Star Trek: Spock - Reflections Paperback – Jan 19 2010
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The author did a superb job with the writing and the artist did a excellent job in my opinion capturing Spock's likeness from young to old. This is a book for anyone who is a Star trek fan, A fan of Spock or both. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes stories that answer questions that you have had and the author answers them in their interpertation.
STAR TREK: SPOCK-REFLECTIONS is a supplemental tie-in to the STAR TREK movie. The story follows Spock as he secretly travels from Romulus to Earth and back to Romulus. Along the way, the reader sees flashbacks from Spock's life illuminating why he is now on Romulus attempting to bring the teachings of the Vulcan philosopher Surak to the Romulans. Though the book is about Spock and his reflections and is a loose tie-in to the movie STAR TREK, the story brings together elements from various other Star Trek movies and wraps them up nicely.
The story unfolds at a slower pace than many other Star Trek stories, but that fits because the focus is on the character of Spock and not plot. There doesn't have to be great battles, large explosions, or massive firefights. Instead, the events unravel one at a time, at the end revealing a glimmer of what has made Spock who he is.
Like STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN, STAR TREK: SPOCK-REFLECTIONS contains some beautiful illustrations. The layouts done by David Messina, find a nice balance between a classical Star Trek style and the new sleek and flashy Star Trek look. It's a nice combination of old and new.
Star Trek fans will probably enjoy STAR TREK: SPOCK-REFLECTIONS as well as anyone who has an interest in Spock.
I definitely recommend to any Star Trek fan, or just a fan of Spock!
Spock - Reflections is a little short at under 100 pages, but I was in the mood for something short. I was very pleased with the artwork, specifically Ilaria Traversi's coloring, which captured the essence of Vulcan and the various other planets very well. It's a noir-like work, with a lot of shadows and shading. Heck, a lot of things were downright excellent about it. My biggest complaint is that there isn't much new about it. It takes place in a well-defined time in the Star Trek universe, but over half of Spock's reflections I'd seen before. ****
Now, the story itself. It's almost entirely flashbacks which for me made it a little slow-paced. I kept thinking, "all right, when's the real plot coming?" But, in retrospect, the flashbacks were enjoyable enough. There is some funny banter, and it's nice to learn some unaired details like how Spock learned about Kirk's real death.
Anyway, overall, I give this a thumbs up. If you like Star Trek and are interested in some of the details of Spock's adventures, buy it.