Virgil Vox, on 16 August 2018 - 02:17 PM, said:
I'll give this one a try because it will be nice to see Stewart being Picard again and I hope we see other TNG characters as well.
I'm actually more interested to see what new characters they come up with.
The only reason I wish this hadn't happened is because of the Treklit novels. They have set up a great post-series/movies universe and this new show is bound to contradict a lot of what the novels have established. I would hate to see the novels as they are now done away with but if that does happen I only hope the series are given a nice send-off.
It happened before, to the loose '80s novel continuity when TNG came along. It's the occupational hazard of any tie-in series. Heck, it's the occupational hazard of all science fiction that it will eventually be rendered obsolete by the advance of real-world science or simply the march of the calendar. I feel lucky to have been part of building the ongoing novel continuity for the past 15 years, but I've always known we were probably living on borrowed time.
I'm not going to rage against the new series like I've seen some fans do. If Pocket believes they can bring new readers and attention to the novels by doing away with the novel-verse continuity and setting new books in the new Picard series timeline then I'll be fine with that because at least we did get a decade or more of the novel-verse.
It's not a matter of Pocket's belief. The job of licensed tie-ins is to tie in, to follow the lead of the original work that they're adapting and supporting. Whatever Star Trek
does onscreen, the tie-ins are obligated to remain consistent with, because that's what we've been commissioned to do by the folks who own the franchise.