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Doctor Who: The Tomb of the Cybermen (Story 37) - Special Edition
Doctor Who: The Tomb of the Cybermen (Story 37) - Special Edition
DVD ~ Patrick Troughton
Offered by Two Thumbs Up
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the purchase, February 25, 2015
Amazing story! Troughton never disappoints, and this is one of his best! Highly recommended for Who fans old and new. Star Trek fans might get a kick out of this as well, as this story shows just how much the Borg owe to the Cybermen.


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1.0 out of 5 stars My brain hurts, April 7, 2008
Unauthorized garbage that the lawyers over at CBS/Paramount will no doubt lay the big legal whammy on in short order. There are a lot of fan-fic writers out there who claim that they can write as well as the pros. This guy ain't one of them.


The New Essential Chronology to Star Wars
The New Essential Chronology to Star Wars
by Daniel Wallace
Edition: Paperback
Price: $20.53
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The history of the GFFA, October 31, 2005
Fills in all of the holes in the SW timline that existed in the first Chronolgy, from the Clone Wars, to the construction of the Death Stars, to the New Jedi Order.

A must for SW fans.


Down These Mean Streets (Spider-Man (Pocket Star))
Down These Mean Streets (Spider-Man (Pocket Star))
by Keith R. A. Decandido
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read for Spidey fans., September 14, 2005
A quick and fun read. All of the characters 'sound' right, and KRADs knowledge of the characters and their history is evident.

My only complaints are how late in the book the main villain was introduced, and I felt that the cops in the story got a little too much of the focus.

I loved how KRAD described the act of swinging through the city on a web-line and the fact that MJ was involved in the main story and not just in some unrelated sub-plot.

The story leaves itself open for a sequel, and I hope to see one soon.

If the Marvel novels continue, I'd love to see some coordination between the various stories and heros and supporting characters ala the recent Star Trek book universe.


Star Trek Enterprise - The Complete First Season
Star Trek Enterprise - The Complete First Season
DVD ~ Scott Bakula
Offered by newbury_comics
Price: $22.85
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22 of 59 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars "And At Warp 13, We're going nowhere mighty fast!", March 11, 2005
The above quote from Original Series Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott sums up my feelings for the first two seasons of Enterprise perfectly.

Weak. Bland. And yes -even boring!

For the most part the shows first two seasons are just half-baked re hash of old plots of the other shows. Enterprise S1&2 is 'cut-and-paste' Trek using the mentality of 'If it worked once, it'll work again'. Most of the suppossed 'new and fresh' elements have been mostly cosmetic in nature with no real bearing on how the stories are told.

The show runners (Rick Berman and Brannon Braga) have an obvious lack of knowledge of early Trek lore, which is an absolute must for a prequel series.

Season three was a significant improvement with its season long arc based story, worthy of at least three stars. It was a bold and interesting experiment for Star Trek, but ultimalely not as good as it could have been.

The only season of Enterprise thats really worth the time and money and deserving of at least four and possibly five stars, is its fourth and final season, run by a man who actually knows his Trek lore. Save your money for that.


Star Trek: A Time for War, A Time for Peace (Star Trek)(Star Trek The Next Generation)(Star Trek Deep Space Nine)(Star Trek Voyager)
Star Trek: A Time for War, A Time for Peace (Star Trek)(Star Trek The Next Generation)(Star Trek Deep Space Nine)(Star Trek Voyager)
by Keith R. A. Decandido
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $6.57
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting capstone for the TNG crew., November 23, 2004
The finale to not only a book series, but a finale for the entire TNG crew. A much better and fitting finale than was given to the fans in the shaky Nemesis feature.

Writer Keith R. A. Decandido is one of the best Trek authors currently writing for pocket books and this book doesn't disappoint.

Genuine character development from the TNG crew was a rarity even on the TV show, and the 'A Time To...' series gave us growth and development from characters that have been positively stagnant in the TNG movie era.


A Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time #7: A Time to Kill
A Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time #7: A Time to Kill
by David Mack
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $6.99
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Re:C A Lopes, November 3, 2004
The "shadowy spy oprganization" (aka "Section 31) in the "A Time To.." series mentioned in the review below did NOT originate in any novel, it first appeared in the televised DS9 episode "Inquisition".

As for the 'bloated' continuity, I really don't see it as being a problem in the current Star Trek novel universe. The continuity displayed is more in simply keeping consistant with previously published novels rather than being dependent upon them (as contrasted to the Star Wars novel universe and its NJO, which while entertaining, was heavily dependent on previous novels).

As for David Macks A Time to Kill/Heal duology, I thought it was a brilliant and gripping tale which shows an accurate parellel to current world events. Trek has always been at its best when it comments on the state of the world WE live in.

The conclusion of the series, "A Time For War, A Time For Peace" by Keith R. A. DeCandido is much better capstone for the TNG crew than the shaky 'Nemesis' feature.

I think if Paramount hired the current batch of Trek novelists to do the shows and movies (as opposed to the hacks who currently do Trek for Paramount) Trek would be in a much better place than it is today.


Star Trek Voyager - The Complete First Season
Star Trek Voyager - The Complete First Season
DVD ~ Kate Mulgrew
Price: $47.14
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5 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The begining of the end for Trek..., February 8, 2004
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Voyager is the Trek where the producers stopped taking chances with stories and characters and started the downward spiral of the franchise as a whole.
Unlike the excellent DS9, which pushed the boundries of what Trek was, Voyager was content to play things safe and dumb things down, turning Trek from an interesting exploration of the Human condition into a mindless action/T&A show.
Character development became virtually non-existant and thoughtful stories were few and far inbetween.
That being said, I would probably give the first season another star (maybe even two) if it weren't so expensive. Paramount is charging the same price for Voyagers first SIXTEEN EPISODE season that they did for the 26 episode seasons of TNG and DS9.


Imaginings:  An Anthology of Long Short Fiction
Imaginings: An Anthology of Long Short Fiction
by Aaron Rosenberg
Edition: Paperback
Price: $22.99
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Imagine this..., December 9, 2003
Very entertaining. Especially the Robinson Caruso-esqe "The Thalatta Thesis" by Charles L. Harness. I could've read an entire novels worth of this tale.
"Inescapable Justice" by Aaron Rosenberg is an interesting and unique look at the super-hero genre.
Craig Shaw Gardeners "A Planet Called Elvis" is a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there, thank you very much.
"Next Year in Jerusalem" by Harry Turtledove and "Of a Sweet Slow Dance in the Wake of Temporary Dogs" by Adam Troy Castro are thought provoking tales of war and peace.
All in all, an excellent anthology thats well worth your time and money.


The Captain's Daughter (Star Trek, Book 76)
The Captain's Daughter (Star Trek, Book 76)
by Peter David
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Missing chapter of Trek saga, a must for Sulu fans!, February 19, 1999
When I first saw 'Generations', my thoughts mirrored Kirks. "When did Sulu find time to have a family?" This excellent book answers that question perfectly. This book is a must for Sulu fans. Peter David is easily the best Trek novelist out there.


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