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  • The problem with this layout is the bind of the book in the middle makes it impossible to get a full, unobstructed view of the ships
  • The schematics of the vessels are interesting to examine and it is fun reading about the capabilities and crew requirements of the ships, but it all just seems so run of the mill - like the authors just took the information given to them and put it all down without much energy or excitement
  • I suggest fans of Star Trek warp away from this book

    • by GenesisOne
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      “Star Trek: Starship Spotter” by Adam Lebowitz and Robert Bonchune is a book that I did not enjoy very much. The reason that I did not enjoy the book too much is because, for whatever reason, the makers of this book made the very poor decision of taking each and every Star Trek vessel and stretching it across two pages.

      The problem with this layout is the bind of the book in the middle makes it impossible to get a full, unobstructed view of the ships.

      Generally, a significant portion


      of the middle of a ship cannot be made out too clearly because the pages dip into the binding.

      This was very poor planning on the part of the makers of this book and it contributes to the poor quality of the book.

      Another contributing factor to the poor quality of the book is the shots of the ships.

      When it comes to say Voyager, the Defiant, the Enterprise-D and the NCC-1701 Enterprise, all of the shots are familiar because the ships have been seen from these angles many times ...


      • before and there is not even more than one angle per ship.

        Forget about seeing familiar and not so familiar ships at angles that the cameras never captured because that is not what was picked for this book.

        Then there is the problem with the shots of the vessels appearing much too dark and at times grainy.

        These vessels have most certainly seen better days.

        The schematics of the vessels are interesting to examine and it is fun reading about the capabilities and crew requirements of the ships, but it

        all just seems so run of the mill - like the authors just took the information given to them and put it all down without much energy or excitement.

        The book, to me, did not live up to my expectations as I was looking forward to some attractive artwork and multiple angles of my favorite ships from Star Trek, but ultimately, what I got was a book that did not seem to be handled with all that much care or attention.

        I suggest fans of Star Trek warp away from this book.




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