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Book Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Indistinguishable From Magic

TrekMovie continues catching up on recently released Star Trek novels to help with your summer reading list. Today we take a look at "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Indistinguishable from Magic," a new standalone novel from David A. McIntee which reunites engineers LaForge and Scott and brings back some of the concepts (and cast) of the former Starfleet Corps of Engineers eBook series.




UPDATED: Simon Pegg Wins Comedy Movie Award + Wants “Green Woman” In Star Trek Sequel

UPDATED: Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg won the Best Comedy Movie Award tonight at the UK’s National Movie Awards. At the show Pegg offered a suggestion for what he would like Scotty to get up to in the Star Trek sequel. In other Pegg news, Simon’s memoir “Nerd Do Well” is now available for pre-order in the US and he is coming to the states next month for a mini-book signing tour. Details below.


FedCon Day 3: Costumed Trekkies Record Broken + David Mack & Nicole de Boer Panels

It’s day three of FedConXX here in Düsseldorf, Germany, but the con is just as crazy as ever. In addition to setting the new world record for most costumed Trekkies in one place at one time, there were two Star Trek panels today: David Mack, author of Star Trek novels and screenplays for DS9 plus Nicole de Boer (Ezri Dax, DS9). Read on for highlights.



Rick Berman Writing Star Trek Memoir + Talks Roddenberry, DS9, VOY & ENT

Former Star Trek overlord Rick Berman has revealed that he at work on a previously promised memoir of his two decades with the Star Trek franchise. In a new interview, the ex-producer also talks about taking over producing Star Trek: The Next Generation from Gene Roddenberry, as well as creating Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise.






Library Computer: Review of Haynes Star Trek USS Enterprise Owners Manual

In this installment, the Library Computer investigates the latest edition to the Star Trek technical guide family, the illustrated Haynes "U.S.S. Enterprise Owners’ Workshop Manual". By the time you study this book, you’ll not only know the difference between a phase inducer and a plasma phase regulator, but you’ll know how to perform preventative and emergency maintenance on both… right?



Watch Funny Video Trailer For Night of the Living Trekkies + Video Preview Of Star Trek 365

The publishers of two new Star Trek related books have released video promos worth checking out. We have a funny "book trailer" for the zombie/Trek mashup "Night of the Living Trekkies". Plus there is a new video preview/promo for the photo book "Star Trek The Original Series: 365". Check them both out below.


Review: Star Trek 365 Photo Book

Abrams Books (no relation to Star Trek’s JJ Abrams) has released a great new Star Trek coffee table book, "Star Trek: The Original Series 365". The book features 365 photo spreads, including many rare or never-seen-before images, along with text by Paula M. Block with Terry J. Erdmann.  TrekMovie provides this review of the photos, text, and design of this latest in Trek’s long history of coffee table tomes.



Night of the Living Trekkies Mashup Novel Out Now + Comic Con Signing & Free Posters

Back in March we first reported that Quirk Books (publishers of mashup fiction like "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies") were working on a Star Trek fandom/horror mashup "Night of the Living Trekkies". That book has just started shipping and Quirk books will be selling signed copies at Comic Con and giving away posters tonight. More details on this fun book below.


Star Trek Author Vonda McIntyre Reveals How Sulu Got His First Name

Back in 1981 author Vonda N McIntyre wrote the first original Star Trek novel for Pocket Books, "The Entropy Effect", and then went on to write a number of other Trek books and movie adaptations. Today McIntyre has a guest blog at io9 discussing the genesis of her work on Star Trek, including how she came up with Sulu’s first name



Library Computer: Review “Star Trek: The Children of Kings”

As the flotsam and jetsam of Starbase 18 drifts into the depths of the eternal night, the Starship Enterprise arrives to find answers, and perhaps to take the first steps towards war in the new novel "Star Trek: The Children of Kings". David Stern takes into the world of Trek before Kirk, with Captain Pike, Spock, Number One, and Dr. Boyce. Find out how it all works out in our new review of the novel.