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A novelization is a rewriting of a movie or television script in novel form, without deviating from the original plot. There may be some differences if the novelization is based on an earlier script than the one filmed, but these are generally minor. A novelization is the opposite of an adaptation, which is a movie or TV series made from a novel, and which may or may not be faithful to its source.

Related to both of these are tie-ins, which are generally officially sanctioned novels or graphic novels that are based on a movie or TV series.

One novelization that made waves in slash fandom was Star Trek: The Motion Picture by Gene Roddenberry. See The Roddenberry Footnote for more.