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Planet des Untergangs

(Star Trek: The Next Generation #12)

3.40  ·  Rating details ·  935 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Kirlos ist ein künstlicher Planet, geschaffen von einer seit Jahrtausenden ausgestorbenen Rasse – den Ariantu. Diese Welt wird von Angehörigen vieler Völker aus der Föderation und der K´Vin-Hegomonie bewohnt. Das friedliche Zusammenleben hat ein schwungvollen Handel enstehen lassen. Und die Ruinen von Kirlos bergen unentdeckte archäologische Schätze.

Während Data, La Forge
Mass Market Paperback, deutsche Erstausgabe, 284 pages
Published 1992 by Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, München (first published 1990)
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Elizabeth Perez
Whenever a ST novel mentions archaeology I am instantly in, and throw in Michael Jan Friedman and Peter David and I just couldn't wait to start this one. Doomsday World felt like it started out strong mentioning Earth's history and some of Riker's past with a mission and then suddenly needing the Enterprise elsewhere with some good humor thrown in but then it just lost something and there were some confusing bits and there was just too much concentration on some boring aliens...

First I LOVE Pet
While reading this I complained about a lot of OOC'ness (out of character) going on. Worf is portrayed as basically an animal who wants to kill everyone who looks shady and Geordi is being a baby. At one point he's crying and then he shouts at Data, "Shut up! Just shut up, Data! You think you know every damned thing in the world..."

But I realize the problem. This book was written in 1988, while The Next Generation was just in their first or second season. So the show was still young and the cha
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When four legendary authors team up, the end result should be amazing; while I wouldn't give this book such a lofty superlative, it was great for what it was. ...more
Amelia Nichole Defield
Cool ideas, interesting aliens, great authors, but I just felt it fell flat on this one. I felt like they were telling the whole novel and nothing felt surprising. The ideas in this should have been very surprising and twisty, but I kept being told isn't this shocking?! ...more
Not a very satisfying ST:TNG book at all (and I have read all the ones written before this, and many written after). This book reads like a "hodgepodge"...a collaborative effort of several authors, which is was. Considering that, it's amazing that it had as much cohesiveness as it did, considering the way it was written. ...more
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was my 3rd STNG novel and my least favorite. I actually set it down for nearly a year due to having lost interest. I picked it back up yesterday just to go ahead and finish it. It didn’t get interesting until the last few chapters.
Dec 20, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is ok so far, first ST:TNG book I've read. Not as engaging as the ST:TOS books. Data is comically dry but it's weird trying to experience an android through text only. ...more
Apr 16, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Another of those Trek books that would have made a decent episode, but as a book left me underwelmed.
Martijn Hartman-maatman
No matter how many times I tried, I just could not finish this book. Poor characters, poor story. Too bad....
Mark R.
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Four "Star Trek: the Next Generation" authors got together to combine their talents for this twelfth in the "Next Generation" book series. The "Doomsday World" of the title is a planet occupied by two different species, and is also the site of an ancient race, who left some time ago but could be on the return.

A lot goes on in the book's 275 pages, and I wonder if I wouldn't have enjoyed it more if there were more pages, and we got to know some of these characters--there are a lot--a bit bet
Jason Vargo
Doomsday World is cold from beginning to end. It in no way encapsulates the warmth, the emotion, the characters of the series. Instead, it drops drops three characters (two of which are the only ones with a solid existing relationship) into a problem while the Enterprise goes back and forth through space.

The planet side story is fine enough, I guess. I frankly just didn’t care. The space story isn’t developed nearly enough for anyone to care. I’ll never revisit this just doesn’t hold
Frank Davis
This was a pretty good story with the kind of scenario that I could imagine fitting right in with the TNG episodes we know and love.

I enjoyed the K'Vin behaving like Vogons, although resorting to smuggling Data in as a "bit of kit" was a hilariously appalling tactic.
Rick Decorie
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is probably one of the better written Star Trek Next Generation books. The story line and characters are more believable than in other books. It is one of a few stories I think would have been a good episode.
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Better than most of the early TNG novels, but fairly predictable. Writing was a little uneven, but I imagine having four authors will do that to a book.
Aug 01, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story itself is not very interesting although the narrative is acceptable.
Michael Hanscom
Almost two stars because of the really painfully obvious “twist” that none of the characters managed to see, but otherwise acceptable.
Aug 16, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Generally cohesive and fun, but just ok
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun story with lots of mystery to keep it interesting. I enjoyed the dynamic of a Data-led away team (which didn't happen enough in the series) and how Picard had to learn to work without three key members of his team. ...more
Daniel Kukwa
Apr 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It's not the most memorable of stories, but it does prove that you CAN write a Star Trek novel by committee and still manage to create something that will suitably pass the time, and not turn into a mess of competing writing styles. Read it for its excellent take on the TNG crew, but look elsewhere for a deeper plot.
Book collector
I rather liked this collaborative novel. Considering the number of authors it worked well. The story is good and the characters are mainly done well, considering it was published early in the shows history. I wasn't really taken with the show and this was one of next generation novels I did enjoy. I found it a bit more exciting than the show. ...more
'Nathan Burgoine
I had high hopes for this one, as it involved Peter David, a Trek Author I quite admired, but the story left me kind of flat and somewhat bored in places. It's typical trek stuff: planet full of ancient technology, situated as a kind of diplomatic place between Federation an K'Vin people, terrorist attacks, and Geordi, Worf, and Data end up accused of bad stuff and blah blah blah. ...more
Doomsday World is an okay TNG book. To be honest, I was disappointed in the book after seeing the almost all-star lineup of authors (Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, just to name a two). The book was exciting at times, but during a lot of the book, it seemed to just be filler. 3.25/5
Sarah Musser mcalister
I like Star Trek TNG. This was a pretty good book, but I think it could have been better if it had only been written by one author. I felt like the story kind of skipped over elements that were necessary. I wasn't exactly sure what was happening in a few places. ...more
Doomsday World (Star Trek The Next Generation, No 12) by Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman And Robert Greenberger Carmen Carter (1991)
Jan 15, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not great, but not the worst, either. Finished it, enjoyed it, would not read it again.
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
a good tng tale
Michelle Hanson
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book.. one of the better TNG books..
Melanie Hicks
Sep 07, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book.
Cary Spratt
Pretty standard season 3 TNG fare. Not one of my favorites, but decent enough (better than 'Gulliver's Fugitives'). ...more
I read all these "Next Generation" books in middle school/early high school. Even then I thought most of them were pretty bad. But I'm a completist so they must be included in my book list! ...more
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