Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
The title is Latin for “If you want peace, prepare for war”. It is adapted from a statement found in Book 3 of Latin author Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus’s tract De Re Militari (4th or 5th century), although the idea which it conveys also appears in earlier works such as Plato’s Nomoi (Laws).
Perhaps the title should have been ‘Star Trek goes to Planet Avatar”. It’s got everything you need; blue leaves, strange sparky things and a tree of life (er communication?).
This is written by Kirsten Beyer, authors of at least six Star Trek novels, none I have read.
It isn’t the best episode so far. Little tension, adventure or action. It just plods along to the end. It could be the fault of ex-stuntman director David Barrett. Or the story that isn’t very engaging.
And at the end, it’s not clear if Admiral Katrina Cornwell is dead.