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Old November 13 2013, 09:04 PM   #256
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That reads like a summary of Act One, not an episode.
Yeah. I kept trying to scroll down further wondering, "Where's the rest of it?"
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Old November 13 2013, 09:48 PM   #257
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And here's Sir Rhosis' review of 'The Surrender of Planet X.'

Having read this turkey, methinks he is too kind.
Sounds like the writer expected ST to be like all the kid-oriented SF shows that preceded it.
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Old November 13 2013, 09:49 PM   #258
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did they actually spend money on that?
I haven't found any documentation that says one way or another.

It wasn't one of the 45 stories given a ST# during the first season that are listed in These Are The Voyages. Although that book lists at least one outline that was purchased -- Farmer's 'The Uncoiler' -- that wasn't given a ST#, so that isn't a definitive answer. I need to edit my editor's note to reflect this.
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Old November 14 2013, 05:00 PM   #259
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And the last post for this week, some behind-the-scenes details about 'Sister in Space.'

http://startrekfactcheck.blogspot.co...-in-space.html
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Old November 17 2013, 12:05 AM   #260
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Not really all that relevant, but the fact that he wrote a novel for DS9 reminded me that, superficially, at least, it has some resemblance to Epok Nor, although the resolution regarding the monster is obviously quite different.
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Old November 17 2013, 12:59 AM   #261
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^Heck, one of my DS9 pitches had a resemblance to "Empok Nor." I'm sure a lot of other people's did too. "The crew encounters a threat on an exact duplicate of their own ship/station" is probably the gist of thousands of pitches, since it's an obvious way to save money.
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Old December 2 2013, 05:50 PM   #262
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I should have at least one piece of original content up this month, but until then, a re-posting of a new outline review from Orion Press.

http://startrekfactcheck.blogspot.co...nherit-by.html

This one is Jerome Bixby's "For They Shall Inherit," an early version of "Day of the Dove" (it also shares story elements with Bixby's "By Any Other Name").
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Old December 2 2013, 06:59 PM   #263
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Aspects of that outline remind me of the Bantam Books novel Planet Of Judgement by Joe Haldeman. In that story humans and Klingons are tested by an alien race to see who would be best suited to fight off an alien invasion. That's what I remember of it anyway.
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Old December 2 2013, 07:24 PM   #264
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I should have at least one piece of original content up this month, but until then, a re-posting of a new outline review from Orion Press.

http://startrekfactcheck.blogspot.co...nherit-by.html

This one is Jerome Bixby's "For They Shall Inherit," an early version of "Day of the Dove" (it also shares story elements with Bixby's "By Any Other Name").
Was it from before or after "By Any Other Name"? It looks like Bixby cannibalized parts of it for both episodes -- and a good thing, too, since those are both classics while this one feels cliched and awkward.


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Aspects of that outline remind me of the Bantam Books novel Planet Of Judgement by Joe Haldeman. In that story humans and Klingons are tested by an alien race to see who would be best suited to fight off an alien invasion. That's what I remember of it anyway.
There were no Klingons in Planet of Judgment. The Enterprise crew were tested to see if they could stand up to the invaders, but they weren't competing with anyone else for the job.
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Old December 2 2013, 08:05 PM   #265
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I tend to think it was probably written after 'By Any Other Name,' but it has no date on it, so it's hard to say. I'm hoping further research will uncover the answer, but for now, I don't have one.
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Old December 2 2013, 08:08 PM   #266
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Aspects of that outline remind me of the Bantam Books novel Planet Of Judgement by Joe Haldeman. In that story humans and Klingons are tested by an alien race to see who would be best suited to fight off an alien invasion. That's what I remember of it anyway.
There were no Klingons in Planet of Judgment. The Enterprise crew were tested to see if they could stand up to the invaders, but they weren't competing with anyone else for the job.
Well it has been forty years since I read the book.
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Old December 2 2013, 08:11 PM   #267
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^It's worth rereading. It's my second-favorite of Bantam's Trek novels, after Gerrold's The Galactic Whirlpool.
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Old December 3 2013, 05:58 PM   #268
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Apologies, but how many of the proposed Star Trek II series from the 70's stories' ended-up being recycled for TNG?
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Apologies, but how many of the proposed Star Trek II series from the 70's stories' ended-up being recycled for TNG?
I know of at least one: "The Child." The part adapted for Deanna Troi was originally written for Ilia.
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Old December 3 2013, 07:13 PM   #270
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"Devil's Due" was also a Phase II outline reworked for TNG.
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