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Vignettes by Leonard Nimoy Takei even does a wonderful job imitating the accents and vocal cadence of the actors from the series There are sound effects and music which enhanced the experience Since this was in my opinion one of the weaker Star Trek movies I think I m glad it was ab Published in 1986 by Simon SchusterRead by Leonard Nimoy and George TakeiDuration 90 minutesI picked this audiobook up at a clearance book sale in the who s going to want this stuff section Mostly it was serious junk Educational software that only operates on Apple IIe VHS copies of movies that I ve never heard of starring some guy that was on some TV show that I barely remember and DVDs of some pastor s sermons on any number of topics still in the plastic And suddenly I find a memory from my high school and college years a genuine Star Trek audiobook from 1986on audiocassette Andnarrated by George Takei and Leonard Nimoy So I scuttle out of there ike I ve found a gold bar and pop it in car s cassette player one of the advantages of having a 12 year old car is that it has a multimedia CD and
stereo systemBack in day audiobooks were almost always abridged sometimes criminally This 274 book is abridged to a mere 90 minutes To be honest if it weren t for my faded memories of the movie I don t even know if there is enough plot here to tell the storyBut I enjoyed it immenselyRead at Spock has been taken back to Vulcan to have his Katra returned to where it belongs and Kirk and the crew are preparing to return to Earth in their captured Bird of Prey to face charges During the return trip subspace is flooded with numerous signals and noi 35 4 StarsThe GushI was not prepared to ike this novel I m not a particular fan of the movie it s ok but I felt it went against rules set out in the show and was basically a mess A fun mess but a MESS THEN I STARTED READING THE BOOK AND I Then I started reading the book and I hooked You don t even reach the beginning of the movie until 20 pages in because they are wrapping up stuff from the Stonebrook Cottage (Carriage House, last movie and dealing with the aftermath of the fal tor pan because duh of course there would be conseuences It goes on to discuss why McCoy acts slightly off in this movie and why Spock does as well though one can guess having it in black and white helps We get a better understanding of the Probe and why it s attacking the earth Weearn about Gillian I might actually come kinda close to buying taking her with them We get the cut scene of Sulu meeting his great great great grandfather and we better understand Chekov s situation on the ship as well as get to see Kirk A Seductive Revenge lay some Vulcan smack down on the doctor Why was that not in the movie We are even given a hint of why Kirk might have been open to the idea of taking Gillian with them even though I continue to maintain that it was the dumbest thing he ever did and we are talking about the guy who agreed to Kal if fee without knowing what it was My favorite parts had to. And Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise are drawn back to Earth But their trip is interrupted by the appearance of a mysterious all powerful alien. Be theooks into Sarek s mind his reasons motives and thoughts during all of these Most one can infer from Mark Leonard s wonderful performance but it is nice to have it confirmed All in all a great book that explains EXPLAIN MOVIE EXPLAIN what it is going on and really helps one s understandingThe RantAhemTIME TRAVEL WAS ALWAYS SHOWN TO BE NOTHING BUT A BAD IDEA IN THE SERIES WHAT THE HECK IS THIS WHY THE HECK DO THEY CONSIDER TAKING A PERSON OUTSIDE OF THEIR TIME AND MESSING UP THE TIMELINE A GOOD IDEA THE WHOLE PREMISE IS MESSING UP THE TIMELINE A GOOD IDEA THE WHOLE PREMISE IS Ahem now that that s off my chest et me say I don t mind the whole WHALE THING I THINK IT S A GREAT IDEA thing I think it s a great idea condemning itself unknowingly and going back in an attempt to repopulate within in reason However the crew makes so many amateur mistakes that they don t make in the tv show when they were younger and ess experienced Don t make no sense They make at So Damn Lucky (Lucky OToole, least three major changes to the timeline and don t bat an eye You can t tell me that s not against the Prime Directive among other things As a movie it s enjoyable as a part of the Star Trek canon it s a messConclusionIf you ve watched the movie I would read this book Like the other adaptations of the movies this novel answers aot of uestions one is Wild Embers: Poems of Rebellion, Fire, and Beauty left with as well as being a very enjoyable read 25 stars I feel bad about writing a bad review but to be fair it was awful 1 star because the movie is one of my all time favorites 1 star because Iistened to George Takei and he is amazing and I will isten to ANYTHING he reads So really this book is a 05Just watch the movie because the book is not worth the paper it is printed on I know that movie adaptations are tough I feel for the author but someone should have stopped this book before it went to print Can a book be better than the movie it s based on In this caseyes Up until The Fellowship of the Ring came along Star Trek IV The Voyage Home was my favorite and most watched movie I had a chance to pick up a copy of the novelization of the script and decided to read itAlthough I enjoyed it it s not nearly as good as the movie I m guessing it was based on the script not the actual final movie and there are a fair amount of differences It did explain some things For example in the book Scotty knows the guy at the Plexiglass company invented transparent aluminum things For example in the book Scotty knows the guy at the Plexiglass company invented transparent aluminum he s not worried about altering the timeline However we still didn t get an explanation of how exactly Sulu talked that pilot into oaning him his helicopterThe thing I A Study in Scandal (Scandalous likedeast about the book is that the space probe is actually intentionally trying to get rid of Letting it Go life on Earth so it can start over In the movie the space probe has no harmful intentions Also poor Chekov doesn t get to say his greatestine one of the greatest ines in all of Star Trek nu cle ar wesselsIn any event reading the book prompted me to watch this great movie for the 100th or so time Glad I read it won t be keeping it. Space probe Suddenly Kirk Spock McCoy and the rest of the crew must journey back through time to twentieth century Earth to solve the mystery of the probe.
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