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Old October 12 2012, 05:59 AM   #1
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"Into Darkness" Novelization Announced

"Star Trek Into Darkness" is confirmed for novelization and will be penned by Alan Dean Foster and released by Gallery Books.

http://www.startrek.com/article/gall...darkness-novel

Confirmed by StarTrek.com, although of course no details are available yet.
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Old October 12 2012, 06:35 AM   #2
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I'm excited!
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Old October 12 2012, 10:01 AM   #3
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I was disappointed by ADF's novelization of Star Trek. I realize he had to write it under some hectic conditions (I think he had two weeks, or something like that) but the characters seemed less vibrant than in the movie, and there were continuity errors, like Uhura being on the bridge at her post when the Enterprise launches, but then later being found by Kirk belowdecks and promoted to the bridge, and Spock Prime having had time to make previous trips to Scotty's Delta Vega outpost before he met young Kirk.
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Old October 12 2012, 01:35 PM   #4
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I was disappointed by ADF's novelization of Star Trek.
My main disappointment was that ADF really disliked Karl Urban's line (originally improvised by him in his audition, "Nothing left but my bones"), and thus it became "Nothing left but my skeleton." ADF got permission to change for in the novelization, and it loses so much.
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Old October 12 2012, 01:52 PM   #5
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I'm probably in the minority here, but I've rarely been pleased by an ADF outing. I would much rather have heard that a new author had been chosen. Oh, well.
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Old October 12 2012, 01:56 PM   #6
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^^ What would be the point of that change? Did Kirk call him "Skeleton" for the remainder of the book?
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Old October 12 2012, 04:44 PM   #7
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I guess I'm a little behind the times here: where was the official announcement that the title is indeed Star Trek Into Darkness ?

I know there was the "leak", and no outright denials, but I don't recall an official "Tada! Here's the title!" announcement.
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Old October 12 2012, 04:54 PM   #8
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Yes it is the official name. It was said on JJ's Conan appearence, when the microclip was played.
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Old October 12 2012, 05:00 PM   #9
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Thanks, I just saw in the other title thread that had the Paramount confirmation.

I'm a little shocked at myself that I missed that, and I'm a little shocked there isn't more publicity material from Paramount with that title. I guess that's Abrams' doing though.
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My main disappointment was that ADF really disliked Karl Urban's line (originally improvised by him in his audition, "Nothing left but my bones"), and thus it became "Nothing left but my skeleton." ADF got permission to change for in the novelization, and it loses so much.
If only he had gotten permission to drop the line entirely.
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^^ What would be the point of that change?
Because ADF didn't like the joke.

Did Kirk call him "Skeleton" for the remainder of the book?
No. It is no longer a joke in this context.
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Old October 12 2012, 05:42 PM   #12
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I'm probably in the minority here, but I've rarely been pleased by an ADF outing. I would much rather have heard that a new author had been chosen. Oh, well.
He has a massive following in the more general science fiction genre, so why not go with the strength. A lot of people who buy SF novels, but not tie-ins, bought the previous hardcover novelization.
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Old October 12 2012, 11:27 PM   #13
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I was disappointed by ADF's novelization of Star Trek.
My main disappointment was that ADF really disliked Karl Urban's line (originally improvised by him in his audition, "Nothing left but my bones"), and thus it became "Nothing left but my skeleton." ADF got permission to change for in the novelization, and it loses so much.
What in the world is there to dislike about the original line?
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What in the world is there to dislike about the original line?
In an interview, ADF said he just didn't find it funny. Nor that he wanted any other reason for the nickname beyond its old "sawbones" historical reference. Certainly, many fans hate the line, eg

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If only he had gotten permission to drop the line entirely.
... just as many others have loved it. I saw Urban at a convention in Sydney, recreating the whole speech as he walked up the aisle to the stage, just a few months after the film came out; it was hilarious!

It's all in the delivery, of course. Remember, ADF was shown a rough cut of the film and was not even supposed to take notes, IIRC, then he was given a script and two(?) weeks to write the novelization.
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Old October 12 2012, 11:51 PM   #15
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Even though I wasn't a fan of the previous novelization, I enjoyed his Star Trek Logs and many of his novels. Hopefully, this time they'll give him more time to write the sequel.
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