new ST-TMP book

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by mb22, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. mb22

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  2. Kor

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    I'm a little skeptical about anything Trek-related from an academic publisher. But we shall see.

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    Given how negative the end of the book's blurb comes across, I hesitate to give it a shot. Sounds like the author has an axe to grind over the movie.
     
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    Well, seeing that her other book is about the "History and culture" of My Little Pony... Gonna pass.
     
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    The chapter titles are all plays on Discovery episode titles...talk about missing the target audience.
     
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  6. Ricky Spanish

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    $40? I think I’ll pass. Would rather pick up Return to Tomorrow.
     
  7. Khan 2.0

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    Hmm, idk about this..

    will have to wait for some reviews ..
     
  8. mb22

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    McFarland books are usually that price. I try to use interlibrary loan.
     
  9. Kor

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    Where is the listing of chapter titles? I don't see that on either the Amazon listing or the publisher's page.

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  10. mb22

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    Strange, the other books in the catalog have it.
     
  11. jgf

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    It's bound to be more interesting than the movie.
     
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  12. Ricky Spanish

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    Personally, I love TMP. Am going on September 15th to see it on the big screen.
     
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    Agree. :beer:
     
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    I was trying to track down the table of contents with the DSC references, and found a gem from her newspaper blurb about the Fathom TMP anniversary exhibition:

    I was going to make a joke about how even if TWOK is my least-favorite even-numbered TOS film, "no place to go but down" after TMP was pretty harsh on it, but it seems that wasn't just awkward phrasing, and she really doesn't like either of them.

    ETA: Whoops, didn't notice there were three more paragraphs after the "related articles" ad.
     
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    TMP is the worst film of the franchise? She's obviously never seen Nemesis or The Final Frontier. Looks like my suspicions on her bias against the film were right, after all.
     
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    That quote says it has "a reputation as the worst film" and goes on to say "Nicholas Meyer’s overpraised 1982 sequel". So I don't know what you're grousing about.
     
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  19. Indysolo

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    Hi, I have a new book to sell. In the meantime, let me trash the very subject the book's about.

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