Thursday, April 14, 2011

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock Storybook

This week's featured item is a book version of a Star Trek movie:

This book was published by Little Simon, a division of Simon & Schuster, in 1984. It is almost 60 pages, with lots of images from the movie.

This book puzzles me on a couple of counts. First, most of the pictures are of the characters in the movie, with only a handful of space scenes (there are no pictures of the Enterprise self-destructing). Second, the text includes some scenes not in the movie, and much of the dialogue is altered (but not improved). I could understand if they were trying to simplify it for little kids, but it doesn't seem especially simplified to me, and I would think a kid would have wanted this book because they'd seen the movie and liked it. Detail-oriented kid that I was, this book would have boggled me as a kid, as it does now.

Book review aside, this is nice as a collectible. The cover looks great.

There is at least one picture on almost every page.

Not much to see on the back cover.

Next Week on Zach Trek: On Tuesday, stop by for a video that will make you want to go watch the whole Star Trek series again. On Thursday, stop in for a Star Trek movie not yet featured on Zach Trek in a format not yet featured on Zach Trek.

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