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AndrewR
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I'd LOVE to see something of the Main Shuttle-bay!! Good idea... and 'member when Mojo was mentioning about having fans in some shots? Well I was a bit scared at that idea after some Fans I've seen at conventions [Wink] But - then I was thinking - it'd work with shots where you can't really tell who the people are - and that is like the VFX crew being used for the people on top of the saucer in that pic! Or those Matt-shots from things like SF command in ST:IV or Homefront/Paradise lost - academy shots or even some of the space dock window scene in ST:III. Even closer (than the Veridian shot) would work for something like the Main Shuttlebay pic... you could be right deep in the shuttlebay looking out at the bright ligt of Veridian's Sun (or would that be Veridian itself?) streaming through the open shuttlebay door - like looking outside - from a darkened inside on a bright day. There would probably be a lot of dust in the air creating light-streams... And people could be standing looking out but standing all over the launch bay - so you'd most probably see sillouettes. Shuttles could be all around - and work bees - some leaving, a few crashed, a few coming up the platforms from below. The doors to the rest of the ship open... triage teams... it'd be cool! The camera is like, in the back corner.

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Masao
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Mojo: If you don't want to answer, I understand, but could you tell us the reason we won't be seeing your eagerly awaited Hidden Frontier book? Does it have anything to do with how well or poorly Starship Spotter (or other books) sold? Was it seen as being too expensive with no enough of a market? What was the actual format of the book supposed to be (ie, hardcover, dimensions, pages, etc.) Are there any plans to revive the project (or already completed images) in another form?

Thanks in advance

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AndrewR
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How well did the Art of Star Trek sell? I want something like that for UF.

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Here's the link to the Akira shot I mentioned. Love the angle...

--Jonah

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Darn, I'm still waiting for the USS Prometheus to show up in a calendar so I can get a new Prometheus desktop. Oh well, there's always the Rhrode Island...

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Wasn't the Prometheus in the first SotL calendar? Granted it was that picture of the front of the saucer, but it was quite big if I'm not mistaken.

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Yeah, the Prommie was in the first one with the 5xxxx number on the hull.

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Hmmm CCG - 2nd edition!?! What about those people with the first edition?? Not that I play it - no one ever to play it with. I have a sizable black-boarder and white-boarder collection of the very first release - but then I stopped collecting them.

Andrew

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About half of Second-edition will be backwards-compatible.

I = geek.

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Pocket Books has sited pricing as the official reason for cancelling "Unseen Frontier."

As a large, coffee table book, it would have carried a price tag approaching $50. During production, their sales staff found it to be a very tough sell to the various book chains' buyers. Invariably, they elected to hault the book rather than risk spending a lot of money they weren't sure they'd recoup.

Pure economics.

As far as future projects with Simon & Schuster, at the moment I am not contracted for anything. Only time will tell...


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Masao
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Fifty bucks is pretty expensive, but I woul've bought one. However, the hardback encylopedia lists for $42 and the Star Trek Action hardback was $40 (who bought that?). They had that coffee table book about Trek geography, for God's sake ($35). They thought that would be popular? More popular than a book about starships?

What percentage of the images had been completed when they pulled the plug? (Any chance you could post them here?)

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With fifty dollars I could eat for weeks.
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Aban Rune
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Eeesh... what are you eating?

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Mojo, perhaps if they are unrelenting, you can compromise with them. You can offer to have the book be a smaller one (in terms of book dimensions, not the number of pages). You can also offer to have it paperback instead. I think the fans want this published enough that these are possible compromises that you, the fans, the Pocket books would be comfortable with. They may be satisfied that they can sell at a lower price and not worry over substantial losses if it doesn't sell well. You can finish your work and have it published finally. The fans can see this work and not have to pay a bigger price for it.

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Aban Rune
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I'm pretty sure that the size and format of the book are up to the publisher... not the artist. Correct me if I'm wrong, Mojo.
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