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Old October 3 2013, 07:30 AM   #616
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Re: New Book about TOS: These Are The Voyages

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The Alternative Factory is, of course, the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
And it's quite likely more entertaining than "The Alternative Factor."
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Old October 3 2013, 08:34 AM   #617
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The Alternative Factory is, of course, the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
And it's quite likely more entertaining than "The Alternative Factor."
It's a Golden Ticket...to the end of the universe!
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Old October 3 2013, 08:09 PM   #618
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Better than "Charlie X and the Chocolate Factory."
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Old October 3 2013, 09:46 PM   #619
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And suddenly this thread is NSFW. Great.
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Old October 4 2013, 02:58 AM   #620
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I guess all that can be said of Volume 1 has been said. We now await Volume 2...impatiently.
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Old October 4 2013, 03:07 AM   #621
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I will simply say this: If I had it to do all over again, knowing all that I know now, I would still buy this book and still recommend it to other Trek fans (maybe I'd recommend they wait for the second edition, however).
Thank you. Having done so, I feel better about it.

Actually what I was waiting for is the paperback. It takes ALOT to get me to shell out for hardcovers anymore. Hopefully whatever problems the book has will be fixed by that edition.
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Old October 4 2013, 03:52 AM   #622
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Though typos bug me -- I've not looked inside the covers of my own book since publishing for fear of when, not if, I find a typo therein -- or a grammar error -- or . . . but I digress . . .
The depth into which TATV apparently so boldly goes does not interest me. Weird, because I do like getting into some production issues, like command shirt color. Just don't want the trees for the forest quite as much as the book seems to.
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Old October 6 2013, 12:15 PM   #623
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Having gone to Catholic school, the part about John D.F. Black choosing a "middle name" for his "conformation" was amusing in its mistakedness.
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Old October 8 2013, 07:36 AM   #624
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Having gone to Catholic school, the part about John D.F. Black choosing a "middle name" for his "conformation" was amusing in its mistakedness.
Well, to be fair to the author, it would've taken time to verify that...I mean 20 to 50 seconds he'd never get back.
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Old October 8 2013, 12:29 PM   #625
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Having gone to Catholic school, the part about John D.F. Black choosing a "middle name" for his "conformation" was amusing in its mistakedness.
Well, to be fair to the author, it would've taken time to verify that...I mean 20 to 50 seconds he'd never get back.
Took me 15 to find this - second paragraph.
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Old October 8 2013, 01:07 PM   #626
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Come to think of it, "conformation" kinda fits, too.
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Old October 8 2013, 07:02 PM   #627
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Come to think of it, "conformation" kinda fits, too.
True. Maybe the author was trying to be clever.


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Old October 17 2013, 09:06 AM   #628
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Re: New Book about TOS: These Are The Voyages

Did anyone else notice that the top-90 "Trendex Ratings" Cushman includes on p.281 are:

(a) Nielsens, not Trendex
(b) Shows 82-90 on the list don't match the book's stated source (p.68)
(c) The actual list is of 106 shows, not 90

I know, I know -- picky, picky...
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Old October 19 2013, 06:22 PM   #629
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I saw this quoted on another forum.

Marc Cushman wrote:
"I’ll be the first to admit that Book 1 needed a second proofing, but it was rushed out to be available at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention. Including front and back matter, it is 600 pages, with two more books at about 500 pages each waiting in the wings. That presented an immense challenge for the publisher, who only acquired this property in late February of 2013. To get the first book out in less than six months was an amazing feat. Twelve to eighteen months is the average amount of time taken. Why the hurry? I saw many too people I interviewed, such as Bob Justman, Jerry Finnerman, William Windom and Malachi Throne, never get a chance to see these books realized. I was facing some health issues, as well. So I was determined to push for August. I will let the people who have posted positive comments and are eager to see Book 2 say whether this was a good decision or not. I can tell you that we have received 100% positive notices from professional reviewers, including Geek Magazine, Author Magazine, The New York Post, and Access Hollywood, none of which have yet to mention any blemishes. Nor did Leonard Nimoy when he phoned to say that the research was “astounding.” Harlan Ellison did tease me, however, about Edith Keeler’s last name being misspelled somewhere in the 20 page chapter on “The City on the Edge of Forever.” From what I see, about 5% of the buyer reviews mention typos, but they also state that this hasn't deterred from their enjoyment of the book. Regardless, even 5% bothers me and I have therefore delayed the issuing of Book 2 from mid November until it is scrutinized by three different proofers who are new to this project (all not only qualified but extremely knowledgeable of TOS). We hope to have this second volume out by mid December, which will be late in the holiday shopping season, and that will hurt us (and this will disappoint those who wish they had Book 2 now), but I am determined to make these books as complete as possible … and as error free as possible, too. Just wanted to let you know that I am listening, and do care. Best, Marc Cushman."
I have to say, if the author was simply worried that his interview subjects wouldn't be alive to read his work, why not just send them an early copy?
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Old October 19 2013, 06:32 PM   #630
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^^ At least he's acknowledging the issue. And without knowing in detail what was going on in his life and everything involved I'm hesitant to second guess him. I have to agree that even with its flaws I thoroughly enjoyed the first volume and I do look forward to the next. If it means a small delay to get the next volume in better form then so be it.
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