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Old December 28 2014, 12:48 PM   #1
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Titan Books; Winter 1996 catalogue

Found this in amongst my old Trek mags and figured it might be of interest to someone here. For those who don't know, Titan Books released the first 60-something TOS Pockets and 20-something TNG Pockets (along with the Bantam TOS books and a few other bits and pieces) here in the UK.

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Old December 28 2014, 01:34 PM   #2
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Interesting. They published Shadow Lord as a giant novel??? I don't remember it being that long. Plus they promoted Dwellers in the Crucible to giant status, and don't include the giants Enterprise: The First Adventure and Final Frontier.

And the Bantam novels are published under the banner Star Trek Adventures, with new covers, and for a lower price than the Pocket reprints. Why the difference?
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Old December 28 2014, 03:34 PM   #3
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Re: Titan Books; Winter 1996 catalogue

According to Memory Alpha Shadow Lord and Dwellers in the Crucible were 'promoted' after Strangers from the Sky sold so well as a standalone. Pawns and Symbols and Uhura's Song were also released like that, although they don't appear in the catalogue either - maybe the two you mention also were?

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Titan_Books

The October 1995 issue of Star Trek Magazine explains that the Bantams were reprinted due to the 'sheer popularity of the books'. They also got the back cover of that issue;

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Old December 28 2014, 04:01 PM   #4
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Covers by Alister Pearson! Neat. I remember he did some great Doctor Who art. But no Sulu or Chekov covers?
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Old December 28 2014, 04:39 PM   #5
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Re: Titan Books; Winter 1996 catalogue

Sadly no - but in issue 8 they had an interview with Pearson, and then in issue 9 gave away some postcards of his artwork. So in all they published more than half of these lovely covers without text etc.

The Starless World;



Perry's Planet;



Trek to Madworld;



Planet of Judgement;



Death's Angel;



Vulcan!;



World Without End;

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Old December 28 2014, 04:48 PM   #6
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Those likenesses are remarkable. I've never seen these covers before. I wish he had done more Trek.
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Old December 28 2014, 10:27 PM   #7
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Great stuff.
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Old December 29 2014, 05:49 AM   #8
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Great likenesses indeed.
What's the scaly creature with the bulging black eye behind Commander McCoy?
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Old December 30 2014, 05:53 AM   #9
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Commander McCoy? I understand that was his rank, but I honestly don't think I've ever heard him referred to that way. He's either Dr. McCoy, Bones, Leonard McCoy, ect.
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Old December 30 2014, 06:16 PM   #10
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Commander McCoy? I understand that was his rank, but I honestly don't think I've ever heard him referred to that way. He's either Dr. McCoy, Bones, Leonard McCoy, ect.
That's exactly why I did it - calling him commander is technically correct but unusual.
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Old December 30 2014, 06:23 PM   #11
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I can find no results for the search string "Commander McCoy" on Chakoteya's transcript site, so evidently he never was addressed that way onscreen (unless it was in STID, which is not included on the site). But in "The Immunity Syndrome," Kirk's log entry did include a special citation for "Lieutenant Commander Leonard McCoy" among others.
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I can find no results for the search string "Commander McCoy" on Chakoteya's transcript site, so evidently he never was addressed that way onscreen (unless it was in STID, which is not included on the site). But in "The Immunity Syndrome," Kirk's log entry did include a special citation for "Lieutenant Commander Leonard McCoy" among others.
It was merely an expression of humor, analogous to Chakotay technically being a lieutenant commander but never addressed as such. McCoy was a full commander by TAS, IIRC, even though he's never addressed as such.

I didn't want to sideline my original question - who's the alien?
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Old December 31 2014, 02:48 PM   #13
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I'm assuming that that alien is suppose to be Death's Angel.
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That's exactly why I did it - calling him commander is technically correct but unusual.


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