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Old February 25 2009, 05:50 PM   #1
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Star Trek book covers like you've never seen them...

Someone with the always-fruitful combination of Photoshop skills and spare time has revealed the real titles of a number of Trek novels. Go here to see them.

OK, it's adolescent, but I admit I laughed.
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Old February 25 2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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Re: Star Trek book covers like you've never seen them...

Super Pyjama Desert Party sounds like a Tom Robbins novel - or a mediocre 80's teen pop band.

Keith will be here shortly, so let me say that he needs to write Worf vs. the Pretty Flowers ASAP. I want to read this, dangit!
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Old February 25 2009, 06:54 PM   #3
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This. Is awesome.
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Old February 25 2009, 06:57 PM   #4
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Re: Star Trek book covers like you've never seen them...

A good way to test your geek quotient is to see if you can remember the real titles based on the cover art and author names.

Fans of fantasy novels will probably also get a kick out of the three entries linked in the third line of the post.
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Old February 25 2009, 07:17 PM   #5
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Re: Star Trek book covers like you've never seen them...

Brendan Moody wrote: View Post
A good way to test your geek quotient is to see if you can remember the real titles based on the cover art and author names.
Frighteningly, I could!
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Old February 25 2009, 07:27 PM   #6
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Re: Star Trek book covers like you've never seen them...

Am I shallow for being disappointed that none of my covers were spoofed?

Ah, well, thanks to The Mollmann, I still have these:

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Old February 25 2009, 07:38 PM   #7
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"Darth Vader of the planet Vulcan" and "Picard and Troi do Peyote"
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Old February 25 2009, 07:39 PM   #8
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Re: Star Trek book covers like you've never seen them...

Hilarious. I needed a good laugh today.

This would make a good April Fool's Day Joke as a marketing strategy..

Wonder if we should bring back the four authors write a novel idea..
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Old February 25 2009, 07:40 PM   #9
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http://mightygodking.com/images/trekbooks/sulu.jpg

Oh, man that is bad... George would not like this one...

http://mightygodking.com/images/trekbooks/pimpspock.jpg

Spock? A Pimp? Highly Illogical...

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Old February 25 2009, 07:44 PM   #10
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Re: Star Trek book covers like you've never seen them...

Years ago, somebody did one up where they put Rand's and Uhura's heads on some rather picturesque beauties for a Boris Vallejo-style cover like many done in the early-mid 80s for Trek books, titled Orion Slave Princess. I remember seeing it on AOL (I think). I just went looking and found a dead link, so it may be lost to the Internet aether.

And a few years back, the Trek Art forum had a contest to design faux Trek book covers, and one poster whose name escapes me created a handful of truly awesome covers like you might've seen on pulp fiction paperbacks during the 1960s. I've still got those saved somewhere, but I don't know who to credit.
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Old February 25 2009, 07:58 PM   #11
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Re: Star Trek book covers like you've never seen them...

I actually have tears running down my eyes. These are hilarious.
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Old February 25 2009, 09:30 PM   #12
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I like Get Thee to a Space Nunnery. But you can't give How Much for Just the Planet? a funnier title than it already has.
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Old February 25 2009, 09:42 PM   #13
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I like Collectible Plate!
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Old February 25 2009, 09:48 PM   #14
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Re: Star Trek book covers like you've never seen them...

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I like Collectible Plate!
That's probably my favorite as well.

Awhile back KRAD posted a link in his live journal to someone who had done the same thing with science fiction books. I'm too busy at work to try to find it but it had some pretty funny stuff too.

Dune: "I should have stopped here"

Foundation, or some other Asimov book: "Scientists can do anything"
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Old February 25 2009, 09:49 PM   #15
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^ Definitely my favorite.

I did like Furhuras Song though.
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