Dec 24

Well it’s Christmas! And that means it’s time for us here at Good Show Sir to take a little break. We’ll be off all next week but back on the 1st January with a special look back at the years best.

So where would sci-fi be without Star Trek? We’d have slightly less hamming and a lot less terrible franchise novels to be fair. Here are some we picked up in a second hand store and they are just fantastic.

Enjoy! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Day!

I cannie do it captain.. he's black!Click for full image

And this Christmas, we celebrate the birth of SPOCK!Click for full image

Hair cream side effects include, turning you into a lizard.Click for full image

Remote controlled space ship! To be fair, that's probably the actual story.Click for full image

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.64 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “Honourable Mentions 7”

  1. SI Says:

    No one is checking the site on Christmas eve! Bah humbug I say!

    I once read a x-men next generation crossover novel… oh boy….

    These covers are great. Especially enjoying the lizard man with Picard. Though I can’t imagine him going one on one with it like Kirk!

    Not that I like Star Trek or anything, it was always just on at tea time!

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    The expression on the lizard man’s face reminds me of the face of the dad off of The Sullivans, you know, the bit at the end of the titles where he looks really grumpy in the photo?

    See here:

    A bit fuzzy, but you can make him out. Lizard man = Mr Sullivan. Obvious, really. Somebody write that crossover novel!

  3. Phil Says:

    Scotty is looking at Georgy LaFeorgy and saying, “Who are you calling a relic?” The lady next to Spock seems to have mauve horns and a colourful trifle on her head.

    Behind the bare-pated, traditional Picard is a rarely seen full-head-of-hair version; perhaps the transporter has inadvertently blended Jean-Luc with James T Kirk. In which case the companion volume to this should show curly-haired Kirk backed by a bareheaded version of Willy Shatner.

    And I used to OWN a copy of that STAR TREK LOG 5 book. That’s one book I would NOT want to be seen reading.

    Good show – and Merry Christmas – Sir!

  4. David Cowie Says:

    Is Lizard Man wielding an electric toothbrush?

  5. SI Says:

    David> That’s clearly a microphone! He’s on X-Factor! 😀

  6. Libraryman Says:

    I don’t really think these covers are bad. They are good art if a little cheesy. That last one though. My God.

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  8. Luke Says:

    David> That’s a Pez dispenser..

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    That last cover could make a pretty good 90-minute episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

  10. Zycrow Says:

    “Alan Dean Foster…Star Trek…LOGS…a plastic model of the Enterprise…these were the four things that passed through my head as I pulled the lever, dropping a colossal planet-busting turd onto the planet Earth. No great loss.”

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  12. John T Says:

    So, ah, the green feller on LOG5 – he seems to be wearing the USS Enterprise as a hat. Is that the real Enterprise, or is he just a huge fan? Either way, there’s potentially a hell of a story there.

  13. Mark V Thomas Says:

    Re: The Log 5 Cover art
    It seems that someone “knocked off” a artwork by the U.S artist, Joe Petagno, for said Log 5 cover, & to add insult to injury, cropped the artwork, altered the background colour from a pale bluish white to pink, & added the U.S.S Enterprise…
    ( I suspect that Mr Petagno’s artwork, was overlaid onto the pre- existing background already produced)

  14. Perry Armstrong Says:

    I read ‘Spock, Messiah!’ back when it first came out (1976), and rather enjoyed it. Many years later, watching the abomination that was ‘Star Trek V’, I couldn’t help thinking the film – looked – very much the way I visualised this novel, even encompassing similar themes, and that in all probability they’d have had a better movie if Shatner’s vanity script were dropped and they’d filmed this instead!

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Just here to mention, that transparent aluminum stuff is really real.

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