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 Post subject: Starfleet year one
PostPosted: March 9th, 2017, 6:19 pm 
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While I think the placement is right, the inconsistencies between this book and everything enterprise related is startling.

Ship speeds are way lower, they call the main ships something totally different, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

And yet, occasionally stuff lines up, like tpau. It's weird It's read after consuming so much enterprise stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Starfleet year one
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Friedman had the same material that the creators of Enterprise had to work from with regards to the existing TV shows and movies, so having T'Pau match up is not too surprising. They completely ignored his book, of course, when making Enterprise, so Starfleet: Year One is kind of like an alternate universe story.

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That book was written first, then Enterprise overwrote pretty much everything in it except those things pulled directly from earlier shows (like T'Pau). The book is usually well-liked, but it's totally incompatible with Enterprise and everything that followed the show.

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I guess part of my problem is, until now I wasn't well versed in star trek, so, my knowledge of tipsy and the romulan war comes entirely from the enterprise stuff that precedes it in the order.

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Yeah, and there's yet another incompatible account of the Earth-Romulan war in the book Federation: The First 150 Years.

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I guess its no worse that some of the problems SW Legends has with its history.

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yeah, you've entered the realm of the ST EU... I absolutely LOVE Star Trek, but have always been hesitant to venture past the visual mediums of the franchise...

the only trilogy of books that I thought about reading was the Destiny Trilogy, but the inclusion of Star Trek: Titan made it seem like I would be missing too much....

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So far it hasn't been bad. The Good That Men Do is a must read. It fixes that last episode. Kobyashi Maru and the two Romulus war books are also good (although I have problems with the last one that I will talk about in a review I'm gonna write up tonight). I've really enjoyed the last 4 ST books I've read. From where I am in SW (a little after Shadow Hunter), I haven't read books of that level since the Darth Bane books. I know the quality can't stay where it is, but so far the post show run of ST books has been from not bad to pretty good. I'm actually looking forward to the three Rise of the Federation books I have coming up next.

Also, I'm half way through this book and, while the difference between the show/show related books and this are pretty noticeable, its still actually pretty well written and a good read (Arguably better that "To Brave The Storm", the previous book in the order).

Even the worst ST books I've read up to this point have been not bad. Like I said, I know it can't hold, but the ST books have been generally better than SW books so far.

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And your actually about to get to books that are even better than the Romulan War books. Bennett's "Rise of the Federation" series is really good. I really loved Live by the Code.

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raist, I would highly recommend reading the Destiny trilogy. Yes, it does reference some material that came before from the Titan and TNG novels, but it's written in a way that you don't need to have read them. It was intended as a jumping on point, so anything that came from before is explained (like individual characters' arcs from after their shows ended). It's a really fantastic trilogy, epic in scope and extremely well-written.

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