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Review: Star Trek II: Distress Call! (1982)

As a children’s book, the writing is as expected, childish in some parts, with referenes to Disney, Dungeons & Dragons and Alice in Wonderland; but even so the writing in general has not been dumbed down. Characterizations are very basic, and uses some nice non-canon officers to help around, which give it enough flavor to […]

Chronologies: TOS 7: “The Naked Time”

DATE: 2266 STARDATE: 1704.2 POSITION: Planet Psi 2000 ALIEN TECH/POWER: Water’s changed to a complex chain of molecules. It passes from man to man through perspiration. Once in the bloodstream, it acts like alcohol, depresses the centres of judgment and self-control. EXPLORATION:   Desintegrating planet analysis. CREW: (-1)  SCIENCE OFFICER: JOE TORMOLEN (+)   NAVIGATOR: KEVIN […]

Chronologies: TOS 6: “The Man Trap”

STARDATE: 1513.1 DATE: 2266 PLACE: Planet M-113 CREW:  SCIENCE: DARNELL YEOMAN: JANICE RAND SECURITY: GREEN ENGINEERING: BOBBY NAVIGATOR: BARNHART DARNELL, STURGEON, GREEN & BARNHART killed by alien. DECKS: Deck five crew quarters SHIP ROUTE: STARBASE on Caran 4 REFERENCE: Wrigley’s Pleasure Planet You can read “The Man Trap” transcript here.

Chronologies: TOS 5: “The Enemy Within”

TOS 5: “The Enemy Within”: CREW:  GEOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN: FISHER  YEOMAN: JANICE RAND  NAVIGATOR: FARRELL   TECH: Technical problem with transporter can generate 2 psychological different persons PLACE: ALPHA 177 DATE: 2266/stardate 1672.1. EXPLORATION: Specimen-gathering mission REFERENCE: Saurian brandy. Origin: Unknown   DECK:   CREW’S QUARTERS: Deck twelve (Janice Rand) You can read “The Enemy Within” […]

Chronologies: TOS 4: “Mudd’s Women”

TOS 04: “Mudd’s Women”: CREW: NAVIGATOR: LT. JOHN FARRELL MEDICAL ASSISTANT: CONNORS CREWMAN: BOBBY ABRAMS CREWMAN: JOHN FARRELL SECURITY: VINCI SHIP: (MUDD’s SHIP): small class J cargo ship EVENT: Enterprise encounters Mudd’s Ship and is destroyed while trying to escape. DECK: Deck twelve: Captain’s quarters ALIEN/DRUG POWER: Drug makes “women have a mysterious magnetic effect […]

Review: Mini Comic 2

Mini Comic 2: REVIEW: This is a surprisingly good ‘mini’ comic. All of the comics of this era (the Gold Key) are awfully bad, with cliched space opera plots: Crew battle hostile monsters in unknown planet, or crew encounter ghostly aliens, or crew is captured for a ‘museum’, etc. Although being very, very short, and […]

Chronologies: TOS 3: “The Corbomite Maneuver”

 Some episodes really do not add much information about the Universe. There are a few crew changes though.  CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER: DR. LEONARD MCCOY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER: LT NYOTA UHURA HELMSMAN: HIKARU SULU NAVIGATOR: LT DAVID BAILEY SCIENCE OFFICER: CLIFFORD BRENT SECURITY: BOBBY ABRAMS LT COMMANDER: HADLEY CREWMAN: HARPER CREWMAN: HARRISON CREWMAN: ED LESLIE DATE: 2266 PLACE: Unknown EXPLORATION: CHARTING STAR MAPS […]

Chronologies: TOS 2: “Where No Man Has Gone Before”

SHIP: SS Valiant (Galactic Survey Cruiser) NCC-S1104 DATE: 2065 EVENT: Launched from Earth EVENT: Arrives to galactic energy barrier 780 ly from Earth EVENT: Gets caught in a Magnetic Storm, crashes into Energy Barrier EVENT: Crew Mutates, ship is ordered to self-destruct, ejects Disaster Recorder ALIEN POWERS: GALACTIC ENERGY BARRIER, detected as a force field […]

Star Trek Chronology: “The Cage”

I’ve always been fascinated by the way the Star Trek Universe has been put together, and have always wondered what’s the whole story of this universe. So, following up on my “archaeology”, I’ve been piecing together the data from our Star Trek sources. ON MY OPINION, the best, and most carefully prepared episode is the original pilot, fussed […]