Star Trek: S.C.E. (Book One)

Just recently the Star Trek franchise isn’t going well. For a long time, it is the first time that there isn’t one Star Trek series running on TV. But it is not for the lack of trying.

“Star Trek: S.C.E., book One” (ISBN 0-7434-3996-1) tries to define a new series, but went only on book form (at least, at this time). The story goes following the “da Vinci” crew, formed mostly by engineers, able to solve any mystery and fix any device. The link to another series is, obviously, La Forge, as he is the main engineer of Enterprise.

The book is good, following the Star Trek philosophy quite closely. You can almost see the series when reading it, so it doesn’t feel out of place. The first book has four stories: “The Belly Of The Beast”, where the S.C.E. team has to find out why a huge ship is attacking a colony; “Fatal Error” follows a story about a society so dependent on a computer and what happens when this computer is infected with a virus; “Hard Crash” deals with lost, as a ship with emotions start attacking a colony without reason; “Interphase: Book One” is the cliff-hanger for “S.C.E., book two”, bringing the old Defiant back to the Star Trek universe (as did happen in the original Star Trek and Star Trek: Enterprise), where the S.C.E. team from da Vinci tries to take the ship out of the spatial rift.