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  • Author:
    Michael Jan Friedman
  • ISBN:
    1563891255
  • ISBN13:
    978-1563891250
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    DC Comics; First Edition edition (January 1, 2001)
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    192 pages
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It includes three stories by longtime Star Trek writer Michael Jan Friedman and one by John de Lancie (who played . So these are the "best" stories this series had to offer? Really? DC's Star Trek: The Next Generation ran for 80 issues plus 6 annuals

It includes three stories by longtime Star Trek writer Michael Jan Friedman and one by John de Lancie (who played Q in various Trek series), with art by Pablo Marcos, Gordon Purcell, Matt Haley, Peter Krause, and Carlos Garzon. In this collection, Geordi and Riker encounter old flames, Dr. Crusher has a birthday, Picard turns into a goat and has another encounter with Q, and Riker teaches a history lesson. So these are the "best" stories this series had to offer? Really? DC's Star Trek: The Next Generation ran for 80 issues plus 6 annuals. If these stories are the best, then the comic must have been poor indeed.

Michael Jan Friedman

Michael Jan Friedman. Q-Squared (Star Trek: The Next Generation). This was really the best opportunity for Friedman to expand the book in an unexpected and interesting way and make the story his, but it was a disappointment. From the very first episode of Star Trek The Next Generation in which we saw an aged but still vital, one hundred and forty plus year old Dr. McCoy strolling down the hallways on the Enterprise NCC 1701-D with Data escorting him, many fans were wondering which, if any, characters from The Original Series would be making guest appearances.

Michael Jan Friedman was once a much-lauded writer of both Star Trek TNG novels as well as X-Men novels. With this one, I can see how he has a feel for the Star Trek characters, but he keeps making mistakes when writing about the X-Men, particularly Wolverine. The way he describes Wolverine, one might almost get the impression the author had never seen the character depicted!

Michael Jan Friedman was once a much-lauded writer of both Star Trek TNG novels as well as X-Men novels. The way he describes Wolverine, one might almost get the impression the author had never seen the character depicted! He describes Wolverine's "claws" as growing out of his knuckles, no, untrue: they grow out between his knuckles.

List of Star Trek: The Next Generation novels based on the American science fiction television series of the same name. The book line is published by Simon & Schuster's imprints Pocket Books, Pocket Star, Atria, and Gallery.

Michael Jan Friedman is an author of more than seventy books of fiction and nonfiction, half of which are in the Star Trek universe. Eleven of his titles have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list. Books by Michael Jan Friedman. Mor. rivia About The Best of Star.

MJ Scores Another One. By Thriftbooks. com User, December 19, 2001. Like Jordan Michael Jan Friedman scores another 1000 points with his newest Star Trek blockbuster entry The Valiant. His characters come to life readily in your imagination without struggling, trying to discern one from another.

Science Fiction & Fantasy. Star Trek - The Next Generation: Relikte. by Michael Jan Friedman. Say what you liked best and least. Describe the author's style. Back to Science Fiction & Fantasy.

In stories from "Star Trek: the Next Generation," Geordi reencounters an old love, Deanna helps Dr. Crusher come to terms with advancing age, and Captain Picard must face Q once again

Mala
My first Star Trek Trade. Hard to find issues of the 1980's comics reprinted in trade form.
Ariurin
Glad I got this incredible graphic novel again after I found out my original was missing. In great condition and love it.
Vuzahn
THE BEST OF STAR TREK claims to present the best stories from the DC Comics series, focusing on the crew of the Enterprise from Star Trek: The Original Series (STTOS). I am not that well-versed in the DC Comics incarnation of the original crew, but I can say that these stories do not inspire me to read others in the series (the Mirror Universe Saga excepted).

When summarized, the basic plots of the stories contained here don't sound that bad. The first story, "The Final Voyage", features the end of the original five-year mission, bringing back the more human-looking Klingons and the Talosians. "Mortal Gods" shows the crew investigating the disappearance of a Starfleet Officer, to find that he has violated the Prime Directive in a catastrophic way. The third story, "Double-Blind", features the Enterprise's involvement in a stand-off between two alien civilizations that are not as fearsome as their reputations would lead one to believe. "Retrospect" details the history of Scotty's first love, gradually moving backwards in time to their first meeting. The final story, "The Trial of James T. Kirk", has Kirk facing the charge of repeated violations of the prime directive, with numerous characters from the TV series returning to either witness for or against him.

To the point I can tell, these adventures are arranged to fit well enough with the TV series and movies, but writers Mike Barr, Diane Duane, and Peter David don't distill their ideas very well. Consider that this book is 240 pages, but there are only five stories, consisting of multiple issues in some cases - when the stories aren't all that great to begin with, stretching it out to two or three times the regular length is pure torture. In addition, there is too much reliance on witty banter between Enterprise crewmembers that is used to the point of overkill. The attitudes of the crew in most of the stories are so casual that you wouldn't think they were ever aware of any danger. STTOS was not primarily a comedy, but an adventure show... so let's have more adventure! In conclusion, if you really want to read the best of Star Trek, pick up the trade paperback STAR TREK: THE MIRROR UNIVERSE SAGA.
Xurad
*NOTE - Currently, Amazon combines reviews of "The Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation" with reviews of "The Best of Star Trek" (original series). This is a review of the former.

THE BEST OF STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION

The Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1994) collects issues 5, 6, 16, and Annuals 1 and 2 from volume 2 of DC Comics' Star Trek: The Next Generation. It includes three stories by longtime Star Trek writer Michael Jan Friedman and one by John de Lancie (who played Q in various Trek series), with art by Pablo Marcos, Gordon Purcell, Matt Haley, Peter Krause, and Carlos Garzon. In this collection, Geordi and Riker encounter old flames, Dr. Crusher has a birthday, Picard turns into a goat and has another encounter with Q, and Riker teaches a history lesson. TNG writer and producer Jeri Taylor has contributed the book's introduction, wherein she talks about her involvement with the show and says virtually nothing about the comics.

Somewhat surprisingly, de Lancie's story ("The Gift") is the most interesting, although it takes its sweet time to get going (not surprisingly, it prominently features Q). Friedman's stories are adequate at best - they would have made for fairly mediocre television episodes. Exacerbating the problem are the flow issues in Friedman's stories - the comic book medium doesn't lend itself well to the amount of exposition that a typical TNG story features.

The art here is decent - characters are mostly recognizable and don't suffer too terribly from comic book over-muscleization. The book is garishly colored, though, in the manner of the day, and the backgrounds (which often feel somewhat sparse) suffer as a result.

So these are the "best" stories this series had to offer? Really? DC's Star Trek: The Next Generation ran for 80 issues plus 6 annuals. If these stories are the best, then the comic must have been poor indeed.
Wire
If you're looking for the best of Star Trek in the comics medium, look no further. Peter David and Mike Barr are the two best Trek comic writers ever, and this collection proves it! No Star Trek fan will want to miss "The Trial of James T. Kirk" Humor, adventure, science fiction and those characters we've all come to know and love, written by authors who obviously love this series! What more can you ask for?