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Old March 3 2013, 03:49 PM   #151
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Re: Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years

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^That's right. From Memory Alpha:
In March of 1985, Riverside was looking for a theme for its annual festival. Steve Miller, who was a member of the Riverside City Council, had read The Making of Star Trek and suggested that Riverside proclaim itself the future birthplace of Kirk. This motion passed unanimously. The council contacted Roddenberry for permission to be designated as the official birthplace of Kirk. Roddenberry agreed, and designated Riverside as Kirk's birthplace.
Ah, okay. So I need Roddenberry's approval before my plaque is raised.

Fun fact: My sister was born the very night Roddenberry died. This means that either,

a) Roddenberry knew my sister was imminent and got out while he could, or

b) My sister is the reincarnation of Roddenberry.

If I go with b), will you accept her agreement as equal to Roddenberry's regarding my plaque?
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Old March 6 2013, 02:18 AM   #152
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I never realized the "born in Riverside" thing wasn't canonical. I humbly withdraw my earlier nitpick. :P

I really enjoyed reading this book. It has pride of place on my coffee table, stand and all. Some of the references in the bibliography were quite amusing. It reminded me of the Whorfin-class ships in Generations and the official list of shops and offices on DS9's Promenade. Good times.
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Old March 6 2013, 05:32 PM   #153
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I just received my copy yesterday! The only nitpick I have is the stated location of James Kirk's birth. Seemed odd. Otherwise, I am very very happy to have something like this.
David talked about why he did this when we interviewed him on Literary Treks.
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Old March 31 2013, 11:43 AM   #154
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I just saw that Amazon UK has another version of this listed, with a release date of October 2013 and a price of just £16.99!
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Old March 31 2013, 02:16 PM   #155
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That's (as best I can tell) just the book, with no extra trappings.
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Old March 31 2013, 02:49 PM   #156
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It's also supposed to be a general release (meaning you'll be able to buy it in book stores).
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Old March 31 2013, 04:32 PM   #157
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I got a copy of this book and I really like the artwork and and how they wrote about the earth/Romulan wars in this book.I read the book in one day.
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Old March 31 2013, 08:15 PM   #158
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That's (as best I can tell) just the book, with no extra trappings.
Yeah. They did the same thing with the similar Star Wars books, The Jedi Path and Book of Sith. They both came out with the big expensive version with case and extras, and then a few months later they released just the book at a price closer to the average hardcover. They also released E-book versions when the book only versions came out, so I'm really hoping this will be the case with Federation too.
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Old March 31 2013, 10:34 PM   #159
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I hope the "book-only" version is eventually released in Kindle format. Unfortunately Amazon doesn't list such an animal.
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Old April 1 2013, 07:31 AM   #160
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It's also supposed to be a general release (meaning you'll be able to buy it in book stores).
The full edition is in bookstores, at least internationally. I bought mine in Sydney, Australia (thereby cancelling my original, several-times-delayed Amazon order) before Christmas, and I saw boxes stacked up in Forbidden Planet, London, just two weeks ago.
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Old April 3 2013, 06:54 AM   #161
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It's very possible that a Kindle version will come out. The Jedi Path got an e-book release earlier this year with additional content that was added to it, including a touch sensitive map of the galaxy, and schematics, along with an animated Lightsaber lesson.

I finally got a chance to read this last month and finished it in a couple of days. Absolutely surpassed my expectations, I loved this. I borrowed a copy from my friend, and I'll be getting the regular version when it's out.
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Old April 3 2013, 09:48 AM   #162
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How did the Riverside thing start anyway? Trek IV reveals Kirk is from Iowa, but why did Riverside end up with the sign? Obviously, it's considered legtimate enough since XI shows he was raised in Riverside.
The story I'd always heard is that the residents of Riverside just decided that it was true.
I now have an urge to raise a plaque outside my home saying something along the lines of the following:

"FEDERATION HERITAGE SITE. In the year 2255, the first Nasat Ambassador to Earth will reside in the building to be built upon this very spot. Written records from the current denizen will inspire Her Excellency Ambassador C6 "Seasick" Yellow to found the Nasat-Human Siblinghood Association".

Come on, guys, give me some support here.
I can run with this, actually!
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Old April 3 2013, 12:00 PM   #163
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C6 "Seasick" Yellow...
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Old April 3 2013, 11:13 PM   #164
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It's very possible that a Kindle version will come out. The Jedi Path got an e-book release earlier this year with additional content that was added to it, including a touch sensitive map of the galaxy, and schematics, along with an animated Lightsaber lesson.
I was about to say that that's really groovy, but it's only a savings of a dollar against the hardback!
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Old April 22 2013, 03:25 AM   #165
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I had a look at it the other day in a bookstore like what i saw so i ordered one and getting it in a few days.
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