New 40th anniversary edition of ST:TMP novelisation?

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  1. Arpy

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    What’s the description of Dr. Crusher and the Ferengi? This is really interesting.

    I don’t think of Gene as the saint one might imagine “The Great Bird of the Galaxy” to be (L. Ron Hubbard, is that you?), but there’s often too much cluck-clucking when it comes his libido. Let’s be honest, Trek is for the most part sexually prepubescent to pubescent at best. There could be a lot more sex, mature sex, in Trek, and it would only approach normal.
     
  2. Stevil2001

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    The original casting call said she had, "intelligence, personality, beauty, and the [...] natural walk of a striptease queen."
     
  3. The Realist

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    Except I don't think there's anything to indicate that male Deltans wouldn't pose the same dangers (though, of course, your point still stands for purposes of this particular story, since it was a female Deltan we were dealing with).
     
  4. Allyn Gibson

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    For the Ferengi, Roddenberry penned a memo, in the early days of the development of TNG, in which he talked about the Ferengi and their "prodigious sexual appetites."
     
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    And he also apparently went on at length about how well "equipped" the ferengi were.
     
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  6. JonnyQuest037

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    Yes. Until one of the other writers or producers pointed out to him that TNG was a syndicated show that would be airing on Sunday afternoons in many markets.

    But hey, Kirk's boner is being brought to a new generation. Congrats, Kirk's boner.
     
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  7. Arpy

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    This is fine actually. Klingons eat the hearts of their enemies. So what if Ferengi are/were hornballs? Also, Klingons have maybe two penises and Centauri have eight long prehensile tentacle ones. I’d like to see more diversity of physiology and biology in Trek, and sex should probably be part of that.
     
  8. Therin of Andor

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    ST:TMP was actually kept in print by Pocket Books for many years - and probably holds some kind of record for the longevity of a novelization.
     
  9. TheAlmanac

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    I doubt any such record will ever surpass that of Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker.
     
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  10. Kor

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    Those ideas aren't very far-fetched at all compared to a good deal of literary science fiction out there.

    Kor
     
  11. The Wormhole

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    Don't forget Love Instructors!
     
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  12. Allyn Gibson

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    Even at the age of 10 or 11 I knew how very, very weird that sounded.
     
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  13. Greg Cox

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    The 1933 novelization of KING KONG by Edgar Wallace has had a pretty long run, although it has drifted in and out print over the years. It tends to get reissued every other decade or so, often whenever there's a new KONG movie in the theaters.
     
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  14. Christopher

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    Not by the standards of '70s science fiction. Again, this was in the wake of the Sexual Revolution, which many authors assumed would continue still further instead of having a backlash toward renewed cultural conservatism. So lots of '70s fiction portrayed futures that were more sexually open and unrepressed.
     
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    Modern Library Classics put out a new edition in Sept. of last year, I'm assuming to tie into the increased interest in Kong thanks to Skull Island, Godzilla vs Kong, and the musical.
     
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    That can be attributed to pretty much the entire novelization. :lol:

    That said, the term 'love instructor' could mean something as innocuous as a dating coach, or more involved, like a sex therapist. The term is obviously weird, but the actual concept may not be.

    As for Deltans: I usually cringe when 'advanced' alien cultures look down on humanity and act all arrogant about how primitive we are, but at least Ilia didn't sound that condescending when she described us as a "sexually immature species". She was just pointing out a fact, she wasn't smug or anything like that. And she did sign an oath of celibacy...
     
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  17. Greg Cox

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    I remember it also being reissued in the 70s to cash in on the 1975 remake, complete with a new cover painting by Frank Frazetta. That was the edition I read as a teen.

    I assume somebody put it out to cash in on the Peter Jackson remake, too. Got to be one of the most durable movie novelizations out there.
     
  18. tafkats

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    Didn't he also want Troi to have four breasts?
     
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    To think: this book was in my school library when I was in seventh grade. Obviously whoever was in charge of these decisions never bothered to read it.
     
  20. Csalem

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    I might get this on Kindle if they do a 40th anniversary version too. If not I suppose i will just have to get the standard Kindle version.