Retail pak Simon & Schuster Audio 2002
CS ISBN 0743526473 $18.00 Two cassettes
CD ISBN 0743526481 $24.00 Three CDs
This is a real treat for fans of the original "Star Trek." William Shatner not only co-wrote the piece, but also plays all the characters, including, of course, Captain James T. Kirk. It's interesting to hear Shatner's versions of mainstays like Spock, Bones, Uhuru, and Sulu--we are provided an actor's "ear view" of how they may have sounded to him. The recording is finely produced audio theater, featuring slick original music and authentic sound effects, with close attention paid to phrasing and levels. The story contrasts Kirk's impetuousness with companion Captain Jean-Luc Picard's conservatism in the face of a bevy of threats. A rousing space opera! D.J.B. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 03/JAN 04]
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