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27th Nov '16 5:20:18 PM nombretomado
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* The novelization of ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' (a RecursiveAdaptation) is mostly faithful to the movie but includes a few extended scenes, such as Brent badgering Flint at the tackle shop, and Flint's food fight with the Mayor.

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* The novelization of ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' (a RecursiveAdaptation) is mostly faithful to the movie but includes a few extended scenes, such as Brent badgering Flint at the tackle shop, and Flint's food fight with the Mayor.
26th Oct '16 9:01:26 PM PaulA
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* Another is ''Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing'' novel by veteran comics writer PeterDavid, often considered to be more faithful to the source material.

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* Another is ''Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing'' novel by veteran comics writer PeterDavid, Creator/PeterDavid, often considered to be more faithful to the source material.
24th Oct '16 9:36:39 PM nombretomado
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* The novelisation of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' was written by GeneRoddenberry himself (to the disgust of Harold Livingston, who wrote the script for the movie). Notable because he gave a massive boost to the [[YaoiFangirl Kirk / Spock slashers]] by stating outright that the honorific Spock uses for Kirk "t'hy'la" was interpreted from the Vulcan language as "brother/friend/lover" and what the shippers have reinterpreted as meaning "soulmate".

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* The novelisation of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' was written by GeneRoddenberry Creator/GeneRoddenberry himself (to the disgust of Harold Livingston, who wrote the script for the movie). Notable because he gave a massive boost to the [[YaoiFangirl Kirk / Spock slashers]] by stating outright that the honorific Spock uses for Kirk "t'hy'la" was interpreted from the Vulcan language as "brother/friend/lover" and what the shippers have reinterpreted as meaning "soulmate".
20th Oct '16 2:04:54 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' was adapted into a successful 12-volume novel series by "Jack [=McKinney=]" (a pen name for James Luceno and Creator/BrianDaley). The series led to several TelevisionTieInNovels, creating a 21-volume novel series that greatly expands on the original television series.

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* ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' was adapted into a successful 12-volume novel series by "Jack [=McKinney=]" (a pen name for James Luceno and Creator/BrianDaley). The series led to several TelevisionTieInNovels, creating a 21-volume novel series that greatly expands on the original television series. The novels based on the unproduced scripts for ''The Sentinals'' were later adapted into the comic book series.
20th Oct '16 2:02:49 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' was adapted into a successful 12-volume novel series by "Jack [=McKinney=]" (a pen name for James Luceno and Creator/BrianDaley). The series led to several TelevisionTieInNovels.
** The novelizations were declared to be CanonDiscontinuity by the current head of ''Robotech'' licencing and production... and then the ones based on the TV series were later re-issued with new covers under the current ''Robotech'' branding. However, the novel-exclusive stories and related omnibus remain out of print.
* The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise has had novelizations of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', and ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' (the ''DYRL?'' one in particular restores a number of plot points from ''SDF'' and adds new scenes [such as a mock combat between Hikaru and a newly-recruited [[TheAce Max Jenius]]]) though good luck finding translations, as the folks at Harmony Gold haven't budged...

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* ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' was adapted into a successful 12-volume novel series by "Jack [=McKinney=]" (a pen name for James Luceno and Creator/BrianDaley). The series led to several TelevisionTieInNovels.
TelevisionTieInNovels, creating a 21-volume novel series that greatly expands on the original television series.
** The novelizations were declared to be CanonDiscontinuity by the current head of ''Robotech'' licencing and production... and then the ones based on the TV series were later re-issued with new covers under the current ''Robotech'' branding. However, the novel-exclusive stories and related omnibus remain out of print.
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print, although some of them are officially available as e-books. All of the novels are easy to find through the used book circuit.
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The original ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise has had novelizations of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', and ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' (the ''DYRL?'' one in particular restores a number of plot points from ''SDF'' and adds new scenes [such as a mock combat between Hikaru and a newly-recruited [[TheAce Max Jenius]]]) though good luck finding translations, as the folks at Harmony Gold haven't budged...
15th Oct '16 5:29:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* The entirety of TheEighties TV miniseries ''Series/{{V}}'', together with its sequel ''V: The Final Battle'' were novelised by A.C. Crispin in one {{Doorstopper}} of a book. It works well, mostly because Crispin doesn't just stick to the scripts. Having said that, the transition between miniseries and finale is awkward. ("Four months later", anyone?) The book contains a couple of shoutouts - a helicopter pilot is named "Joe Harnell" (Harnell scored the first miniseries); two of Mike Donovan's colleagues are named after TV writers Sam Egan and Jeri Taylor (who at the time were working at Universal, as creator Kenneth Johnson had done).

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* The entirety of TheEighties TV miniseries ''Series/{{V}}'', ''Series/{{V 1983}}'', together with its sequel ''V: The Final Battle'' were novelised by A.C. Crispin in one {{Doorstopper}} of a book. It works well, mostly because Crispin doesn't just stick to the scripts. Having said that, the transition between miniseries and finale is awkward. ("Four months later", anyone?) The book contains a couple of shoutouts - a helicopter pilot is named "Joe Harnell" (Harnell scored the first miniseries); two of Mike Donovan's colleagues are named after TV writers Sam Egan and Jeri Taylor (who at the time were working at Universal, as creator Kenneth Johnson had done).
11th Aug '16 7:07:25 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** Wiseau himself originally wrote the story as a play, and then a 500 page novel before he decided to make it as an independent film. The novel has never been published.
9th Aug '16 9:46:03 AM Ripburger
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* The first ''VideoGame/XCom'' game has had two novelizations made of it: An American one with a female Commander working to build up a new military base in Switzerland (written by Dianne Duane), and a Russian one that tells the tale of a member of your first eight recruits.

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* The first ''VideoGame/XCom'' ''[[VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense X-COM]]'' game has had two novelizations made of it: An American one with a female Commander working to build up a new military base in Switzerland (written by Dianne Duane), and a Russian one that tells the tale of a member of your first eight recruits.
27th Jul '16 8:27:51 PM jormis29
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* The novelization of ''TheMummy Returns'' has an added bit where showing loyalty to the Scorpion King meant ''cutting off your forehead'' and chanting "Mi Phat As". Rick O'Connell tries to mimic it as best as he can: "My Fat Ass!"

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* The novelization of ''TheMummy Returns'' ''Film/TheMummyReturns'' has an added bit where showing loyalty to the Scorpion King meant ''cutting off your forehead'' and chanting "Mi Phat As". Rick O'Connell tries to mimic it as best as he can: "My Fat Ass!"
19th Jul '16 10:06:13 AM Willbyr
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has an impressive number of novelizations and short stories set in its universe. The quality of writing varies but is usually decent. [[GauntsGhosts At least one series]] supposedly changed the way an entire faction was perceived by the fanbase; Games Workshop (which both makes the tabletop game and publishes the literature under its own publishing branch) knew a good thing when it saw it and adjusted accordingly.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has an impressive number of novelizations and short stories set in its universe. The quality of writing varies but is usually decent. [[GauntsGhosts [[Literature/GauntsGhosts At least one series]] supposedly changed the way an entire faction was perceived by the fanbase; Games Workshop Creator/GamesWorkshop (which both makes the tabletop game and publishes the literature under its own publishing branch) knew a good thing when it saw it and adjusted accordingly.
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