Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
No One On The Enterprise Can Believe That Mr. Spock Is Gone!
As the crew grieves for Mr. Spock, the awesome Genesis Device, now controlled by the Federation, has transformed an inert nebula into a new planet teeming with life. But Genisis can also destroy existing worlds.
The creators of the Device want it given freely to the Galaxy. But Starfleet Command fears that it w...more
This was a rewarding read, as a stand-alone novel or as a compan ...more
In a move that (if I remember correctly) was rather unusual for the time, the Star Trek franchise created three films that were direct sequels: each stands alone as its own story, but they also comprise three parts of one overarching story, with all the events taking place over the course of just a few months.
In a wonderful turn of events, author Vonda N. McIntyre ...more
*The Gush...and the Rant too apparently*
I finished this days ago and have moved on to other books, so this will not be very extensive. I found the book...adequate. I really thought I'd enjoy it because it is one of my favorite movies but I enjoyed the book of the Motion Picture (which I hated) a 1000 times more. Maybe because the novel of the first movie answered questions and this one just gave me new ones. The only thing that I liked ...more
The bits I liked? Kirk and how lonely he was without Spock. His determination to get his friend back even if it meant Spock might never remember him, might never know him again, even if it meant he might have to leave him on Vulcan. He just wanted to save his friend, to know he was okay. The twist with McCoy, that was lovely. It made the good ...more
I loved it, as it really went into depth the characters and their feelings about the death of Spock, as well as brought in more history of characters which a person saw in the movie. I feel it was much better than the movie, because movies can only portray so much on screen.
I am glad that I read it, because now, I understand the movie better then I eve ...more
Standard "I read this, but damned if I can remember exactly when or why" disclaimer:
My rating is based on my memory of how much or little I enjoyed the book at that time. In some cases, "at that time" might mean before most Goodreads users were born. OTOH, it could mean a couple years ago.
Your mileage may vary. Heck, given how all our tastes change over the yea ...more
On the other hand the book offers scenes and sidelines not found in the movie.
For Trek fans.
Edit after seeing the movie again:
I have to say I prefer how McIntyre presents the Klingons as honourbound warrior caste, over the movies presentation of them as bloodthirsty, cowardly morons.
Typically, I picked up something in the middle of a series. And then had to backtrack. And then keep going.
And then, for better or worse, I was hooked. Movies, series trivia, production history, fiction.
I still, occasionally, binge.