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Star Trek Classics Vol. 1: The Gorn Crisis

Star Trek Classics Vol. 1: The Gorn Crisis [Kindle Edition]

Rebecca Moesta , Kevin J. Anderson , Igor Kordey
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With a fierce war raging and resources running low, the U.S.S Enterprise has been assigned a sensitive diplomatic mission - to enlist aid from the alien race known as the Gorn. But the Gorn have a crisis of their own, a brewing revolution in their ranks. And when it comes to the Federation, some of the Gorn have long memories...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 41706 KB
  • Print Length: 104 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing (10 Sep 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MUZ0V0M
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #454,712 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Kevin J. Anderson has over 20 million books in print in 30 languages worldwide. He is the author of, among others, the X-FILES novels, GROUND ZERO and the JEDI ACADEMY trilogy of STAR WARS novels - the three bestselling SF novels of 1994. He has also co-written the international bestselling prequels to Frank Herbert's monumental DUNE series. He has won, or been nominated for, many awards including the Nebula Award and the Bram Stoker Award. Visit his website

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Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Not really suitable for kindle as it is in comic form with pictures and bubble speech, also the print cannot be enlarged to make easier reading for people with sight problems. Would like a refund but finding it difficult to negotiate as have had a refund on the other book
ordered at the same time and cannot seem to get refund to work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre story with horrendous art 29 Nov 2013
By Adam Bowen - Published on
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While I don't expect every comic to be beautiful, when there isn't a story to back it up, it's hard to look beyond nearly unrecognizable and ugly character art (you know it is Picard because he is bald and has black eyebrows, and the bearded guy is probably Riker). I was expecting the story to make up for it, and barring that, for nostalgia to bring things home, but it just didn't happen. It's littered with obvious archetypes, and never really deviates from a safe typical (and boring) Star Trek storyline. Read a fable or fairy tale if you want an obvious morality lesson.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ST Classics Vol. 1 is indeed a classic! 9 May 2012
By Alexander - Published on
The Gorn appeared in only a single episode of ST: TOS, and thus they were prime material to be fleshed out in a graphic novel. With The Gorn Crisis, the challenge has been met and the task successfully accomplished.

The painted artwork is most striking here. Even with no dialogue, a careful reader can absorb the panels and 'feel' the action as it unfolds. During regular scenes, the artwork flows consistently and definitely enhances the story. During one segment, I picked up something in a foreground rendering of one of the Gorn that I felt I had previously missed. Sure enough, I went back two pages and there it was in the background. Very well executed. If I had one artistic nitpick, I would say that Data is not captured quite as well as the other characters. Still, the artistic style is excellent (and different) here, bordering on outstanding.

The story itself is compelling - while there are several main subplots going on, they transition seamlessly and everything makes perfect sense. Having the Gorn and Klingons appear together in the same story leads to some intriguing elements, as one would imagine. A few scenes were predictable to me, but that did not lessen my enjoyment of the tale. There were quite a few surpises as well, right from the opening scene. The entire story is epic in scope, and it is satisfying on all levels.

Especially welcome is the artist's appendix which explains some of his logic behind the re-engineering of the Gorn race. After all, we only remember some tall guy in a Godzilla suit that didn't slither but stumbled around on the outdoor set back in the 60's. This new version of the Gorn is much better, IMHO.

Frankly I thought Classic Star Trek was dead after the 2009 movie, but I was in error. IDW has brought forth both familiar and fresh aspects to the Classic ST universe that I find very appealing. This was my first TPB purchase from IDW; it certainly won't be my last. 5 stars for the appropriately named Star Trek Classics Vol. 1, because in my mind it is a classic. Kudos all...
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story 20 Jan 2014
By Alexander Tonks - Published on
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This is an excellent story, covering the missions of the "U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E" and her crew during the turbulent times of the Dominion War, and their dealings with one of the most famous races of Star Trek: the Gorn.
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Volume 1 17 Feb 2013
By Lesap - Published on
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I was not aware that it was a type of comic book, but it is still a good Star Trek story.
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