These Are the Stories…

I’m currently reading the adaptations of the original Star Trek episodes by James Blish, and quite enjoying them. They pare down a lot of superfluous stuff and add some interesting colour to the characters. This one in particular has a fascinating take on the original Trek pilot The Cage, later given a framing story and aired in the series as The Menagerie. It gets more into Pike’s head, and emphasises the sexual dynamic between Pike, Vina, and Number One. It pushes things a bit farther than Roddenberry was able to go with a network show.

I like them. A bold take on where we’ve gone before.

For our in-depth discussion of the original Star Trek series on its 50th anniversary, you should click here.

Adapations of original Star Trek TV episodes by James Blish
Episode adaptations by James Blish

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