I can hear fanboy aneurysms popping from here.
I’ve always loved this cover. It’s just so kitschy and 70s. There are those who would call this some sort of insult to Star Trek, or doesn’t take it seriously or whatever. Whatever. I think it’s awesome. Embrace the whimsy, people! It reminds me of that great box art for the old AMT “Spock With Snakes” model from around the same time frame:
I want my next book cover to have art like either of these.
(* = inspired by the “Your Moment of Zen” segments from The Daily Show)