Sunday, February 26, 2012
Posted by Camille at 12:00 PM Labels: Book Review, Star Trek Novels
Doomsday World (Star Trek: The Next Generation #12) by Carmen Carter, Michael Jan Friedman, Peter David, Robert Greenberger
While reading this I complained about a lot of OOC'ness (out of character) going on. Worf is portrayed as basically an animal who wants to kill everyone who looks shady and Geordi is being a baby. At one point he's crying and then he shouts at Data, "Shut up! Just shut up, Data! You think you know every damned thing in the world..."
But I realize the problem. This book was written in 1988, while The Next Generation was just in their first or second season. So the show was still young and the characters weren't exactly the people I fell in love with (they needed a couple seasons to be flushed out a bit more). So I can't blame the writers (this was actually a collaborative effort between four Star Trek authors) too much.
With that said, this novel was just OKAY. Not terribly boring but not that compelling either.