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The novelization of Star Trek Generations is an adaptation of Star Trek Generations, written by J.M. Dillard. Published by Pocket Books, the novel was first released in hardback in December 1994.


From the back cover
The story begins with the launching of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) and the mysterious disappearance of Captain James T. Kirk.
Then seventy-eight years later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) receives a distress call from a remote scientific observatory. Picard learns that a newly developed super weapon has been stolen by a desperate scientist with an insane plot.
Facing the most difficult task of his career, Captain Picard must seek out the one person with the power to help him, a person long thought dead: Captain James T. Kirk. Together, the two captains will be tested as they've never been before. And both men will be forced to make the greatest sacrifices of their careers to save countless millions from a madman with a plan for mass destruction.

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Background information[]

  • George Truett is credited with the abridging for the audio version.
  • The hardback edition has a "Behind-the-scenes" section, pp.241-280, written by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.
  • The hardback edition was based on the original cut of the film, in which Kirk's death was fundamentally different. The alteration of the ending – after focus group screenings – came too late to be reflected in the novelization. The audio version – read by John de Lancie – was adapted from this edition, and so also contains the original ending. The subsequent paperback edition has a newly rewritten chapter that more accurately reflects that event of the film.
  • The novelization features Spock, McCoy, Uhura, and Chekov in scenes set in the prologue in 2293.
  • Although there's no mention of it in the movie, one moment in the novel while Kirk is standing on the bridge on Veridian III preparing to jump across, he has a moment and thinks "I wonder if Spock's still alive…"


James T. Kirk
Jean-Luc Picard
William T. Riker
Deanna Troi
Geordi La Forge
Tolian Soran


Enterprise-B, USS; Enterprise-D, USS

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