Star Trek: TOS - Harm's Way by David Mack - Nov 2022

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Corran Horn, Feb 7, 2022.

  1. Defcon

    Defcon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    There was a gap of a couple of years, but regular german translations have been around a lot longer than since the 00's
     
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  2. Daddy Todd

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    Right, German translations go all the way back to the early 70s. Translations into other languages started a bit later, and appear to have run their course by the early 00s.

    Did any other publisher beside Heyne insert actual commercials into the translated text? I saw an example of a Voyager novel where Janeway orders up a mug of delicious Maggi soup from her replicator. :barf:
     
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  3. Kilana2

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    Well, I could ask Cross Cult if they'd insert advertisement like "Come to Quark's - Quark's is fun" into their books.....:D
     
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  4. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Hey, Earthlings! Stop nuking each other! Moderator

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    Soup doesn't necessarily seem like the best product placement for Janeway.

    INT. JANEWAY'S READY ROOM

    Chakotay: Sorry to interrupt, captain. Mr. Tuvok reports that the Kazon ships are...

    Janeway: In a moment, commander. Right now, I'm enjoying the rich, full-bodied taste of Prezza coffee.

    Chakotay: I'm sure it's great, but the Kazon...

    Janeway: Prezza selects only the finest, ethically-sourced beans, and their patented slow-roast process locks in that full, bold flavour.

    Chakotay: I...

    Janeway: The beans are then vacuum-sealed to preserve maximum freshness. One sip and you'll agree, the rich taste of Prezza can't be beat. Start your day... (raises cup)... the Prezza way!

    Chakotay: ... Where's that music coming from?
     
  5. David cgc

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    I didn’t realize that the product placement scandal was that recent. I heard it about via Diane Duane, but my impression had been that it was an ‘80s phenomena, long before there was a Captain Janeway.
     
  6. TheAlmanac

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    I believe the regular Czech novel translations are still going, are they not?
     
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  7. Jedi Ben

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    I forget to drop by for about four months and this great bit of news comes out.
     
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