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Mass Market Paperback Encounter at FarPoint Book

ISBN: 0671743880

ISBN13: 9780671743888

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WHERE THE ADVENTURE BEGAN...CAPTAIN'S LOG, STARDATE 41254.7: TheU.S.S. Enterpriseis en route to Cygnus IV -- the edge of the known galaxy. There, we will rendezvous with the ship's new first officer and the other command personnel and proceed with out mission: discover the truth about Farpoint Station, a starbase facility built by the inhabitants of Cygnus IV, a starbase of unparalleled size and complexity...and infinite mystery.And the success or...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Great novelization!

David Gerrold did a wonderful job with the novelization of the episode that started The Next Generation! After purchasing the first season of TNG on DVD and watching Encounter at Farpoint I thought it would be interesting to go back and read this book again. If you want to get the few details of episode that weren't in it, read this. This is the Genesis of Star Trek The Next Generation!

Encounter at Farpoint - Where No Man Has Gone Before

This book was very good. If you're interested in learning some new information about the crew of the Enterprise-D, this is the place to start. I have been a trekkie for about 6 years, and I have read many books, but David Gerrold did a great job with this novelization. There are extra scenes and more information that in the TV episode.Overall, this is a great book. A recommendation to anyone who wants a good read.

It's where it all begun for TNG

It's a good book, you get the chance to read what was going through some characters's minds but in this case, it is better just to watch the Episode. It's a classical... where it all begun.

Excellent introduction to the Next Generation characters.

Although this story seemed, to the best of my memory, to conform very faithfully to the television episode that it was based on, still it seemed to do a better job of establishing characters than that episode did. Perhaps this is simply a function of the fact that I already know the characters now, as I read the book, whereas I didn't yet know them when I first saw the episode on television. But I don't think so; I believe that once again, this book demonstrates that a book can do a better job of character development than the screen can; the screen can give us visual impact that even the best written description can't, but a book will win when it comes to character development every time.Although I WILL admit that, had I not seen John Delancy's portrayal of Q, I might not have truly appreciated just how obnoxious he was merely from the book; his superciliousness seemed a bit understated.


After watching the series on TV including Encounter at Farpoint, I found that the book concentrated much more on the character development and maybe a bit less on technical details in some parts but ALOT more in other areas. The only major difference I saw in the book is that they didn't really give details on how most of the crew and famalies we're sent to the sauser section during seperation as in the TV show. Other than that it was an EXCELLENT read.
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