Book Genre: Graphic Novel, Humor, Star Trek
Book Series: N/A
Released: 7/20/16 by Insight Editions
Pages: 64 Price: $14.99 Hardcover
Source: I own a copy of this book.
Star Trek: Redshirt’s Little Book of Doom casts a wry, satirical, and reverential eye on one of the most popular and well-loved television and film franchises of all time.
It’s common knowledge that if a Star Trek character is wearing a red shirt, chances are he’s going to die. But there are so many other ways red shirt-wearers can be humiliated. By mining the humorous depths of Star Trek‘s most popular in-jokes—that anyone wearing a red shirt is doomed—this book chronicles the many ways one Starfleet officer’s day can be ruined.
Poor Red Shirt just can’t catch a break. Whether he’s dealing with real-life problems we all face like accidentally mixing whites with colors or being stuck sitting behind a very tall Gorn in a movie theater or trying out a standup comedy routine in front of an audience of surly Klingons, our hapless hero faces a universe-sized number of obstacles.
Featuring hilarious illustrations and witty gags that both pop culture fans and Star Trek fans will adore, Star Trek: Redshirt’s Little Book of Doom is a fresh new take on one of the most beloved sci-fi sagas of all time.
I found this book while visiting a used bookstore that is known to carry Star Trek items and decided to treat myself. I picked up one other Trek book that is a bit longer, I hope to review that one for you later this winter. This book is the one we are talking about today so let’s get reviewing!
Simply put this book is a delight. It is meant to remind you of an early reader book but only with a Star Trek theme. The book is quite short but extremely well done. Fans of the original series will get more out of it than Next Gen fans. So many funny situations are thought up for the doomed Red Shirt to encounter not all set on board Enterprise either. Lots of inside jokes that mainly Trekkies will get but enough to entertain even the casual fan too.
I absolutely loved this book and plan to keep it promptly displayed in my Star Trek hallway with my other memorabilia. If you are looking for something to get your Trekkie this holiday season then I highly recommend this book. Too cute!
My Rating: 5 Redshirts