Re: GENERATIONS should have remade NG"YESTERDAY'S ENTERPRISE"(but 1701 I love the Shatnerverse novels. They're so OTT, and so much fun. It's a shame his academy series was axed after the first novel. The Shat/Reeves-Stevens version of young Kirk was written very much like Chris Pine's version in STXI. About Shatner's influence: Joseph Kirk, Jim's father in Collision Course, appears to be named for and based on Shatner's dad. This. "Yesterday's Enterprise" was great. Why make it again (especially so soon)?