Friday, June 20, 2003
Star Trek: Voyager: Ghost of a Chance
Summary: After a next to deadly encounter with a brown dwarf, Voyager finds a planet that is being torn apart by geological stress. There is also another ship that claims to want to help the planets population but may have an ulterior motive. There are a few quick moments of suspense but those are the highlights of the book. This is another book where one of the main theres is whether or not to break the Prime Directive. The aliens on the other ship are some of the best ones created if not the mot technologically advanced. There are also no extended battles and a debated presence of the ghosts of the being that created the defence system around the planet.
Next book to be reviewed: Star Trek: Invasion: The Final Fury
Thursday, June 19, 2003
Star Trek Voyager: Marooned
Summary: In this book, Voyager comes accross a space station where they expect to aquire some supplies. But when everyone splits up and Janeway sees then same aliens doing the same things 2 places in the station. She realizes they've fallen into the aliens trap and requesta an immediate beam out, but not before Kes is captured. This is one of the best books. There is suspense, racing, battles, a smart alien, and some disturbing history of the planet Kes is being held on. Personally, this is one of my favorites.
Next book to be reviewed: Star Trek: Voyager: Ghost of a Chance
Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Star Trek Voyager: Chrysalis
Summary: In desperete need of fresh food, Voyager goes to a planet where they find abundant plant life. But everyone who was on the away team is now sick with an infectious disease unique to the planet. The inhabitants of the planet are very mysterious and offer little help. More mysterious is the increasing level of electromagnetic interference in the atmosphere which the excited inhabitants claim is because of the upcoming awakening.This book is one of the better ones. Although there are no ship vs. ship battles, on the planet there are phaser fights, system malfunctions and lots of suspensefor a book that takes place just on a planet.
Next book to be reviewed: Star Trek: Voyager: Marooned
Monday, June 16, 2003
Star Trek Voyager: The Murdered Sun
Summary: Voyager needs to pass through a part of space that Neelix says belongs to a warlike race. When they encounter a warning beakon they procede but with caution. Eventually they find a planet about to be destroyed and are caught in another endless debate about whether to break The Prime Directive and help the pre-warp inhabitants of the planet. The warlike race that inhabits this part of space complicates things when they mysterously come out of the planet's sun. This is an average lengenth book that is pretty good. There is action, suspense, and battles, but the debate about whether to break The Prime Directive occurs in way too many Star Trek books.
Next book to be reviewed: Star Trek: Voyager: Chrysalis
Saturday, June 14, 2003
Last Summer I got into the habbit of reading Star Trek novels and I havn'e stopped since. Most of them are good, some even better than the TV episodes. Books can mbe longer and provide much more detail than any televised program can. For my next few Blog entries I'll be reviewing some of the ones I've read. Mostly Voyager Novela because Voyager is my favorite series.
Star Trek Voyager: Incident At Arbuk      by, John Greggory Betancourt
Summary: In this book Voyager encounters a distress call (This is the premise of many of the books.) and goes into a White Dwarf system to investigate. They find a ship with an unconcious alien on it as well as a damaged Space Station and a catastrophic weapon. They struggle to find an explaination everything and end up getting involved in an arguement between different Sperian factions. It is a relatively short book, only 214 pages and lacks exciting battle scenes and a deep story.
Next book to be reviewed: Star Trek: Voyager: The Murdered Sun
Friday, June 13, 2003
This is my new Star Trek blog. I have never had a blog before so this is new for me. My website is http://www.starshipvoyager.com. There is a ton of stuff to do there.
My First Blog Entry:
Star Trek Movies and Series's
Ever since early last year I had been anticipating the release of Star Trek: Nemisis. I really had high hopes for it. When I saw it however, I was a bit disipointed. Most of the concepts in the movie were completely new, and wern't mentioned in the series. And Patrick Stewart was not at his greatest. My favorite movie was Star Trek: First Contact. Perhaps it is because I like it when Star Trek writers use time travel. After all, my favorite Voyager episodes are Blink of an Eye and Relativity. I also like the borg, not that I'd want to be assimilated by them! But they do make an entertaining story.
As far as I know, Nemisis, the 10th Star Trek movie, is also the last. This is dissipointing to me. No Voyager Movies? I will lose my mind. How could Paramount do this. In my opinion, Voyager is obviously the best. I mean you've got the Doctor, Janeway, Tuvok, Torres, and 7 of 9. TNG's Data and Picard and certainly DS9's Sisko and Oto couldn't match Voyager's complex characters. "What about Enterprise?" you say. "Ha, ha, ha," I respond, "You've got to be kidding."
Speaking of Enterprise, let me take this opprotunity to say how boring it is. In enterprise, the acting in medokre, there are minimal transporters, their top speed is Warp 5, they have virtually no contact with the Borg, they almost never leave the ship, the writing is minimal quality, and plot is always very simple. Now, that was a long sentence, wasn't it!