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The Titan Thread

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 28 2011, 9:28 am

Very true. They always wrap up in a neat package. I would like to see more of the authors take on 1 Titan book to give it a try.

Frakes and Sirtis were asked at Megacon if they would be interested in doing a Titan series. Frakes made a joke that essentially said no. I think it is an excellent candidate for animation with all odd aliens it has.

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Report this Mar. 30 2011, 11:49 pm

That would be interesting, and both Frakes and Sirtis, and even Tim Russ would likely be available for voice over work. I am sure that Tuvok would love to take a break from being Icarly's principal for some real sci - fi work. 


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Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 31 2011, 4:44 am

They did express affection for their time on gargoyles. Frakes said he especially liked the bagels. Perhaps if star trek offered them the job (and bagels) they'd take it.

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Report this Apr. 01 2011, 7:43 am

Lets start a bagel fundraiser, so that there can be a Titan Animated series. 


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CO_Fowler

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Report this Apr. 03 2011, 9:03 pm

I hope they keep up with Titan.  I like that they have such a mixed crew ^_^


So far I think one of my fave Tiatn books is 'Under a Torrent Sea'


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Matthias Russell

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Report this Apr. 04 2011, 5:06 am

Agreed. That was one of the best trek books ever to me. I don't get the idea there is much enthusiasm for the series among fans and authors, though.

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Report this Apr. 04 2011, 2:37 pm

And that's too bad.  It really is a good series.  It's just that some people need to give it a chance and read more than just the first book.


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Matthias Russell

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Report this Apr. 04 2011, 4:55 pm

And unfortunately the franchise and publisher dues practically nothing to raise awareness and lure in new readers, relying on existing readership. A rule in business is grow or die. And the books will die out if they don't invest in advertising and promotions.

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Report this Apr. 06 2011, 3:09 pm

I agree. The Titan series could be rather heavily marketed. I just get the impression that CBS has little concern for the books. 


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Report this Apr. 06 2011, 3:10 pm

If you want to look at how an author and a franchise can reward loyal readers, go to http://www.brandonsanderson.com


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Matthias Russell

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Report this May. 17 2011, 5:11 pm

Are there too many aliens in the Titan series?  Is it so diverse that the crew is hard to keep track of and relate to?

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Report this May. 17 2011, 8:08 pm

No. Novels allow for larger main casts because they don't have to pay so many actors "Main cast" money. 


And very few Titan novels have focused on the "alieness" of the crew. Instead the various aliens have been worked into the story in a very deft way.  


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Matthias Russell

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Report this May. 18 2011, 5:09 am

In the beginning, they focused on the alieness of the crew and the crazy social dynamics and relationships but focussing on the differences has tapered off as you would expect when you integrate a diverse and professional team.

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Report this May. 18 2011, 11:08 am

I like how the books have progressed from trying to cram all the alien crew members in the books to kind of taking a few and building a story around them with a few others being in supporting stories within the same book.


A nice progresson I think.


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Matthias Russell

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Report this May. 19 2011, 4:10 am

It seems like they still cram a lot of characters into each book but limit the social stories to a few per story now. 


 


I agree, the progress in the social dynamics is one of the great things about the series.

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