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: ''This article is about "Star Trek" in-universe. For real world information on the franchise, see [[Star Trek]].''
 
: ''This article is about "Star Trek" in-universe. For real world information on the franchise, see [[Star Trek]].''
'''Star Trek''' is the name given to a series of [[science fiction]] stories set in a fictional world in the [[23rd century|23rd]] and [[24th centuries]].
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A number of stories have incorporated the real-world '''''Star Trek''''' series into their narratives.
   
''Star Trek'' was created in the summer of [[1950]] by ''[[Incredible Tales of Scientific Wonder]]'' writer [[Benny Russell]]. ([[DS9]] [[novelization]]: ''[[Far Beyond the Stars]]'')
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=="Far Beyond the Stars"==
: ''Russell's ''Star Trek'' incorporated elements of [[Star Trek: The Original Series]] as well as [[Star Trek: The Next Generation]]. He was more than likely shown this knowledge by the [[Prophets]].''
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''Star Trek'' was the name given to a series of [[science fiction]] stories created by [[Benny Russell]], a writer for ''[[Incredible Tales of Scientific Wonder]]'' Magazine in the summer of [[1950]]. These tales were set in a fictional world of the [[23rd century|23rd]] and [[24th centuries]]. (''[[DS9]]'' [[novelization]]: ''[[Far Beyond the Stars]]'')
   
In March [[1953]], ''Incredible Tales'' printed numerous stories ([[DS9]] [[episode]]: "[[Far Beyond the Stars]]"):
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In September of [[1953]], Russell wrote his last official ''Star Trek'' story. Titled "[[Deep Space Nine]]," the story was a spinoff centering around a [[space station]] commander of [[Africa]]n descent. That issue ceased publication and most were pulled from the shelves by [[Douglas Pabst]], for fear of a backlash of [[racism]] at the magazine. (''[[DS9]]'' [[episode]]: "[[Far Beyond the Stars]]")
: ''These may or may not be related to Russell's ''Star Trek''.''
 
* [[The Cage]] by [[E.W. Roddenberry]]
 
* [[The Corbomite Maneuver]] by [[Jerry Sohl]]
 
* [[Journey to Babel]] by [[D.C. Fontana]]
 
* [[Metamorphosis]] by [[Gene L. Coon]]
 
* [[Where No Man Has Gone Before]] by [[Sam Peeples]]
 
 
In September, Russell wrote his last official ''Star Trek'' story. Titled "[[Deep Space Nine]]," the story was a spinoff centering around a [[space station]] commander of African descent. That issue ceased publication and most were pulled from the shelves by [[Douglas Pabst]], for fear of a backlash of [[racism]] at the magazine. ([[DS9]] [[episode]]: "[[Far Beyond the Stars]]")
 
   
 
After suffering from a nervous breakdown, Russell continued writing ''Star Trek'' stories while incarcarated in a [[mental institution]]. These unpublished stories include:
 
After suffering from a nervous breakdown, Russell continued writing ''Star Trek'' stories while incarcarated in a [[mental institution]]. These unpublished stories include:
; April [[1954]] : ''The Emissary''
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*"The Emissary" (April [[1954]])
; January 18, [[1955]] : ''Image in the Sand''
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*"Image in the Sand" (January 18, [[1955]])
; February 1955 : ''Take Me Out to the Holosuite''
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*"Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (February, 1955)
; February 17, 1955 : Many, including:
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*"Shadows and Symbols", "Afterimage", "Chrysalis", "Treachery, Faith, and the Great River", "Once More Unto the Breach", "The Siege of AR-558", "Covenant", "It's Only a Paper Moon", "Prodigal Daughter", "The Emperor's New Cloak", "Field of Fire", "Chimera", "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges", "Badda-bing, Badda-bang", "Penumbra", "'Til Death Do Us Part", "Strange Bedfellows", "The Changing Face of Evil", "When it Rains...", "Tacking into the Wind", "Extreme Measures", "Dogs of War", "What You Leave Behind" (February 17, 1955)
* ''Shadows and Symbols''
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* ''Afterimage''
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These stories were pasted on his cell walls, covering them entirely. ({{ss|DS9|Isolation Ward 4}})
* ''Chrysalis''
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* ''Treachery, Faith, and the Great River''
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Eventually, Benny Russell's original story was published under the title ''Far Beyond the Stars''. ({{n|TOS|The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1}})
* ''Once More Unto the Breach''
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* ''The Siege of AR-558''
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:''Russell's ''Star Trek'' incorporated many elements of ''[[Star Trek: The Original Series]]'' as well as ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation]]'', perhaps inspired by the [[Prophets]].''
* ''Covenant''
 
* ''It's Only a Paper Moon''
 
* ''Prodigal Daughter''
 
* ''The Emperor's New Cloak''
 
* ''Field of Fire''
 
* ''Chimera''
 
* ''Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges''
 
* ''Badda-bing, Badda-bang''
 
* ''Penumbra''
 
* ''<nowiki>'</nowiki>Til Death do us Part''
 
* ''Strange Bedfellows''
 
* ''The Changing Face of Evil''
 
* ''When it Rains...''
 
* ''Tacking into the Wind''
 
* ''Extreme Measures''
 
* ''Dogs of War''
 
* ''What You leave Behind''
 
These stories were pasted on his cell walls, and covered them entirely. ([[SNW]] [[story]] ''[[Isolation Ward 4]]'')
 
   
In [[1964]], television writer [[Gene Roddenberry]] met time travellers [[J. R. Rasmussen|J. R.]] and [[Berlinghoff Rasmussen]], who shared with him knowledge of the future. He used this to write the television incarnation of ''Star Trek''. ([[SNW]] [[short story]] ''[[Research]]'')
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The March, [[1953]] issue of ''Incredible Tales'' included the following stories, which may or may not be related to Russell's ''Star Trek'':
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* "[[The Cage]]" by [[E.W. Roddenberry]]
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* "[[The Corbomite Maneuver]]" by [[Jerry Sohl]]
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* "[[Journey to Babel]]" by [[D.C. Fontana]]
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* "[[Metamorphosis]]" by [[Gene L. Coon]]
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* "[[Where No Man Has Gone Before]]" by [[Sam Peeples]]
   
By [[1968]], ''Star Trek'' was a successful [[television]] series. During filming of an episode titled "[[The Omega Glory]]," ''Star Trek'' actors [[William Shatner]], [[Leonard Nimoy]] and [[DeForest Kelly]] were somehow transposed through space and time to [[2268]], onto the real [[USS Enterprise]]. Kirk, [[Spock]] and [[Leonard H. McCoy]] were likewise transposed onto the 'Star Trek' soundstage in Burbank. After the incident, the three actors told Roddenberry of their adventure ([[TOS]] [[short story]] ''[[Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited]]'').
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({{e|DS9|Far Beyond the Stars}}):
   
Eventually, Benny Russell's original story was published under the title ''Far Beyond the Stars''. ([[TOS]] [[novel]] ''[[The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1]]'').
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=="Research"==
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In [[1964]], television writer [[Gene Roddenberry]] met time travellers [[J. R. Rasmussen|J. R.]] and [[Berlinghoff Rasmussen]], who shared with him knowledge of the future. He used this to write the [[television]] incarnation of ''Star Trek''.
   
J. R. and Berlinghoff Rasmussen traveled to the [[1980s]], and would use their future knowledge to provide [[Paramount]] executives with material for three ''Star Trek'' spinoffs well into the [[1990s]].
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J. R. and Berlinghoff Rasmussen later traveled to the [[1980s]], and used their future knowledge to provide [[Paramount]] executives with material for three ''Star Trek'' spinoffs well into the [[1990s]]. Some time after Berlinghoff's death in [[1999]], J. R. left the television ''Star Trek'' franchise. ({{ss|DS9|Research}})
   
Some time after Berlinghoff's death in [[1999]], J. R. left the television ''Star Trek'' franchise. ([[SNW]] [[short story]] ''[[Research]]'')
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=="Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited"==
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During filming of an episode titled "[[The Omega Glory]]," ''Star Trek'' actors [[William Shatner]], [[Leonard Nimoy]] and [[DeForest Kelly]] were somehow transposed through space and time to [[2268]], onto the real {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}}. Kirk, [[Spock]] and [[Leonard H. McCoy]] were likewise transposed onto the ''Star Trek'' soundstage in Burbank. After the incident, the three actors told Roddenberry of their adventure ({{ss|TOS|Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited}})
   
Coincidentally, the term "Star Trek" was used by a writer named [[Gene Roddenberry (23rd century)|Gene Roddenberry]] in his novel ''Star Trek: The Motion Picture''. This was based on the [[V'Ger]] Incident and was asked for by [[Rear Admiral]] [[James T. Kirk]]. ([[TOS]] [[novelization]] ''[[Star Trek: The Motion Picture]]'').
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==''The Motion Picture''==
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''Star Trek'' was a novel by a 23rd century author named [[Gene Roddenberry (23rd century)|Gene Roddenberry]]. It was based on the [[V'Ger]] Incident, and written at the request of [[Rear Admiral]] [[James T. Kirk]]. (''[[TOS]]'' [[novelization]]: ''[[Star Trek: The Motion Picture]]'')
   
By the [[2370]]s, television programme themes were commonly found in computer files, accessible to anyone. [[Bajoran]] musician [[Varani]] once played the theme tune of [[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]] to a rapt audience, including [[Kira Nerys]] (DS9 episode [[Sanctuary]]).
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=="Make-Believe"==
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The ''Star Trek'' franchise was a favorite of [[United States Army]] pilot [[Kevin Howard]], and ''[[Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan]]'' was his favorite movie. Kevin passed his love of the show to his young son, [[Breandan Howard|Breandan]], and gave him several action figures of the original series' crew. When Kevin was sent to [[Iraq]] during the [[Iraq War|war]] with that nation in [[2003]], he told his young son Captain Kirk was sending him to fly shuttlecraft. Following his father's death, Breandan withdrew into his imagination, where Captain Kirk lead a search party for his lost father. ({{ss|TOS|Make-Believe}})

Revision as of 04:38, October 31, 2007

This article is about "Star Trek" in-universe. For real world information on the franchise, see Star Trek.

A number of stories have incorporated the real-world Star Trek series into their narratives.

"Far Beyond the Stars"

Star Trek was the name given to a series of science fiction stories created by Benny Russell, a writer for Incredible Tales of Scientific Wonder Magazine in the summer of 1950. These tales were set in a fictional world of the 23rd and 24th centuries. (DS9 novelization: Far Beyond the Stars)

In September of 1953, Russell wrote his last official Star Trek story. Titled "Deep Space Nine," the story was a spinoff centering around a space station commander of African descent. That issue ceased publication and most were pulled from the shelves by Douglas Pabst, for fear of a backlash of racism at the magazine. (DS9 episode: "Far Beyond the Stars")

After suffering from a nervous breakdown, Russell continued writing Star Trek stories while incarcarated in a mental institution. These unpublished stories include:

  • "The Emissary" (April 1954)
  • "Image in the Sand" (January 18, 1955)
  • "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (February, 1955)
  • "Shadows and Symbols", "Afterimage", "Chrysalis", "Treachery, Faith, and the Great River", "Once More Unto the Breach", "The Siege of AR-558", "Covenant", "It's Only a Paper Moon", "Prodigal Daughter", "The Emperor's New Cloak", "Field of Fire", "Chimera", "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges", "Badda-bing, Badda-bang", "Penumbra", "'Til Death Do Us Part", "Strange Bedfellows", "The Changing Face of Evil", "When it Rains...", "Tacking into the Wind", "Extreme Measures", "Dogs of War", "What You Leave Behind" (February 17, 1955)

These stories were pasted on his cell walls, covering them entirely. (DS9 short story: "Isolation Ward 4")

Eventually, Benny Russell's original story was published under the title Far Beyond the Stars. (TOS novel: The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1)

Russell's Star Trek incorporated many elements of Star Trek: The Original Series as well as Star Trek: The Next Generation, perhaps inspired by the Prophets.

The March, 1953 issue of Incredible Tales included the following stories, which may or may not be related to Russell's Star Trek:

(DS9 episode: "Far Beyond the Stars"):

"Research"

In 1964, television writer Gene Roddenberry met time travellers J. R. and Berlinghoff Rasmussen, who shared with him knowledge of the future. He used this to write the television incarnation of Star Trek.

J. R. and Berlinghoff Rasmussen later traveled to the 1980s, and used their future knowledge to provide Paramount executives with material for three Star Trek spinoffs well into the 1990s. Some time after Berlinghoff's death in 1999, J. R. left the television Star Trek franchise. (DS9 short story: "Research")

"Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited"

During filming of an episode titled "The Omega Glory," Star Trek actors William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelly were somehow transposed through space and time to 2268, onto the real USS Enterprise. Kirk, Spock and Leonard H. McCoy were likewise transposed onto the Star Trek soundstage in Burbank. After the incident, the three actors told Roddenberry of their adventure (TOS short story: "Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited")

The Motion Picture

Star Trek was a novel by a 23rd century author named Gene Roddenberry. It was based on the V'Ger Incident, and written at the request of Rear Admiral James T. Kirk. (TOS novelization: Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

"Make-Believe"

The Star Trek franchise was a favorite of United States Army pilot Kevin Howard, and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was his favorite movie. Kevin passed his love of the show to his young son, Breandan, and gave him several action figures of the original series' crew. When Kevin was sent to Iraq during the war with that nation in 2003, he told his young son Captain Kirk was sending him to fly shuttlecraft. Following his father's death, Breandan withdrew into his imagination, where Captain Kirk lead a search party for his lost father. (TOS short story: "Make-Believe")

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