Star Trek

Author: Paul Ruditis
Pocket Books
RRP 16.99, US $27.95, Cdn $16.99

ISBN 0 7434 1751 8
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For seven years, Captain Janeway and the crew of the aptly named Starship Voyager lived with one goal - to get home - and strove to live up to the ideals of Starfleet as they travelled alone in a tumultuous region of space. Relive their epic journey through summaries, photos, and detailed episode data in the official companion to the show...

Star Trek: Voyager: Companion is an impressive piece of work. Spread across 482 pages there is more than enough information to keep even the most anal of fans happy.

Each of the major characters is fleshed out a little in the opening pages (these are then expanded upon later - dotted throughout the book) and then each season gets a brief introduction before rolling on to start a long list of episode synopsis' and background information on each of the episodes.

There are fun bits of text that break up the sometimes too dry main text. These include sections like In the Words of the Doctor (a wry look at the many bonesisms uttered by the doctor: "I'm a doctor, not a blank"); and Q Quotes (pretty self explanatory). There are also plenty of photos included (although no colour ones, sadly), and the cover is a pretty nice touch too.

Obviously this book will not appeal in the slightest to non Voyager fans (Der!) But if you are a true fan then you will have already skipped this review and now be clicking on the Amazon link below to buy this.

Nick Smithson

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