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Star Trek Into Darkness

(Star Trek: Movie Novelizations #2)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,173 ratings  ·  141 reviews
Das offizielle Buch zum Filmereignis des Jahres 2013!
Als Captain Kirk und die Besatzung der Enterprise auf die Erde zurückgerufen werden, finden sie ihre Heimat und die Sternenflotte in Trümmern wieder zerstört von einer feindlichen Macht aus ihren eigenen Reihen.
Für Kirk beginnt nicht nur die Jagd nach einem dunklen, verräterischen Gegenspieler, sondern auch ein persönlic
Paperback, 310 pages
Published 2013 by cross cult
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As great as the movie!

This is the novelization of the second film in the new parallel universe of "Star Trek" introduced in the previous movie of 2009, commonly known as "Abramsverse" or "Kelvin Timeline".


When I watched this film, all my still reservations about this new parallel universe were solved and I totally was able to embrace this concept as another bold addition to the franchise.

I wanted to read the novelization to check if I can get some new detai
Roger McCoy
Mixed feelings.

On the one I hand, I appreciate the efforts of both the author and the filmmakers to be as precisely accurate to the finished film as possible. The following articles describe such efforts:

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: STID Novelization Author Alan Dean Foster, Part 1

EXCLUSIVE: Star Trek Into Darkness Novelist, Alan Dean Foster Part 2

On the other hand, Foster's attempts to overexplain the script get a tad aggravating at times. When I saw Foster interviewed at a con once, he commented on ho
Well, honesty, I still don't why Uhura and Spock were so unprofessional on the shuttle. It's workmen like but not as a engaging as the novelization of the first movie.

Quick read though.

(Actually, I need to dig out my Log books, but the old cat is sleeping in front of them and I don't want to move her. I'm such a wimp.)
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good one from the Abramsverse Star Trek universe.
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Fine Novelization of “Star Trek Into Darkness” from Alan Dean Foster

Having been a huge fan of Alan Dean Foster’s earlier “Star Trek” novels based on the animated series as well as his own substantial body of original space opera science fiction, it was only logical that I would read his novelization of “Star Trek Into Darkness”, the second film directed by J. J. Abrams and the twelfth in the cinematic franchise. Working from one of the final drafts of the screenplay co-written by Roberto Orci, A
Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
"Maybe it was because of all he had been forced to go through. But the James T. Kirk who solemnly greeted Starfleet personnel and civilians alike following the services was not the same man who had steered forth the Starship Enterprise on its most recent voyage. The boldness, the inescapable tendency to impetuosity: All of that was still there, but now it was leavened by a new maturity. It was a strange feeling, but it felt...right."

I know I may have mentioned this previously, but I really am no
Shauna Reitsma
Jul 09, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE EVER
Recommended to Shauna by: Leigh Teetzel
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Jia Xuan
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two years before, I watched Star Trek Into Darkness. Star Trek Into Darkness is the sequel to Star Trek (2009). It is about the USS Enterprise crew who explore space. Int his particular movie, the Enterprise crew have to face off with a formidable foe – Khan (or more appropriately, KHAAAAN!!!).

The movie was full of action, tension, a fair amount of fun and had something to it that drew me to find out more about Star Trek than ever. However, there were a few bits of Star Trek Into Darkness that h
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Landree Rennpage
Sep 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the movie, but the book, which was read by Alice Eve, was also very well done. Alan Dean Foster, who also ghostwrote the original Star Wars novel and the first EU book, Splinters of the Mind's Eye, is a master at bringing movies to life in the written word as well. He elucidates some of the key moments, switching perspectives with ease. Considering the amount of characters he has to juggle, this is no mean feat. He does especially well with Kirk and Spock, and many of the key mo ...more
I as dreading reading this book because I thought it would make me want to watch the movie. Now I wish I would have waited until the DVD came in at the library. This. Book. Was. Boring. With a capital "B". The action scenes were bogged down in too much detail. The dialogue, some, if not most, of which might have been from the movie, but I'm sure not all of it was unless they made the movie at least four hours long. Really? I know Scotty can talk, but is he truly that verbose about those things? ...more
Jesse Booth
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
This book was definitely more polished than the 2009 movie novelization. I have the blu ray pre-ordered, and reading this definitely has helped through the wait. Bring on September!

Alan Dean Foster is a solid writer. He depicted the story seamlessly. What I love about these novelizations is getting the opportunity to get in the characters' heads, rather than being a fly on the wall watching everything happen. It enhances the story a lot, particularly through the eyes of Kirk and Spock. If you en
May 24, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I have to. Benedict played Khan so well I just have to.
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
I like how this fills in some small holes from the movie, like Dr. Marcus accent!!
Brian Stuhr
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Surprise...It's way better than the movie - just like the last one!
Al Menaster
Pretty readable, but not much information that wasn't in the movie
May 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tv-tie-in, scifi, ebook
Well written novelization, though not surprising with Foster.
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always liked the old tv series. I love Star Trek and excellent book. Can't wait to watch the movie.
C.C. Yager
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My curiosity has been sated. I picked up this book and its predecessor in order to indulge my curiosity about novelizations. I liked the first book but loved the movie. With this book, I found myself enjoying it as much as I enjoyed the movie. Foster does a better job in this book of characterization as well as filling in the gaps movies always leave. It's a really fun book to read as well. Great literature it isn't, but then it wasn't written to be. I suspect it was definitely written to capita ...more
I enjoy reading movie novelizations sometimes because it adds to my enjoyment of the movie. These books either give more details and background which did not make it into the movie or fill in plot holes. There wasn't much extra detail here, but the book did address a few plot holes. Some I didn't consider and one I had wondered about. This was ok.

I didn't enjoy it as much as I might have though because I don't care for Alan Dean Foster's writing style. It seems a bit bland and clinical at the be
Susan Beamon
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the "official novelization" of the movie, based on multiple scripts and the official screenplay at the time the movie was released. Like most books, we are able to get into the minds of the players and see more of their motivations. We are not being dazzled by special effects, so we see the story in greater detail, IMHO. I have made it a habit, when available, to read the book or the novelization either before seeing the movie, if time permits, or after so I can compare the two. This is ...more
Now that is what I call a movie tie-in novel. I loved this book it was amazing.

I saw the film again on TV recently which reminded me that I had the book so I though I would read it.

It was so much fun, the book flowed perfectly just like the film and I could see the scenes in my head as I reading it. There were some elaborations which were good.

If you enjoyed the film you can't go wrong with the book as it is pretty much spot on which is what I expect from a movie tie-in.

5 stars - loved the film

Alan Dean Foster intelligently translates Abrams' film to paper, filling in details that were omitted from the final script. Alive Eve is is superb on narration. As a professional actress and one of the film's cast (she plays Carol Marcus), she invests herself in the narration and delivers a superb performance as each of the characters. I was particularly impressed with her Spock and Montgomery Scott.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
2/10 Stars

I knew I wasn't going to enjoy this, and I should have avoided picking it up at all. Alan Dean Foster has a habit of overwriting. Endless paragraphs of cluttered sentences with similar structure (so many complex sentences with modifying clauses) made for a monotonous reading experience. And in his clear desire to follow the script, Foster misses so many opportunities to delve into the characters. Movie novelizations are supposed to give fans a look into complex inner thoughts--stuff th
Thought the movie was so-so, and unfornately, I thought this book was so-so either. Not that it's bad or anything; it did try to clear up some of the plot holes in the movie, but I still felt unsastified at the end for some reason.
Sherman Berry
I enjoyed reading this book but that was largely because I love Star Trek and liked the movie.
It reinforced my opinion that when movies are novelised (rather than existing novels being filmed) the movie is way better than the book.
One for fans only.
James Hurley
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Foster does a good job of filling in some details that make the story stronger that weren't in the movie. I don't usually do adaptations, but I do love Star Trek, and he's done it before and quite well. This is a fun, easy read.
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a quick read, should have read it when I bought it years ago.
I like that it gives a bit more background / what the characters were thinking.
A good addition to the movie, which I am now going to rewatch.
D. E.
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can you sayaboiut an author that writes novels and they become scripts to very enjoyable movies. The Star Trek movies have been a very profitable return to o the makers.
Paul Tokarski
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
remind me of the film
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Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a M.F.A. in 1969. Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures. This interest is carried over to his writing, ...more

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