- Yeh Folks,
In a couple of earlier posts we discussed the continuity problems
that existed between the "Interphase I" and "Raise the Defiant". I
guess I sort of rationalize the difference and say that there was
some untold part of the story that we just didn't see after "Raise
the Defiant". That's why we see yet another attempt to bring it out
of Tholian Space in the first of the SCE books.
I have to admit that I actually like some of the continuity "gaffs"
(again, yes I know the shows are all that matters) between the shows,
comics and novels. For example, I think one of the best periods of
trek was the first run of the DC comics from the 1980s. Only a
couple of months pass between Star Trek II and IV, but several comic
stories were "squeezed" into the time period.
Over the years I have sort of kept a list of some of the more
interesting inconsistancies between the comics and novels:
1. Kirk and David Marcus. (Faces of Fire and one comic story from
the 2nd run of DC comics have different back stories about Kirk/Carol
Marcus and Kirk's relationship with David)
2. Death of T'Pau (Spock's World has her dying, other works have her
chronologically alive later on)
3. Death of Stonn (DC comic story has him dying around the 5th
movie, other books have him alive later)
4. Death of Gul Evek (He died one of the DS9 books but, then
appeared in a later story)
I think I have a couple of others written down (dates from books
being incorrect, etc) but these are the ones that I have focusing on
characters....anyone have anymore?
- On Friday, April 30, 2004 Jason wrote:
> I have to admit that I actually like some of the continuityAs a thought experiment, let's suppose I were writing a story about
> "gaffs" (again, yes I know the shows are all that matters) between
> the shows, comics and novels. For example, I think one of the
> best periods of Trek was the first run of the DC comics from the
> 1980s. Only a couple of months pass between Star Trek II and IV,
> but several comic stories were "squeezed" into the time period.
Konom, the Klingon defector Kirk took aboard the Enterprise after Star
Trek II, and this story dealt with Konom's life after, say, Star Trek
VI. If I were referencing, say, issue 4, which clearly took place
between Star Trek II and Star Trek III, I think I might be a little
vague on exactly when it took place. Not because I think the stories
from the inter-movie periods don't fit--I think they can--but because
readers, perhaps -many- readers, think they don't fit, and stately
plainly otherwise could shatter the willing suspension of disbelief.
Personally, I think Trek is inherently flexible enough that, given
enough mental torque, any square peg can fit into any round hole.
Where one might see as a continuity gaffe, others might see the
opportunity for a story to be told to explain away that gaffe.
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