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New version of DTI: FORGOTTEN HISTORY cover!

The Simon & Schuster digital catalog has posted a new (but still not final) version of the cover to Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations: Forgotten History, this time in color:

DTI: Forgotten History tentative cover (color)

I think if they’d stuck with a more monochrome look, it’d be a better match with the Watching the Clock cover, but maybe the colors will be tweaked in the final version.  And the image of the Enterprise is clearer, though it appears to be the pilot-era version — again, maybe that will be addressed in the final cover.

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  1. October 22, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Maybe you could concoct a retcon to explain why the 1701’s nacelles could instantly change endcaps between shots.

  2. Tommy
    November 23, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Definitely looks interesting.

  3. Eli Berg-Maas
    April 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    So is the line on page 9 a response to Steve’s comment, or was it something you already had in the book when you posted this image and noted the “inconsistency”?

    • April 23, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      Nothing on that page has anything to do with Steve’s comment, which was a joking allusion to how TOS interspersed stock footage of the miniature from the first two pilots (with dark, spired nacelle caps) with footage of the revamped miniature shot for the series (with illuminated nacelle caps), so that the nacelle caps (and other features of the ship like the height of the bridge dome, the rear nacelle detail, the size of the deflector dish, the appearance of the hangar bay doors, etc.) appeared to magically change in an instant at times. In the scene in the book — which was written months before Steve’s comment was made — I was referring to something completely different, the anomaly of a vessel having nacelles from the era of the series despite having other technology from the era of TMP and after. The cover image is of the Enterprise, so it’s not the ship under discussion here. Just keep reading and it will become clear to you.

      • Eli Berg-Maas
        April 23, 2012 at 11:52 pm

        I realized that almost immediately after making the comment, but I was out of wireless range by then, apologies. Enjoying it so far.

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