Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by magarity, Jan 24, 2013.
I think Chekov's Enterprise is the one major TMP-related book that I've never read.
Just thinking about that, and the only thought that comes back, is the author talking about their playing softball after, or between filming. For some reason that's the only thing that sticks from that book.
Nobody else mentioned the James Blish episode adaptations from the 70s......twelve books, plus a 13th with the Harry Mudd episodes and a third Mudd tale all written by his wife following his death. The earlier you go back in the series, the more liberties are taken with certain plots, with some very significant changes. Blish's MENAGERIE adapts only the Pike flashbacks and not the Kirk-Spock framing story. Blish thought doing both was unfeasible, though it wouldn't surprise me if several fans had attempted if not succeeded the assignment.
Since I'm above all else a 70s collector, my other TREKS consist of the Concordance, the Compendium (70s and 90s versions), SPOCK MUST DIE, the Foster Logs and I AM NOT SPOCK UNTIL THE SECOND BOOK.
As I remember, Blish used shooting scripts, and sometimes earlier versions than what was filmed, to do his writing from (from which to do his writing?). Hence the differences from what we saw on film - I imagine that's the reason for the occasional title changes as well - such as 'The Unreal McCoy' and 'The Last Gunfight'. I have them on the shelf too, along with the fotonovels, but it's been ages since I read them.
Anybody got a program from the opening night of "The Wrath of Khan"? I do. Not heavy on plot but the photos are great!
I used to have the program from the opening night of TMP. No idea what became of it. Probably buried in a box in the attic somewhere!
I also had an issue of Starlog autographed by Robert Wise that's probably in the same box.
Except for a couple of them, I read all of these when I was growing up during those years. I'll throw in a couple of Ace Books: A Star Trek Catalog and Shatner: Where No Man...
I wrote in my puzzle manual. D'oh! In pencil, though. I was 10.
I used to have quite the Trek library, until the ex stole it all. [There is a very special place in Hell for her!!] Mostly, I miss the old TOS Foto-novels. For a kid with a 13" black & white TV, those color foto-novels were amazing! [The first time I saw color television was in college.]
These days, my collection consists of:
- all the movies on DVD
- TOS-R on DVD
- TAS on DVD (drooling over a probable Blu-ray version), a Father's Day gift
- StarFleet Technical Manual, First Edition
- life-sized store display with ST09 Burger King glasses + 2 extra sets
- The Making of Star Trek, Trouble with Tribbles books, at least I think I still have them
I'd love to find the set of Foto-novels some day...
Here are my Blish books:
and some more old ones from my shelf:
I'm never parting with these things.
This is my entire collection of ST non-fiction plus some quasi-fiction:
^Wow, you take good care of your books. They're in better shape than my copies, in a lot of cases.
Wow that pic brings back some memories. Until a few days ago, I had forgot that the Star Trek Medical Manual even existed.
I recommend the two Haldeman books if you haven't read them...a little wonky on characterization, but fun.
Should maybe dig those old boxes out and have a look - never know what kind of goodies might be there.
I have the opening night programs from the first three movies - treasured mementos.
Ah yes, I have these as well although in a three book compendium from SciFi book club.
Thanks, I'm kind of a nut about that. Always careful.
I have those at home but I haven't read them in about three decades. I went through a long period where I had every STAR TREK book there was [except the 1968 children's novel MISSION TO HORATIUS, which I never even heard of until very recently].
Then, shortly into the TMP era, the novels became too numerous and some of them were just terrible, so I went astray.
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