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Carey Talks 'Enterprise' Pilot Novelisation

By Caillan
September 26, 2001 - 5:52 AM

When author Diane Carey wrote the novelisation of the Enterprise pilot, 'Broken Bow,' she had nothing to work with except the script, leaving her to fill in the blanks with regards to the characters.

"I just have to use instinct and experience and take my best shot," Carey told EnterpriseUK. "[The characters] don't really have much of a voice yet, so I write them the way they ought to be for pretty good drama and hope I'm close."

The author mentioned that she didn't have any assistance from the production team when crafting the novelisation. "No help at all," Carey said. "We really don't communicate with the film offices, except on specific questions that go through our editors. They're not interested in the novels."

Carey revealed that although normal books take a few months, she wrote the novelisation in less than a week. "The novelisations [usually take] about two weeks, although Broken Bow was a four-day rocket ride," she said. "I sure don't want to do that very often! My hands still hurt!"

The original interview can be found here at EnterpriseUK.

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