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Star Trek 8 (Star Trek #8)

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Includes six more adaptations of The Original Series episodes:
• Spock's Brain
• The Enemy Within
• Catspaw
• Where No Man Has Gone Before
• Wolf in the Fold
• For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

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On their latest missions, Starship Enterprise and her crew journey to a glaciated wasteland where beautiful women rule; defeat the ferocious double of...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published February 1977 by Bantam Books (first published January 1st 1972)
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More literary comfort food from Blish in the form of adapted Star Trek shooting scripts. Some famous names wrote episodes of Star Trek, including Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch. These books must have been amongst the last Blish published before his death.
Heather Domin
(Somebody actually requested "Spock's Brain"? Really?)
David King
“Star Trek 8” by James Blish was the eighth collection of Original Series Star Trek series scripts adapted into short story form. One thing to note is that neither the various collections nor the stories contained are in any sort of chronological order so it has been an interesting experience for me in trying to decide what order I should read them as part of my chronological reading challenge.

This collection includes adaptations of the following episodes:

Spock's Brain (3rd Season)
The Enemy Wit...more
These are Blish's novelizations/storyizations of the original Star Trek episodes. Sometimes they are slightly different from the final episode since they were written from shooting scripts as I understand. Although I enjoyed them, it's because of the tie in with the TV series episodes. The writing here is fairly workmanlike and this is really bare bones kind of work.
When these early novels and stories to Star Trek came out I bought them all, devoured them and loved them. It's been a long time, so today I couldn't even say which of them were really good and which of them I only loved because they were Star Trek. ;)
Just thinking of them and seeing the covers gives me a happy feeling of nostalgia. That alone is worth the rating!
More prose adaptions of original TV show episodes.
Not a lot of depth, but a nice intro to the show or reminder if you haven't seen them in awhile.

I liked reading these in high school, back in the dark ages before you could get every episode on DVD, this was the only way to experience the episodes.
Blish's short story rewrites of the Original Series Star Trek's scripts are quick, painless reads. They aren't terribly eloquent, since they are based off tv scripts, but they are able to convey some of the more essential Star Trek canon and characterizations in an easy to digest format.
Rich Meyer
Another good Blish outing, with fan favorite episodes "Where No Man Has Gone Before" and "Wolf in the Fold" included in this collection, as well as the almost universally-derided "Spock's Brain". Well-written adaptations as always.
Brandon Matthews
As someone who was never really a big Star Trek fan and given this book randomly, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Most of the stories were entertaining and I'd say I'm more open to Star Trek as a whole now.
This is another collection of short stories adapted from the TV show. It is a quick read for whenever you want a quick escape.
Another half dozen episodes or so of the Original TV series rewritten as novella-length Sci-Fi stories.
James Sorensen
Novelizations of Star Trek TOS. Fun to read if you've never seen the original TV episodes.
Only read "Where No Man Has Gone Before" to fill in what happened to Gary Mitchell.
Morbus Iff
Good episode novelizations. Ayup. That's it.
Freya Roberts
More adaptations of original Trek episodes.
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James Benjamin Blish (East Orange, New Jersey, May 23, 1921 – Henley-on-Thames, July 30, 1975) was an American author of fantasy and science fiction. Blish also wrote literary criticism of science fiction using the pen-name William Atheling Jr.

In the late 1930's to the early 1940's, Blish was a member of the Futurians.

Blish trained as a biologist at Rutgers and Columbia University, and spent 1942–...more
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