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24th Dec '17 9:29:59 AM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/SailorMoon''! Scholastic had a few Sailor Moon books that were essentially adaptations of the anime (specifically, the DiC dub since they used their character names, although interestingly, they covered some episodes skipped by DiC). They covered roughly the first arc.

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon''! Scholastic had a few Sailor Moon books that were essentially adaptations of the anime (specifically, the DiC [=DiC=] dub since they used their character names, although interestingly, they covered some episodes skipped by DiC).[=DiC=]). They covered roughly the first arc.
23rd Dec '17 4:01:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (and its spin-off, ''Series/{{Angel}}''), like many TheWB[=/=]TheCW productions, has a large number of both original novels and novelizations. The occasional good novelization (for example, ''The Diary of Rupert Giles, Vol.1'', ironically by Nancy Holder, author of the infamously atrocious post-season 7 original novel ''Queen of the Slayers'') seeps in. But [[SturgeonsLaw most appear to be nothing more than]] copies of the script with the stage directions edited into prose format, such as the novelization of the TV series' first episode, ''The Harvest.''

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (and its spin-off, ''Series/{{Angel}}''), like many TheWB[=/=]TheCW Creator/TheWB[=/=]Creator/TheCW productions, has a large number of both original novels and novelizations. The occasional good novelization (for example, ''The Diary of Rupert Giles, Vol.1'', ironically by Nancy Holder, author of the infamously atrocious post-season 7 original novel ''Queen of the Slayers'') seeps in. But [[SturgeonsLaw most appear to be nothing more than]] copies of the script with the stage directions edited into prose format, such as the novelization of the TV series' first episode, ''The Harvest.''
10th Nov '17 11:10:34 AM CoherentPantherine
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** The novel to ''Film/BatmanForever'', by Creator/PeterDavid throws in some deleted scenes from the film, rearranges the order of some scenes to make more sense, and is generally thought quite good. Bizarrely, the Riddler briefly wears a robotic muscle suit for a few pages, like in the licensed game version.

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** The novel to ''Film/BatmanForever'', by Creator/PeterDavid throws in some deleted scenes from the film, more character development for characters like Chase Meridian, Robin, and Two-Face, additional insight into the Riddler's obsession for Bruce Wayne, rearranges the order of some scenes to make more sense, and is generally thought quite good. Bizarrely, the Riddler briefly wears a robotic muscle suit for a few pages, like in the licensed game version.
10th Nov '17 5:38:46 AM Sjebens
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* The ‘’Series/BattlestarGalactica’’ pilot and a few episodes were novelized. There was also a photo-novel that included a picture of the cylons attacking Caprica with an expletive spelled out in the lights of the city. Rumor has it this was from the effects team to Universal.

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* The ‘’Series/BattlestarGalactica’’ ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'' pilot and a few episodes were novelized. There was also a photo-novel that included a picture of the cylons attacking Caprica with an expletive spelled out in the lights of the city. Rumor has it this was from the effects team to Universal.
10th Nov '17 5:36:02 AM Sjebens
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* The ‘’Series/BattlestarGalactica’’ pilot and a few episodes were novelized. There was also a photo-novel that included a picture of the cylons attacking Caprica with an expletive spelled out in the lights of the city. Rumor has it this was from the effects team to Universal.
10th Oct '17 7:46:17 PM kittenmommy
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** The novelization of ''Film/ANewHope'', ghostwritten by Creator/AlanDeanFoster, introduced several plot points not elaborated on in the movie, including the first official reference to Darth Vader as a "Lord of the Sith" and the name of the Emperor (Palpatine). Also it has some scenes that didn't make it to the movie, like the Han and Jabba scene that only appeared in the special edition. Interestingly, it was released before the movie came out. (Unfortunately, since Foster wrote it before the script doctors got to it, you have to slog through a fair bit of George Lucas' original dialogue, about which Harrison Ford once said "George, you can type this shit, but you sure as hell can't say it.")

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** The novelization of ''Film/ANewHope'', ghostwritten by Creator/AlanDeanFoster, introduced several plot points not elaborated on in the movie, including the first official reference to Darth Vader as a "Lord of the Sith" and the name of the first Emperor (Palpatine). (Palpatine). Apparently, Palpatine was only the first in a very long line. Also it has some scenes that didn't make it to the movie, like the Han and Jabba scene that only appeared in the special edition. Interestingly, it was released before the movie came out. (Unfortunately, since Foster wrote it before the script doctors got to it, you have to slog through a fair bit of George Lucas' original dialogue, about which Harrison Ford once said "George, you can type this shit, but you sure as hell can't say it.")
8th Oct '17 6:31:57 PM nombretomado
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* {{Infocom}} cashed in on the popularity of some of its text-based adventures by licensing ''VideoGame/{{Zork}},'' ''VideoGame/{{Wishbringer}},'' ''VideoGame/{{Planetfall}}'' and ''Stationfall'' to Avon Books.

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* {{Infocom}} Creator/{{Infocom}} cashed in on the popularity of some of its text-based adventures by licensing ''VideoGame/{{Zork}},'' ''VideoGame/{{Wishbringer}},'' ''VideoGame/{{Planetfall}}'' and ''Stationfall'' to Avon Books.
2nd Sep '17 8:30:38 AM HalcyonDayz
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* The ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novels are somewhere between a novelisation and an original TieInNovel, taking elements from the episodes and connecting them together with original material. (The first one, for instance, combines elements of "The End", "Future Echoes", "Kryten", "Me2" and "Better Than Life" with an original plot in which Lister comes up with a plan to get back to Earth.)

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* The ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novels are somewhere between a novelisation and an original TieInNovel, taking elements from the episodes and connecting them together with original material. (The first one, for instance, combines elements of "The End", "Future Echoes", "Kryten", "Me2" "[=Me2=]" and "Better Than Life" with an original plot in which Lister comes up with a plan to get back to Earth.)
28th Jul '17 1:25:51 PM GrammarNavi
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** Likewise, ''Creator/MaryShelley's Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' by Leonore Fleischer, the novelization of KennethBranagh's [[Film/MaryShelleysFrankenstein 1994 film]]. (Saberhagen reportedly offered his services for this novelization as well, primarily because it would then have been "''Mary Shelley's Frankenstein'', by the author of ''Bram Stoker's Dracula''".) Fleischer is a veteran novelizer, with "Based on..." works including ''Film/RainMan'', ''Film/ThreeAmigos'', ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'' (yes, that's right, the book of the film of the musical of the comic strip) and even ''Film/{{Fame}}''. (Yes, that's right, the book of the musical.)

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** Likewise, ''Creator/MaryShelley's Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' by Leonore Fleischer, the novelization of KennethBranagh's Creator/KennethBranagh's [[Film/MaryShelleysFrankenstein 1994 film]]. (Saberhagen reportedly offered his services for this novelization as well, primarily because it would then have been "''Mary Shelley's Frankenstein'', by the author of ''Bram Stoker's Dracula''".) Fleischer is a veteran novelizer, with "Based on..." works including ''Film/RainMan'', ''Film/ThreeAmigos'', ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'' (yes, that's right, the book of the film of the musical of the comic strip) and even ''Film/{{Fame}}''. (Yes, that's right, the book of the musical.)
25th Jul '17 2:38:13 PM ThatTwerp
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* The novelization of the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' movies and ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' movies was given to Creator/PeterDavid, who had previously written the comic book series of both characters. Notably, the novelization of ''Film/SpiderMan3'' included many scenes that were cut from the movie to make room for less interesting themes. David also added the touch of giving names to background characters that went unnamed in the ''The Incredible Hulk'' film which corresponded to similar characters from the source comics.

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* The novelization of the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' movies and ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' movies was given to Creator/PeterDavid, who had previously written the comic book series of both characters. Notably, the novelization of ''Film/SpiderMan3'' included many scenes that were cut from the movie to movie, most notably several scenes in the final battle that make room for less interesting themes.it play out much differently than it did in the film. David also added the touch of giving names to background characters that went unnamed in the ''The Incredible Hulk'' film which corresponded to similar characters from the source comics.



** It should be noted that ''Ghostbusters'' actually has ''two'' different novelisations, one written by Richard Mueller (who later wrote for ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''), the other written by Larry Milne and published in Britain - the latter, unusually, is written in the present tense and also contains bios of key cast and crew members... and, bizarrely, virtually all of the film's credits ("From Columbia-Delphi Productions").
** The ''Film/GhostbustersII'' novelisation isn't ''quite'' as good, but does have this line:

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** It should be noted that ''Ghostbusters'' actually has ''two'' different novelisations, novelizations, one written by Richard Mueller (who later wrote for ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''), the other written by Larry Milne and published in Britain - the latter, unusually, is written in the present tense and also contains bios of key cast and crew members... and, bizarrely, virtually all of the film's credits ("From Columbia-Delphi Productions").
** The ''Film/GhostbustersII'' novelisation novelization isn't ''quite'' as good, but does have this line:



* The novelisation of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' was written by 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".

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* The novelisation novelization of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' was written by 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".



* The ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' had novelizations done by Creator/PeterDavid. ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'', while not receiving complete-novelizations, did receive junior novelizations.

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* The ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' had novelizations done by Creator/PeterDavid. ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'', while not receiving complete-novelizations, complete novelizations, did receive junior novelizations.
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