Star Trek: That Which Divides

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “She had come to understand that the Federation was not a threat to the Empire, nor had it ever been… Though Vathrael was a creature of duty, born and bred for the uniform she now wore as well as all the responsibilities that came with it, she respected and even envied the prospect of […]

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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{3.5/5} “And they probably redesigned the whole sickbay too. I know engineers — they love to change things.” Star Trek: The Motion Picture, released in 1979 A giant cloud of great destructive power is heading directly toward Earth. Admiral Kirk takes command of the Enterprise in order to investigate. McCoy reluctantly comes aboard when Kirk […]

Star Trek: The Animated Series

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Star Trek: The Animated Series season 1 & 2, aired in 1973-4 I don’t usually review shows that I don’t watch all of but since I’m doing a big Star Trek rewatch I’ll mention this one. There are 22 episodes and they are half an hour each. The Original Series cast reprise their roles voicing […]

Star Trek (season 3)

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{3.5/5} “‘The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity.’ ‘And the ways our differences combine to create meaning and beauty.’” — Dr. Miranda Jones & Mr. Spock Star Trek season 3, aired in 1968-69 When Kirk and Spock are ordered to obtain a Romulan cloaking device, Kirk disguises himself as a Romulan to beam […]

Star Trek: How Much for Just the Planet?

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{4.5/5} “‘Allow me to welcome you most sincerely to the free, independent, and unaligned planet of Direidi. My name is Flyter. Hi there.’ He pumped Kirk’s hand. ‘Hi there.’ He shook Sanchez’s hand, then Uhura’s, the rest. ‘Hi there. Hi there. Hi there.’ He paused, wiped his hands and his forehead with a huge red […]

Star Trek: Doctor’s Orders

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{4.5/5} “I can leave anybody with the conn that I please, especially a department head and a fellow officer. There’s no need to be in the direct chain of command at all — that’s a common misconception. I could leave an Ensign Third-class with the conn if I liked, and the situation seemed to call […]

Star Trek: The Rift

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{4.5/5} “Every single star was an invitation, a personal invitation to him, James T. Kirk. And it would be the height of rudeness to refuse such an unselfish, unqualified invitation. And so he had spent his life accepting those invitations, one after the other.” Star Trek: The Rift by Peter David, published in 1991 Captain […]

Star Trek (season 2)

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{4/5} “After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” Star Trek season 2, aired in 1967-68 When Spock returns to Vulcan to marry his fiancĂ©e things don’t go according to plan — he ends up fighting […]

Star Trek: The Star to Every Wandering

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{5/5} “He had loved Edith as he had loved no other woman, either before or after. For the most part, he had found fulfillment each day that he’d been able to step onto the bridge of the Enterprise or the Enterprise-A as its commanding officer, and he still felt that there had been something special […]

Star Trek: Crucible — The Fire and the Rose

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{5/5} “‘Edith,’ Jim whispered. Spock felt as though he’d been stabbed. All of the emotions he’d been experiencing in recent days, and all the way back to his second encounter with the Guardian, even back to his first encounter, came charging back. He could focus on only one thought: What have I done?” Star Trek: […]