Trek Fail! by P-TsetsePress

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									Trek Fail!
Author: Robert T. Jeschonek



Edition: 1
Description

Get ready for a totally unique non-fiction book about an award-winning Star Trek author's true-life Trek
experiences. Remember the Star Trek novel that tells the story of Redjac's eternal battle with immortal
Flint? What about the comic book story that takes Pavel Chekov to the Soviet planet Soyuz II, where he
meets the ghost of Yuri Gagarin? Did you see the episode of Voyager in which Tuvok faces pon farr while
the crew battles an alien who dies but keeps coming back for more? How about the weekly web serial
bringing together a team of time-travelers including Tasha Yar, K'Ehleyr, and a humanoid avatar of the
Guardian of Forever? These are just a few of the Star Trek projects developed and pitched to TV
producers, book editors, comic book publishers, and website producers through the years. Which ones
were fails, and which ones weren't? Find out in this journey through boundless time and space in a
search for the secrets of an alternate universe of Trek adventures that never were. Award-winning author
Robert T. Jeschonek knows his Star Trek. He won the national grand prize in the Strange New Worlds
writing contest. He is one of a handful of authors chosen to write stories in the Star Trek: New Frontier
universe. Now he invites you to explore the vast realm of published and unpublished Trek. Some of his
stories and novels went on to appear in print, while others never saw the light of day. Now, for the first
time, you'll see it all. You'll learn the history of one writer's career as a Trek author...shine a light on his
unique creative process...glimpse visions of worlds and adventures beyond any you've seen before...and
imagine how different published and televised Trek might have been if some of these visions had come to
pass. Can you guess which pitches or proposals deserved a FAIL? Which ones deserved an UNFAIL?
You'll be the judge throughout this book, comparing your verdict on each project to what really happened.
Will a personal epic FAIL lurk in your future? Not if you get them all right. Though in the end, everyone
who loves Star Trek will win on this warp speed voyage through known and unknown realms. Because
many of these proposals, and the stories behind them, are guaranteed to take you where no one has
gone before.
Excerpt

Have you read the Star Trek novel that tells the story of Redjac's eternal battle with immortal Flint from
"Requiem for Methuselah?" What about the comic book story that takes Pavel Chekov to the Soviet
planet Soyuz II, where he meets the ghost of Yuri Gagarin? Did you see the episode of Voyager that
features Tuvok facing pon farr while the crew battles an alien who dies in the first act but keeps coming
back for more? How about the weekly web serial bringing together a team of time-travelers including
Tasha Yar, K'Ehleyr, and a humanoid avatar of the Guardian of Forever? These are just a few of the Star
Trek projects that I've developed and pitched to book editors and website producers through the years.
Some were fails, epic and otherwise, and some were not. This book will explore these many Trek pitches
and proposals. As you read them, see if you can guess whether they went on to become FAILS or
UNFAILS. After each one, I'll give you the answer and tell you the true story behind the story. In doing so,
I'll open a window on my Trek writing career and give you a look at my creative process. Why do some
ideas win contests while others become epic fails? This book will give you some insight, and some
glimpses of fascinating Star Trek worlds that never were. You can't read about them anywhere else but
here. Looking back at my Trek writing career provides tantalizing glimpses of projects that could have
been, along with the ones that did come to life. Would the unrealized adventures of Kirk, Picard, Sisko,
Janeway, and company have shone brightly as worthy additions to the Star Trek saga on film, online, and
in print? Or did these fails spare us from tales that wouldn't have measured up to the ones that made the
cut? You be the judge.
Reviews

"Robert T. Jeschonek sees the world like no one else sees it, and makes incredibly witty, incisive stories
out of that skewed worldview."

								
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