Here. I’m gonna do something I never do. I’m gonna’ badmouth the cult of Trek.
We have so lionized the principal layers of early Trek that we eat up any morsel they throw our way. Following up on the legitimately neeto concept behind the Year Four book, IDW Publishing tapped Trek architect D.C. Fontana to write the next chapter. It begins as a sequel, of sorts, to her episode The Enterprise Incident. But what it really is is a flat out bore.
It has no pacing whatsoever, is dragged down by endless exposition and explanation, and brings up some truly deep cut Trek plot points that even I had trouble instantly placing.
The story, such as it is, meanders about and has no drive. Romulans want their cloaking device back, the Organians don’t care about the balance of power anymore, Klingons are jerks……I dunno.
The art looks cool, however.
I recently interviewed D.C. Fontana at UGO (before I read this book.) That entertaining interview is here.