That was my point. Seemingly, John Ordover's original plans were overruled as not being true enough to the spirit of TOS. What turned up in bookshops was not what he'd discussed online a year earlier. Just speculation on my part, but marketing may have thought they wouldn't sell. The covers of the first batch ended up with large portraits of Kirk and Spock. The extensive cast included: *ALDEN *BOMA *CHAPEL, Christine *CHEKOV, Pavel Andreievich *D'AMATO *DAVIS *DePAUL, Sean *FISHER *GIOTTO, Antonio *HADLEY, [Bill] *HANSEN *JAEGER, Karl *KELOWITZ *KULESSA *KYLE, John *LESLIE, Edward *MARTINE, Angela *MULHALL, Ann *PALAMAS, Carolyn *PALMER, Elizabeth *RAND, Janice *RHADA, Tora *RILEY, Kevin Thomas *RUSS, John *SANNER, Zap *SINGH *SMITH, Yuki *STILES, Andrew *TRACEY, Karen *TOMLINSON, Robert *TORMOLEN, Joe (mentioned as deceased) *WASHBURN, Richard *WRIGHT, Diane Bolding denotes original names to this sequel.