Bluewater Productions has announced a partnership with William Shatner to develop four comic titles based on his sci-fi novels.  The books included in the deal are The TekWar Chronicles, Quest for Tomorrow, Man O’ War and a yet unnamed titles Shatner is creating exclusively for Bluewater.

“Mr. Shatner is a savvy businessman and a creative mastermind.  We’re honored to be partnering with him and are confident our efforts will create comic books both his fans and ours will embrace,” said Bluewater publisher Darren G. Davis in a prepared statement.

Of all the titles announced, audiences are probably most familiar with the TekWar series, first adapted by Marvel in the ’90’s, and then as a television series for the Sci-Fi Channel that ran from 1994-1996.

The books showcase a hard-boiled private eye story set in the 22nd century.  The plot revolves around an ex-policeman protagonist whose quest is to track down a missing scientist whose invention could win the war against the insidious computerized drug known as “Tek.”

TekWar Chronicles will be an on-going series, while the other three will be made into mini-series.

The four books will launch under the “William Shatner Presents” banner in the first quarter of 2009.

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  1. Dan Hunter
    September 16, 2008 at 7:39 pm — Reply

    I lost interest in anything Bill Shatner did years ago when in Kula Lumpa I politely asked him if I could have a photo taken with him.
    Shatner replied”Now WHY………would I DO……..THAT?”
    My fiancee said I visibly wilted and that’s the reason why I no longer care…..and I have never watched an episode of Boston Legal. But hey my stance saved me from sitting through Miss Congeniality 1 &2 !

    (I must admit when I first recognized him I did say something along the lines of “F&*k me it’s Captain Kirk!”)

  2. Randallw
    September 17, 2008 at 3:52 am — Reply

    I’ve always sort of wondered, exactly how much does Shatner or any celebrity actually write when they get these co-authorships? Do they actually come up with an idea and get an experienced writer to help. Does the other writer write most or only part of it. Does the celebrity contirubute anything more than a name?

    Here’s something. Did you know the guy who writes the Dexter books was the co-author of a book with Michael Dorn back when it seemed every Star Trek actor cowrote a book. Dexter covers say stuff like Dexter was his amazing first novel, but really he went for something like 10 years writing nothing special before he got lucky.

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