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Who's going to read the ST:XI novel series?

OtakuJo

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Report this Oct. 23 2009, 10:43 am

No. I like the film but I've already got heaps of more interesting looking stuff to read.

Although, I suppose, Never say Never.

sonofspock1

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Report this Oct. 23 2009, 4:01 pm

I'll see closer to the time, but I still feal that the alternate reality stuff is still a bit of a midle finger to the "old" fans. At the moment, I'm not pushed, like O-Jo said, never say never.

TageRyche

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Report this Oct. 23 2009, 7:19 pm

The film was okay...good even.

But I have no interest in reading the new books.

I'd much rather stick to the original ST universe books.

B_4

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Report this Oct. 24 2009, 12:38 pm

I will read the book by David Mack because he told me it will be good and I will trust him...for now, lol. :p

sonofspock1

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Report this Oct. 24 2009, 2:37 pm

^ OK, I've changed my mind! :laugh:

Isn't Alan Dean Foster writing he first one? I have to admit, his novelisation of ST XI didn't do much for me.

Captain_Storma

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Report this Oct. 24 2009, 7:20 pm

Not a chance. I simply do not care what happens in this timeline.

Vice_Adm_Baxter

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Report this Oct. 26 2009, 1:38 pm

Yes, I thought the film was okay and will read the books. I will also read TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY & ENT  books, with the ultimate factor always being the quality of the book.

Gryffindor7

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Report this Oct. 27 2009, 3:50 am

Love the film...not sure about reading the books. I love Star Trek books, bought the film novelisation but the Spock/Uhura angle never sat well with me, perhaps that's one of the reason, how lame it may be.
I prefer reading classic Trek...and ENT and Voy :)

frimmel

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Report this Oct. 27 2009, 11:53 am

I did not like the movie and will likely not read books set in the 'new' verse. One can hope thought that a more 'old school' philosophy might be brought in to cover the stink in JJ Trek's script and cause me to join reluctantly the never say never crowd.

I do have a few unread books on the shelf and two new ones that look interesting just out or out soon so I don't really need to support the travesty of JJ Trek with my novel purchase or to have something to read.

B_4

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Report this Oct. 27 2009, 11:02 pm

Quote (Gryffindor7 @ Oct. 27 2009, 3:50 am)
Love the film...not sure about reading the books. I love Star Trek books, bought the film novelisation but the Spock/Uhura angle never sat well with me, perhaps that's one of the reason, how lame it may be.
I prefer reading classic Trek...and ENT and Voy :)

Thanks! Now I have a new question to ask Mack, LOL.

Hawklord

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Report this Nov. 03 2009, 9:13 pm

As long as Alan Dean Foster writes 'em.

NuclearWessels

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Report this Nov. 11 2009, 10:32 pm

If the story is good (doesn't matter which timeline/reality), then I'll probably read them.  But so far the books have been impressive.  I jsut read A Singular Destiny and The Romulan War.  Both books had me hooked.  I can't wait for the respective sequels.

Captain_Storma

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Report this Nov. 13 2009, 4:11 pm

Quote (ZeroArmour @ Nov. 13 2009, 11:45 am)
A 7/9 spilt isn't too bad, but it's not the overwhelming show of support I was told the books would get.

Heck, the films biggest supporters didn't even bother to vote.

They probably do not leave the movie boards... ;)

Start the poll there, and see what happens.

KidDork

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Report this Nov. 15 2009, 3:03 pm

I'm not comfortable making a blanket judgment without seeing the books and the writers involved. Alan Dean Foster doesn't encourage me, but David Mack does, so I'll at least pick up his work.

I look at the alternate timeline in the same vein as Marvel's Ultimate line: an alternate universe designed to bring in new readers so they won't be tied down with years and years of continuity. Some of the Ultimate books are among the best Marvel puts out--Ultimate Spider-Man is the best Spidey book bar none--and I have hopes this new Trek will offer some of the same treasures.

Vice_Adm_Baxter

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Report this Nov. 17 2009, 9:18 am

It's not strange, after all people are going to read what they like or they are not.

I don't know why there is such a big deal being made about the books being AU TREK or Prime TREK. TREK is TREK. People complain about Alan Dean Foster's writing yet it made perfect sense when I read the book. Then again there are people who will do anything to discredit  TREKXI.

What people need to hope for is a good quality story.

I would preffer a well written TREKXI story to a pi$$ poor(aka poor quality) DS9 story any day.

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