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Old January 17 2014, 09:22 PM   #1
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What novel would have made a great movie/episode?

Pretty much self explanatory. If you had the powers of Q and could make any Trek novel a two-part episode or even a movie, what would you chose? (Actor availability is not an issue. If you've got the ultimate TOS 5YM story, it would be done with Shatner, Nimoy and crew as they looked then.)
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Old January 17 2014, 10:14 PM   #2
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I think a lot of the episodes are better suited to multi-episode arcs, miniseries, or even full seasons in a couple of cases.

That said, I'd love to see a few of David Mack's "smaller" books on the screen. Zero Sum Game would make a great movie and A Ceremony of Losses would be an amazing two-parter.
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Old January 17 2014, 10:42 PM   #3
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If I could have a story with actors looking as they did then, the answer is easy:

Federation.
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Old January 17 2014, 10:57 PM   #4
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Destiny would make an epic movie trilogy, though it might require Avatar's budget.
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Old January 18 2014, 04:00 PM   #5
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I would have love to have seen "Dark Mirror" as a two-parter. If for no other reason that to see the MU Ent-D and Counselor Troi in the get-up described in the novel.
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Old January 18 2014, 05:26 PM   #6
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All of DS9's relaunch novels would be awesome, but especially Rising Son.
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Old January 18 2014, 05:37 PM   #7
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Re: What novel would have made a great movie/episode?

First one that came to my mind was The Entropy Effect as a TOS two-parter or movie set during the 5 year mission.

For the later series, I agree that Destiny would make a great film, especially with the appropriate budget or script. A two-part episode/TV movie of Avatar from the DS9 relaunch would be a great way to start a new DS9 series.
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Old January 18 2014, 05:56 PM   #8
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My first choice would be Spock's World for a TOS movie . . . oh, but too bad - it just would work. Not enough action and no space battles - unfortunately, it only has an interesting story and fascinating characters.

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Old January 18 2014, 06:07 PM   #9
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Re: What novel would have made a great movie/episode?

zarkon wrote: View Post
If I could have a story with actors looking as they did then, the answer is easy:

Federation.
Very first book i thought of as well..
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Old January 18 2014, 06:39 PM   #10
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Elias Vaughn wrote: View Post
All of DS9's relaunch novels would be awesome, but especially Rising Son.
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Old January 18 2014, 07:10 PM   #11
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Abyss from the DS9 relaunch would be great. I always picture Martin Sheen as Cole of Section 31 after I read the DS9 staff considered casting Sheen as Sloan.
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Old January 19 2014, 01:18 AM   #12
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I would love to see Vanguard and Titan on screen.
My absolute dream would be a live action Titan series, with Jim Henson Creature Shop animatronics and puppets a la Farscape for the non-humanoid characters like Ree and Torvig.
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Old January 19 2014, 01:35 AM   #13
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Re: What novel would have made a great movie/episode?

Intellivore. Although in that one I feel like they would have been tempted to convert that into a Borg movie (I might have preferred that to some of First Contact's shenanigans, actually).

I also tend to think Dreams of the Raven would have made a decent TOS movie, as would the "New Earth" novels. Either of them could be pretty amazing as Abramsverse flicks.
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Old January 19 2014, 04:04 PM   #14
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I would love to see Full Circle as a mini-series...but my number one choice would have to be a 5 season (10 eps per season maybe) showing of Vanguard . I'd also like to see some stories starring Klag and the IKS Gorkon crew
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Old January 19 2014, 04:27 PM   #15
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Federation

Dark Mirror

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