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This blog is written and maintained by Miss Cuddlywumps, a fluffy-tailed calico cat who is both classically educated and familiar with mysteries. She receives creative input from the Real Cats and clerical assistance from She of Little Talent (old SoLT, a.k.a. Roby Sweet). Comments or complaints should be addressed to Miss C rather than to old SoLt (Ms. Sweet). Ms. Sweet accepts no responsibility for Miss C's opinions.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Book Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cats

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cats
Today we bring you a brief review of the latest volume in one of our very favorite cat series: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cats, by Jenny Parks. This is a slim volume filled with color illustrations of the Enterprise crew reimagined as cats. It is wonderful.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard is depicted as a Sphynx (“Engage!”), Data is a white cat who paints, Worf is a big, fluffy cat who proclaims, “It is a good day to die!” and Geordi La Forge is a brown, VISOR-wearing cat. The Borg make an appearance and Captain Picard is assimilated. Captain Picard orders tea from the replicator (“Tea, Earl Grey, hot”). Captain Picard still insists that there are four lights. Some of our other favorites are the various capers on the holodeck and the final illustration, which has the crew on the bridge, with Ensign Crusher as a tabby kitten, paws draped over the console.

If you never watched the show, the previous paragraph probably means nothing to you, and there is no plot to this book, so it might not mean much to you either. But if you are a fan of TNG, and of cats, we think you’ll get a kick out of this collection, as every page brings up a memory. We have been having a great time flipping through the illustrations and remembering some of the best moments from the show.

We can only hope that Parks is working on cat illustrations for Voyager!

Two Paws Up! A Great Read

A note on the "Paws Up" system: Miss C gives either one or two paws up. One paw is for a good read; two paws is for a great read. She never gives three or four paws because that would require her to lie on her back...and Miss C does not do that!

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  1. we knead ta chex thiz out !!! we like de original ST, but did watch de next generation
    bak a few !!! thanx for sharin ☺☺♥♥

  2. I need to get this for my hubby. He has the Original Series one :)

  3. I've heard of that book. It would be very fun to see all the kitties in it. Mom has never been a Star Trek fan, but she is a STAR WARS fan; she is hoping that same author does a STAR WARS version. Maybe Miss Cuddlywumps could be Leia and I could be Luke?! Tee hee hee! That would be pawsome!

  4. Would you believe I've never seen a Star Trek episode? Or Star Wars movie? I think the characters look super cute as cats though :)

  5. I've never been a big Star Trek fan, but I can imagine how awesome this series must be for anyone that is a Star Trek fanatic and cat lover too!

  6. Oh! My! COD!
    2 of Mom's favorite things! Cats AND Star Trek!
    I'm surprised Data was not an orange Tabby like his cat Spot.