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  1. Therin of Andor

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    I picked up most of THE FALL series tonight and a good number of books I ordered on line will be arriving this week. In all....I think I added 16 new books to the collection.
     
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    Voyager - Acts of Contrition. The German Edition with the title 'Erbs√ľnde'
     
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    I just picked up the e-books of TOS: Shadows on the Sun and The Lost Years. I'll confess they aren't ones I'm dying to read, but they sound interesting and with TLY only $2.99US and SotS only $1.99, I figured what the hell I'll give them a try.
     
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    Shadows On The Sun is a McCoy-centric story, and delves into his divorce.
    The Lost Years visits the period between Turnabout Intruder & Star Trek The Motion Picture. But as I recall, due to the problems with the Animated series at the time, the TAS adventures are skipped over and neither M'Ress or Arex appear or are mentioned.
    Also the book picks up on storyline from Dreadnought.
     
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    Thanks for the help, but I know what they're about and they do sound good, they just weren't as high on my to buy list as other books.
     
  7. Christopher

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    I don't know if that was the reason. A number of the early novelists had just never seen TAS, or didn't personally consider it to count. For instance, Yesterday's Son ignores "Yesteryear" in its treatment of the Guardian of Forever. And virtually nobody ever mentioned Arex and M'Ress. Prior to Len Wein reviving them in the DC comic in 1987 (which then led to Peter David writing them in the same comic and subsequently bringing them into New Frontier), the only appearance of those two in any original tie-in story that I recall (aside from the revisionist Power Records versions) was a passing mention in David Gerrold's The Galactic Whirlpool for Bantam.

    Although, on the other hand, Dillard's earlier novels did reference ShiKahr as Spock's home, suggesting that she was at least partly aware of TAS.
     
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    Or she needed a name for a Vulcan city, and someone (editor?) passed ShiKahr along to her.
     
  9. Therin of Andor

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    Exactly. It wasn't a decree not to use them until the infamous "Star Trek Office" memo from Richard Arnold (during the hiatus between the first two seasons of TNG) to the renewing licensees, which is quoted in part in the lettercol of the second DC Comics run (ie. post-ST V stories).

    Correct. And, when I asked David Gerrold about his ending, if he was setting up a sequel to the novel featuring Space Station K-7, he said he had intended that "The Galactic Whirlpool" was a direct prequel to "The Trouble With Tribbles" episode, thus incidentally suggesting that Arex and M'Ress were simply offscreen in TOS. (Although I think it works better to have TAS start after the devastation of the bridge in the novel "Prime Directive", which is what the Pocket Timeliners project established.)

    Which became "ShirKahr" for a time (even on a ship onscreen), due to a typo in the Okudas' books, and then a mandate by Richard Arnold that the licensees had to refer to only material in the "ST Encyclopedia" for spellings.

    An obvious place to reference M'Ress would have been "Uhura's Song" by Janet Kagan. The plot was investigating two felinoid races in an effort to cure a plague for one of them. When I asked Janet why she didn't include M'Ress, she said she had never followed TAS, so the character wasn't really on her radar.

    There was a "man in the street" interview with fans in one of the early "Best of Trek" books, posing ten questions, one of which was "Should Arex and M'Ress be in the movie?", to which some fans said "Sure, more fun that way." Others couldn't imagine that they'd be convincing in live action.

    I also recall an interview with Roddenberry in which he joked(?) about wanting Majel Barrett to play dual roles in TMP: Dr Chapel and a cameo as a live-action M'Ress, but Majel said, "You'll never get me into that makeup." I used to assume it was in the Lincoln Enterprises fan club newsletters, but couldn't find it again when I went through them years ago. It may have been in the Roddenberrys' annual letter to my old Sydney-based Trek club (before I joined it) but it would have to have been in the club's archived back issues, not my own collection.
     
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    Free Comic Book Day
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    All hail #FreeComicBookDay, uncomfortable paired with #WorldNakedGardeningDay.

    "Just put your clothes on and choose a comic, mate."

    I enjoyed it very much. A prelude to IDW's "Mirror Broken" mini-series. Also includes cool preliminary character designs, text commentary from the creators and three-page intros to "Boldly Go", "Stranger Worlds" and "Waypoint".
     
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    Purchased all three Prey books this evening. Although it may be many long months before I get to them.
     
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    Someone offloaded quite a haul of ST novels at the used bookstore the other day, it must have been a reader who kept up with all the current stuff, because I recognized a lot of titles from the relaunches of the various series. I was happy with some of the older stuff that I found, as well as some of the newer stuff that has already vanished out of local bookstores. Found The Better Man and A Choice of Catastrophies, so soon after receiving recommendations for McCoy's backstory. Also snagged Inception and all three of the Vulcan's Soul trilogy (which I heard or read somewhere draws inspiration from The Romulan Way's depiction of the Rihannsu's journey from Vulcan to their new home). I was tempted to get some of the DS9 relaunch novels, but I just haven't watched that series through to the end, so I wouldn't be able to appreciate them as much as someone who has (madness, I know, I plan to go back and finish watching it someday). I also found Cast No Shadows (I know Valeris is kind of a replacement Saavik, but I'm curious about what the book can do with the character to make her a little more distinctive) and Assignment: Eternity, a book which has been oddly elusive. I'm pretty excited to find so many titles that have been gone from the regular bookstores for a while now.
     
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    Final issue of the IDW "Green Lantern" crossover and first regular issue of "TNG: Mirror Broken":

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    My mom got me the Hidden Universe Travel Guide to Vulcan from Amazon as part of an order of other stuff she was getting. It'll be a little while before I get to it, I'm still working my way through STVOY: Atonement and STTOS: How Much for Just the Planet.
     
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    I just got in the mail today the 2017 $30 "Star Trek: Five Captains" coin from the Royal Canadian Mint featuring all 5 prime universe Captains, around the insignia and in full colour, and then when you turn the lights off it glows in the dark with the 1960's Enterprise firing phasers around the Trek insignia.

    A week ago I got the 2017 $20 Star Trek Best Of Both Worlds coin featuring the Enterprise-D flying ahead of the Borg cube.
     
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    Vasquez Rocks features in the Lonely Planet "Film and TV Locations". Also out this week was IDW's "Boldly Go" comic #8 (I bought the cover featuring the Andorian, of course), Pocket's "TNG: Hearts and Minds" novel by Dayton Ward, and, via a local eBay reseller, the print-on-demand 2015 edition of James Van Hise's old "The Complete TOS Crew Book" (which has new caricature portraits by Darryle Purcelle, a Filmation animator who would watch his roommate draw for TAS in the 70s!). Also picked up two action figures: nuKirk as Steve Trevor and Khan w/Reliant captain's chair.

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