- Cover blurb
- Spock versus Scott in a world against itself!
Captain’s Log, Stardate 72:35.3. At 06:30 I briefed exec officers on “Project Bira-3”…
Captain’s Log, Stardate 19:27.9… Still no word from Mr. Spock or Scotty… I will shortly have no recourse than to begin a search for them.
- Cag • Dalik • Ibar the Magnificent • James T. Kirk • Knarg • Netuya • Montgomery Scott • Spock • Hikaru Sulu • Nyota Uhura • Uxorda
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- axe • barbarian • baseball • boxing • civil war • city • civilization • dog • god • hell • helmet • horned mossek • inja • jungle • logic • oatmeal • pistol • planet • Prime Directive • pyramid • sheep • silver cup • solar system • spear • Starfleet Boxing Championship • sword • telekinesis • tribe • worship
"Sport of Knaves"
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"To Err Is Vulcan"
- September 1978 – Original printing
- 1979 – An abridged 13-page reprint appeared in Star Trek Annual (1980).
- Cover reproduced as a 9x13 embossed tin wall sign
- The reprint of this story cut a four-panel scene where security officers Cag and Dalik played a chess-like game for money. It also cut Spock’s fight in the jungle with a horned mossek, which confirmed for Netuya that Spock was the legendary Garda deity Ibar the Magnificent.
- The captured Garda city boasted two Mayan-like stepped pyramids which were 12 stories tall.
- Hikaru Sulu assumed command after Kirk beamed down to search for Spock and Scott.
- The brain capacity devices which altered Scott and Spock were similar to the training device called the “Great Teacher” seen in TOS episode: "Spock's Brain". Why the Stoyak had such devices was not explained, nor what purpose they served in their society. Were they used to assimilate Garda prisoners, or possibly augment their own intelligence?
- While a majority of Gold Key Comics covers illustrated a scene from the story, this one depicted the launch of a shuttlecraft, which did not occur in the story. Scott’s name was misspelled.
- The span of stardates from Kirk’s log in parts 1 and 2 usually indicated a passage of many years.
- TOS comic: "The Cosmic Cavemen" – Spock materialized in front of a group of cavemen to assume the role of their deity Unruho.
- TOS comic: "Brain-Damaged Planet" – Unbalanced mental transmissions from a brain entity altered the thoughts of nearby humanoids, driving them temporarily mad.
- TOS episode: "Spock's Brain" – McCoy employed a helmeted training device that temporarily augmented his intelligence on Sigma Draconis VI.
- TOS episode: "All Our Yesterdays" – Under the influence of time travel through the atavachron, Spock began to revert to the ways of savage Vulcans from their prehistory.
- TOS episode: "A Private Little War" – The Federation took sides in a civil war between pre-warp societies on Neural.
- TOS episode: "The Omega Glory" – USS Exeter’s Captain Ronald Tracey took sides in a civil war between pre-warp societies on Omega IV.
- A World Against Itself article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.
- A World Against Itself article at Curt Danhauser’s Guide to the Gold Key Star Trek Comics.
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