Thursday, January 7, 2010

Star Trek: Countdown

Star Trek: Countdown
by Roberto Orci [741.5 Orc]

For fans of the new 2009 Star Trek movie that reboots that franchise, this graphic novel should be required reading. This is a compilation of a four-issue comic book series that explains a lot of what happened before the events of the 2009 film, focusing on the life of Nero, the Romulan who is driven to genocide in the film, and Spock, the legendary Star Trek character whose time-travelling creates the alternate timeline that now exists in the Star Trek universe. The storytelling, by the writers of the movie, is emotionally engaging, and the artists do a remarkable job o capturing the likenesses of the actors from the film. In addition, characters from Star Trek's Next Generation era feature fairly prominently...something that woud have been impossible on the big screen, but is a treat for long-time Trek fans. Non-Trekkies won't get it, but this is a valuable addition to the Star Trek mythos for those in the fandom. -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

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