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Old April 3 2014, 08:00 PM   #16
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Re: Anyone receive "These Are The Voyages..." Season 2 yet?

Got home yesterday and it was waiting on my doorstep. Read the first few chapters last night. Basically a recap of volume 1 and details of the letter writing campaign that was done to help get it renewed for season 2.
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Old April 4 2014, 09:49 AM   #17
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Re: Anyone receive "These Are The Voyages..." Season 2 yet?

I went to order it but balked on the $60 shipping, I'm sure I'll give in soon however...
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Old April 5 2014, 08:06 PM   #18
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Re: Anyone receive "These Are The Voyages..." Season 2 yet?

My copy arrived today! Looking forward to digging in.
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Old April 6 2014, 03:05 AM   #19
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Re: Anyone receive "These Are The Voyages..." Season 2 yet?

I've been reading it for about the past week and will soon post my review in this thread.
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Old April 7 2014, 01:44 PM   #20
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Re: Anyone receive "These Are The Voyages..." Season 2 yet?

I received mine on Saturday and spent most of my free time this weekend reading it. It's got the same level of detail as the first volume with a few things I've noticed:

He loves to mention Lost in Space and Irwin Allen in general. Negatively, of course, but it pops up a lot.

He supports the "windsock dipped in cement" thing regarding The Doomsday Machine. I still don't buy it, but without actual proof to the contrary....

He is often wrong about the background music, saying Who Mourns for Adonias has a "partial" score with much of it tracked with other episodes. Nope: a full score that Steiner wrote incorporating some of his own themes from Charlie X. However a little from Metamorphosis was tracked when Kirk and the guys try to provoke Apollo ("kill a dear!"). Also, in Amok Time, attributing the act one "Enterprise fanfare" to Gerald Fried when it was (obviously edited) library music from Alexander Courage. Thank you, Original Series Complete Soundtrack Collection.....

He also says NBC did no on-air promotion of the series, but all you have to do it search for Star Trek NBC Promos and you'll find two second season promos. Unless they were third season pieces utilizing second season footage. Anyone?

However, I'm still enjoying the book. It's just distressing to see things that I, as a dude sitting at home in New York, can spot as incorrect without doing any real research. The music is a major weakness in his books.
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Old April 7 2014, 02:03 PM   #21
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Re: Anyone receive "These Are The Voyages..." Season 2 yet?

I was away last week. Got home to find it waiting for me. I ended up splurging and bought Season 1 again to get the corrections. Now I need to find some time to dig into Season 2.
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Old April 7 2014, 06:53 PM   #22
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The music is a major weakness in his books.
And that material is readily available at all times now!
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Old April 8 2014, 07:53 PM   #23
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I just received mine.
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Old April 8 2014, 09:50 PM   #24
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Haven't had the time/money to order it yet - surprised its not on Amazon yet!
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Old April 9 2014, 02:15 PM   #25
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The music is a major weakness in his books.
And that material is readily available at all times now!
Yeah and he does it again in A Private Little War, crediting the music in the final seconds to Gerald Fried, who he thinks composed it for the episode. It was, in fact, another library cue by Courage called "Captain Playoff No. 3 (Sad and Alone)." Honestly, I didn't even need the CDs to tell me it was Courage. The piece begins with a re-orchestration of the unaired version of the main theme for Where No Man Has Gone Before, which he heavily incorporated into The Naked Time. It wasn't the "Star Trek Theme" and seems a little too obscure for another composer to adapt (although it certainly would have been possible).

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Old April 9 2014, 02:43 PM   #26
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Re: Anyone receive "These Are The Voyages..." Season 2 yet?

I got notice yesterday that mine is waiting to be picked up at the post office. I actually drove to the post office yesterday to pick it up, but I didn't realize the time and they were closed six minutes before I got there.

Oh well, I'll pick it up today. I'm eager to start reading it.
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Old April 9 2014, 06:21 PM   #27
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I got notice yesterday that mine is waiting to be picked up at the post office. I actually drove to the post office yesterday to pick it up, but I didn't realize the time and they were closed six minutes before I got there.

Oh well, I'll pick it up today. I'm eager to start reading it.
I am surprised you have to go to the post office to pick it up. Mine was in the community box for me to pick up with my mail.
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Old April 9 2014, 07:00 PM   #28
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I got notice yesterday that mine is waiting to be picked up at the post office. I actually drove to the post office yesterday to pick it up, but I didn't realize the time and they were closed six minutes before I got there.

Oh well, I'll pick it up today. I'm eager to start reading it.
I am surprised you have to go to the post office to pick it up. Mine was in the community box for me to pick up with my mail.
I often do have stuff left in the community box. They leave a key in your regular mailbox for you to open the larger bin, but they didn't do that this time. Or maybe he thought the package was too big to fit (it was oversized for the size of book it is). Anyway I picked it up before lunch and I'll start reading it this afternoon.
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Old April 9 2014, 07:14 PM   #29
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The music is a major weakness in his books.
And that material is readily available at all times now!
Yeah and he does it again in A Private Little War, crediting the music in the final seconds to Gerald Fried, who he thinks composed it for the episode. It was, in fact, another library cue by Courage called "Captain Playoff No. 3 (Sad and Alone)." Honestly, I didn't even need the CDs to tell me it was Courage. The piece begins with a re-orchestration of the unaired version of the main theme for Where No Man Has Gone Before, which he heavily incorporated into The Naked Time. It wasn't the "Star Trek Theme" and seems a little too obscure for another composer to adapt (although it certainly would have been possible).

D'OH!
And this is the easily verifiable stuff! What about all of the material he had access to that we can't see? Are we to trust him with that? I can't do it, which is why I'm not reading these books.

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Old April 9 2014, 08:28 PM   #30
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^^^Bingo.
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