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Old May 17 2013, 06:31 AM   #31
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Re: Novels based on the movie cast.

That does make one wonder if this dispute is what killed the books.
As for Abrams wanting CBS Consumer Products to stop releasing TOS products, on one hand I can kind of see wanting to prevent the confusion, but at the same time it is IMO ridiculous to actually be upset when it doesn't happen. TOS products have been selling for decades, there is no one one (now two) reboot movie(s) is(are) going to be enough stop them.
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Old May 17 2013, 01:54 PM   #32
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^ I'm actually shocked that Bad Robot would have even expected them to stop making products based on the original series.
I'm not. It fits the arrogant image I apply to Abrams and his cohorts.
Well, to be fair, this is the first time that Bad Robot has been involved with a franchise that had an earlier incarnation that was still a going concern in tie-ins. The only previous thing they've done that they didn't create themselves was Mission: Impossible, and that didn't have anything coming out besides the movies. So maybe instead of arrogance it was just not being used to having the "competition."
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That does make one wonder if this dispute is what killed the books.
I've been wondering this two. It certainly seems more plausible then the "didn't want to step on BR's toes while they were developing the sequel" line. Problem is, although Abrams Trek is the primary focus of IDW's Trek line, BR seems to have no objection to when they go back and re-visit Prime Trek, like they did last year with Assimilation-Squared and the TNG Hive series.
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Old May 17 2013, 02:38 PM   #33
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That does make one wonder if this dispute is what killed the books.
I've been wondering this two. It certainly seems more plausible then the "didn't want to step on BR's toes while they were developing the sequel" line. Problem is, although Abrams Trek is the primary focus of IDW's Trek line, BR seems to have no objection to when they go back and re-visit Prime Trek, like they did last year with Assimilation-Squared and the TNG Hive series.
Well, I get the impression from the article that their issue was with TOS specifically, not TNG-era stuff or ENT. But IDW has continued to do TOS-era stuff to an extent, with the Legion of Super Heroes crossover and a Kirk-era flashback in the Doctor Who crossover.

Also, Pocket did go ahead with the Abramsverse Academy novels, although it was a different imprint aimed at a different demographic.
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Old May 19 2013, 06:05 PM   #34
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Wonder if we might get all 4 books as a omnibus?
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Old May 19 2013, 06:25 PM   #35
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I expect so at some future point, hopefully by that point the was planned books based on the movie cast may get the go ahead for a release too
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Old May 19 2013, 07:37 PM   #36
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I can't speak for the other authors of the abortive Abramsverse novels, but now that I've seen STID, I can safely say that Seek a Newer World is very much not compatible with the movie. I may have been too ambitious and delved into too many of the same character and thematic ideas that the sequel tackles, so there's no way both stories could happen in the same continuity. At the very least it would take a heavy rewrite to make it compatible, but at this point I'm not sure it would be worth the trouble. If Pocket were to begin doing Abramsverse novels, it might be better just to start over and tell new stories based on what we know now.
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Old May 19 2013, 07:45 PM   #37
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Re: Novels based on the movie cast.

^Interesting. Thanks for the info, I was wondering about that.

Something tells me David Mack's Greater Than Death would be scuppered by Kirk's comment that he hadn't lost a single crewmen since taking command of the Enterprise.
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Old May 19 2013, 08:22 PM   #38
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^ More Beautiful than Death. And I don't recall how many fatalities were involved in that story, but yes, Kirk would have had to cope with losing a few crewmen in action during that story.
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Old May 19 2013, 11:00 PM   #39
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^Thanks.

I guess that's the really really final nail over the already final nail in the coffin of those novels. Bleh.

Just out of curiousity, if Greg Cox is reading, was The Hazard of Concealing similarly smooshed out of continuity with the new movieverse?
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Old May 19 2013, 11:12 PM   #40
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Well this is interesting. I guess anyone who was still hoping to see these four novels someday can stop waiting now.
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Old May 20 2013, 03:30 AM   #41
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^Interesting. Thanks for the info, I was wondering about that.

Something tells me David Mack's Greater Than Death would be scuppered by Kirk's comment that he hadn't lost a single crewmen since taking command of the Enterprise.
No, Kirk did say that he had lost one crewman since taking command, but he had not lost the multiple number that Pike was referring to.
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Old May 20 2013, 03:36 AM   #42
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^He said "not one" had been lost.
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Old May 20 2013, 01:27 PM   #43
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Kirk has already lost crewmembers in the IDW series, e.g. in the Mitchell issue.
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Old May 20 2013, 02:01 PM   #44
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^He said "not one" had been lost.
No, he said aside from one being lost.
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Old May 20 2013, 03:07 PM   #45
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OR, he means that he lost multiple crewman, not JUST one.
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