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Old August 31 2011, 08:05 PM   #61
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Re: Bunch of new covers, plus a blurb for That Which Divides

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Maybe I'm missing something. The link you have takes me to the same cover I saw the when this thread first started. To me it looks just as abstract as before. As near as I can tell, it's the same exact cover.

I did notice the changes to the That Which Divides cover though.
I had that, just had to clear my cache, and pah-zam there are the new versions.
Greg & 8of5

Well, I cleared my cache on IE and Firefox and I'm still getting the same thing. Here's what I'm seeing on my end:

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/...1451655476.jpg

If you guys think this looks less abstract and more photo-realistic, then maybe our definitions of those terms differ by just a bit. Is this what you guys are seeing? This appears to me to be the very same image I saw when I first looked at this thread.

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Old August 31 2011, 08:11 PM   #62
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If you guys think this looks less abstract and more photo-realistic, then maybe our definitions of those terms differ by just a bit. Is this what you guys are seeing?
No, that's not what we're seeing.
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Old August 31 2011, 08:35 PM   #63
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Old August 31 2011, 08:57 PM   #64
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^Thanks for posting that so everyone can see it.
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Old August 31 2011, 09:00 PM   #65
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As unique as the more abstract one was, I do like that one better. Same goes for That Which Divides.
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Old August 31 2011, 09:05 PM   #66
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I like all of the covers here. I think the Rings of Time cover has a movie-pre-prodution-style-thing about it, which I like.
I like the starship covers in general, but I'm a starship guy. I can see how they might be... bland to others.

I hope Forgatten History stays under the DTI heading.

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Old August 31 2011, 09:52 PM   #67
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I can see how they might be... bland to others.
I'm fine with these, but starships do little for me. I'm a bit of a sucker for "cast portrait" shots. (I always wish they'd posed Terrell, Chekov, Kyle, Beach, etc., for a group shot for the collectors' magazine of ST II, or Sulu's crew for ST VI.)

Love "The Best and the Brightest", "New Frontier" #5/6, "Mission Gamma", etc. I'd love to see novel covers with a TMP alien bobbing up between familiar faces. Never really had too much problem with "floating heads", esp. if we got a new face or alien. Also love the "clever concept" covers, such as the Leonardo Data on "Immortal Coil", or the cool first-edition diecut "Final Frontier" cover, with hidden pic of Robert and Sarah April underneath.
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Old August 31 2011, 09:54 PM   #68
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Re: Bunch of new covers, plus a blurb for That Which Divides

Thanks Cicero,

It was nice to see what everyone was talking about. I definitely like this cover better than the abstract one. To each his own.

I don't know what was going on with my browsers. Here from home I see the new cover easily. I was at work earlier and couldn't see them even after deleting my local cache. It may've been cached on the web server though and I can't clear that. Who knows?

Thanks again for posting the updated cover.

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Old August 31 2011, 11:10 PM   #69
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I love starship covers. Vanguard has had some of the best covers ever.

What I really like though is variety. Back in the 90s we always had the bland "floating heads" covers. They were all the same and not very interesting.

It seems like there's a healthy mix now. Starships, portraits, and more abstract (like DTI Watching the clock). But always fantastic.

I agree with those that want to see some of the books-only characters and alien races depicted, though. I always love it when a books-only starship is rendered, too. Loved the Planck render for the Ships of the Line calendar! (That one is one of my desktop pics now.)
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Old August 31 2011, 11:40 PM   #70
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Back in the 90s we always had the bland "floating heads" covers. They were all the same and not very interesting.
But they weren't always the same, especially if it was a painted cover. Sometimes there was the head of a not-quickly-identifiable crewperson (and you had to read the blurb or the book itself to guess who it might be; hopefully not just a poor rendering of a major character) or a cool, new alien!

When it became a bit annoying for me was the introduction of photo composited covers which, while often clever in their own right, relied too often on a very small set of available promotional pics of the main cast.
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Old September 1 2011, 12:42 AM   #71
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I've posted a newer looking cover for Rings of Time over at http://trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=140562&page=6
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Old September 1 2011, 12:56 AM   #72
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Lets get rid of the yellow line at the bottom on the cover image. No, I did not edit it out.

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Old September 1 2011, 01:01 AM   #73
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Back in the 90s we always had the bland "floating heads" covers. They were all the same and not very interesting.
But they weren't always the same, especially if it was a painted cover. Sometimes there was the head of a not-quickly-identifiable crewperson (and you had to read the blurb or the book itself to guess who it might be; hopefully not just a poor rendering of a major character) or a cool, new alien!

When it became a bit annoying for me was the introduction of photo composited covers which, while often clever in their own right, relied too often on a very small set of available promotional pics of the main cast.
I didn't mean identically the same, just too similar. I guess I just like a bit more variety.
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Old September 1 2011, 11:30 AM   #74
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dunno if anyone's posted this before. just seen it on Amazon. looks wicked.
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Old September 1 2011, 04:55 PM   #75
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I rather like that image, so much so that I've got the Enterprise firing part as my desktop back ground.
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