This is a novelization of three episodes/ of Star Trek (the animated series): "The Infinite Vulcan", "The Lorelei Signal", and "The Survivor".
More lively adaptations from television's most popular science-fiction series!
- Complete in this volume: -
- The Survivor
Our old friend Carter Winston is back aboard the Enterprise for a visit - or is he?
- The Lorelei Signal -
A strange 'Siren's song" calls the men of the Enterprise to an exotic planet - Lt Uhura to the rescue!
- The Infinite Vulcan - On a routine mission to Phylos, Spock is mysteriously kidnapped - he faces a dubious future!
STAR TREKThe show that would not die ...
Back in 1966 Gene Roddenberry convinced NBC-TV to give sophisticated science fiction a try, and Star Trek
was launched. Getting the show on the air was a triumph in itself; keeping it on the air was something else again.
[Especially as they kept moving the time slot in the 2nd season, and finally in the 3rd season giving it the 11 pm-12 am slot]
Toward the end of the second season there were rumors of impending cancellation.
Viewers passionately devoted to the series deluged the network with letters of protest. Loyal fans picketed NBC's offices both in California and New York. The Save Star Trek Campaign - one of the most phenomenal expressions of viewer interest in the history of tv - worked.
So Star Trek
was back on the air for a third season. Alas, however, many factors combined to lower the program's ratings, giving the network the ammunition it needed to cancel the series.
[Remember, ratings are from the Neilson families - and the same small group has dictated what we watch since the beginning of TV. They will occasionally let someone else have a ballot just to pretend to be sampling all - but it's the same dedicated families for the last 70 years)
But Still fans wanted more ...
Books about Star Trek
were (and are - 2013)published, each one selling hundreds of thousands of copies to the faithful. Star Trek
conventions all over hte country attracted thousands of fans.
And now we have the exciting animated Star Trek
. All the original actors (at leasat their voices) are back abaord the starship Enterprise
, assuring success.
Ballantine proudly launches the STAR TREK LOG series, publishing all the exciting new stories in paperback for the first time.