Here is my holiday gift to you — or, at least those of you who like books that are a bit different.
I originally reviewed this book in December 2006. The description from the publisher website: “The U.S.S. Enterprise™ is on a peaceful mission at Starbase 12 when a bizarre cosmic phenomenon causes a Klingon ship to suddenly vanish — with Spock aboard for the ride. Spock’s last message from the Klingon ship is cryptic and frightening. The Klingons are traveling into the past, searching for the one man who holds the key to the future. If they can kill that man, the course of history will be changed — and the Federation will be destroyed!”
Why is this my gift to you? A 1985 book that was a tie in to a Star Trek: The Original Series that ran in 1966 to 1969?
Read my full review, above.
Those who don’t want to click through…. Spock goes back in time. To Seattle.In the late nineteenth century. And meets three brothers, Jason, Jeremy, and Joshua Bolt.*
Some of you are now sitting up a little straighter. Thinking you know those names.
Here’s the next clue:
YES. David Soul! Bobby Sherman! Here Come The Brides, a TV show that ran from 1968 to 1970. And yes, some of you may have noticed that Spock’s father is there also.
It is an actually published honest to goodness real book that is a crossover between a science fiction show and a historical show, both short lived and both from fifteen years before this book was published! Though, based on my own childhood TV viewing, in the early 1980s Here Come The Brides was being shown on afternoon TV.
How crazy is that? Oh, and the name “Here Come The Brides” is never mentioned!
IT GETS BETTER.
There are cameo appearances of other people! From other shows! Original Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Bonanza, just to name a few.
I am not making this up.
So, go, find it, read it, enjoy it, and mourn that they just don’t publish books like this anymore. Instead, we have to go find crossover fanfiction to enjoy the possibilities of the Winchester brothers going to Walnut Grove …. Or better yet, Hogan’s Heroes….