Read [The Klingon Gambit] æ Robert E. Vardeman
K based on the classic Star Trek series I am slowly going through my collection and rereading these books some of which I aven t read since about 1983 Some of them I remember fondly than others This is one I didn t remember at all For good reason It s not very good In fact it s dopey I don t recommend it unless you really ave nothing else to doThe crew of the Enterprise is ordered to Alnath II confront a Klingon dreadnought a starship with deadly fire power Alnath II is a M planet with valuable archaeological ruins A Federation science ship sent to planet to investigate it is discovered #nearby its entire Vulcan crew dead Is this the work of the Klingons #its entire Vulcan crew dead Is this the work of the Klingons they violate the Organian peace treaty Captain Kirk and is intrepid crew better figure it out soon before they meet the same fateSo not a lot The Origin of Feces happens in this story The plot is fairly weak and slow moving and the 158 pages shouldave moved much uickly than they did The crew of the Enterprise starts going a little nutty Mr Spock wants to sex up His Hot Science Assistant Lt hot science assistant Lt Redeeming the Republic Federalists Taxation and the Origins of the Constitution has the eyes for Dr M Benga and Capt Kirk is incapable of making decisions There s a lot of screaming from the Klingon commander lots of threats to blow up the Enterprise but no one does anything I began skimming because I was bored The ending is fairly lame with a lot ofe man fightin antics and smoking phasers and in the end all the trouble was caused by view spoileran alien crystal on the planet below that apparently gives people whatever they desire Or something like that Guide to the Contemporary Harp hide spoiler Bad enough that even though I love Star Trek it could not push it to two stars Spock crying like a baby a story that never really did seem to get off the ground I suppose there was supposed to be tension building in the book but I never felt it Did not finish It was to awful and I didn t want to waste my time. Ready to destroy itBut Captain Kirk can't seem to make decisions Spockas started to throw temper tantrums And Chekov as disobeyed vital orders The crew of the Enterprise are losing their minds one by one all victims of the Klingon gambit. Into destroying themselves From the standpoint of a television show especially #the original series such repetition is perhaps understandable given the constraints imposed by technology and budgets This is also what makes #original series such repetition is perhaps understandable given the constraints imposed by technology and budgets This is also what makes franchise s novels so different freed from such mundane constraints practically anything is possibleThis is why Robert Vardeman s novel is so frustrating The title suggests a story involving the Enterprise crew grappling with some fiendish Klingon plot to take over the Alpha uadrant or perhaps an interstellar battle in which Kirk matches wits with the captain of a Klingon warship What Vardeman delivers instead is a tepid mystery that for fans of the original series will seem all too familiar as the author takes elements from two of their episodes and mashes them together after making just a few minor alterations The Klingons are less of a fearsome threat in the story
*than they are *they are secondary plot device and their gambit to the degree that there even is one boils down to seeking a MaGuffin and nothing The whole thing is a waste of a good title a neat cover and the ours of time spent reading it as fans are best advised taking a Il metodo dell'ovulazione. Atlante hard pass on this one Very inconsistent barely any surprises However it reads exactly like an original episode and it is very pulpy and interesting Very much an unused episode than a full on Star Trek novel Ironically and with pure unintended artlessness I m sure this uote sums up the entire bookThe longer this drags This is without a doubt one of the worst things I ve ever tried to read Cliched contrived boring drivel Nothing about this book was good or interesting nothing about it was thrilling or compelling Actually it did compel me to vomit a few times And all this comes from a fan of Star Trek especially the Star Trek novel The Klingon Gambit by Robert E Vardeman is yet another boo. W of a Federation science shipas been wiped out The remaining members of the Alnath II mission With Krishna's Eyes have discovered a fabulous ancient city but their report doesn't make sense The Klingon battle cruiseras the Enterprise in its sights and is. .
A great Star Trek adventure from the original series A surprisingly philosophical tale as it delves into the psyche of umans Vulcans Andorians and even Klingons The book is a philosophical tale as it delves into the psyche of umans Vulcans Andorians and even Klingons The book is a look into the earts and desires of the beloved Enterprise crew Although I found it enjoyable the latest STAR TREK movie INTO DARKNESS left me longing for the days of classic Trek back when Kirk co didn t rely so much on blowing stuff up and punching people repeatedly in the face Back when STAR #TREK Didn T Feel #didn t feel a cross between MISSION IMPOSSIBLE and THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS set in outer space That IMPOSSIBLE and THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS set in outer space That why I picked up THE KLINGON GAMBIT by Robert E Vardeman the first STAR TREK novel I ve bothered to read since igh school I chose it because it was one of the first STAR TREK novels ever written and I was really looking for that old school feel In fact this book is so old school Kirk still refers to phasers as ray guns The story revolves around a mysterious radiation field that emphasizes certain elements of each crew member s personality ironically causing them to act like their Abramsverse counterparts For example Spock becomes an emotional wreck Scotty shows up purely for comic relief and sexual tension abounds It s not a particularly good novel The writing is workman like and the plot is unambitious and inconseuential to the STARK TREK universe Still though it compares favorably with some of the cheesier STAR TREK TOS episodes and I L'ORTHOGRAPHE FACILE - ORTHOGRAPHE D'USAGE, REGLES GRAMMATICALES, HOMONYMES, DICTIONNAIRE ORTHOGRAPHIQUE have to give it credit for satiating me in a way that INTO DARKNESS didn t uite manage One of the apt criticisms of the Star Trek franchise is about the repetitiveness of their plotting Though the original premise of a starship exploring the galaxy opened up a variety of possibilities it wasn t long before the crews were repeatedly encountering godlike aliens faux Edens and dangerous machines that needed to be talked. The Klingons areungry for war their target The EnterpriseWhen Captain Kirk and is crew are ordered to Alnath II to challenge the deadliest Klingon starship Terror they're ready for anything or so they think But the defenseless Vulcan cre.