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Every boomer geek on earth - and off it -- will want to beam up a copy of this hilarious picture book by Robb Pearlman...Like commander Rojan of the Kelvin Empire, Pearlman has condensed the whole crew to its crystalline essence. He's got those troublesome Tribbles, of course, along with Lokai and Bele and the parallel universe in which "Kirk refuses the advances of a woman. This is a bad universe!"
--Ron Charles, The Washington Post


Candidate for Best Star Trek Book Ever
--Dayton Ward, New York Times bestselling author


A must-own
--MightyMega.com


An early contender for the best Star Trek book of 2014.
--TrekBBS.com


“Are you ready for a fun Star Trek book? One that's ideal for both longtime adult fans and kids, too? Then, get ready to beam up Fun with Kirk and Spock.” — StarTrek.com

“Even Spock would let slip a smile at this dead-pan narration.” — The Washington Post

“Candidate for Best Trek Book Ever? I think so.” – New York Times bestselling author Dayton Ward (Robb Pearlman Fun with Kirk and Spock)

"Pearlman nails it." (Maria Sciullo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

“A quirky and hilarious parody!” (BookPage.com)

“Quite simply the funniest and most authentic send-up of Trek I have seen… ever!” (TrekMovie.com)

About the Author

Robb Pearlman is the Associate Publisher of Universe Books, Calendars, and Licensing at Rizzoli International Publications. He is the author of Groundhog’s Day (Bloomsbury, 2015), Fun with Kirk and Spock (Cider Mill Press, 2014), 101 Ways to Use a Unicorn (Universe, 2014), 101 Ways to Kill a Zombie (Universe, 2013), Nerd Haiku (Lyons, 2012), Spoiler Alert (Lyons, 2011), Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Disney’s Winnie the Pooh (Universe, 2012), The Q Guide to Sex and the City (Alyson, 2008), Passover is Here! (Little Simon, 2005), and Raggedy Ann and Andy: Leaf Dance (Little Simon, 2001). An editor of pop culture titles including Zombies on Film: The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema, Stuck on Star Trek, and The Princess Bride: A Celebration, he directs a calendar program that includes major licenses asStar Trek, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, True Blood, Bob's Burgers, Scandal, and Family Guy. He has edited monographs of the work and lives of award winning animators Bill Plympton and Ralph Bakshi, the movie tie-in books toBurlesque and Amelia, The Joker, the first book soley devoted to the DC Comics supervillain, as well as children's books including M. Sasek's This is... series, Grandma Moses's The Night Before Christmas, John Patrick Byrne's Donald and Benoit, and A Poem as Big as New York City, illustrated by Masha D'yans. Robb has had successful events and signings at San Diego and New York ComicCons, bookstores and comic book retailers in Los Angeles, New York, and New Jersey. He has had an essay and haikus featured on HuffingtonPost.com, has performed at the Nerdnite Nerdtacular, and has been featured on several pop culture blogs and SiriusXM radio shows.
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Product Details

  • Series: Star Trek
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Cider Mill Press (July 29, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604334762
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604334760
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Richard E. Rae on August 8, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This book is hilarious. It not only skewers Dick and Jane reading primers quite nicely (though, let's face it, most kids would seize up with some of the longer words in this parody) but also pokes fun at the Original Series and many of its clichés. It also was surprisingly substantial in its content, and is drawn well too. Fans who grew up with Star Trek will have a blast with it, and it was obviously done with love for the material and a tremendous sense of fun.

Love it- check it out!
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What a fun and clever tribute to my favorite Star Trek characters! I love the way this book parodies the classic learn-to-read Fun with Dick and Jane books with cool, retro artwork and a spot-on Trekkie twist -- this is the perfect gift for Star Trek fans young and old. Love it!
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What a fantastic book -- the writing is witty, clever and thoroughly entertaining. The illustrations are terrific. I couldn't put it down once I read the opening lines, "See the Enterprise. See the Enterprise go boldly. Go go go, Enterprise! Go Boldly!" This is a riot. A great gift for any fan of Star Trek.
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Enjoyable, amusing, short.

My wife and I liked it. I read it aloud and the text worked well. The art is spot-on.

If the book had been a little longer I would have given it five stars.

Not already a Star Trek fan? You probably won't "get" it. Have a friend who is? This will make an excellent gift.
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Star Trek in the form of See Spot Run more or less. Colorful and accurate illustrations of characters. There were moments I found myself grinning about simple insights into the series.

Great way for Fans to introduce their kids to Star Trek TOS and reading while remembering some interesting story and plot points of the over 75 year old IP.

I hope they do this with TNG and on to DS9 and VOY. Bring it on, would be great to collect either way.
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"Read with Dick and Jane" updated to the time of Star Trek TV series.
Brilliant satire and quips which will appeal to all diehard STO fans.
Graphics are the best ever, surpassing any of the comic book series.
A must for any serious collector of Original ST.
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Basically, if you know and like the Original Series of Star Trek, you will love this book. It's not a kid's book or an adult's book-- it's a Trekkie's book. While it's written in the "Dick and Jane" style, it does talk about the things that happen in the series' episodes, so there is some allusion to violence and sex, although the latter especially is very minimal (as it is in the Original Series). I hesitated to mark it as having any violent or sexual content at all, but since it is alluded to I felt I needed to say so. However, as far if this book is kid-friendly, I would still say yes.

This is a book by a Trekkie for other Trekkies, in the end. The facial expressions are precious, and I will never get over the image of Spock in a rubber duckie inner-tube (no spoilers!).
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My roommate and I always used to watch Star Trek: The Original Series together. We bonded over the cheesy fun, combined with the earnest acting and wild storylines. So, when I got her this for Christmas, we had such a blast reading it. The page about the Gorn's fashion choices in particular had us in stitches! This book will probably go over a kid's head, but for two adults who loved the original series of Star Trek and don't take themselves or it very seriously, it was perfect!
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