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Star Trek: Countdown [Kindle Edition]

JJ Abrams , Roberto Orci , Alex Kurtzman , Tim Jones , Mike Johnson , David Messina , Robert Orci
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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4 issue collection! JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman present the origin of Nero, the mysterious Romulan who will ultimately threaten the survival of the entire universe. Don't miss the story that brings Star Trek back to the big screen!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 34791 KB
  • Print Length: 104 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing (23 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008O7V15E
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #215,585 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Star Trek All Star 16 May 2009
Format:Paperback
I received this book yesterday and i've just finished of reading it. Once you get started, you cannot stop because every page of this book is a huge surprise. Maybe i felt a lack of some trek spirit (just like moral and ethic questions). Although, we reach to a new era and breath in trek history, deffinatelly. But, after reading this, i think this book was made, first, for gathering new trek fans, following the propose that inspired this new movie. I'm worried about the way that star trek is taking...less philosophical, more action and space batles (in star wars fashion). But still a nice lecture, even for classic trek fan. I haven't seen the movie yet and i wouldn't until read this book first.
What about the story? Old Spock is an ambassador in Romulus and he warns the romulan senate about the danger that their planet runs: a star is about to turn into a nova. You will know Nero, a simple miner from Romulus that sees the danger while he's working . He and Spock are the only habitants of Romulus to warn the senate about the danger taht is about to ocurr but they remain in that old preconcept about vulcan people. Spock tells them he can find a solution but they won't listen...
About the caracters: you willl find a Star Trek All Star celebrities here. From Old Spock to Data (captain of the enterprise after Picards had moved for diplomatic career). Geordi as well, stills in his engineering thang and Worf that appears as captain of a Klingon Bird of Prey.
Maybe Spock is turning less logical and more sentimental? Don't know...Just felt it
Very funny the way this classic characters appear in the same book...
Very good for new readers and classic Roddenberry's franchise fans. But if you don't know Star Trek spirit enough, you'd better try TOS comics and DVDS.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The way the future was 9 April 2014
By Mr. Mice Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
The story running through the four-issue mini-series of ‘Star Trek – Countdown’ is collected as Star Trek: Countdown (Movie Prequel). This fills in the story leading up to the first of the new Star Trek films. The ‘story’ – but not the scripting of the comic – is provided by the writers of the film, and the art and scripting are excellent, and fit in with the tone of the film itself. They get the voices and speech patterns perfect for all the well-known characters.

The story starts with a Romulan mining vessel in the Hobus system, whose star is starting to fluctuate before going nova. The ship is our old friend the Narada, but still just a mere mining vessel. Captain Nero manages to get his crew and ship out of harm’s way, but only just, and later on Romulus, he is present when Ambassador Spock addresses the Romulan Senate and offers to get the Vulcans to manufacture Red Matter to stop the nova in exchange for the minerals required in the processing. The Senate are not willing, despite Nero’s urging, so he offers to take Spock to mine the minerals himself. This leads on to the Enterprise under her latest captain rescuing them from Reman pirates, a visit to Vulcan, where the federation Ambassador is another former Federation starship captain… and the recruiting of retired engineer LaForge to provide the ship needed to deliver the payload. Unfortunately, they are too late, and Romulus is destroyed, just as Nemo arrives to join in the evacuation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 5 Mar. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A nicely structured ( but very badly advertised ) crossover between the various branches of the Star Trek universe.
More people need to be aware of this item, it effectively explains the reason for making the Abrams / Pine / Quinto movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Absorbing, thrilling even, but... 23 Feb. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's typical star trek, so if you're a fan, or enjoy illustrated books, it well worth buying. However, the kindle panel view was not as successful as it could have been. Many panels couldn't be fully viewed, which didn't matter too much, except that it meant that some text couldn't be read; you have to switch to normal view to read it, which makes it tiny and difficult to read. Also some character couldn't be properly distinguished. All this is a real shamed, especially when you see that half to three fifths of the screen is being used at any one time. A great read spoiled by the fact that it could have been so much more.
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