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on 1 September 2007
Checker have done a great job presenting these reprints. The paper and reproduction quality are excellent. The strips themselves are what you'd expect from 1960s / 1970s comic books with the sometimes odd use of colour and not always accurate separation but that is all part of the charm. All the strips are in colour.

I would say this book is more for comic book fans than hard core trekkies. You wonder if the original writers had ever seen the show! Characterization and terminology are way off - Spock: "You cannot be serious!" "Shades of Pluto! I think I have the answer" "all rockets (sic) on full" (to the Enterprise engine room). Phasers are referred to as "blast rays" and "laser beam destruct ray" communicators are "Radio-TV" links and so on.

As a collection of 1960s/70s comic book kitsch this is fantastic and I really enjoyed it. If you are looking for stories faithful to the "Star Trek universe" you will be sorely disappointed!
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on 11 November 2015
By necessity, the original Star Trek series used a great deal of the scientific equivalent of poetic license in the creation of the shows. When a scientific fact proved to be a difficulty, the writers and producers simply passed it over by either ignoring it or inventing a fictitious counterforce. Yet, there remained a reasonable adherence to the physical laws of the universe, one of the many reasons that the show was so popular. Unfortunately, adherence to the laws of nature was not followed in the comics in this collection, in fact many of the principles of the show are also neglected.
Star Trek comics debuted in 1967, in the second year of the run of the original series. and this book contains the first eight issues. The quality of the artwork is such that you often do not know which character is which until another calls them by name. The only exception is of course Spock, as the ears always identify him.
What I dislike most about the comics are things that deviate dramatically from the original series, for example the Enterprise is depicted as being rocket powered rather than via matter-antimatter reactions. At one point when Captain Kirk wants to get the Enterprise out of danger he yells “All rockets on full!” The Enterprise is repeatedly drawn as leaving a rocket exhaust as it is moving through space.
The transporter room, computer terminals and other parts of the Enterprise all appear differently than what they were on the original series. Dialog is also uninspiring and unoriginal, leading me to conclude that the comics were nothing more than an attempt to make money by exploiting the popularity of Star Trek by making a series of companion comics in the cheapest manner possible.
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