RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,946
Posts: 5,479,541
Members: 25,056
Currently online: 596
Newest member: JeremiahJT

TrekToday headlines

USS Enterprise Press-Out And Build Manual
By: T'Bonz on Nov 28

New QMx USS Reliant Model
By: T'Bonz on Nov 28

Star Trek Thirty-Five Years On 35MM: A Retrospective
By: T'Bonz on Nov 28

Trek Shirt And Hoodie
By: T'Bonz on Nov 27

A Klingon Christmas Carol’s Last Season
By: T'Bonz on Nov 27

Attack Wing Wave 10 Expansion Pack
By: T'Bonz on Nov 27

New Star Trek Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures
By: T'Bonz on Nov 26

QMx Mini Phaser Ornament
By: T'Bonz on Nov 26

Stewart as Neo-Nazi Skinhead
By: T'Bonz on Nov 26

Klingon Bloodwine To Debut
By: T'Bonz on Nov 25


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Firefly, vampires, genre books and film.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 20 2011, 02:09 AM   #1
Yevetha
Commodore
 
Mass Effect books and comics...

I am loving the Invasion comics so far.
Yevetha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 20 2011, 10:26 PM   #2
Reverend
Rear Admiral
 
Reverend's Avatar
 
Location: UK
Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

Personally I found the first novel was a bit disappointing and very forgettable. Not *bad*, just...well bland I suppose. The second and third novels were a significant improvement and all the comics to date have been getting better with each new iteration...even if I suspect Invasio's only real purpose is to introduce a more overtly militaristic Cerberus and establish why (I presume) in ME3 Omega has changed hands. I'm actually hoping Aria will be a squadmate.
Reverend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 25 2011, 05:10 PM   #3
Yevetha
Commodore
 
Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

I would like Aria as a companion too.
Yevetha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 25 2011, 07:39 PM   #4
John Clark
Commodore
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

I wouldn't mind Aria as a squadmate either - as long as she remembers one rule has changed slightly
__________________
If there's a justification for my actions right now, it's this: I have gone completely mad
John Clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 25 2011, 10:21 PM   #5
JD
Admiral
 
JD's Avatar
 
Location: Arizona, USA
Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

Yeah, I wouldn't be against Aria as a squad member either. I just finished up a bunch of the Omega side missions on my current ME2 play through, and I really do like her character.
__________________
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites
JD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 26 2011, 06:53 PM   #6
Yevetha
Commodore
 
Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

When can we expect the movie?
Yevetha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 26 2011, 07:56 PM   #7
Reverend
Rear Admiral
 
Reverend's Avatar
 
Location: UK
Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

John Clark wrote: View Post
I wouldn't mind Aria as a squadmate either - as long as she remembers one rule has changed slightly
Personally I'd just like to see her reunion with Wrex. That ought to be entertaining!

Yevetha wrote: View Post
When can we expect the movie?
Last I heard they had just signed a production deal and were yet to even hire a writer, never-mind a director. So by all accounts it's still in the early stages of pre-production. Even assuming everything goes smoothly (which rarely happens) I wouldn't expect to see it on screens before 2014 or '15 at the earliest.
Reverend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 29 2011, 10:32 PM   #8
PsychoPere
Vice Admiral
 
PsychoPere's Avatar
 
Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

I think the last confirmed "news" regarding the live-action adaptation was that Mark Petrosevich was in negotiations to write the screenplay, but I haven't seen any further word on that possibility.

There is an anime film coming out in the summer.
PsychoPere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23 2012, 05:36 PM   #9
Yevetha
Commodore
 
Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

ME Invasion 4 is out.
Yevetha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 20 2012, 11:52 PM   #10
Yevetha
Commodore
 
Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

Any idea when the Dietz book will come out.
Yevetha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 21 2012, 12:10 AM   #11
PsychoPere
Vice Admiral
 
PsychoPere's Avatar
 
Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

Deception has been out for around 20 days now.

Don't buy it, however. It has numerous canon and continuity issues, so a new edition is being prepared.

No additional details have been released as yet regarding this new edition, so we don't know when it will replace the current one.
PsychoPere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 21 2012, 10:03 AM   #12
Yevetha
Commodore
 
Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

Thanks.
Yevetha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 21 2012, 11:37 AM   #13
Skywalker
Admiral
 
Skywalker's Avatar
 
Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

I don't think I'll even buy the revised edition. It sounds like the book's problems go beyond inconsistencies with the lore.
Skywalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 21 2012, 02:12 PM   #14
Reverend
Rear Admiral
 
Reverend's Avatar
 
Location: UK
Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

Any continuity errors/oversights/blatant contradictions are just symptoms of the greater problem, which from what I gather is the author. The second edition may be more in tune with the canon, but unless they get someone else (like one of of the games' writers) it'll probably still be rubbish.

Last edited by Reverend; February 21 2012 at 11:08 PM.
Reverend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 21 2012, 04:07 PM   #15
PsychoPere
Vice Admiral
 
PsychoPere's Avatar
 
Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

Probably. My only previous experience with Dietz's writing were his Star Wars: Dark Forces novels and Halo: The Flood. The SW ones I read way back in 1998, so I probably wasn't as aware of bad writing then as I am now, and The Flood was unremarkable though not horrible.

Sadly, I'm stuck with a copy of Deception, because I had pre-ordered the eBook version before any of these issues were known. If I'm able to update the eBook to the revised edition, I'll read it since I already paid for it, but if I have to buy it all over again I won't bother at all.
PsychoPere is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
mass effect

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.