|things related to but not necessarily about that movie everyone's been gushing about
||[May. 19th, 2009|07:15 pm]
I have to admit, I am one of the handful of people who did not like the new Star Trek movie. But I am rather happy that the new movie has spurred new fanfic! It helps that my favorite character is Dr. McCoy and the new version doesn't seem so different (he's not crusty enough, but I suppose a lot of it must have come with age XD;). Below are some fics I enjoyed recently.
Chaotic Systems by eponymous_rose, McCoy thinks about getting out of Star Fleet after the big battle but is persuaded otherwise.
Bedside Manner by damalur, Spock/McCoy, in bed and out, they do like to argue.
Weight of the World by schweinsty, post-movie, McCoy is a good friend to Kirk.
rachelmanija posted on some recommended ST:TOS novels. I'm not sure if I've read all the ones she listed, but I can highly recommend Spock's World, The Wounded Sky, and How Much For Just the Planet? right off the bat.
Below are some other books I have enjoyed very much. (There are more, I just can't remember them right now. I have to go off my memory as my Star Trek books are currently packed away. :P)
For a silly and fun read, check out Three Minute Universe. A bunch of the crew get kidnapped and are forced into training aliens run their ship. It turns into a wonderful mentoring thing, and the crew get to name the aliens....with some hilarious results.
Another fun read is Kobayashi Maru, in which a bunch of people get stuck on a shuttle and spend the time waiting to be rescued recounting their adventures in the Academy, in particular their turn as captain in the simulation. Chekov's one was hilarious, Scotty's was ingenious, and Sulu's was touching.
Death Count focuses on Chekov and Sulu (and I think Uhura?). It's a bit of a thriller and lots of fun. There's action, adventure, and people getting beaten up. XD;
Being a McCoy fan, I adored Doctor's Orders. McCoy is put in charge as acting captain after he grumbles one too many times, but then bad things happen. I remember enjoying reading how anxious McCoy got being in charge and not knowing what to do and having to rely on the expertise of others to get through the crisis.
Some very good writers wrote for Star Trek. For example, Diane Duane wrote a bunch, including Doctor's Orders and Spock's World.