Star Trek: Mission’s End Paperback – Nov 3 2009
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And at the end of its five-year-mission, the Enterprise is going back to the world to participate in the ceremony marking its entry into the Federation. But, the natives of the world have advanced quicker than anyone would have thought possible, and they are becoming aware of the capabilities of their formidable station. There are people amongst the natives who want to steer the future of their world, and worse, there are people from other worlds who want the power that these people possess. It's up to Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise to figure out just what is going on, and make sure that everything comes off right...if they can stay alive long enough to do it!
First of all, let me start out by explaining that this book is a graphic novel, a sort of super-comic book. As for the story itself, I thought that it was pretty good, but definitely not as good as it should have been. The author did a very good job of capturing the essence of the characters - Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, and so on. The problem is that the story was a little too slow moving. There is a lot of talking among the characters, and the action suddenly appears and then ends just as suddenly. The author definitely did not know how to maintain a sense of drama in the story.
But, that said, I did enjoy the book, finding it to be a pretty good Star Trek story. It was nice to see the old gang back in action, as if they had blown right out of the old series.
This particular entry features odd artwork and a ridiculous and unsophisticated story involving irrelevant aliens (a disastrous encounter with giant bugs??? Come on!) All through reading this, my only sentiment was "why should I care?" I'm not sure how the editors let this one get through.
Way back in 1986, DC comics did a completely different story about the end of the five-year mission. That comic book totally outshines this one. It's available as part of the computerized Star Trek: The Complete Comic Book Collection.
And please disregard the one-star reviews posted last year, since those reviewers did not actually review this product at all but simply complained that it is a comic book instead of a novel. That in itself is not a valid basis for complaint.
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