What happened to Star Trek Magazine

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  1. Leto_II

    Leto_II Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ^ Yeah, still haven't gotten mine yet either.
     
  2. Mike Doyle

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    Mine just turned up in the post (UK)
     
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  3. Eduardo

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  4. ryan123450

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    I haven’t received my supplement yet, but an email ad I got today reveals it will include
    Retribution: a post-finale Voyager story by Lisa Klink, and Broken Oaths: a Crusher tale by Chris Dows.
     
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  5. Avro Arrow

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    Update from Canada: I got my issue #2 in the mail today! Very pleased with this, after the problems with getting issue #1. Hopefully they have found their rhythm now.

    Still no digital supplement yet, but I imagine that, just like last time, we'll all get them on the same day.
     
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  6. Eduardo

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    Just received the notificacion that issue 2 is available digitally at pocketmags.
     
  7. Eduardo

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    Well, nice surprise in the digital version of issue 2... at the end of it, it included the second digital supplement!

    Details on the four stories:

    Explorer issue #02
    • Seven > Seven - A Star Trek: Voyager story, by Greg Cox, illustrations by Christian Rosado
      • Seven of Nine vs Seven of Nine in this brand new short story.
    • Quality of Life, by Christopher Cooper, illustrations by Louie De Martinis
      • A scientist's experiment is interrupted by Q in this evocative short story.
    Explorer issue #02 Digital Supplement
    • Retribution - A Star Trek: Voyager story, by Lisa Klink
    • Broken Oaths, by Chris Dows
     
  8. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    My digital supplement just arrived. Oddly, the email makes several references to being able to "read & download" (and also print), but I can't find any way to do anything but view it in my browser. Even once I got the download button to appear, it was disabled, but I was able to download the first supplement with no trouble.
     
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  9. Daddy Todd

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    Same here, and I’m more than a bit peeved by that. I have a very strong suspicion that I’m not going to renew my subscription.
     
  10. Greg Cox

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    Just got my digital supplement, too. Haven't attempted to read it yet.
     
  11. Avro Arrow

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    That's great news! I'm very happy for you that they have decided to allow digital subscribers access to the supplement. It should have been that way from the beginning.

    I got mine today too, and have the same issue. It looks like Titan specifically requested it not be downloadable?

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    Hopefully this is just an oversight? Maybe if enough subscribers raise it as an issue, it can be changed?

    The other possibility is that maybe they decided not to allow downloads because too many people distributed the first issue to non-subscribers? But it doesn't make any sense whatsoever to have *colouring pages* in your supplement if you're not going to give people the ability to colour them in... :wtf:

    I personally much prefer to download and then read them in Acrobat, rather than trying to use the Issuu online interface. :(
     
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  12. ryan123450

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    As everyone probably knows, a new downloadable version has now been sent out!

    I’m excited to dig into this post-finale Voyager story.
     
  13. Greg Cox

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    I also got a new email this morning, with a "fixed" link.

    Update: tried the link, which works fine.
     
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  14. mastadge

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    I'm glad they're downloadable. Makes it much easier to compile into an anthology document without all the coloring book pages and such. I mean I'm glad those are there for those as enjoy them but I'm mostly in it for the fiction.
     
  15. Leto_II

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    Finally got my print issue in the mail today, but apparently still have yet to receive my digital supplement-code from Titan — have been checking both my inbox as well as my spam-folder, but to no avail.

    Would anyone happen to know which e-mail address the code arrives from, so that I could add it to my filter settings? Thanks.
     
  16. mastadge

    mastadge Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Star Trek Magazine <customerservice@titanpublishingusa.com> via gmail.mcsv.net
     
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  17. Leto_II

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    Thanks, will give that a try!
     
  18. Mike Doyle

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    Does anyone else struggle actually reading the digital supplement stories because of how they’re laid out?

    the text in columns with big pictures is fine in the physical copy but I just find myself scrolling up and down constantly. My tablet isn’t big enough to just have a whole page on screen.
     
  19. mastadge

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    Nope. I'd imagine reading online would be annoying but if you download it and read it on the acrobat or foxit or any other pdf app, if you double-trap on a column it'll zoom in to fit the paragraph width to your device's screen. Just scroll down to the bottom of the column, double tap again to go back to page view, and then touble-tap on the top of the next column. Not quite as convenient as the panelview feature for digital comics but I find it pretty uncumbersome. I wouldn' tbe surprised if some app offers a paragraph view that allows you to treat paragraphs as pages on your device, though.
     
  20. Mike Doyle

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    Don’t get me started on panel view in comics. I used Comixology but now it’s been bought and have to use kindle comics which is unusable.
     
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