks for the reply! I didn't mean to criticise the book, was just complaining about the real world issues of Humanocentrism.

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Old December 11 2012, 04:03 PM   #113
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Edit: I know it's not a novel but shouldn't this book - as a piece of fiction - have its own poll (or even review thread) by courtesy of Sho? So far, we have an out-of-universe perspective in this thead, but what about the (hi)stories the book tells, the characters, ships, etc.?
Or you could create it. It's not like only one poster should have a monopoly of such things and would be nice to see others create review threads.
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Old December 11 2012, 11:09 PM   #114
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Or you could create it. It's not like only one poster should have a monopoly of such things and would be nice to see others create review threads.
I can't, I don't have the book and won't buy it until I'm back home permanently. And Sho is the one with that poll magic. A review thread is not a review thread without Sho's poll in the beginning.
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Old December 14 2012, 12:51 AM   #115
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^ Actually me doing the monthly release polls is a somewhat recent development, I kind of took over doing it from Thrawn when he got a bit busy. Much of the credit for providing those inter-comparable threads and in fact also inspiring the creation of the ranking site goes to him. So anyone can jump in and do it really. That said I enjoy doing it and it's nice to hear that someone likes them .
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Old December 20 2012, 08:35 PM   #116
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This is on Amazon as one of their 'lightening' deals for $39.99 with free shipping. Just for the next 20 minutes only.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/161...SIN=1612184170
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Old December 29 2012, 08:13 PM   #117
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Christopher, if you ever do another DTI novel, I'd love to hear more about an event mentioned in this book:

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Old December 29 2012, 11:03 PM   #118
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^ Unlikely, as the book wasn't published by Pocket Books and is contradictory to Pockets Books' own continuity.
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Old December 29 2012, 11:17 PM   #119
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^ Unlikely, as the book wasn't published by Pocket Books and is contradictory to Pockets Books' own continuity.
I know the book doesn't fit into the novelverse continuity. Nevertheless, that doesn't need to prevent an author, if he or she so chose, from using elements of the book in the novelverse continuity, like has been done with the Rihannsu books, for example.

Edit: Also, the fact that it's not published by Pocket is irrelevant. The authors have referenced stuff from other publishers in novelverse books before (like from some of the comics).
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Old December 29 2012, 11:34 PM   #120
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Interesting that Goodman goes with such an extreme interpretation of the Eugenics Wars. I can see that within the context of TOS, but it's a bit hard to reconcile with what we've seen of the 21st century in TNG and the later shows (for instance, the late '90s in VGR's "11:59" didn't look very post-apocalyptic). Anyway, it's certainly not reconcilable with the novelverse's version of the Eugenics Wars, nor with Forgotten History's assertions about the replicability of the Enterprise's slingshot maneuvers.

Hmm... I wonder if
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