Cushman's New Book

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  1. Maab

    Maab Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    You can certainly contact them, but they are not giving away anything. They are not selling anything from the old Lincoln Enterprises catalogue. I don't know how Cushman was able to get access to the archives, probably thank to his previous collaboration with Gene Roddenberry or for the endorsement of variuos Trek people, or the award won for his first books.
     
  2. Indysolo

    Indysolo Commodore Commodore

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    He paid for the access. Awards and a meeting with Roddenberry had nothing to do with it.

    Neil
     
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  3. Maab

    Maab Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Well, of course money is always a strong motivator. However I don't think the sales of Cushman's books can justify large investments, so it must have been a relatively affordable price (also probably these 70s books are going to sell less than the previous ones).
     
  4. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Well, it's too bad @Harvey can't get access to those same papers because then he could do his usual rigorous cross-referencing and maybe solve some other mysteries not quite so cut and dried.
     
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  5. BillJ

    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    Sad such a poor "historian" is the one to corner this particular market.
     
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  6. mb22

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    Sad that no one better qualified ever tried to do it (as far as I know).
     
  7. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    Sadly, it's more cost-effective to skip the detailed primary research and just "print the legend."
     
  8. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Hey, that's a subject we oughta explore... ;)
     
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  9. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    I made Amazon give me my money back on the shitty Kindle version. I read maybe 20%, but couldn’t get past the editing errors. I have learned to mentally edit the factual errors in Cash’s books, but when I can’t figure out what the fuck he’s trying to say, and entire paragraphs are unintelligible because of poor formatting, I’m out.
     
  10. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Did he pay with Cash?

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  11. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

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    ^^^Neil... NEIL! Where are you? I need your response!!!
     
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  12. Therin of Andor

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    I know people are very opinionated on these books, but Cushman has rallied some notables to assist with the first audiobook...

    http://www.jacobsbrownmediagroup.com/audiobook---these-are-the-voyages.html

    The principle reader is Vic Mignogna (Captain Kirk in the web series, "Star Trek Continues"). Other guest performers include Adam Nimoy, reading the quotes and letters of his father, Leonard; Chris Doohan (Scotty on "Star Trek Continues), reading the quotes from his father, James; Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator/producer Gene; and other Star Trek alumni, such as DC Fontana, reading her own memos from 1966-67. Part 1 comprises the first 18 chapters of the Season One book (ie. 13h 58m of a total 28 hours) via streaming audio.
     
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  13. Khan 2.0

    Khan 2.0 Commodore Commodore

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    have the first 2 vols (got cheap off ebay) and intend to get the 3rd and this one (cheap) and the eventual movies vol. I guess he won't go further with TNG etc?
     
  14. Indysolo

    Indysolo Commodore Commodore

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    This Vic Mignogna?

    https://io9.gizmodo.com/one-of-anime-s-biggest-voices-accused-of-sexual-harassm-1832390505

    https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/in...fection-from-voice-actor-vic-mignogna/.142212

    https://www.polygon.com/2019/2/11/18220550/funimation-fires-vic-mignonga-sexual-harassment

    Neil
     
  15. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Because you needed an extra reason to stay angry. ;)
     
  16. Thanos007

    Thanos007 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I was always fascinated by Roddenberry's 70s projects aside from rebooting ST. I know Cushman is notoriously inaccurate but I think I'm going to have to pick this up.
     
  17. Kamdan

    Kamdan Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Now we have to pay $30 to get half of a book? I’m sticking to reading.
     
  18. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Commodore Commodore

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    Mr. Cushman would probably be the most qualified to write a detailed introspective about Star Trek porn parodies from the late '80s and early '90s.
     
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  20. mb22

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    Indeed.