Star Trek (Movie Tie-In)

Star Trek (Movie Tie-In)

by Alan Dean Foster
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Star Trek (Movie Tie-In) by Alan Dean Foster

The New York Times bestselling novelization of J.J. Abrams' blockbuster Star Trek movie explores the origins of James T. Kirk, Spock, and the crew of the USS Enterprise from the original Star Trek series and how these iconic characters came together.

"Are you willing to settle for an ordinary life? Or do you think you were meant for something better? Something special?"

One grew up in the cornfields of Iowa, fighting for his independence, for a way out of a life that promised only indifference, aimlessness and obscurity.

"You will forever be a child of two worlds, capable of choosing your own destiny. The only question you face is, which path will you chose?"

The other grew up on the jagged cliffs of the harsh Vulcan desert, fighting for acceptance, for a way to reconcile the logic he was taught with the emotions he felt.

In the far reaches of the galaxy, a machine of war bursts into existence in a place and time it was never meant to be. On a mission of retribution for the destruction of his planet, its half-mad captain seeks the death of every intelligent being, and the annihilation of every civilized world.

Kirk and Spock, two completely different and unyielding personalities must find a way to lead the only crew, aboard the only ship, that can stop him.

"The wait is over."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439163399
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Publication date: 05/12/2009
Series: Star Trek: The Original Series
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 347,676
File size: 636 KB

About the Author

Alan Dean Foster’s work to date includes excursions into hard science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He has also written numerous nonfiction articles on film, science, and scuba diving and produced the novel versions of many films, including such well-known productions as Star Wars, the first three Alien films, Alien Nation, and The Chronicles of Riddick. Other works include scripts for talking records, radio, computer games, and the story for the first Star Trek movie. His novel Shadowkeep was the first ever book adaptation of an original computer game. In addition to publication in English his work has been translated into more than fifty languages and has won awards in Spain and Russia. His novel Cyber Way won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction in 1990, the first work of science fiction ever to do so.

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Star Trek (Movie Tie-In) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
echo1946 More than 1 year ago
If you've seen the movie, the book will only serve as a refresher of what happened in the movie. This is understandable, as it is written from the screenplay. The story was enjoyable as were the characters, although I wonder how Jim Kirk could withstand being beat up as much as he was. I appreciate the character development and the humor though. It reminded me of the type of humor in the movie, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. However, I was hoping to find out more details from reading the book, such as why the Starfleet Academy cadets had to take a space transport to travel from Iowa to San Francisco. I was also hoping to learn more about Spock's and Kirk's youth. Overall, the story was great, but if you've seen the movie, you don't really need to read the book.
Published_Author More than 1 year ago
This Movie Tie-In filled the holes in the movie. The novel remained true to the motion picture and even had a few new surprises. Seeing (reading) the young crew develop and jell throughout the novel gives you great appreciation for the TV series, and what the characters endured as they made rank to serve on the U.S.S. Enterprise. For anyone not knowing anything about Star Trek, this is a great book to read to see its start. The prologue brought tears of joy to my eyes. Read this book.
Rubix1058RW More than 1 year ago
What I like most about this book and the film version, it stays true to the continuity already established in the previous ten films and the five tv shows, while at the same time creating an alternate timeline for these characters. If you are die-hard Star Trek fan, or just coming into the franchise, you will enjoy this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book cloesly follows the movie, but in it's own way is unique. It show character's thoughts and fills gaps in the movie. It is a good read at 230 pages and is a must read for any trekkie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recieved the sample just five mins ago and read it. I recognized the lines in the movie and more besides. Looks great so far for sure! Now im wondering if i should use 7.50 to buy the full book. I just might!........... I am a fan only of this movie and the Original Series. I like them indeed :-)
texasdocRM More than 1 year ago
This book goes into a more in-depth story than the movie. It explains some issues that the movie could not due to time constraints and sets up a plausible and yet still thrilling new beginning for the Enterprise folks. Quinto is great at the voices and characters as well, capturing the essence of each, especially of his own character Spock as well as Kirk. Loved the book more than the movie as one can imagine a whole lot better than the movie and get into the characters so much better as well. 5 Stars, Highly recommended!
Bookgirl68 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book. It followed the movie well and gave just a couple of details that weren't in the movie - my favorite part.
RadioJoe More than 1 year ago
Foster does a nice job of filling in some of the detail skipped in the movie...the Corvette over the quarry scene makes a lot more sense now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHY DID THE ACTOR OF CHECKOFF NOT PUT THE DANG CAR ON PARK! IT ROLLED DOWN AN CRUSHED HIM!! AND AMBASSADOR SPOCK DIED! (NOT THE YOUNG ONE) BUT WHY! signed SHADOW
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McGonagallsCat More than 1 year ago
Totally a delightful book! Such a fun way to stay immersed in the story. I loved reading it, and I'll pick it up again. For a fan of the movie, this is just the icing on the cake. While essentially the same story line, it has a few extra scenes, and some differing dialogue. Would most definitely buy again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Sulu so much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Chekov so much
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I do not think one is better than the other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this a cool book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GET OUT! THIS IS STAR TRAK FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! If you trekkies agree say aye.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Since I am a Trekker I automatically rate five stars. To the square that commented on post three: do you want me to send khan against yiu?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the part where Captain Pike was having trouble saying Chekov's name.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
really good book fills in the spaces in the move
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Locktwiste More than 1 year ago
A refreshing take on Kirk & Co. An ingenious idea to restart the franchise, using a simple idea of someone from the future who invades the past and changes everything we know about the Star Trek universe. I really love this story!
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