Star Trek Book Challenge 31: The Eyes of the Beholders (Star Trek: The Next Generation #13)

217871After several Federation and Klingon ships disappear while traveling a newly opened trade route, the “U.S.S. Enterprise” TM is sent to investigate. Their quest leads Captain Picard and his crew to an eerie space graveyard full of ships of every size and description, all of them, dead in space. At the center of the graveyard lies a huge, incredibly powerful artifact, constructed by an ancient alien race. And as the crew struggles to solve the mystery of the artifact, they unwittingly trigger its awesome power, a power that threatens insanity and death to all aboard the “Starship Enterprise.”

The Eyes of the Beholders (Star Trek: The Next Generation #13) by A.C. Crispin…

The book as a whole wasn’t bad, not perfect or action pack like some of the Trek novel in the past. It’s more of a psychological story line.. Now the main story line (we will call it A) was kinda flat and didn’t really go anywhere, thus making the end of the book a big let down. Now having said that! The sub story lines (we will call it B) was interesting and a lot more enjoyable. For example we have a Vulcan Doctor cares for a blind Andorian child, and Data is trying to write a novel. These are what makes this book worth reading. I do like what they did with Geordi in the story lines AND he wasn’t a big cry baby like he was in the last novel I read!! So good news there haha! But over all it’s a fun read and fast, but do note it’s more general fiction than sci-fi.

Star Trek Book Challenge 28: The Siege (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #2)

Star Trek Book Challenge 28: The Siege (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #2)

76893The Siege (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #2) by Peter David. So here we are with our Second go around with a Deep Space Nine book! The last book didn’t go over to well last time (Star Trek Book Challenge 16: Betrayal (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #6)) Sadly this novel is a victim of it’s time… This book came out when the show was first starting up and there really wasn’t  much to work on. The story…

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Star Trek Book Challenge 28: The Siege (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #2)

Star Trek Book Challenge 28: The Siege (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #2)

76893The Siege (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #2) by Peter David. So here we are with our Second go around with a Deep Space Nine book! The last book didn’t go over to well last time (Star Trek Book Challenge 16: Betrayal (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #6)) Sadly this novel is a victim of it’s time… This book came out when the show was first starting up and there really wasn’t  much to work on. The story…

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Star Trek Book Challenge 28: The Siege (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #2)

76893The Siege (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #2) by Peter David. So here we are with our Second go around with a Deep Space Nine book! The last book didn’t go over to well last time (Star Trek Book Challenge 16: Betrayal (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #6)) Sadly this novel is a victim of it’s time… This book came out when the show was first starting up and there really wasn’t  much to work on. The story line for this novel is rather interesting to say the least:

Deep Space NineTM is forced to curtail entry to the wormhole due to increased graviton emissions, and an air of biting tension settles over the station. This anxiety leads to the murder of an Edeman religious leader, Commander Benjamin Sisko and Security Chief Odo realize they face a larger problem.

Soon Sisko and Odo have more lifeless bodies on their hands and a killer who strikes without motive. Then, both the Edemans and Cardassians arrive threatening to destroy the station unless the murderer is given to them for retribution. In order to save Deep Space Nine and stop the killing, Odo must try to destroy a powerful assassin who is the only link to his mysterious past.

The characters for the book were a little over done. By that I mean, every time they came into the story they introduced and given a full history. I don’t know if this was because the show wasn’t on for vary long at this point? Plus there are a number of random scenes that happen through out the book at doesn’t make sense or doesn’t help the plot line for the book out. Like the random page of the Borg showing up to only be destroyed by the wormhole… There is a a lot of action and humor in this book to make up for some of it’s short comings.. Some! Not all, sadly… Again this book was written in the first season of the show, so I think the lack of knowledge and bad timing to start up a book series shows with this story. I would skip this book, there are better ones out there.

 

Star Trek Book Challenge 1: Mindshadow (Star Trek: The Original Series #27)

Star Trek Book Challenge 1: Mindshadow (Star Trek: The Original Series #27)

This is the first of 88 books I’m reading in the Star Trek series. Like I said in a previous post, Every week I’ll be posting about each book and my thoughts on it as well. I’ll give out little sub plots so you can get an idea on what the book is about. I’ll try and hold back the spoilers. But no promises tho!! The books I have, start with Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek:…

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Star Trek Book Challenge 1: Mindshadow (Star Trek: The Original Series #27)

Star Trek Book Challenge 1: Mindshadow (Star Trek: The Original Series #27)

This is the first of 88 books I’m reading in the Star Trek series. Like I said in a previous post, Every week I’ll be posting about each book and my thoughts on it as well. I’ll give out little sub plots so you can get an idea on what the book is about. I’ll try and hold back the spoilers. But no promises tho!! The books I have, start with Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek:…

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Star Trek Book Challenge 1: Mindshadow (Star Trek: The Original Series #27)

This is the first of 88 books I’m reading in the Star Trek series. Like I said in a previous post, Every week I’ll be posting about each book and my thoughts on it as well. I’ll give out little sub plots so you can get an idea on what the book is about. I’ll try and hold back the spoilers. But no promises tho!! The books I have, start with Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space 9. Star Trek has always had a special spot in my heart. Mostly do to my Dad and I always watched together(aside from Star Wars… I know! How dare I bring Star Wars up in a Star Trek post! Deal with it haha.) and acted as a “common ground” between me and my Step-Dad. Now my kids are getting into Star Trek as well, figured it’ll be nice to carry things along with in the family history. Anywho! On with the post and book! This book is called Mindshadow (Star Trek: The Original Series #27) and the story line goes as follows:

939996The tranquil planet of Aritani has suddenly come under attack by a vicious and unknown enemy. The U.S.S. Enterprise rallies to the scene, only to plunge into a deadly nightmare: Spock is found mysteriously injured, his mental powers crippled and weak, and Kirk uncovers an evil Romulan plot– with a cunning double agent in the middle. Kirk strives to expose the agent, but only Spock’s knowledge can stop the Romulans.

I have to say that I really enjoyed this book.

Pro: *SPOILERS* The book it’s self seemed like it could have been a stand alone episode that would have been aired on TV. Characters/story helped move the story along and had suspense between the actions of the characters, *especially with Spock battling with him self and dealing with the facts of his ‘memory loss,’ and why it happened.* In addition to the story line of conflict; the conflict between Kirk and McCoy is treated in a very believable manner.
This book is also for Spock fans, giving lots of attention to Spock, also to his family and Vulcan society.

Cons: It’s just your average Trek story… I hate to put it that way. But it is.

But if you ever get the chance to read it. I say go for it!! The book was written by J.M. Dillard my copy is paperback, 252 pages. Published November 1st 1989 by Pocket Books (first published 1986.

 

Trek1701 Ep #15: Babylon 5 Discussion, Part I

 

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On this all new episode of the Trek1701 podcast we are discussing the non-trek series ‘Babylon 5’. Why you ask….because we love it!! Well maybe not all of us but Chris and Dave do! Joe and Jason are newbies to the series with questions and Evan is playing the role of the ‘grumpy old man’. This is just a general discussion about the series as a whole and what worked and what didn’t.

This podcast is an RN/GF Podcast Production in association with the Atomic Geeks Podcast Network.