In Vino Veritas was the second of 11 TOS stories produced by Peter Pan Records. It was initially released in 1975 as an audio production along with two other stories. It was the second of seven stories set during Captain James T. Kirk’s first five-year mission aboard the USS Enterprise and the first of five without an associated comic book.
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Summary
- 3 References
- 4 Timeline
- 5 Appendices
- 6 External links
Introduction[edit | edit source]
- Ad for the LP record
- The crew of the Enterprise in a trio of exciting adventures on a long-playing 33 1/3 RPM disc! You’ll be on the edge of your seat for the “Passage to Moauv,” weep for “The Crier in Emptiness,” and drink in “In Vino Veritas”! High-quality recordings, with no “warp factor”!
Summary[edit | edit source]
- Captain's log, stardate 5442.8 : First officer Spock and I have been directed to act as Federation representatives to discuss conflicting claims to the metal-rich uninhabited world about Star WWB7. We are proceeding on course to the neutral world of Pomplance to meet with Ambassador Koft of the Klingon Empire and Envoy Bendes of the Romulan Sphere.’’
References[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Amilon • Bendes • James T. Kirk • Koft • K'Tail • John Kyle • Leonard McCoy • Coriolanus Quince/Jack Sprat • Rhuox • Spock • Hikaru Sulu • Nyota Uhura
Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
Races and cultures[edit | edit source]
States and organizations[edit | edit source]
- Federation • Klingon Empire • Pomplancian Bureau of interstellar affairs • Romulan Empire • Starfleet
Science and technology[edit | edit source]
Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]
- ambassador • captain • envoy • first officer • inventor • lieutenant • neutral observer • representative • subaltern
Other references[edit | edit source]
- business • brig • diplomacy • galaxy • gelatin • government • grain • Haggis • Imperial charter • pilot • Pomplance conference • prospector • telepathy • Treaty of Malb • war • water • wine
Timeline[edit | edit source]
Chronology[edit | edit source]
Passage to Moauv
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The Crier in Emptiness
Passage to Moauv
Alan Dean Foster
The Crier in Emptiness
Production history[edit | edit source]
- In Vino Veritas was initially released in 1975 on Peter Pan TOS record #1 of 23, a 33-rpm LP, along with TOS audiobooks: Passage to Moauv, The Crier in Emptiness.
- It was the first audio production re-released as a solo story. It was on a 33-rpm 7" "Little LP" with a price of 79 cents.
- Subsequent re-releases in 1979 were packaged with imagery from TOS movie: The Motion Picture. The audio appeared on records #11, 16 and 23.
Appendices[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
- In vino veritas was a Latin proverb cited by Roman author Pliny the Elder. (Wikipedia)
- A substance that unwillingly exposed truths and feelings was also featured in TOS episode: "The Naked Time" and TNG episode: "The Naked Now".
- “Truth” was often incorporated into Star Trek story titles with comic books such as The Final Truth, An Inconvenient Truth, Truth or Treachery, and The Truth Elusive, the novel Unspoken Truth, and short stories such as The Naked Truth and Stone Cold Truths.
- Based on the stardate, author Alan Dean Foster set this story shortly after Passage to Moauv, the previous audio story.
- Chaos-creating Coriolanus Quince used the alias “Jack Sprat” to get into the conference, much as Harry Mudd did when he first boarded the Enterprise.
- While the landing party was on Pomplance and Scott manned the transporter room, Hikaru Sulu was in command on the bridge.
- The Romulan Star Empire was referred to in this story as the Romulan Sphere, Romula and Romulan Hegemony.
- Kirk ordered Nyota Uhura to contact sickbay and was present on the bridge in this story, but her voice was not heard.