Spoilers NO SPOILERS FOR CODA - A Lit-verse Grand Finale...What We Know (Spoilers for Entire Lit-verse)

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  1. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    Oh, hey, somebody fixed the phaser beam on the -E so it's coming from the belly emitter strip instead of the torpedo launcher under the deflector. Nice!

    I feel like our incessant nitpicking has really made a difference here, just like replacing the A-Wing on that SNW cover, or putting the Titan on that Titan novel, or both those times people mentioned Vale being on the ship during Nemesis and then it's quietly edited out of my eBook after someone points it out.

    Speaking of the Defiant being an existing photo, I'm getting the feeling I recognize that shot of the Aventine from somewhere, too. Was it the cover of the Eaglemoss magazine? Ah, so it was:
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    It's flipped on this textless image, including the text, though it looks like it's the right way around on the individual cover image for the second book. The DS9-II image is probably one of the test shots Doug Drexler put up... here it is. The Enterprise-E isn't ringing any bells for me though. Maybe the Eaglemoss magazine for the XL model? Nope, that's not it.
     
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  2. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    Those triptychs look lovely!

    I hope that down the line, just like Riker's Luna-class Titan, Ezri's captaincy of the Vesta-class Aventine will also be canonized.
     
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  3. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Does anyone know if Nicole deBoer would be up for reprising the role?
     
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  4. Allyn Gibson

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    I've always been intrigued by the metaphysical implications of Benny Russell, and I wished "Far Beyond the Stars" had gone for a phildickian mindfuck ending in which Sisko discovers that Benny Russell was a real writer in the Star Trek universe and wrote space opera that foretold the 24th-century, and perhaps before and after as well. Who then became an historical footnote, his writings essentially forgotten, not unlike George Lippard, a contemporary of Poe, who is probably most famous for a ghost story about the signing of the Declaration of Independence that no one today has read nor even has any idea that he wrote it. (Ronald Reagan liked to cite a myth about an angel at the signing, which originated in one of Lippard's books.)

    It occurs to me this would be another answer to the question of why 21st-century Star Trek productions look different than mid-20th-century Star Trek productions -- we're watching dramatizations of Benny Russell's stories, not historical records, so of course later productions will take advantage of the technology available at the time that they're made. :)

    Writers have second thoughts and stories don't fit snugly, especially if they're making stories up on the go. One of the issues with The Silmarillion is that Tolkien's ideas of Middle-earth were constantly evolving, and manuscripts across fifty years had very different conceptions of the world. Asimov's future history is lumpy because Asimov wrote his stories in relation to the state of science and technology at the time he was writing. And I'm going to stop here, because I'm right on the edge of the post turning into a story idea, but you may see where this thought is heading.
     
  5. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    We already had "Benny Russell really wrote the universe" covered in the 2016 Strange New Worlds anthology.

    Imho, the episode and future references to it in other eps and the DS9 Relaunch were great, but I'd like to see it as just another reality instead of outright confirming, "Yo, Star Trek ain't real even in-universe, it's all make-believe."
     
  6. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I really like the cover art. I'm curious how they'll wrap up the storyarcs from the different book series for charcters like Picard and Ben Sisko and Ezri. Also I wonder if we'll find out whatever happened to Doctor Bashir? That's one story arc I hope will be dealt with in the book miniseries.
     
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  7. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    And don't forget the Andorian transporter duplicates! :rommie:
     
  8. David Mack

    David Mack Writer Rear Admiral

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    I do, and she is. She has been wanting a way back into Star Trek for some time, and I've done what I could from my limited access to help her (to no avail…yet).
     
  9. Tuskin38

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    Hm in this image the Aventine is tilted the other way.
     
  10. Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs

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    I will never forget the Andorian transporter duplicates
     
  11. F. King Daniel

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    At the risk of stealing @Dayton Ward's thing, Andorian Transporter Duplicates would be a pretty cool band name.
     
  12. Brefugee

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    @David Mack (or @Dayton Ward or @James Swallow) can confirm (as he said on his FB page), but this is an early version of the cover art with a few changes from the final version.

    I think it looks epic and have set it across my monitors as the background image.
     
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  13. DS9forever

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    I'm surprised yet really pleased that the Defiant is on the cover of the third novel. I thought the Titan would have been on one of the covers.
     
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  14. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Greatness! :techman:
     
  15. F. King Daniel

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    I'm calling it now: The Andorian Transporter Duplicates are behind the Temporal Apocalypse.

    There. Saved you three books.
     
  16. TheAlmanac

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    FWIW, she also talked up the Destiny trilogy and her ongoing enthusiasm for the development of Captain Dax the last time I saw her in person at a con appearance.
     
  17. David Mack

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    Just one of many reasons I love her. She's the best.
     
  18. thribs

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    We all know the villain of this is Michael Burnham. She's trying to shape the universe in her image and the heroes are trying to stop it.
    They won't allow bridge windows. :)
     
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  19. Christopher

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    The Enterprise-D bridge had a skylight in the ceiling. Here it is after the saucer crash in Generations: https://i.stack.imgur.com/yrShx.jpg

    For that matter, the opening shot of "The Cage" implied that the bridge dome was transparent, although interior shots didn't bear that out.
     
  20. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I always thought they just did that for artistic license. :shrug:
     
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