The Psi Phi Project: Re(7519): Questions about next movie novelization

A friend of mine and I had a conversation on Star Trek: The Motion Picture about two years back. Knowing I was a reader of the Trek novels, he said: “Roddenberry didn’t write the novelization. Alan Dean Foster did.”

I thought about it, filed that factoid away, and eventually decided that no, Alan Dead Foster did not write the ST:TMP novelization. I’ve read a lot of Foster’s work, and ST:TMP doesn’t feel like his work. Hell, it doesn’t even feel like his Star Trek Logs.

For all I know, though, it could have been ghost-written.

But if Roddenberry did write it, it’s a shame that he ignored it in later years. I liked the partial version of 21st century history he gave. I liked the drained Mediterranean Sea.

It’s different. That’s all there is to it.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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