Therin of Andor wrote:
Diane Duane's hilarious "Double Blind", #24-25, is an all-time favorite, even if Naraht the horta is given the glowing eyes of a Tholian.
I've never seen the appeal of "Double Blind." I don't find the story particularly interesting. None of the characters "felt" right to me. The story had an awkward tone that was off-putting to me at thirteen. At thirty-six, I look back on the story as an exercise in fanwank. (Seriously, we just had
to see Duane's novel characters in the comics? Seriously?)
Also loved Tony Isabella's "The Trouble with Bearclaw" (#29), where the Enterprise's atypically 23rd century "angry young man" is tamed by an elderly Andorian crewmember, about to retire.
I liked this one, though in retrospect it's stories like this that led to Richard Arnold dropping the hammer on the licensees a few years later.