We all think we’re pretty good at spotting the Easter Eggs and references on shows, or pointing out what is not supposed to be there. Heck, half the fun of watching Lower Decks is looking for the character or vehicle from a different Trek era that appears on the screen for just a blip of a second.
Now, fans can really test themselves and their knowledge with the new picture book “Star Trek Nerd Search: Quibbles with Tribbles.” Beautifully illustrated by John Ross, who is known in the United Kingdom for his work on Doctor Who comic strips, Quibbles with Tribbles will force you to set your scanners to maximum to find the errors and anomalies.
Written by Glenn Dakin, “Quibbles with Tribbles” features famous scenes from The Original Series, with characters, technology and other items hidden throughout. Sort of like a “Where’s Waldo” for the dilithium crystal set.
I was able to get my hands on a copy of “Quibbles with Tribbles” and enjoyed it thoroughly. I caught myself laughing out-loud when I solved the challenges that Dakin posed per section, and enjoyed finding what shouldn’t be there. This includes material from all eras of Trek — from TOS, the films, Discovery, and even The Animated Series. The guys who made this book went all out. The more time you spend in a section, the more you’ll find. And honestly, it’s great fun.
I don’t want to spoil this book by giving anything away — other than to say I howled when I saw a certain bald private eye and his yellow-eyed companion walking through the alleys of the TOS’ “A Piece of the Action.” Ross’s art is wonderful and he has a grasp of the look of Trek personalities from all eras.
“Quibbles with Tribbles” is brought to you by Hero Collector Books, a division of Eaglemoss, which continues to expand its reach into the American publishing market. It is available at Amazon, and makes the perfect gift for you or the Trek fan in your life.