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Old May 8 2009, 01:22 PM   #1
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Is the Movie Adaption Out Yet

Has anyone read it and can comment if it's worth a read...
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Old May 8 2009, 01:37 PM   #2
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Has anyone read it and can comment if it's worth a read...
I think it's officially out on the 12th.

Joe, who'll pick it up
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Old May 8 2009, 01:41 PM   #3
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As of yesterday (5/7/09), both BN and Border's told me that the previously listed 5/12/09 date is a HARD street date, but said that they could receive updates to release today 5/8, at any time.....
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Old May 8 2009, 01:44 PM   #4
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Has anyone read it and can comment if it's worth a read...
Next Tuesday was the last date I heard as well. We at TrekMovie will be running our review soon.

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Old May 8 2009, 02:21 PM   #5
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Re: Is the Movie Adaption Out Yet

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Has anyone read it and can comment if it's worth a read...
I was told it would be out today last week when I asked in my local Waterstones so I had a look in there over lunch and it's not yet.

Aw Well, I never actually planned on getting it till after I've seen the film which is tonight
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Old May 9 2009, 03:45 AM   #6
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Apparently, copies have gotten to stores. Warning: spoilers in link, as there's a discussion of ship names on this page from the "scramble the cadets to the ships" scene at the Academy hangar...

http://flare.solareclipse.net/ultima...6/2725/11.html
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Old May 10 2009, 07:24 AM   #7
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My copy has just been unpacked at Galaxy Bookshop, Sydney. An email notification to go in and collect it has just arrived!
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Old May 10 2009, 03:18 PM   #8
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I got a copy early thanks to the largesse of my local bookstore owner. KRAD he (Foster) ain't and it is aimed toward a very wide audience. Buy it to have it on your bookshelf or to read this summer on the beach when you are needing a Trek fix that is fast and fun.
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Old May 10 2009, 04:30 PM   #9
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Picked it up yesterday at Chapters here in Kingston, Ontario. A quick read, but does add more information/background to many of the movie's key scenes/events.
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Old May 10 2009, 05:30 PM   #10
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I got a copy early thanks to the largesse of my local bookstore owner. KRAD he (Foster) ain't and it is aimed toward a very wide audience. Buy it to have it on your bookshelf or to read this summer on the beach when you are needing a Trek fix that is fast and fun.
That's kind of you to say, but I've got a looooong way to go before I'm fit to black ADF's boots. He's been doing this, and doing this very well, since I was in proverbial short pants.....
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Old May 11 2009, 01:41 AM   #11
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KingstonTrekker wrote: View Post

A quick read, but does add more information/background to many of the movie's key scenes/events.

Can you give one example? I was sorta hoping that the novelization might add a bit more detail that was lacking in the film.

My B&N has given me the same date, the 12th, though I wouldn't be surprised to get a call from them tomorrow.
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Old May 11 2009, 02:31 AM   #12
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A quick read, but does add more information/background to many of the movie's key scenes/events.


Can you give one example? I was sorta hoping that the novelization might add a bit more detail that was lacking in the film.

My B&N has given me the same date, the 12th, though I wouldn't be surprised to get a call from them tomorrow.[/QUOTE]

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Two examples:
-Additional dialogue/background during the Spock Prime, Kirk, Scotty scene on Delta Vega
-A great scene between Kirk, Uhura, Chekov, Sulu, and McCoy on the bridge after Spock steps down as Acting Captain. Kirk, who has assumed command, tries to convince the bridge crew that they can trust him. He proceeds to tell them about this conversation with Spock Prime. This leads to a neat discussion about alternative realities, parallel universes, etc.

I would say that ADF either:
-added dialogue in many scenes
and/or
-he used the shooting script which was different from the edited version of the movie.


Some discrepancies/differences as well (this list is not intended to be exhaustive):
-When I saw the movie, I assumed that Nero transported Spock Prime to Delta Vega approx. a day before he destroyed Vulcan. Spock Prime is then seen witnessing the destruction of his home planet during his mind meld with Kirk. However, the novelization refers to Spock Prime visiting the Starfleet outpost on Delta Vega several times in the past to obtain food, supplies, etc. which indicates that he has been on the planet for some time.
-The novel also refers to Kirk as "Lieutenant Kirk" which I don't believe was ever said on screen
-At one point Uhura is left in command, which makes much more sense than leaving 17 year-old Ensign Chekov with the con (which was done on-screen.)
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Old May 11 2009, 03:17 AM   #13
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-When I saw the movie, I assumed that Nero transported Spock Prime to Delta Vega approx. a day before he destroyed Vulcan. Spock Prime is then seen witnessing the destruction of his home planet during his mind meld with Kirk. However, the novelization refers to Spock Prime visiting the Starfleet outpost on Delta Vega several times in the past to obtain food, supplies, etc. which indicates that he has been on the planet for some time.
That definitely must be from an earlier draft, since the movie makes it clear that the Narada's destruction of the Klingon ships -- which would've been during Nero's escape from Rura Penthe and thus before he encountered Spock Prime -- was only a day before the attack on Vulcan.
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Old May 11 2009, 05:12 AM   #14
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"Lieutenant Kirk" which I don't believe was ever said on screen
It probably didn't need to be. AFAIK, it's common practice for cadets to graduate with the rank of Lieutenant. I believe Kirk even did that in the original timeline as well as this one.
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Mine just shipped today. I can't wait to read it.
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