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Author(s): Michael Jan Friedman
Ronald D. Moore (story)
Artist(s): Keith Birdsong
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Pocket TNG
Published: 1 November 1992
Pages: 239
Stardate: 46125.3 (2369)
Reference(s): ISBN 0671864769 (paperback)
ASIN B000FC0TBS (Kindle)
Audiobook (abridged)
Narrator: James Doohan and LeVar Burton
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audioworks
Published: 1 March 1993
Reference(s): ISBN 0671865285 (cassette)
ISBN 0671856812 (UK cassette)

Captain Montgomery Scott, once again aboard the USS Enterprise.

Novelization of the TNG episode "Relics".

SummaryEdit

From the book jacket:

In the tradition of Unification, here is the story that fans of the original Star Trek series and Star Trek: The Next Generation have been clamoring for – Montgomery Scott's return to the Star Trek universe and his encounter with the crew of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D).
Missing in space for seventy-five years, Scotty manages to survive against incredible odds, only to be found by the crew of the starship Enterprise-D. Though rescued, Scotty soon finds himself lost in a world that he barely recognizes, a world that has passed him by...
But the adventure is not over for Captain Scott who must do the impossible when the new Enterprise faces a very old danger in a remote sector of space. This time, Captain Picard and his crew will need more than all of their courage and all of their skills to save the great starship from destruction. This time, they will need a miracle worker.

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Background InformationEdit

  • This is the novelization of "Relics" by Michael Jan Friedman. There are quite a few differences between this novel and the episode on which it is based. Among these differences:
    • The registration of the USS Jenolen is NCC-567 here, and given as NCC-2010 in the episode.
    • We see what happened to Scotty prior to being discovered by the crew of the Enterprise-D.
    • Miles O'Brien and Guinan appear in this novel.
    • Scotty's holodeck simulation not only recreates the old Enterprise bridge but allows him to interact with its crew; this had been part of the episode script (bluescreening TOS footage as "Trials and Tribble-ations" would later do) but would cut as too expensive to film.
    • Scotty's shuttle is named Christopher here, after Shaun Geoffrey Christopher, and given as Goddard in the episode.
    • Ensign Kane's role is expanded to include revealing he was having considerable personal problems during the episode and was in "hot water" due to poor performance with Commander Riker.
    • The novel includes an away mission to the interior surface of the sphere and information about what happened to the inhabitants.

CharactersEdit

Jean-Luc Picard
Data
Geordi La Forge
Montgomery Scott
Kane
Sariel Rager
Bartel
Guinan
Ensign Andy Sousa 
Friend of Ensign Kane
Mr. Krause
Lt. Bridges
Coburn
Mr Tranh

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