Star Wars/Star Trek Novels
I'm usually a bit embarrassed to read a Star Wars or Star Trek novel, but I read Vanguard a few weeks ago and it wasn't that bad. Not as good as something serious, like Revelation Space, but not bad. Last year I read Revenge of the Sith and it was TERRIBLE. I read Dark Lord soon after and it wasn't too bad, but there wasn't enough Vader, which was silly because the story was supposed to be primarily about him. I read Outbound Flight a little before that, and found that I'm really not that interested in Republic stories.
I remember when Splinter of the Mind's Eye first came out. I thought it was good, but I was in the eighth grade, so I don't know if it would seem as good now.
Does anyone have any suggestions for Star Wars novels that involve the original trilogy characters or Star Trek novels dealing with TOS?
Another thing: Has anyone seen that Iron Man DVD? I saw it in Blockbuster last weekend and nearly rented it, but before i got to the checkout counter, I decided that I didn't want to invest even an hour in it if it was gonna turn out to be as crappy as the Ultimate Avengers DVD. I really want to like Iron Man, but I just can't work up the interest.