I have been working on an inventory of the bookz in my library, necessary because my last computer refusez to boot up, and I lost the inventory that was on it. I have most of the Star Trek bookz entered, and some of the bookz that I know exist (in paperback) that I do not already have. The last column on the right frequently has a bold X in it, which indicatez I have the book, but no longer know when it was acquired. Some of those boxez are empty ... they may be 'headerz' or bookz which may never have been published in paperback form ... I do not want hard coverz, because they do not fit into my shelving arrangement. Some boxez have a (recent) date in them ... acquisitionz from the local Paperback Exchange in the last week or so ... which exhausted what is available locally. Some boxez have NEED in them. Those I know are available in paperback form ... just not in the area where I live (and am willing to travel). If any of you Gruntzerz are able to find any of the "missing piecez", post a reply here for whatever you find, and how much it will cost, etc. ... and PM me your snail mail address so I can determine what postage cost might be. I will send you a self-addressed, stamped package of sufficient size for the number of bookz you might be able to purchase in your area, along with enough ca$h to buy them.
I found a copy of Star Trek: New Earth: Challenger (book 6 of 6), so I no longer need that one.
I have a considerable selection of the television episodez on VCR tape (quality?), and may elect to purchase the DVD version of The Original Series to have the best possible recordingz. I purchased a DVD containing four of the 'best' episodez:
The City on the Edge of Forever
The Trouble with Tribbles
Balance of Terror
and enjoyed watching them ... with the extra material available!
Gasp. Did I miss an episode of the original version? "The City on the Edge of Forever"? Cannot for the life of me remember that one.
Turbulence aboard the Enterprise causez Dr. McCoy to inject himself with a massive dose of ?triclordazine?, which sendz him into paranoia ... and he transportz himself down to the planet that containz the Guardian of Forever. Kirk, Spock, Uhura and Scott follow him down. McCoy panicz and divez through the Guardian and is transported to the late 1930's on Earth, where he savez a life ... and changez history. Kirk and Spock try to follow him by replaying the scene and diving through ... at least a week in time before McCoy willl arrive. Is that enough of a reminder for you?
Wow I'm impressed with your collection. That's awesome. I'll keep an eye out around here for something Star Trekky for you.
My guy used to complain all the time when I wanted to watch it. Said it was a waste of time. If he wasn't moving, he was losing. Must be why he lost me.
The real waste was that the "powers that be" did not recognize a winner when they had one ... and cancelled it after just three seasonz.
The current 'crop' of television seriez (for at least the last ten yearz) would cause me take your "guy's" side ... most television is a waste of time. I know it is only a personal opinion, but only showz such as "Bones", "Psych" and "Monk" are worth spending an hour in front of the (non-computer) screen. The only television showz I have watched (on purpose!) for the last few yearz are the local Major League Baseball gamez (I played baseball for the school team, and later ), while football and basketball are sure curez for any insomnia I may be suffering at the time (never having played either because of being "vertically challenged").
The up side of my malady (distaste for current television offeringz) is that I can spend a lot more time on Gruntz.
Just FYI, almost every book title in the inventory list is also a link to a picture of the cover of the (paperback) book ... the first edition cover, that is. Frequently, there are several re-printingz of a book, using the same cover as the first edition ... I am not one that is a stickler for FIRST editionz, but prefer the same cover as the first edition. Later re-printingz may have a slightly different cover ... sometimez just text added, as "by the best-selling author of ...", or (when a sequel is published) "book one of ..." ... sometimez a completely different cover. Re-printz are sometimez the only form in which a book is available, without going through the untrustworthy source of eBay salez. When I run out of reading material I will sometimez purchase such a book from a reputable commercial source, such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc.
For fanz of Star Trek, one interesting thing I found in the last book (7 of 7) in the Gateways seriez is a rather complete timeline of Trek storiez, including the television episodez! So if there ever comez a time when I have nothing to do but read, I can go back and re-read everything in chronological order.
Last Edit: Feb 24, 2018 13:30:14 GMT -8 by GooRoo: Corrected links
I have completely re-done my inventoriez of Star Trek bookz, and am (as I am typing this) re-uploading everything to the Forum's web host. Actually, Star Trek is complete ... it is Star Wars that are currently being uploaded. I have ordered two Star Trek bookz, but it will be next Monday (or later) before I receive either of them. Both complete a 'set': Star Trek #97 "In the Name of Honor" and Star Trek Television episodes #12. Check out Star Trek, if you are a fan of Star Trek!
There is one anomaly; in Star Trek: New Frontier, the first four bookz do not have a title on the cover ... only "Book one", etc. So I list the title that is on the inside page along with (Book #) alongside it, since otherwise one would think that there are books they have never seen!
I traded in some old science fiction bookz locally at a place called "Paperback Exchange" and received creditz which I have been applying to purchase some more Star Trek: The Next Generation bookz I did not have. Also, I purchased on eBay thirty more bookz, so there are significant changez to that inventory list.
I started reading one book I acquired from Paperback Exchange while waiting for a battery to be replaced in 'the family vehicle', and have finished reading it, and now am going back to the first book, to read them chronologically. So I am going to become a bookworm for a while.
I am currently in season 4 of "Deep Space Nine", viewing episodes via the local library's DVD loans. I have already viewed seasons 1 through 3, and have seasons 5, 6 and 7 to complete the set ... due January 23rd. With all of my other activities, it will be a while before I get back to designing a Gruntz puzzle. I plan to keep up with everything others submit, though.
I just completed re-uploading all of my Star Trek material listings. With the cross-links available, it is possible to reach my inventory listings for all five of the television series through Enterprise, and listing for several of the re-boot and related novels, such as "Titan", "Vanguard" and "New Frontier" (for example).
I also have all of the DVDs for Star Trek®, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager and Enterprise, and most of the movies (but not inventoried as yet).