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  • Normally I love reading classic Star Trek novels with Captain Kirk and Mr
  • I think the problem was that the plot was aimless
  • I thought the whole thing was bizarre beyond belief and totally different from Star Trek
  • Oh, I know they had their humor episodes like when Dr. McCoy saw the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland (Shore Leave) but this is far different than that
  • They really didn't care what they (the Federation and the Klingons) did, just as long as they enjoyed their stay

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      Normally I love reading classic Star Trek novels with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, but this one was just horrible. It was vastly different from the other books in the series and I just could not get interested in the tale no matter how many pages I read.

      I think the problem was that the plot was aimless. Or that’s how it seemed to me. Captain Kirk and his crew beamed down to this planet and they ended up staying at a hotel that looked like


      a castle. Some Klingons were there, too, and they were competing with each other for the Dilithium on the planet. Normally that would be a good plot - Kirk versus the Klingons - but in this case it was just awful! Everyone acted too weird and they seemed to be doing things at random, like going to the hotel’s cafĂ© for ice cream (and they shared ice cream with the Klingons without batting an eyelash). Uhura was being “best girlfriends” with a Klingon girl far ...

      • too quickly, too. Everyone seemed to be out of character and with no real explanation for the odd behavior.

        I think all of the crazy going-ons in the novel was supposed to be funny, but it just came out as stupid. Crewmembers - both Federation and Klingons - were making deals with each other, scheming, going for nighttime ice creams or sneaking around at night. Nor was the scheming about the Dilithium as you would think. No, it was about other silly stuff, like planning

        a fake “attack” so that one guy could look like a hero in front of someone else. I thought the whole thing was bizarre beyond belief and totally different from Star Trek. Oh, I know they had their humor episodes like when Dr. McCoy saw the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland (Shore Leave) but this is far different than that.

        The aliens were equally weird. They really didn’t care what they (the Federation and the Klingons) did, just as long as they enjoyed their stay.




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