2 edition of Drastic Measures found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||April 5, 2004|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 89 p. :|
|Number of Pages||62|
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Also it gives us a very personal feel to some of those involved who may have just been doing what they felt was right, up to a point. The biggest problem is that the book is excruciatingly repetitious, a fault that the editor bears blame for as well as the author.
It was lovely to meet Prime Lorca for a change. Also, it was great to see some other people from Star Trek make Drastic Measures appearance.
The Philippa Georgiou here is a Commander, not yet a Captain, and seems to be added just to bring the two of them together. As much as I adore and value Discovery in its TV form, this probably was the last time I spent my money on one of the novelizations. Well, it's up to Mr. Kirk was a child on Tarsus IV when this massacre happened and it weighed upon him his entire life.
I suppose I could have done without Kodos's being involved in the The book was a bit too exhaustive in the descriptions of the character's inner life, and the dialogue bordered on "people don't talk that way" sometimes, but other than that it served well developing Prime Lorca and Georgiou's characters. These are for smaller offenses, and ones that show that the incarerated can be redeemed and brought back into society.
Drastic Measures execution is so ordered, signed Kodos, Governor of Tarsus IV. The people who lived on Tarsus IV valued heavily their freedom, and quiet out of the way life. The beers were great here. She's interviewed and even though no one here is considered a huge threat she's still watched very very closely by guards during the interview. Georgiou comes off as generically heroic.
I can find no evidence to back me up on this but do you remember Gargamel, the evil wizard, sworn enemy of the Smurfs, whose goal is to transform all the smurfs into gold? Lorca is presented as a stiff, military Drastic Measures who bottles his emotions, which is probably about right but disappointingly flat.
Unlike the first novel it also ties into events mentioned in even central to an episode of the original Star Trek series.
Everytime the focus is on Lorca, the words jump off the page.
I felt that added a gravitas to the whole thing that would be otherwise absent.