Anton Yelchin….. You will Be Missed

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We’re saddened to report the passing of Anton Yelchin, best known as Chekov @StarTrekMovie http://bit.ly/AYSTMovie 

So I was reading Star Trek: The Disinherited (Star Trek: The Original Series #59) and the story line follows Chekov when he first gets to the Enterprises. This made me think of Anton Yelchin… Yesterday we learned that Anton Yelchin was killed in a freak car accident at the age of 27…. 😦 I loved his take on Chekov and loved his movies. It’s a sad day for Trek fan and fan over all. My thoughts and prays go out to his family and friends. This year has not been a good year. Personally and my fandoms… Hope everyone is safe and having a great day!!

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Star Trek Book Challenge 20: How Much for Just the Planet? (Star Trek: The Original Series #36)

268442So this was an odd book from beginning to end haha. It’s like the whole book is a joke. I kid you not! Federation, as represented by the Enterprise, and the Klingons arguing over a planet with vast dilithium reserves. What is only hinted at is that it’s also an intricately plotted but farcical comedy of errors, complete with Gilbert & Sullivan parodies. Plus there is a inflatable rubber starship that is in the book.

On the planet Direidi, a fortune in Dilithium crystals has been found. The contest for the crystals lies between the Enterprise and the Klingons – a contest that propels Captain Kirk and his crew into their strangest adventure yet.

So that kinda gives you an idea on how the book is going to be haha. It’s different and and it seems to upset a lot of fans. Because it’s not a true Star Trek book or they find the Klingons to be to silly. Kinda the point of the book really. It’s all one big joke. So I don’t recommend this book to Star Trek fans who insist on accuracy and serious science or who don’t appreciate lighthearted dramatics, cultural references, and this type of comedy.

The only problem with this book that I could find was small mistakes or words left out. Again that’s vary small and can be easily over looked.

Star Trek Book Challenge 19: The Kobayashi Maru (Star Trek: The Original Series #47)

Star Trek Book Challenge 19: The Kobayashi Maru (Star Trek: The Original Series #47)

McCOY: Three months before retirement. What a way to finish.
KIRK: We’re not finished.
McCOY: Speak for yourself. One day, …one night, …Kobayashi Maru.
KIRK: Bones, are you afraid of the future?
McCOY: I believe that was the general idea that I was trying to convey.
KIRK: I don’t mean this future.
McCOY: What is this? Multiple choice?

Kobayashi Maru!!! Okay so for those who don’t know what…

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Star Trek Book Challenge 19: The Kobayashi Maru (Star Trek: The Original Series #47)

Star Trek Book Challenge 19: The Kobayashi Maru (Star Trek: The Original Series #47)

McCOY: Three months before retirement. What a way to finish.
KIRK: We’re not finished.
McCOY: Speak for yourself. One day, …one night, …Kobayashi Maru.
KIRK: Bones, are you afraid of the future?
McCOY: I believe that was the general idea that I was trying to convey.
KIRK: I don’t mean this future.
McCOY: What is this? Multiple choice?

Kobayashi Maru!!! Okay so for those who don’t know what…

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Star Trek Book Challenge 19: The Kobayashi Maru (Star Trek: The Original Series #47)

McCOY: Three months before retirement. What a way to finish.
KIRK: We’re not finished.
McCOY: Speak for yourself. One day, …one night, …Kobayashi Maru.
KIRK: Bones, are you afraid of the future?
McCOY: I believe that was the general idea that I was trying to convey.
KIRK: I don’t mean this future.
McCOY: What is this? Multiple choice?

Kobayashi Maru!!! Okay so for those who don’t know what Kobayashi Maru is, there is a small history lesson for you:

It is a Starfleet training exercise designed to test the character of cadets in the command track at Starfleet Academy. The Kobayashi Maru test was first depicted in the opening scene of the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and also appears in the 2009 film Star Trek. Screenwriter Jack B. Sowards is credited with inventing the test, naming it after a friend whose last name was Kobayashi. The test’s name is occasionally used among Star Trek fans or those familiar with the series to describe a no-win scenario, or a solution that involves redefining the problem and testing one’s character.

The notional primary goal of the exercise is to rescue the civilian vessel Kobayashi Maru in a simulated battle with the Klingons. The disabled ship is located in the Klingon Neutral Zone, and any Starfleet ship entering the zone would cause an interstellar incident. The approaching cadet crew must decide whether to attempt rescue of the Kobayashi Maru crew endangering their own ship and lives or leave the Kobayashi Maru to certain destruction. If the cadet chooses to attempt rescue, the simulation is designed to guarantee that the ship is destroyed with the loss of all crew members.

Another fun little fact that James T. Kirk took the test three times while at Starfleet Academy. Before his third attempt, Kirk surreptitiously reprogrammed the simulator so that it was possible to rescue the freighter. This fact is revealed in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, as Kirk, Saavik and others are marooned. Saavik accuses Kirk of never having faced the no-win scenario. Kirk replies that he doesn’t believe in such a thing. Despite having cheated, Kirk was awarded a commendation for “original thinking”.

217533ANYWHO!! Back to the book, sorry. The Kobayashi Maru (Star Trek: The Original Series #47) by Julia Ecklar. Great! There is something to be said about the classic crew of Star Trek and the story that were written for it. This Novel is more like a anthology of short stories. Mostly centering around Kirk, Chekov, Scotty, Sulu, McCoy. Full of character development and history, also the humor between everyone. A nice amount of action too, as each crew member talks about how they dealt with the infamous Kobayashi Maru test in the Academy. I loved Scotty’s go-for-broke solution to the no-win scenario.

A freak shuttlecraft accident– and suddenly Captain Kirk and most of his senior officers find themselves adrift in space, with no hope of rescue, no hope of repairing their craft, or restoring communications– with nothing, in short, but time on their hands. Time enough for each to tell the story of the “Kobayashi Maru”– the Starfleet Academy test given to command cadets. Nominally a tactical exercise, the “Kobayashi Maru” is in fact a test of character revealed in the choices each cadet makes, and does not make.

I say grab this book if you find a copy! Great read! A most for every Trekkie out there.

 

Star Trek Book Challenge 15: Death Count (Star Trek: The Original Series #62)

Star Trek Book Challenge 15: Death Count (Star Trek: The Original Series #62)

So I changed things up and went old school with Star Trek. Take a small break from TNG hahaha.

217584So for this challenge I read Death Count (Star Trek: The Original Series #62) by L.A. Graf. Not to much action in this novel, butwhen it does happen. Look out!. But it does have a smooth story line and the over all book is good. I will say this tho! There is something to be said about taking the focus…

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Star Trek Book Challenge 15: Death Count (Star Trek: The Original Series #62)

Star Trek Book Challenge 15: Death Count (Star Trek: The Original Series #62)

So I changed things up and went old school with Star Trek. Take a small break from TNG hahaha.

217584So for this challenge I read Death Count (Star Trek: The Original Series #62) by L.A. Graf. Not to much action in this novel, butwhen it does happen. Look out!. But it does have a smooth story line and the over all book is good. I will say this tho! There is something to be said about taking the focus…

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