Star Trek: The More Things Change

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “I served as his nurse for years before I became a doctor, and those old habits are hard to break — for both of us. He’s still my superior officer, but there are times when it feels like nothing has changed, and insecurities I thought I’d left behind… Well, since he returned to active […]

Star Trek: Miasma

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{4.5/5} “A Starfleet medkit rested at the doctor’s feet… Spock hoped the precaution would prove unnecessary but he was well aware that exploring an unknown planet often entails hazards to life and limb. He had taken part in more Starfleet funerals than he cared to remember, including his own.” Star Trek: Miasma by Greg Cox, […]

Star Trek: Seasons of Light and Darkness

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{4.5/5} “By deciding to throw out the Prime Directive, and disobeying your oath as a Starfleet officer, you are deciding the fate of all those millions of topaline-dependent Federation colonists. Only you can decide whether or not to throw your career away. But take a moment and think: How do you suppose the people closest […]

Star Trek: Excelsior — Forged in Fire

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{4.5/5} “‘When nothing goes as planned, the world is in balance.’ It was an old Trill saying, and Curzon Dax found it circling through his mind every thirty seconds or so, like an annoying insect that couldn’t be chased away. Though the mantra didn’t accurately reflect his high hopes for the Korvat peace conference, by […]

Star Trek movies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. The original series Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 -> 3.5/5 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 -> 5/5 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 -> 5/5 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 -> 5/5 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 -> 4/5 […]

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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{4.5/5} “Logic, logic, logic… Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end.” — Spock Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, released in 1991 The Klingon moon Praxis, a key energy facility, has exploded, leaving them vulnerable. Spock has been in conversation with Chancellor Gorkon to open negotiations. Kirk and the Enterprise have been […]

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

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{4/5} “‘I am well versed in the classics, Doctor.’ ‘Then how come you don’t know “Row, row, row your boat”?’” — Spock & McCoy Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, released in 1989 The new Enterprise isn’t quite space worthy yet but it’s called to Nimbus III, the Planet of Galactic Peace, where someone has […]

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

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{5/5} “‘Sure you won’t change your mind?’ ‘Is there something wrong with the one I have?’” — Gillian & Spock Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, released in 1986 Admiral James T. Kirk and his officers head toward Earth to face charges. When they get close they’re greeted by a startling announcement — a probe […]

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

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{5/5} “Aye, and if my grandmother had wheels she’d be a wagon.” Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, released in 1984 Admiral James T. Kirk realizes after talking with Sarek that Spock had transferred his katra to Dr. McCoy before he died. Sarek tells him to bring both McCoy and Spock to Vulcan. The […]

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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{5/5} “I have been, and always shall be, your friend.” Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, released in 1982 Admiral James T. Kirk is on a training cruise on the Enterprise when he gets a puzzling message from Carol Marcus, in charge of the Genesis Project. Genesis is a method of turning a lifeless […]