Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Obsessed With Star Trek Hardcover – September 21, 2011
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Just now, I finally started playing with it. I started with Question 1 and thought I'd work my way through. I was doing pretty good... and then I got to Question 46. Oh, that's an easy one! I select the correct answer... and then hear, for the first time, the buzz telling me I am wrong.
What? I can't be. Did I hit the wrong button? I select question 46 again, and again press the button for the correct answer. Again, buzz! I toss aside the book in frustration.
What is this now? I am POSITIVE that my answer is correct... I can't be wrong! Can I?
To the internet I go, and a quick search later I discover a forum somewhere where people are, indeed, complaining about this very issue. There is a long list of questions that they say have incorrect answers provided, and the very first one on their list is, indeed, #46. In all, they estimate approximately 3% of the questions in this book have incorrect answers provided. 3% may not seem like a lot, but out of 2,500 questions that would make for 75 wrong ones. On top of that, there was also provided a list of questions with misleading wording or where more then one of the answers provided could technically be correct. Not quite as heinous as flat out wrong answers, but still potentially quite annoying.
A book whose entire purpose was to provide an interactive trivia experience, it should seem a no brainer to me that the publishers should have tested it out first and made sure that there were no errors in the answers. If one or two had slipped through, well, I suppose I would still have been frustrated in the immediate aftermath, but could have gotten over it. But to discover that there are approximately 75 such problems... VERY disappointing. Based on that, I cannot recommend this book.
The trivia questions contained within are satisfying, though they range from the embarrassingly easy ("What is Dr. McCoy's first name?") to the implausibly hard ("What type radiation did Phlox use on himself to destroy the Borg nanoprobes?").
The deal-breaking drawback to this book is that the answers to the questions are not contained within it. The electronic component is the key to the answers, and what happens when that component inevitably breaks down (as mine did in shipping)? The alpha quadrant will be awash in useless books full of questions.