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Star Trek 1 Star Trek,the original series, is part of my childhood memories.The shimmering transporter beams,the Kirk Spock McCoy banter,Klingons,Romulans and the great starship Enterprise.After three seasons,Star Trek disappeared from the TV screens.The TV episodes were then converted into book form by James Blish and a dozen such volumes were published.I had them all,but no longer do.Some of the episodes of the original series are actually very silly.But it s still Star Trek and I have a soft spot for it Star Trek,the original series, is part of my childhood memories.The shimmering transporter beams,the Kirk Spock McCoy banter,Klingons,Romulans and the great starship Enterprise.After three seasons,Star Trek disappeared from the TV screens.The TV episodes were then converted into book form by James Blish and a dozen such volumes were published.I had them all,but no longer do.Some of the episodes of the original series are actually very silly.But it s still Star Trek and I have a soft spot for it.I enjoyed these stories during the years when nothing else about Star Trek was available I loved Star Trek as a young boy but the tv antenna would only pick up a few channels, and Star Trek wasn t on any of them A long walk to a bookstore in Reading PA allowed me to entertain my trek obsession. Though these are shortened versions of the episodes, they still made for entertaining reading. Well, that s it I ve now read every book Blish published.Really not much different from the other ten volumes of adaptations Blish did don t ask how I ended up reading the first one last I don t know myself except for the lack of a foreword It was the release of this volume that created a deluge of fan mail that Blish would address in his forewords to subsequent volumes.As usual the quality varies with the quality of the adapted original script Interesting to note that the iconic image of Well, that s it I ve now read every book Blish published.Really not much different from the other ten volumes of adaptations Blish did don t ask how I ended up reading the first one last I don t know myself except for the lack of a foreword It was the release of this volume that created a deluge of fan mail that Blish would address in his forewords to subsequent volumes.As usual the quality varies with the quality of the adapted original script Interesting to note that the iconic image of Sulu brandishing a fencing foil has him wearing an undershirt here he s famously bare chested in the episode There s another go round for the Shakespeare inspired trope, along with the child with god like powers This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book Rated 2.5 of 5I first read this book in the mid to late 1970 s I was an early Trekkie Youngsters today forget that there was no Netflix or Hulu or DVRs and we watched our favorite shows when they were being broadcast, and shows like Star Trek you could only see if your local station purchased the syndication rights And it s because of this, that fans such as myself practically devoured anything we could find that would help us enjoy This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book Rated 2.5 of 5I first read this book in the mid to late 1970 s I was an early Trekkie Youngsters today forget that there was no Netflix or Hulu or DVRs and we watched our favorite shows when they were being broadcast, and shows like Star Trek you could only see if your local station purchased the syndication rights And it s because of this, that fans such as myself practically devoured anything we could find that would help us enjoy these characters and their adventures.This was one of perhaps the first books to give fans a chance to relive some of the adventures Author James Blish adapted seven episodes into stories to be included in the book In many cases, his adaptations came from scripts and not always the final version as it appeared on television Even some of the titles don t line up exactly as we might otherwise recognize them from the screen.What this does, however, is give us a little sneak peek at some character motivation as well as how a story sometimes changes while in the filming process.Reading these again was mostly a nostalgic trip back in time to my early teen even pre teen years as a geeky Star Trek fan Where I once really cherished the chance to read these adventures, I now found the stories to be too short and really lack any depth of character If Blish was writing these based on scripts and hadn t really even seen the episodes, it makes some sense that he doesn t quite pick up on the personal connections and the relationships.Think about this there are seven hour long episodes here in story form, in a 137 page book There really isn t much here.I did make me think however, how much I might enjoy having a popular author or two re imagine these episodes indetail A series of novellas If the price were right I could see myself buying them This book contains the following stories, based on the episodes Charlie s Law based on Charlie X by D.C Fontana Dagger of the Mind based on the teleplay by S Bar David The Unreal McCoy based on The Man Trap, teleplay by George Clayton Johnson Balance of Terror based on the teleplay by Paul Schneider The Naked Time based on the teleplay by John D.F Black Miri based on the teleplay by Adrian Spies The Conscience of the King from the teleplay by Barry TriversLooking for a good book If you re a Star Trek fan, consider revisiting Star Trek 1 short stories based on early episodes, by James Blish The adaptations don t stand up too well, but the nostalgia is fun This anthology of several early Star Trek episodes, like many anthologies, is a hit and a miss Some of the stories really captured the feel of the story and the characters, while others really missed that mark. A novelisation of the original series part 1 This first book in the series simply named Star Trek adapts Charlie X under the episode s earlier working title of Charlie s Law , Dagger of the Mind , The Unreal McCoy which was the working and IMO better title for a.k.a The Man Trap , Balance of Terror , The Naked Time , Miri , and The Conscience of the King This book, clocking in at 140ish pages, doesn t much page count to the seven episodes it covers The story Charlie s Law is bereft of most description, Blish apparent This first book in the series simply named Star Trek adapts Charlie X under the episode s earlier working title of Charlie s Law , Dagger of the Mind , The Unreal McCoy which was the working and IMO better title for a.k.a The Man Trap , Balance of Terror , The Naked Time , Miri , and The Conscience of the King This book, clocking in at 140ish pages, doesn t much page count to the seven episodes it covers The story Charlie s Law is bereft of most description, Blish apparently felt no need to describe the Enterprise in even light detail , but most of the other stories have some feature at least some light description at the beginning to set up the story Thishis adaptation of balance of Terror is entirely from the Enterprise s POV, which helps to convey the tense nature of the episode very well, though the story lacks much of the cat and mouse nature of the episode and ends rather abruptly and without the famous In another life we could have been friends line.The Naked Time has lost any of the emotional tones of the episode.Miri is short and too the point, cutting most of the interactions with Miri and the children this may be to its benefit The Conscience of the King is short to its detriment, gutting all but the basic core of the story.There are a couple of instances where the author seems to have been functioning from the idea that ships in Star Trek function at relativistic speeds also the cover of the edition I read has nice big rocket plumes coming out of the back of the Enterprise There are a few things about the book that make in an interesting read as a star trek fan, but its brevity and extremely shallow treatment of the episodes mean I can t really recommend going out of your way to pick it up However if you re like me and you find it in the dollar bin of your local used book store I d give it a read Page edges tanned, bookseller s pencil marks Shipped from the UK All orders received before pm sent that weekday Charlie s Law alternate title Charlie X , James Blish, D C Fontana Teleplay Author , Gene Roddenberry Story Author Dagger of the Mind , James Blish Shimon Wincelberg as by S Bar David Teleplay Author The Unreal McCoy alternate title The Man Trap , James Blish George Clayton Johnson Teleplay Author Balance of Terror , James Blish Paul Schneider Teleplay Author The Naked Time , James Blish John D F Black Teleplay Author Miri , James Blish Charlie s Law alternate title Charlie X , James Blish, D C Fontana Teleplay Author , Gene Roddenberry Story Author Dagger of the Mind , James Blish Shimon Wincelberg as by S Bar David Teleplay Author The Unreal McCoy alternate title The Man Trap , James Blish George Clayton Johnson Teleplay Author Balance of Terror , James Blish Paul Schneider Teleplay Author The Naked Time , James Blish John D F Black Teleplay Author Miri , James Blish Adrian Spies Teleplay Author The Conscience of the King , James Blish Barry Trivers Teleplay Author All stories published 1967

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