Star Trek: Countdown (Movie Prequel) Paperback – 8 May 2009
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Whilst the movie set the bar very high, this graphic novel hits a solid average. Given the characters on offer, including TNG favourites, I was expecting more. It's not quite good enough to rate 4 stars.
The artwork is reasonable and the plot pacing is generally good. Some elements however, do not gel as well as they could. It is in parts a little slow and lacks the pep present in the movie it preceeds. Also the origins of the Narada, Nero's ship, are not adequately explained and we are left feeling that the Authors just glossed over that rather large plot point. Nonetheless, some interesting back story is revealed that gives the reader a fuller appreciation of the film. And the inclusion of Next Generation characters in the plot is welcome.
To Sum up: An essential purchase for dedicated Trek fans but only worth borrowing from a friend if you're an occasional fan.
I mean this politely, so please take this criticism in that spirit.
When you create a review on here please don't describe the entire plot! People read reviews to find out people's opinions and decide whether or not to purchase the item. By all means state your opinion but please don't spoil the story!
Okay, in this case, if we've seen the film (and not everyone buying this book will have) we have a good idea what will happen, this being a prequel and there is still way too much detail in one of these reviews.
So, be warned anyone reading the following reviews. One gives a lot away.
More people need to be aware of this item, it effectively explains the reason for making the Abrams / Pine / Quinto movie.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the best graphic novels featuring Star Trek crew I have read. Thoroughly recommendedPublished 1 month ago by weeki
Forced cameos and dull story telling with rushed art sums it up really. It starts off nowhere and goes nowhere.Published on 31 May 2014 by The Stone Monkey
This was a great story,if a little rushed. It was cool seeing characters from the next generation in one final adventure before we say goodbye to them( hopefully not forever)... Read morePublished on 8 Feb. 2013 by Trekfan
A perfect prequel for a perfect movie. This is Star Trek as it should be. Something I would read again and again.Published on 6 Feb. 2013 by SpookyDan