Sunday, September 6, 2015

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive

Authors:  Scott and David Tipton

Artist:  Rachael Stott

First Publication:  August 2015

Source:  Netgalley

Publisher:  IDW

Graphic Novel Challenge #14

One of the best words to describe this book is fun.  From the title “The Primate Directive” through the interaction of two of my favorite franchises (for more years than I care to remember) it was an entertaining mix of both universes.  The story is set during the time of the Organian Peace Treaty from the original Star Trek series.  The Klingons are frustrated by the non-violence pact they were forced into by the Organians.  Now their scientists have discovered an alternate reality that contains the Planet of the Apes.  True to form, they start supplying weaponry to a militant group of apes to enable them to conquer this Earth for the Klingons.  Kirk and crew discover the Klingons plans and follow them through to the other universe.  It makes for an entertaining story as the “good” apes team with the Federation to stop the “bad” apes and the Klingons.  One of my favorite parts is a connection between this series and the Apes movies.  I do not want to ruin it for other readers.  The artist does a good job of capturing the likenesses of the numerous characters.  They are easily recognizable.

Highly recommended if you are a fan of either series. 

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