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Old July 29 2008, 03:09 AM   #31
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Any recommendations in particular?
I'm really sorry to say it but anything not written by David Tischman comes highly recommended.
That pretty much sums it up, though I'm not crazy about the New Frontier comic. Klingons: Blood Will Tell and Alien Spotlight volume 1 are both out in trade paperback, and they're both quite good.
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Old July 29 2008, 09:17 AM   #32
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If it's The Space Between, don't worry, they get better.
Actually, if Admiral Necheyev's Bularian canapés had been more familiar to me, the obscure ending of "The Space Between" would have been more satisfying. I noticed that, in "Greater Than the Sum" (CLB's new TNG novel), that Necheyev's favourite food is again a story point, but properly explained, so TSB might make more sense to people who follow the TNG Relaunch!

By the way Christopher, your book is GREAT! I love your explanation of the differences between different Borg groups!
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Old July 29 2008, 05:39 PM   #33
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If it's The Space Between, don't worry, they get better.
Heh, it was 'The Space Between' so thanks for the warning. I'll pick up a couple before I pass judgement.
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Old July 29 2008, 10:21 PM   #34
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If it's The Space Between, don't worry, they get better.
Good, because I tried two issues of The Space Between and stopped buying after that. Any recommendations in particular?
I'd give two big thumbs up to Klingons: Blood Will Tell from the Tipton brothers as well as the Alien Spotlight I omnibus with stories from the Tiptons, John Byrne, myself, and a couple of other great authors. (I know--shameless plug in there, but I think all of the stories are really good.)

And, of course, D.C. Fontana's Star Trek Year Four: Enterprise Experiment, with art by the classic Gordon Purcell, when it comes out in omnibus sometime this fall. It's really as good as I could have hoped for.

Which isn't meant to omit Peter David's New Frontier or John Byrne's Assignment Earth, but those are more specific corners of the Trek mythology.

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On the one hand, having to wait until early 2009 for Alien Spotlight II is frustrating. OTOH, it'll likely come out around the same time as A Singular Destiny, so it's a big self-promotion feast!
Hmmm....

Alien Spotlight II...Four Thousand Throats...A Singular Destiny...Four Walls...

Keith, have you joined a numerology cult that we don't know about?
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Old July 30 2008, 03:00 AM   #35
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^ Don't forget "Four Lights" in The Sky's the Limit.
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Old July 30 2008, 07:18 AM   #36
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Is there any chance of more TNG down the road? Maybe something aboard the E? I thought I would ask since no once else has yet and nothing was mentioned from the Con about it.

Can't wait for all the exciting planned series to come out through. Loving Mirror Images myself and kind of was disappointed in the shortness for New Frontier.
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Old July 31 2008, 05:42 AM   #37
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Is there any chance of more TNG down the road? Maybe something aboard the E? I thought I would ask since no once else has yet and nothing was mentioned from the Con about it.

Can't wait for all the exciting planned series to come out through. Loving Mirror Images myself and kind of was disappointed in the shortness for New Frontier.
Actually, "Star Trek: The Last Generation", which was announced at the con, will be a TNG book (though obviously a Myriad Universes one). In the less-than-two-years since IDW started publishing Trek, that'll be the third TNG miniseries, plus TNG stories in one-shots like Borg, Andorians, etc.

All told, I think they've published 13 or so TNG issues so far in about a year and a half (not counting New Frontier, which is really its own thing), so I'd say that's pretty good so far. And, of course, I'm more than certain that IDW will be doing more TNG series after Last Generation wraps up.

For New Frontier, I believe that IDW Publisher Chris Ryall suggested the likelihood of another series from Peter David at the convention (if I recall correctly), but remember that IDW usually follows a miniseries format, and that PAD had to receive a special exemption to his exclusive contract with Marvel to write the first one, so that had a lot to do with the first series's length/duration.
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Old July 31 2008, 07:46 AM   #38
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Is there any chance of more TNG down the road? Maybe something aboard the E? I thought I would ask since no once else has yet and nothing was mentioned from the Con about it.

Can't wait for all the exciting planned series to come out through. Loving Mirror Images myself and kind of was disappointed in the shortness for New Frontier.
Actually, "Star Trek: The Last Generation", which was announced at the con, will be a TNG book (though obviously a Myriad Universes one). In the less-than-two-years since IDW started publishing Trek, that'll be the third TNG miniseries, plus TNG stories in one-shots like Borg, Andorians, etc.

All told, I think they've published 13 or so TNG issues so far in about a year and a half (not counting New Frontier, which is really its own thing), so I'd say that's pretty good so far. And, of course, I'm more than certain that IDW will be doing more TNG series after Last Generation wraps up.

For New Frontier, I believe that IDW Publisher Chris Ryall suggested the likelihood of another series from Peter David at the convention (if I recall correctly), but remember that IDW usually follows a miniseries format, and that PAD had to receive a special exemption to his exclusive contract with Marvel to write the first one, so that had a lot to do with the first series's length/duration.

Should of realized that The Last Generation is an alternate TNG. Just I will miss some adventures on the D for awhile. I still think there are a few out there left to be told since we are now more focused on the E and onwards.

I forgot about that special exemption as well. I guess a wait for another NF mini is good.
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Old July 31 2008, 03:22 PM   #39
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Am loving the Star TTRek titles being published by IDW. These books are as good or better than any of the other ST comics that have come before, IMO. Especially the John Byrne stuff. Excellent!

It'd be interesting to see IDW get license for a couple other Rodenberry projects. Say The Questor Tapes, or (my personal wish) Andromeda. An ongoing Andromeda comic would rock, especially if you could get input from Robert Hewitt Wolfe.
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Old August 8 2008, 02:56 AM   #40
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Am loving the Star TTRek titles being published by IDW. These books are as good or better than any of the other ST comics that have come before, IMO. Especially the John Byrne stuff. Excellent!

It'd be interesting to see IDW get license for a couple other Rodenberry projects. Say The Questor Tapes, or (my personal wish) Andromeda. An ongoing Andromeda comic would rock, especially if you could get input from Robert Hewitt Wolfe.

Dibs on the Tyr mini-series.
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Old August 8 2008, 03:09 AM   #41
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It'd be interesting to see IDW get license for a couple other Rodenberry projects. Say The Questor Tapes, or (my personal wish) Andromeda. An ongoing Andromeda comic would rock, especially if you could get input from Robert Hewitt Wolfe.
Not to burst your bubble or anything, but I've seen the royalty statements on my Andromeda novel. And from what I understand, mine was the one that sold best (mainly by virtue of being first; it certainly wasn't because of my writing talent....). And that was released when the show was still on the air. I can't see there being enough of an audience for a comic book based on GRA to justify paying for a licensing deal....
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Old August 8 2008, 11:02 AM   #42
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Hey Andrew, kudos to you and all at IDW; I've been enjoying the broad range of stories we're getting.

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Actually, "Star Trek: The Last Generation", which was announced at the con, will be a TNG book (though obviously a Myriad Universes one).
I just saw the great cover for the first issue of this - one might say it was an eXcellent homage...
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Old August 8 2008, 03:06 PM   #43
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It'd be interesting to see IDW get license for a couple other Rodenberry projects. Say The Questor Tapes, or (my personal wish) Andromeda. An ongoing Andromeda comic would rock, especially if you could get input from Robert Hewitt Wolfe.
Not to burst your bubble or anything, but I've seen the royalty statements on my Andromeda novel. And from what I understand, mine was the one that sold best (mainly by virtue of being first; it certainly wasn't because of my writing talent....). And that was released when the show was still on the air. I can't see there being enough of an audience for a comic book based on GRA to justify paying for a licensing deal....
Bummer. But a guy can dream, right? Thanks for the insight, though.
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Actually, "Star Trek: The Last Generation", which was announced at the con, will be a TNG book (though obviously a Myriad Universes one).
I just saw the great cover for the first issue of this - one might say it was an eXcellent homage...
Indeed it is!
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Old August 8 2008, 06:39 PM   #45
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Tha's awsome. But that's just one of the alternate covers though, right? Any idea if or when we will see the others?
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