Satirical Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 8 Twitter Gets Official Book

Satirical Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 8 Twitter Gets Official Book

The mockumentary-style book will recap episodes from the @TNG_S8 Twitter and add illustrations, trivia, set photos, and behind-the-scenes looks at the never-aired satirical eighth season.

Since October 2011, the @TNG_S8 Twitter account has been providing TV Guide-style plot summaries for a satirical eighth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The exaggerated plots usually juxtapose a main mission for the crew with a subplot, producing hilarious new adventures for the crew of the Enterprise. Mike McMahan, the creator of the @TNG_S8 Twitter account, will bring the unaired season to life in an official mockumentary-style book. Star Trek: The Next Generation - Warped, An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season will present plot descriptions for each episode, trivia, aliens, set photos, and behind-the-scenes looks, illustrated by Joel Watson and Jason Ho. Watson is the creator of geek webcomic HijiNKS ENSUE, and Ho is an artist for Bongo Comics whose work includes the comic versions of The Simpsons and Futurama. Published by Gallery Books, Star Trek: The Next Generation - Warped, An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season is due out in paperback and ebook on March 3, 2015.

McMahon told StarTrek.com, "I thought it would be fun to create an artifact from an alternate version of our universe: a tongue-in-cheek guide to the production of an -- admittedly silly -- season of TNG. I had a great time taking the tone of the jokes in @TNG_S8 and applying them to the expanded format of a guide, which gave me room for crazier episodes, dialogue, trivia, and plenty of Riker. I hope fans enjoy laughing with Geordi, Data, Worf and good old Barclay as much as I enjoyed writing their antics."

As a huge Star Trek fan, the @TNG_S8 Twitter is one of my favorite things on the Internet. I can't wait to see which Season 8 episodes McMahan puts in the book. If you've ever watched an episode of Next Generation, it's worth some time scrolling to read all of the ridiculous plots awaiting the crew of the Enterprise, and several gruesome fates for poor Lieutenant Barclay.

Source: StarTrek.com

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Why do I get the feeling that Barclay is going to be like Kenney from South Park and get killed often in increasingly gruesome ways? Still loved the Oregon Trail bit. This looks like it'll be hilarious.

Oh god this is too good. Wes being an annoying little idiot, Worf being an ineffectual tool, the Georgi & Data team-ups, Riker's hilarious over-sexuality, this Twitter has it all.

March 2015! Hope its worth the wait, though the past tweets seem classic gold.

reading through them all now.

my favorite so far

"A deligation of alien hummingbirds secretly plan to drink Wesley. It's a challenge, but Riker still manages to hook up with one."

Make it so!

As long as it includes dramatized descriptions of Riker sitting down, I'm in. Then again how could any description of Riker sitting not be dramatic?

Reading through these now, the hilarious thing is that so many of these could become legit TNG episodes without any deviation from the tweeted plot.

StriderShinryu:
As long as it includes dramatized descriptions of Riker sitting down, I'm in. Then again how could any description of Riker sitting not be dramatic?

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"Number 1, I've been meaning to speak to you... you do know how normal people sit in chairs, dont you?"

Oh how many tables Riker's knees have met in a violent fashion through the years... Seriously I can see him mashing his knee on the edge of a table quite often. And what happens when the chair has arms and a high back? does he end up wrapping his legs around the back while hugging it kinda like a normal human will sit in an armless chair backwards minus the feet off the floor normal part?

*edit think I need sleep... 2 hour last night.. 3.5 the night before and it is 2:45 am and I had 6 beers, still how does he not bang his knee on tables all the time?

Yes I think this fits.

 

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