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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ship of the Line (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Diane Carey

Pretty Decent Fun

Yes, I hate to admit it but I read a Star Trek novel. I haven't read one for years, but this one was on sale at the dollar store so I picked it up. I also hate to admit it, but I liked it.

Kelsey Grammer on Star Trek: TNG
The plot focuses on the time between the 2 movies Generations and First Contact. It involves Captain Morgan Bateson, the captain played by Kelsey Grammer (a.k.a. Dr. Frasier Crane) in an episode of the fifth season of the Next Generation series. It deals with his forced time travel of 90 years into the future and Picard's angst over the loss of his ship. Kirk is also in it thanks to great holodeck programs. Yes, it is way too cluttered and the ending is hackneyed, as most things Trek are, but it was an entertaining read. A great novel would have dealt in-depth with the issues of a captain without a ship or a man living out of his own time, but who expects to find great literature at the dollar store?

I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.

Reviewed on August 14, 2004.

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