Later this month, Hero Collector releases their second Star Trek puzzle book, following up last year’s fun exploration of TOS: Star Trek Nerd Search: Quibbles with Tribbles. This year, they take on TNG with Star Trek: The Next Generation Nerd Search: Bloopers of the Borg, and we have an exclusive preview of some of the book’s colorful puzzles.
Bloopers of the Borg
Hero Collector is again teaming up with acclaimed cartoonist and writer for Marvel and BBC Glenn Dakin for a puzzle book all about TNG. The full title for the puzzle book arriving on December 14 is Star Trek: The Next Generation Nerd Search: Bloopers of the Borg: The Mistakes Must Go – Make it So!
Like with last year’s Quibbles with Tribbles, the new book challenges fans to do what they do best: nitpick. Specifically, each full-color illustration in the 44-page book depicts a classic TNG episode, each containing specific (deliberate) mistakes. The overall premise is that the Borg have created time-traveling Chaos Cubes that break down our reality as we know it. It’s up to readers to spot the cubes and save Captain Picard’s voyages.
Making it so, however, won’t be easy. Among the continuity errors caused by the Chaos Cubes are TNG characters in the wrong uniform, or in the incorrect scene… or even from an entirely different series. Complicating the crises, Dakin has hidden 10 random items for every season of TNG… in each scene. Can you find the rogue elements and name the episode, too? Upping the ante even further, next-level TNG fans must boldly look out for five Super Quibbles, which are behind-the-scenes bits of business that only the hardest of hardcore fans will uncover.
Among the TNG episodes revisited are “Encounter at Farpoint,” “The Best of Both Worlds,” and “The Big Goodbye.” And, yes, you can keep score, assimilating points for every right answer as you chase the magic number, 11001001, of course.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Nerd Search: Bloopers of the Borg arrives on Tuesday, December 14. You can pre-order it in hardcover now from Amazon for $14.95.
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