Star Trek: Alien Spotlight

{4.5/5} “The price for revenge is too high. But I think you know this. You’re not on a Cardassian mission. Your group — these Rom Knights — think they are serving Cardassia, but they are not. Cardassia is moving beyond its old ways. We’ve learned from our mistakes.” — Garak

Star Trek: Alien Spotlight (2 volumes) by Scott & David Tipton, John Byrne & others, published in 2008-10

When Captain Terrell and Commander Chekov crash land on a planet they find it’s inhabited by the Gorn. When Captain Pike and Spock beam down to a planet of warlike beings they discover it can be valuable to have someone different around. When the Borg employ a brand new strategy Captain Picard decides to have a chat with them.

This is a collection of a bunch of graphic novels written by different authors, each highlighting a different alien race featured in Star Trek.

There’s a fun story about tribbles, and one about Q in which he learns a thing or two about negotiations from Captain Picard. You have to pay extra attention when you’re reading Cardassians, as the dual storyline can be confusing.

The artwork in each story is done by different artists. I prefer some artwork more than others, but on the whole it’s very good.

I’ve read 9 or 10 graphic novels by Scott Tipton and David Tipton. I previously reviewed Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever.

I’ve read 10 graphic novels by John Byrne. I previously reviewed Star Trek: New Visions.

I’ve read 2 novels plus 1 graphic novel by Keith R. A. DeCandido.

This is the 2nd time I’ve read Vulcans, Gorn, Orions, and Romulans (they were also collected in Star Trek: The Original Series Omnibus).

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