Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Lord Garth, Jul 6, 2018.
OA Season 2 ending, the ending of all endings endings.
My 11 year old went to the bookstore today. Came home with the Tilly and Saru novels for us to read. Paid for them with part of his birthday money.
Old Billy is an endless source of quotes. Even The Eagles would drop a Shakespeare quote when it would serve a Don Henley narrative (Get Over It):
Has anyone noticed the odd lighting? By that I mean the camera sort of makes a flare (I think you call it) very often. I doubt I'd be able to work on the bridge with that going on all the time. I'd get a headache. I notice it constantly and wonder why they do it. It's like JJ Abrams is filming.
I'm sure I can think of something involving Pike, a golf ball to the head, Suzanne Pleshette, Riker, and something about a Valentine.
It's this decade's sci-fi trend that will probably pass eventually.
60s: Technicolor age (TOS)
70s: Disco age (TMP)
80s: Gray and beige age (TOS movies)
90s: Beige age (but with carpeting) (TNG, DS9, VOY)
00s: Dark and grimy age (ENT)
10s: Shiny reflective age (JJTrek, DIS)
I read the Tilly novel. It's a cute story for a cute character, but it was really beneath Una McCormack's usual work. Felt a bit like she was doing a job. Her Cardassia novels are way more engaging and better written. As an editor, I find it hard to look past grammar mistakes when the substance of the story is lacking.
I wonder if reading these novels made early in the run of the show will someday read like some of the early TNG or DS9 novels, as in, "that's not the character I know!"
Shouldn't the TOS movie era be considered more of a Gray and Serge (I.E. in reference to Red Serge) age? There's not really much beige in the TOS movie series is there?
Definitely, although I liked the Michael and the Philippa one. Characterisation, in this case, wasn't really the problem. Una is pretty good at that. I just had the feeling she was rushing through the scenes she was bored with to get to those she actually wanted to write; you know, kind of like fan fiction sometimes does it. Also, there was a lot of "tell, don't show", which I really, really dislike. I love her Cardassia books, so I was looking forward to reading the new one. It was a tad disappointing but not bad per se. It's just that I can't read a book without mentally editing it somewhat. You can imagine the fun I had when I agreed to read Twilight, back in the salad days.
You're absolutely right about the early DS9 and TNG novels. There's a lot of early instalment awkwardness in those.
Hell, you even had that in some of the first post-TOS novels before the movies, which helped cement those characters more.
According to the guide up here in Canada, tomorrow's episode runs from 8:00-9:30 with commercials, which would make it the longest single episode of Discovery ever. The longest episode of Discovery at the moment, Brother, ran from 8:00-9:20 and has a duration of 61 minutes without commercials. I assume tomorrow's episode will be 70 minutes or more.
Saw this on Reddit.. according to the Directors Guild of Canada website season 3 of Discovery will be shooting July 8 - December 31. There’s also something called Green Harvest (code name of Discovery) mini unit shooting from May 14 - May 30. This is probably more live action short treks.
I have First Editions of all of those packed away in a Rubbermaid box somewhere around here.
I have bought, put together, and sold several sets of First Edition / First Printings of those over the years, as well as the Fotonovels and the Ballantine Log books.
In many cases, the cover artwork is MUCH better than the content of the novels!
I was doing a re-read of the Bantam novels for a blog, but I've been on a long hiatus recovering from "Price of the Phoenix."
There actually some good ones in the mix, particularly "Planet of Judgment."
Weren't Bantam's standards pretty low compared to Pocket Books? I know that Marshak/Culbreath have been accused of basically being glorified fanfic writers (especially in how they had a thing for wanting to imply Kirk and Spock are lovers rather than friends).
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