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Star Trek: Spock vs. Q (Adapted)

By: Leonard Nimoy
Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy,John de Lancie
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Summary

As the end of the twentieth century nears, an asteroid is hurtling toward Earth. When it hits, the impact will result in the end of all life on the planet.

Ambassador Spock travels back in time to subtly warn Earth's inhabitants of impending doom while calling into question humanity's priorities. However, before the truth is told, the all-powerful being, Q, appears and reminds Spock that he is prohibited from interfering in Earth's history. Besides, Q doesn't see mankind as something worth saving.

This initial encounter between the two legendary characters explodes into a battle of wits as Spock cleverly befuddles Q with his own words. As barbs are exchanged, and humanity's flaws and wonders are laid bare, Spock's logic just may convince Q that humans are indeed a species worthy of salvation; but will he be too late?

©Leonard Nimoy (P)1999 Simon & Schuster

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Excellent, except for one thing...

Enjoyed it immensely, the only true issue that I can identitfy is that it was too short. However, because it was recorded live, the noise of the audience could be heard throughout, I personally found their raucious laughter and applause to be somewhat distracting.

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Spock's Logic defeats Q's Pride

Spock argues so well, and ( against all the odds) wins against Q, so that Q does the right thing !

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Why do we exist

Hearing Spock speak about why the human species is worthy of existence gives me hope

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Epic

These two characters are, or rather were, a great comedy duo. I shall miss you Leonard

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Interestingly Different

If you like 1:1 debate and quick fire humour pieces mixed with our favourite characters this is a joyful listen.

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Still amazing after all these years! loved it!

I listened to this around the time it first came out nearly twenty years ago. I loved Star Trek growing up, and this amazed me that two of my favourite characters could do a cross-over!

All those years later, it's still amazing. The plot, the script, the jokes, and the performances; I love all of it. The verbal jousting is fantastic, even if I still don't understand all the vocabulary. This is a great listen for a feel-good hour with two of the most beloved Star Trek characters. The characters act exactly as you'd expect them to to the situation, and it's nothing short of glorious.

This copy is much clearer, and of better quality than the one i had years ago too, which really added to my enjoyment.

If you can, find and purchase the sequel; it's also very much worth it, in my opinion!

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A great purchase for any Star Trek fan, brilliant performances from the late Leonard Nimoy and from John De Lancie who bounce off each other incredibly well. Courtesy of the script written by Cecellia Fannon and the performances of the duo, the comedic timing and gags click just as well as in Nimoy's own Star Trek Movie, The Voyage Home (My favourite Star Trek movie) and that is good company indeed.

Definitely recommend this.

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Loved it. The Banta!

Seeing these two go at it in there own linguistic showdown was fantastic. Utter pleasure to my ears.

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Good fun!

Great characters! It's recorded live, so you hear the audience. If you love Star Trek, this is good fun. It's nothing amazing though. So don't have high expectations.

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really good, loved it

it was really good, listened to it more than once. one of the best there is.

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  • William
  • 01-02-05

Is a Star Trek Convention skit really a book?

I love Star Trek, but this was too over the top. More importantly, I was surprised that this was recorded live at a Star Trek convention or equivalent. Nothing in the description emphasizes or even mentions this. You can hear the audience hooting and hollering throughout the entire 54 minutes. This is really more of a weak attempt at a stage play between two popular characters then any real story. Though somewhat unique and cute at times, the majority is a series of haraugues with no real purpose than to hear the characters talk. Hard to call this a book or even a story. If you haven't heard it before, you will probably be disappointed. Unless you enjoy EVERYTHING that is Star Trek (no exceptions), buy something else.

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  • David
  • 22-05-05

Very different Star Trek

I was a bit shocked when I started listening because this isn't really a Star Trek book. Its more a vaudeville/farce. Once I got over the shock and started listening, I thought it was rather fun.

It would be much better seeing the performance live but I think anyone who likes the Star Trek characters would enjoy this.

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  • ClosetGeek
  • 04-06-09

Fun verbal banter between two star trek greats.

This is definitely a stage drama in front of a live audience; know it for what it is. As such, I found it remarkably entertaining. The skill and presence of both actors that made these two characters great is well expressed in this venue, as both are clearly having a tremendous time with the exchange. It is full of heart, wit and laughter. They play anachronistically, using the current global green issue as the form of the interaction, while incorporating many nuances from the series as tidbits to play off. I would agree it is definitely aimed at trekkers, and would be most appreciated by that crowd, but as such it is very enjoyable.

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  • JMKIII58
  • 06-06-13

Must have for any Star Trek fan.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A quick read. Enjoyable from start to finish.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Trek: Spock vs. Q (Adapted)?

The back and forth between Spock & Q... WONDERFUL

Have you listened to any of Leonard Nimoy and John de Lancie ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh

Any additional comments?

Quick read very enjoyable.

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  • Becky
  • 24-04-05

You have to be a big Trekkie

This is a farce...which is okay, there are few funny moments. But a farce usually isn't effective over 30 minutes, and I gave this up within that time. It's not a story, it's a performance. Doesn't translate too well to audio.

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  • Helen
  • 06-02-05

One for serious Trekkers only

The only redeeming feature of this audio programme was the performance of Q, which unfortunately only highlighted Leonard Nimoy's totally wooden Spock. The so-called riddles were turgid, convoluted and overly clever. This is one for serious Trekkers and convention goers only, everyone else should give it a miss.

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  • Big Fred tha Cook
  • 04-03-21

Great Listen!

Love it!!!
The sparring of words!
the mental action
I will listen this again and again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-02-21

Enjoyed every minute!

I simply loved the back and forth banter and thoroughly enjoyed Spock's humour. This was a duo I didn't know I needed to hear.

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  • sandra
  • 01-03-13

Entertaining!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'd happily recommend this to any other Star Trek fans.

Have you listened to any of Leonard Nimoy and John de Lancie ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time I've heard Leonard Nimoy and John de Lancie's performances on Audible, and I loved it. Their characterisations and deliery were wonderful. There was an underlying serious message within the performance, which was balanced by the inherent enjoyment between both Nimoy, de Lancie and the audience. Five stars!

Any additional comments?

I've come across references to the 'Alien Voices' series in the past and this recording was my first experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and will be tracking some more down in future.

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  • Ellen Anthony
  • 10-12-12

A real hoot!

This was a real treat for Star Trek fans. It was performed live at a convention and featured not only Spock, but the actor who portrayed Q. He's just as obnoxious in this story as in Star Trek and trading barbs with our favorite Vulcan. This is just half the story although fairly complete in itself. Get the sequel, too.

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