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The Motion Picture (Star Trek: The Original Series)

The Motion Picture (Star Trek: The Original Series) [Kindle Edition]

Gene Roddenberry
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The writer-producer who created Mr. Spock and all the other Star Trek characters -- who invented the Starship Enterprise, who gave the show its look, its ideals -- puts it all together again here in his first Star Trek novel!
Their historic five-year mission is over. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty all the crew have scattered to other jobs or other lives. Now, they are back together again on a fabulously refitted U.S.S. Enterprise as an incredibly destructive POWER threatens earth and the human race.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 364 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (23 May 2000)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003YFIXB6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,216 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars "It's on a precise heading to Earth." 22 May 2008
Titan Books continue their series of novels based on Classic Star Trek with #14: Star Trek The Motion Picture written by Star Trek's creator himself - Gene Roddenberry.
Most novelisations of a film are usually somewhat dull, often filled with random thoughts on what the author believes the character is thinking. However, this novel is absolutely first rate. After all, who knows the crew of the Enterprise better than the man who created them in the first place.
As much as I like the original Star Trek The Motion Picture, this novel actually reads more like the latest `director's cut' of the film and as such it is more satisfying than the original screenplay.
The story is classic Trek, a massive energy cloud is heading on a direct course to Earth and the only ship within interception range is the Enterprise. There are problems however as the ship is just finishing a massive refit, the systems are untested and the warp drive is not ready. Kirk, now an Admiral, uses the current crisis to get back command of the Enterprise, much to Captain Decker's (son of Matt Decker from TOS's The Doomsday Machine) disgust and the ship has only two days to stop the alien menace before it destroys the planet.
Roddenberry expands on all the characters in the novel and gives a nice amount of back story to fill in the events between the end of the Enterprise's first five year mission and now. Kirk's missions within the Admiralty are alluded to and his relationship with Admiral Lori Ciana also make a certain event have more impact and this in turn leads to a connection with the series of Classic Trek books which cover `the lost years' between the original series and this movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More Enjoyable than the Film 12 Jun. 2014
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I really like Star Trek, but The Motion Picture always seemed a little... well, slow and boring in places so it's not one of my favourite Star Trek films, but I decided to try out the novelisation. I obviously knew what was going to happen before reading it, but that didn't stop it from being enjoyable. The only criticism I would have is that there was a long build-up and then it all seemed to end very quickly. I think it's a great complement to the film though.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK 30 Jan. 2014
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Well it's the first Star Trek movie in book form . Some slight differences as usual between a book & film . Ok for any fan .
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