Saturday, June 20, 2015

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive by Scott Tipton

What an odd combination:  The shipmates from the Enterprise visiting the Planet of the Apes.  I had to read it...

IDW Publishing and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 8th, so make a note on your TBR list.

I hated to hear of Leonard Nimoy's death this year.  Here was my chance to see Dr. Spock in action again.  He's his usual stoic self in this graphic novel version, too.

When the Enterprise crew bootlegs some computer files off a Klingon ship, they find they are searching portals for other worlds:  alternate worlds, parallel worlds, or the like.  When they decide to follow them through a portal, they go because they have suspicions the Klingons are trying to influence the planet's inhabitants.  What they find when they land astonishes them.  It seems the humans are not fully developed and don't have much of mind.  The rulers of the land are the apes!

I've watched the movie about the Planet of the Apes and this story is similar as far as the apes are concerned.  The main problem here is that the Klingons are trying to sell them modern weapons.  If that isn't enough, you also have a regular human whose spaceship crashed here and he's almost insane with hatred for the apes.  

There are several confrontations, lots of action, and it takes everyone's expertise to calm this situation down.  It was fun to go back to the original Star Trek days again.  I hope they do more of the stories in graphic form.

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