A Mirror for Futility was the seventh of 11 TOS stories produced by Peter Pan Records. It was initially released in 1975 as an audio production along with three other stories. It was subsequently released along with a seven-page comic book. This was the last of seven stories set during Captain James T. Kirk’s first five-year mission aboard the USS Enterprise and the fourth of six with an associated comic book.

In this story, the Enterprise encountered two ancient warships.

Introduction[edit | edit source]

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Federation freaks will hail these full-length adventures as the hottest thing since Vulcan ear-muffs! “A Mirror for Futility,” “The Time Stealer,” “Logistics of Stampede” and “To Starve a Fleaver,” all on a high-quality 33 1/3 RPM disc! Warning: do not play at Romulan sock-hops!”

Summary[edit | edit source]

Captain's log, stardate 5470 : The Enterprise is on routine patrol on the outer fringes of Federation territory facing the intergalactic gulf. We are preparing to terminate the patrol. Nothing unusual has been encountered. Log concluded.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

James T. KirkLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS EnterpriseRed WormRenderer

Locations[edit | edit source]

Referenced only 
galactic rimMagellanic CloudsStarbase 14

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

HumanVulcan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
Referenced only 
Nax EmpireUnified Dray Peoples

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

computerdeflector shieldphaserphoton torpedoradiationsensoruniversal translatorwarp speed

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captainlieutenant

Other references[edit | edit source]

bridgecaptain's logdreadnoughtred alertstardateyellow alert

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Chronology[edit | edit source]

Published Order
Previous story:
The Logistics of Stampede
Peter Pan Records Next story:
The Robot Masters
Previous story:
The Logistics of Stampede
Stories by:
Alan Dean Foster
Next story:
Log Six

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