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Old February 19 2013, 01:28 PM   #38
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Re: "The Slaver Weapon"

gottacook wrote: View Post
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I mean, there's been one other Trek episode that was an adaptation of an earlier, non-Trek science fiction work: TNG's "Tin Man"...
What about Fredric Brown's "Arena"?
According to Inside Star Trek, by way of Memory Alpha [ and], Arena was not initially written as an adaptation, but rather it was one of those cases where two people came up with a similar idea independently. However, the executives decided that they needed to purchase the story from Brown anyway in order to film the episode.

I guess the hair being split here is that the episode was not conceived of as an adaptation. I'd thought of Arena too, and already looked it up.
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