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In an alternate timeline, John F. Kennedy goes into acting instead of politics and ends up as captain of the starship Enterprise. But what if history has its own plan for JFK? 

This savage satire of American politics and Hollywood egos was written by Star Trek's most notorious scribe, David Gerrold, who also wrote Star Trek's popular "Trouble with Tribbles" episode.

©2011 DG Media (P)2021 DG Media

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Intriguing alternate history - Interview form

I saw this title and was intrigued. And for 39 minutes, it gets the job done. Its told via memoir interview with David Gerrold, only an alternate history where the Kennedy's instead of going into politics, went into showbiz. Gerrold was a writer for TOS Star Trek. If you like Star Trek entertainment history, this is a fun little insight, and told from the perspective of someone who was on the inside, but for this little book, he took his scifi writing and applied it to his own experience with some delightful whatifs.

I particularly like the idea that (spoiler (sort of)) Leonard Nimoy went into politics and was lauded by Walter Cronkite as one of the most trusted men in America. Makes me want to explore this alternate timeline more.

It may be strange that as an audiobook narrator, I don't normally listen to books at 1x speed, but often as fast as 2x. But with this only being 39 minutes, I did at 1x. And it was a great and highly believable performance.

Fun little listen. Thanks.

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Quick Morning Coffee Read

If you are not a fan of Star Trek TOS or Star Trek TNG or don’t know “who killed the Kennedys” or what TOS or TNG mean, don’t waste your money, credit, or time. Too many insider jokes that you will be baffled by or sail right by you. But if you do understand those things, well it’s delightful (but brief)
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  • Ian
  • 09-27-22

Kennedy on the Enterprise

it's not what I was expecting very interesting a fresh look at one of my favourite TV shows

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  • Ostfeld
  • 08-20-22

Upside / downside world !

This time Author David Gerrold imagination is freaking funny as hell.

Narration by Daniel Penz as good as ever !!!

Oded Ostfeld.


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  • 02-28-22

Brilliantly puncturing the fourth wall

An incredibly sharp poke at the television and movie industry, and the fans, this is an expertly told and performed story. The story itself is thoroughly entertaining and anyone who has even a passing knowledge of history will get a great kick out of this, but as someone steeped in science fiction lore, I really enjoyed all the little nods that the author slipped in to the narrative; the description of Harlen Ellison had me laughing out loud!

Star Trek fans should know who David Gerrold is and even if they don’t, this fantastic short story should still be on your must listen list.

The performer was a perfect match to the story and this is definitely worth the price of admission.