Enterprise References in new STAR TREK book, FEDERATION

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  1. ChristopherPike

    ChristopherPike Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I saw this video for the STAR TREK: FEDERATION book out later this year, and screencaptured a couple of interesting Enterprise-era pictures!

    Video over at Star Trek.com (sorry no idea how to embed this sort)
    http://www.startrek.com/article/first-look-federation-the-first-150-years-trailer

    Looks like a 22nd Century propaganda poster...

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    Somekind of mural painting about Archer's (unheard) speech from "These are the Voyages...", which presumably involved gazelles too...

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    Hopefully they'll be lots of background detail on the direction, lost seasons of this show might've taken.
     
  2. Therin of Andor

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    Hehehehe. I actually own the costumes worn by both the Andorian and Tellarite ambassadors in this scene!
     
  3. T'Girl

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    I've heard of this book, and look forward to it's release. Although I probably won't be able to afford it.

    It will be interesting to see if the book merely repeats previously published non-canon information, or if the book authors will strike out on their own, with their own visions and interpretations of established canon information.

    There's a lot of tech manuals, novels, and such out there. How independent will this be?

    :)
     
  4. ChristopherPike

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    That's great! I always regret not bidding on this jacket... (I kept a screengrab ever since) used in the feature-length pilot and only one episode after. I always thought they were cooler than the Away Team jackets that were later switched to. Looks a bit grey in reality, rather than blue. So maybe it was the lighting.

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    David A Goodman was at one time a producer on Enterprise and wrote "Judgment". The book is authored by him. But you're right, canon is essentially what made it to screen, or what can be reasonably extrapolated from the references error-free. Doesn't matter to me, since sadly there isn't much alternate when it comes to filling in the blanks between ENT and TOS. Unless something crops up in the current movie-series, assuming they don't have to backtrack on the policy it shares the same universe, before Nero arrived.
     
  5. Reanok

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    :techman:Isaw the video for this book I really like the Enterprise pictures.It looks like an intetresting book .
     
  6. Therin of Andor

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    It kind of irks me that the human standing behind the Tellarite (is that supposed to be Gral?) appears to be wearing a Starfleet uniform, rather than civilian garb. Still a cool painting, though.
     
  8. Therin of Andor

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    How can you tell? Looks like the collar of a suit-n-tie to me.

    Who knows. But he's wearing Gral's robes.
     
  9. Skywalker

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    The lines on the shoulder area resemble those seen on Starfleet uniforms, and Starfleet admirals' uniforms featured a white shirt and a black (or dark blue, can't remember now) tie. I could be wrong, of course.
     
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    Looks like some kind of Starfleet uniform to me as well, but with a yellow command stripe rather than the red and white that Forrest had.

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  11. ChristopherPike

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    I'd love for this book to detail the ships, unforms and characters of the pre-TOS USS Kelvin era seen at the start of STXI. But I suspect it won't - anything to do with the new movie series would have been front and centre of the advertising.
     
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    Why can there never be a TV series set during the Romulan War? Sure, Enterprise didn't get rewritten in the new continuity like all the other series, but what's to say that someone won't produce a TV series in the future that leads into the Original TOS, but erasing Enterprise instead.
     
  14. King Daniel Beyond

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    It's not particularly likely that they'd make something Star Trek that ignored the most financially sucessful Trek movie of them all. That would be bad buisness.
     
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    Well, with all that was said in the 2009 movie, aside from mentioning "Admiral Archer" and his dog, who we don't even know if they were referring to Jonathan Archer or another Archer altogether, there was very little to indicate that Enterprise came before the movie.
     
  16. 6079SmithW

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    I believe it was Orci and Kurtzman who confirmed that the Archer mentioned was indeed John Archer of Enterprise. Besides, the name drop makes no sense otherwise. Occam's Razor should be wielded here.

    The prime universe was not altered until 2233 so Enterprise occurred as seen on TV. It is the only series that is canon in both universes.
     
  17. T'Girl

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    That would be Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

    (ST Eleven is still second most)

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  18. Christopher

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    ^True, but TMP came along in a time when it was common for movies to stay in theatrical release for months, even a year, so it had far more opportunity to sell tickets than ST 2009 did. If you correct for that difference and, say, measure box office returns per week of release, ST '09 probably comes out on top.
     
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    There was a snippet in an early 80s "Starlog" where Paramount execs admitted to being surprised by the final box office returns of TMP. (It was still running in suburban cinemas in August 1980 in Australia, for example, earning small but reliable continued sales.)

    Originally pronounced a flop because it had so much outlay to recoup (and critics and fans tended to be critical of its slow pace), TMP eventually ended up with very respectable profits. Many fans went back every week, for many months. There was no TOS in prime time syndication from about September 1979 - Roddenberry suggested that Paramount withhold it to make fans really hungry for new ST.

    But... so-called "sleeper hits" make studios very nervous. They'd rather make back the entirety of their investment in the opening weekend - ie. on multiple screens, and modern cineplexes make simultaneous coverage possible.
     
  20. Defcon

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    Christopher has announced a new Enterprise novel over in the Trek Lit section:

    http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=192856

    I was reluctant to start a new thread for this since there already is a thread in the appropriate place, so I put this here, since this is the newest book related thread and I seem to remember there were rumblings in this forum that Pocket could discontinue novels based on the series
     

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