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April 1990 Cover Image
By: Carolyn Clowes
A Romulan Bird of Prey mysteriously drifts over the neutral
zone and into Federation territory. Captain Kirk and
the crew of the Enterprise investigate, only to find the ship
dead in space. When Starfleet orders the derelict ship
brought to Earth for examination, the Enterprise returns
home with perhaps her greatest prize.
But the Bird of Prey carries a dangerous cargo, a deadly force
that is soon unleashed in the heart of the Federation.
Suddenly, the only hope for the Federation's survival lies
buried in the tortured memory of Commander Spock's
protégé, a cadet named Saavik. Together, Spock
and Saavik must return to the nightmare world of
Saavik's birth - a planet called Hellguard, to discover the
secret behind the Romulan's most deadly threat of all . . .
At first glance this sounds like a pretty good story,
and it is, but don't you think that if a Romulan ship was
found derelict, instead of bringing it into the heart of the Federation,
they'd take it to some remote base just in case it was a trap?
I know I would, and I think Kirk would too.
Of course if they did that then there wouldn't be a story . . .
By the way, I prefer Kirsty Alley as Saavik.
Sorry Robin Curtis, nothing personal.
It's hard to take over a roll made popular by someone else.