Review by C.J. Bunce 

If you received a gift card to a bookstore for Christmas, here’s one way to use it.  Taking eight of the best-loved episodes of the original Star Trek series, cartoonist Glenn Dakin is back, providing the best of Treksperts the ultimate trivia test.  Part of the Nerd Search series, the hardcover Star Trek: Quibbles with Tribbles will challenge all you think you know about Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Uhura, and Chekov.  A “Where’s Waldo?” requiring you know the details and titles of the three seasons of the series, it’s loads of fun for Trekkers and Trekkies everywhere.  Don’t overlook this book because of its colorful comics illustrations.  This book will challenge even those who worked on the series, as well as the biggest fans you know.

Each two-page image features an “exploding” tribble to locate, five continuity errors–objects that don’t belong in the episode, a character wearing the wrong uniform, etc., ten objects from 79 different episodes that don’t belong in the episode being spotlighted, and five “super quibbles” randomly inserted throughout the book.  Every episode of the original series is represented in some form inside the pages of this colorful trivia puzzle book. 

Here are two samples from inside the pages of Star Trek: Quibbles with Tribbles:

It’s not as easy as you might think, especially if you were like me and never paid attention to episode titles as a kid.

Don’t forget to check out previews of two of Glenn Dakin’s other winter releases previewed earlier here at borg, Mr. Spock’s Little Book of Mindfulness and Star Trek Cocktails, all from publisher Hero Collective.  And more Star Trek book reviews are coming next week!