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Star Trek: A Singular Destiny – A Review

Good day, everyone! Today, I will return to the world of Star Trek novels and talk about the epilogue to the epic Star Trek: Destiny crossover, A Singular Destiny by Keith R. A. DeCandido. Though he has written many Star Trek novels at this point, this is the first by DeCandido that I have read, and I must say that I enjoy his subdued, even casual writing style when compared with other capable Star Trek authors. That said, this post will include some mild spoilers for the novel and storylines that follow it.

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Cover to the American edition of Star Trek: A Singular Destiny

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Pocket Books Keeps the Dream of Star Trek Alive

Good day, everyone. Thanks for stopping by! I’d like to thank David and everyone else at Comparative Geeks for inviting me to take part in this.

That said, I’d like to begin my run here with a little piece about Star Trek. I’m going to be honest with all of you—I’m concerned with where the franchise is headed. The latest batch of movies is largely a special effects-laden explosion-fest with little of meaningful interest. CBS has effectively squashed attempts by fans to outdo them at their own game. The new TV series teaser (though admittedly only a tiny glimpse of something likely much greater) fails to thrill. For an old-school Trekkie like me whose favorite series are Deep Space Nine and The Next Generation, there’s not much left with my favorite characters outside of the ongoing book series still being released by Pocket Books.

I know; these books aren’t considered official canon by any means. But, then again, neither is Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Sometimes the errant thought experiment can outdo and replace the classics.

There are LOTS of places you can start reading, depending on your preferred when or where, and which characters you wish to follow. I’ll detail a few jumping-on points that I’ve enjoyed below.

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Throwback Thursday – What I Want to See in the Next Star Trek Movie

With the recent release of Star Trek Beyond, I wanted to Throwback Thursday to a Star Trek related post… when I found this one, it made me laugh and I felt I needed to share. This was originally published June 25, 2013 on Comparative Geeks, with Star Trek Into Darkness in theaters. So get back into that mindset, sit back, relax, and read how terribly wrong I was…

Alright, I want to talk about the recent Star Trek movies, and what I think a good next sort of plot would be. To do so, I think spoilers will be unavoidable, so I just wanted to throw that out there now. If you haven’t seen Star Trek: Into Darkness yet, go forth to the movie theater and do so. Then come back and you can read on.

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There have been a couple of different plot sources so far, so while there has been some reaction against their source in the second one, I want to point out that there was something different in the first one. And that means we need to move into spoilerville. Onwards!

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