Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone - July 2014

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Enterprise1701, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2001
    I find it hard to believe that the Tiptons would write a comic where not very much actually happened.
  2. JoeZhang

    JoeZhang Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 9, 2008
    Dire - a waste of paper.

    I have to wonder if the Tiptons have a picture of their editor blowing a goat?
  3. DarKush

    DarKush Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 18, 2005
    I picked this up. I liked the conceit and the story itself wasn't bad, but I felt it was very rushed. Also, I don't think everyone had much to contribute, like Bashir. Perhaps if the story had run for four or five issues, everyone could've had more to do.
  4. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001

    But then you get into the other common complaint about the Tiptons, that they needlessly pad their stories.
  5. Trek Survivor

    Trek Survivor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 12, 2009

    This was good, but my only complaint was - way too short! Should've been a double-sized 'special' issue. Great seeing Phlox and McCoy together.
  6. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Rear Admiral Moderator

    Jan 10, 2003
    I have to admit, I found this story rather... dull. Bringing together all the doctors like that should have been quite fun, but the story seemed such a perfunctory paint-by-numbers outing that I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I expected to.

    Maybe it's because the characters never really had to "solve" anything... they basically just took a detour, McCoy said "oh, yeah, that" and handed them the cure, which they took back to the station and used it to save everyone. No tension, no drama.

    And the conceit that infecting a *Starfleet* medical conference would mean there were no doctors left in the entire *Federation* that could figure this out... :rolleyes:

    OTOH, it was nice to see Pulaski again. Between this and A Ceremony of Losses, she's having a bit of a resurgence lately! :techman:
  7. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    Oh, good point. Sometimes people forget there are civilians in the future.
  8. Galekarens

    Galekarens Commander Red Shirt

    Apr 29, 2009
    Midwest, USA
    FYI, price on Amazon for this comic is now $1.99 (down from the $3.99 it was previously) for the Kindle edition; don't know if is a "special" or what. There is a note on the listing "This price was set by the publisher."
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