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Shatnerquake is disappointing, but for incredibly stupid reasons.… - Thanks, ants.
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Shatnerquake is disappointing, but for incredibly stupid reasons. The writing isn't very good. And when I say that, I mean that the punctuation and sentence structure could be vastly improved by a simple Word spell- and grammarcheck. Or a mildly competent human editor. And -- this will sound insane, but when you open the book, you'll see it immediately -- the typesetting is godawful. Disproportionately huge paragraph indents that actually make the pages difficult to read.

It's a damn shame, because the story itself is quite funny (yes, T.J. Hooker does cling to the hood of a speeding vehicle). With a good polish it could be a minor cult jewel. Instead, the reader spends a lot of time deciphering the sentences before being able to read them. It reminds me of when I used to try to watch A Bit of Fry and Laurie on Bravo, scrambled (it was on the next cable tier up, and we didn't subscribe). "I bet that would have been really funny," I would think, "if I had actually seen it."

All that said, as satires of sci-fi fandom go, still a better read than Lee Goldberg's dire Beyond the Beyond. And the jacket painting is pretty awesome.

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tikistitch From: tikistitch Date: May 14th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC) (linkage)
when I used to try to watch A Bit of Fry and Laurie on Bravo, scrambled (it was on the next cable tier up, and we didn't subscribe).

You realize you were perhaps the only person in America watching a scrambled channel NOT trying to see pr0n?
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: May 14th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I don't think we had pr0n on offer at the time.
random_nexus From: random_nexus Date: May 14th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Awwww, I'm sorry there was some fail mixed in with your Shatnerquake. I have seen similarly poorly QC'd books and wondered WTF, myself. Glad there was a good deal of win left for you, though.

Heh, when we first got cable, 'way back in the bronze age, I did sort of the same thing, trying to see the cool sci-fi movies that weren't on regular tv yet. *grins at Tikistitch* I didn't think to try for the pr0n, but that was ignorance, not virtue. No clue in mah lil head then.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: May 14th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I'm not sure we even had prawn channels in our system back then.
viedma From: viedma Date: May 14th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC) (linkage)
You know, I'll bet we can take the plot of a TJ Hooker ep and turn it into Hot Fuzz fanfic. Hey, if they can do it with The Golden Girls....
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