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Star Trek: The Original Series: The Rings of Time

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

My compliments...

This book successfully mashed together our not-so-distant future and Star Trek. It was very well written and very enjoyable, with a hint of episode referances and the suggestion of a Q.

posted by 18056947 on February 21, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Just okay....

This is the second Star Trek book I've read. The first being "The Academy: Collision Course" by William Shatner an excellant read. This book paled by comparison. It started out pretty good and then lost steam in the middle. The end was too quickly wrapped up and left a ...
This is the second Star Trek book I've read. The first being "The Academy: Collision Course" by William Shatner an excellant read. This book paled by comparison. It started out pretty good and then lost steam in the middle. The end was too quickly wrapped up and left a few things unexplained. This idea would have worked as an episode of Star Trek, but fell short as a book.

posted by 12915526 on March 30, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Just okay....

    This is the second Star Trek book I've read. The first being "The Academy: Collision Course" by William Shatner an excellant read. This book paled by comparison. It started out pretty good and then lost steam in the middle. The end was too quickly wrapped up and left a few things unexplained. This idea would have worked as an episode of Star Trek, but fell short as a book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Ran out of ideas?

    Spoiler alert below:

    A decent yarn and well written, but overwrought in cliches and redundancy. Greg Cox tends to over-analyze Spock's thought processes with the same trite internal conversation about his half Vulcan and half human traits. The apparent desire to quote an event from virtually every episode of the original series got old fast too. Yes, we know you know your Trek, but most people don't constantly think to themselves, "why, this reminds me of when I was...." They just act based on experience. Sure, you need to appeal to non-Trekkies, but it was overdone. Oh, and Kirk gets himself in trouble for trying to bone the sexy woman around. Really??

    The end of the book was an epic failure combining multiple Star Trek cliches including Q-type mischief, perfectly executed time travel, and a 3-way mind-mend. He should have found a way to throw in some tribbles along the way.

    Had he figured out a better way to end the book, it would have been a pretty decent Star Trek novel.

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