Today is a good day to watch the Klingon translation of A Christmas Carol, or just to eat some Starfleet cookies. And in other Trek news, J.J. Abrams' alternate timeline has spawned its own line of alternate-universe tie-in novels.
And in other Holiday Trek news, A theater in Minneapolis is putting on a Klingon-translated Christmas Carol. The show's four creators sat down and translated the entire story into Klingon. But don't worry — if you're not fluent in the dialect there are subtitles and an English-speaking narrator. The show runs until December 13th and is at the Mixed Blood Theatre. And yes that is a Klingon Puppet Tiny Tim.
In other news, TrekMovie has the details for all the new tie-in novels that J.J. Abrams' new Trek has inspired. Let's hope these help provide some ideas to the creators of the next movie (or possible spin-off TV series) because I'm fascinated by the Spock mind wiping story line.
"Star Trek: Refugees" by Alan Dean Foster (May 25, 2010)
Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise must decide if a group of refugees are a menace or misunderstood.
"Star Trek: Seek a Newer World" by Christopher Bennett (June 29, 2010)
Enterprise under attack escapes and discovers an entire civilization also hiding as is the ship. Kirk decides to find out what are they hiding from.
"Star Trek: More Beautiful Than Death" by David Mack (July 27, 2010)
Kirk leads a mission to Akiron, a dilithium rich world. Aboard is Spock's father, Ambassador Sarek, who is hoping to broker a Federation trade agreement.
"Star Trek: The Hazard of Concealing" by Greg Cox (August 31, 2010)
When the elder Spock surfaces from the future, will he be able to escape a sinister plan wrought by the enemies of the Federation, or will their quest to exploit Spock's knowledge succeed, with disastrous consequences?
For more details on the books check out Trek Movie.