Prime Directive (Star Trek: The Original Series) (英語) マスマーケット – 1991/9/1
Thus begins Prime Directive, an epic tale of the Star Trek® universe. Following in the bestselling tradition of Spock's World and The Lost Years, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens have crafted a thrilling tale of mystery and wonder, a novel that takes the Star Trek characters from the depths of despair into an electrifying new adventure that spans the galaxy.
Journey with Spock, McCoy, and the rest of the former crew of theStarship Enterprise TM to Talin -- the planet where their careers ended. A world once teeming with life that now lies ruined, its cities turned to ashes, its surface devastated by a radioactive firestorm -- because of their actions. There, they must find out how -- and why -- this tragedy occurred and discover what has become of their captain.
- 発売日 : 1991/9/1
- マスマーケット : 406ページ
- ISBN-10 : 0671744666
- ISBN-13 : 978-0671744663
- 寸法 : 10.8 x 2.54 x 17.15 cm
- 出版社 : Star Trek; Reprint版 (1991/9/1)
- 言語: : 英語
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 1,954,374位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
Once upon a time, I know I enjoyed the James Blish and Vonda McIntyre adaptations, and one really good Diane Duane TNG spin-off, and mainly thanks to bookbub I keep chasing that memory in discounted Star Trek ebooks, and they keep turning out to be - politely – meh at best.
I ground through this one on the basis of the 5 star reviews, and the fact that it's a depressingly rare thing to find modern Trek content prepared to put Kirk front and centre. And I am. A fan. Of. The. Ever more meta. Mr Shatner.
But Heck's Bells this is awful.
For those who have been spared, it's Death By Exposition. The story is a pair of bookends around a notional TOS “4th season” episode in which there's a catastrophic alleged failure to follow the Prime Directive.
To make their story work, the writers invent what my ST experience says is a complete, new continuity involving Starfleet First Contact policy, the basis of all warp and Federation technology, and a system of assessment and monitoring of civilizations that are not quite ready for Prime Time.
The first half of the book, which was all I could stand to read, is a truly mind numbing series of redundant, deeply technical, explanatory conversations between people who already know stuff. Imagine the Phantom Menace opening but without the borderline racism or laughs.
The character writing, ironically with the exception of Spock, borders on "Have you ever actually SEEN the show?"
I've since bought the Kahless and Spock’s World "Signature Edition" double reprint volumes in a deal. Luckily it was recently enough to qualify for a refund.