Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Star Trek IV The Voyage Home Admiral James T Kirk is charged by the Klingon Empire for the comandeering of a Klingon starship The Federation honors the Klingon demands for extradition and Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterp
  • Title: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Author: Vonda N. McIntyre
  • ISBN: 9780671005740
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    Admiral James T Kirk is charged by the Klingon Empire for the comandeering of a Klingon starship The Federation honors the Klingon demands for extradition, and Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise are drawn back to Earth But their trip is interrupted by the appearance of a mysterious, all powerful alien space probe Suddenly, Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the rest of tAdmiral James T Kirk is charged by the Klingon Empire for the comandeering of a Klingon starship The Federation honors the Klingon demands for extradition, and Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise are drawn back to Earth But their trip is interrupted by the appearance of a mysterious, all powerful alien space probe Suddenly, Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the rest of the crew must journey back through time to twentieth century Earth to solve the mystery of the probe.
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  • Vonda N. McIntyre

    Vonda Neel McIntyre is a U.S science fiction author She is one of the first successful graduates of the Clarion Science fiction writers workshop She attended the workshop in 1970 By 1973 she had won her first Nebula Award, for the novelette Of Mist, and Grass and Sand This later became part of the novel Dreamsnake, which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards The novelette and novel both concern a female healer in a desolate primitivized venue McIntyre s debut novel was The Exile Waiting which was published in 1975 Her novel Dreamsnake won the Nebula Award and Hugo Award for best novel in 1978 and her novel The Moon and the Sun won the Nebula in 1997 She has also written a number of Star Trek and Star Wars novels, including Enterprise The First Adventure and The Entropy Effect She wrote the novelizations of the films Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV The Voyage Home.

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  • Up until The Fellowship of the Ring came along, Star Trek IV The Voyage Home was my favorite and most watched movie I had a chance to pick up a copy of the novelization of the script and decided to read it.Although I enjoyed it, it s not nearly as good as the movie I m guessing it was based on the script, not the actual final movie, and there are a fair amount of differences It did explain some things For example, in the book Scotty knows the guy at the Plexiglass company invented transparent al [...]



  • 3.5 4 Stars The Gush I was not prepared to like this novel I m not a particular fan of the movie, it s ok but I felt it went against rules set out in the show and was basically a mess A fun mess but a mess Then I started reading the book and I was hooked You don t even reach the beginning of the movie until 20 pages in because they are wrapping up stuff from the last movie and dealing with the aftermath of the fal tor pan because duh, of course there would be consequences It goes on to discuss w [...]


  • Spock has been taken back to Vulcan to have his Katra returned to where it belongs and Kirk and the crew are preparing to return to Earth in their captured Bird of Prey to face charges During the return trip subspace is flooded with numerous signals and noise, do not return to Earth save yourselves Of course Kirk is not going to sit back and watch the fireworks and when Spock identifies the mysterious signal being aimed at Earth from a huge construct in orbit Kirk grasps at the slim chance that [...]


  • Published in 1986 by Simon SchusterRead by Leonard Nimoy and George TakeiDuration 90 minutesI picked this audiobook up at a clearance book sale in the who s going to want this stuff section Mostly, it was serious junk Educational software that only operates on Apple IIe, VHS copies of movies that I ve never heard of starring some guy that was on some TV show that I barely remember and DVDs of some pastor s sermons on any number of topics still in the plastic And, suddenly, I find a memory from m [...]


  • The most disappointing of Ms McIntyre s Star Trek movie novelizations She s obviously losing interest by this point, and you can see it in her inability to have as much fun with the plot and the character material as the film s actors and director This was a light, comedic triumphant moviebut Ms McIntyre seems determined to downplay everything and not join in with the fun Boo


  • An entertaining novelization although I m sure it helps if you are already a fan of the film The book doesn t really add much to the story but to be fair, I never really felt like there was anything that needed to be added Growing up without a television in the house, these books were largely how I ingested Star Trek as a kid so they hold a special place for me Even this far down the line, I m still able to enjoy them.


  • I happened to find this book at a thrift store for 25 cents, along with three other book adaptations of the first three original Star Trek movies This particular one happens to by my favorite, and the book did not disappoint In fact, it gave a lot of helpful background on the travelling probe, answered some lingering questions I had about Saavik, gave further explanation about Spock and McCoy s recovery from fal tor pan, and stayed true to the classic lines from the various San Francisco scenes [...]


  • Star Trek IV The Voyage Home is my favorite Star Trek movie to date So naturally I read the book with much enthusiasm and interest Ms Vonda N McIntyre has done justice to the story I enjoyed the flow of the story, the additional plots that was not found in the movie and the sense humor that is visible throughout the book.


  • Everything joyous about the movie is turned up to eleven here, and everyone was perfectly in character even Bones and Spock, who were out of character for Plot Related Reasons, kept their essential characteristics I laughed and cried a lot on public transportation, which is the major indicator of a really good book for me.


  • It s Star Trek and it s a time travel story.The first means that as a reader you have to put up with all those small inconsistencies in the STU that I never really got, like how these fantastic space travel speeds are supposed to work out and how they keep from accidental time travel if all it takes _is_ speed.The other means, looking for too much story logic is futile.This said, I have my little niggles with the book, like a printers error that turned Khan Singh into Khan Kingh, that hurts even [...]


  • This review applies equally to Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV The Voyage Home In a move that if I remember correctly was rather unusual for the time, the Star Trek franchise created three films that were direct sequels each stands alone as its own story, but they also comprise three parts of one overarching story, with all the events taking place over the course of just a few months.In a wonderful turn of events, author Vonda N McIntyre handl [...]


  • I went through a phase where any Star Trek audio book was fair game This was consumed by me on several driving trips and while it was entertaining in the sense that it was better than generic radio it was by no means satisfactory compared to other Star Trek books on tape The book plays like a rushed attempt to broadly cover the movie and is at best dry and bland I feel that this would be decent for young children or any one who is starting out on their audio book experience.Over all this was per [...]


  • I listen to the abridged version from 1986, which I got on Audible I didn t realize it was abridged when I bought it, but that s ok This was excellently read and acted by George Takei with little vignettes by Leonard Nimoy Takei even does a wonderful job imitating the accents and vocal cadence of the actors from the series There are sound effects and music, which enhanced the experience Since this was, in my opinion one of the weaker Star Trek movies I think I m glad it was abridged although I w [...]


  • A great, and fun, TOS ST novel, but probably for hard core Trekkies only Why To fully understand the significant sub plot i.e the court martial of James T Kirk you need to watch or be familiar with the Star Trek episode Space Seed , and the movies or novelizations of Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan and Star Trek III The Search For Spock I read this in celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the premiere of the original Star Trek tv series, with special thanks to William Shatner, the late [...]


  • I sometimes find movie novelizations quite entertaining They are frequently based on early drafts of the screenplay that are subject to change That is the case with this one This book is an interesting artifact to analyze.This novel includes some small subplots about 20th century characters which were probably removed from the screenplay before filming even began There s also a tiny Sulu subplot that is kind of fun.What this novelization lacks is the sense of humour that the final film has McInt [...]


  • I grabbed this at my local used bookstore because I remember liking McIntyre s novelizations of The Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock, when I read them in my teens I don t know whether it s just that I m 20 years older likely , or this one just isn t quite as good possible , but it left me pretty flat It was an entertaining two or three day read, but it didn t offer much beyond what was in the movie.Insult to injury, I tried to sell it back a week after I bought it and they wouldn t take it [...]


  • Absolutely wonderful Trek IV is my favorite of the films and I started reading the novelization hoping I would love the book just as much I think I may like this version of the story even than the movie The book includes many extra scenes and interactions that were almost painfully absent from the film It does a marvelous job of retelling the film s plot without seeming like a rehash Despite having seen the film many times, the book felt fresh and exciting and was a joy to read.


  • This is a great accompaniment to my favoritest Star Trek movie Lovely behind the scenes moments and of course, an answer to the big question of what was the probe saying and what did the whales respond Reading the descriptions of the interactions with the whales, I could easily imagine what those scenes might ve looked like with today s computer graphics, 30 years after the movie and it s respectable for the times animatronic whales.


  • A car boot find 50p I think Just got to the bit where the 20th Century Whale Expert has been beamed aboard the Klingon borrowed Bird of Prey Enterprise in order to take the plot forward to save 23rd Century Earth.21 06 17 Again I flew through this A bit of a guilty pleasure this book, as its the only ST film I have watched from beginning to end Bit of a light indulgent read, but a goody.


  • It is one of the better books written about a movie Most movies when written down don t read well because you miss the thoughtprocesses that normally are included in books This book has those and It has some extra scenes that the movie didn t but were planned and other scenes that were accidental in the movie it doesn t have So it isn t a 100 % the same but it isn t annoying I like it a lot.


  • This book was a wonderful addition to the movie One of my favorites.Unlike most of the other Star Trek movies and novels, The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, and The Voyage Home must be read watched consecutively.


  • This is my first Star Trek novel but it s not the first movie to book I ve read It s certainly better than other m to b s and it fills in some small gaps the movie had but I don t think it added drastically to the story The book was still enjoyable and I liked that some of the funnier dialogue was kept but I wish that it had been a bit .


  • Probably my most favourite of the old school Captain James T Kirk movies and I also really enjoyed reading the book It was a great bit of escapism without too much deep thinkingI like this kind of book sometimes DI registered a book at BookCrossing BookCrossing journal 13870714


  • McIntyre stays closer to the screenplay for this novelization than she does for her novelizations of Star Trek II and Star Trek III, which is smart, because it s a great screenplay That said, McIntyre throws in some boring stuff that s not in the screenplay every once in a while, slowing the story down and making it less enjoyable Overall, however, this one is a fun book.


  • Once I really love McIntyre s telling of the Trek both movies and her own books Entropy Effect, in particular I was recently working my way streaming the movies and was on STIV until 12 31 and the movies went offline, so I picked up my e book copy and finished the story Next up, The Voyage Home.


  • My favorite book, and my favorite movie, as far as Star Trek movies go Funny stuff, Kirk and Spock trying to fit in on Earth A rice picking accident I think not The end, very intense I was jumping up and down and yelling during the movie In my opinion, the best Star Trek movie.


  • Though it was fun to reread this book, based on one of my favorite Star Trek movies, I felt that the style of the book was a bit forced I can forgive that, given how hard I know it can be to novelize a movie.


  • This is the first novel I read because I want to do rather than had to for school It was really a turning point for me Funny thing is that it didn t even have a cover I read it just because it was Star Trek and hadn t seen any of the movies at that point.


  • The book isn t badly written but the story just wasn t compelling to me Not McIntyre s fault It s a novelization.


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