Hello! I am reading the very first Blish novelization, since it comes out January 1967, and noting how different they are from the episodes as aired. I've heard several reasons including that he was going off scripts rather than the show and that he never even saw the show. Certainly, turning a four act show into a 10-20 page sf story involves a lot of adaptation. I do note, however, that in his novelization of "The Naked Time", Uhura's reply to Sulu's "Fair maiden" is "sorry, neither" as in the show, which I understood had been an ad lib. Anyway, any light that could be shed on this would be much appreciated!