The Human Factor was the last of 11 Star Trek: The Original Series audio productions released by Peter Pan Records. It was initially distributed in 1979 as an audio production along with three other stories. It was subsequently released on a solo record, and was the last of five Peter Pan productions without an accompanying comic book.

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Log entries[edit | edit source]

Captain's log, stardate 96.024 
It's been an exhausting, but rewarding, time for the starship Enterprise. Meeting intelligent dinosaurs, fighting a super-criminal, and defeating the Romulans has thrilled each and every one of us, but it has tired us out, too. So it is now a pleasure to comply with Starfleet Command's order to bring a new member of the Federation back to their home in the Garr system, while giving them a tour of our mighty ship. The ambassadors from the planet Garrus seem harmless enough, their child-like size and innocent faces have charmed almost everyone, but sometimes they seem just a little too harmless.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Pavel ChekovGardisGarminJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluFrank TankaNyota Uhura

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • shuttlecraft

Locations[edit | edit source]

GarrGarrus
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Gamma III

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

GarrusianHumanVulcan
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Romulan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

FederationStarfleet Command

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

communicatorcomputerengineintercomlaboratorysatellitesensorstardatetransporterviewscreen

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

ambassadorcriminaldoctorensignhigh priestlieutenantmasterpresidentscience officersecurity officer

Other references[edit | edit source]

Articles of the Federationbridgedinosauremotionengineeringgodhangar deckheresylanding partymileoceanplanetquartersrecreation roomred alertreligionsickbaysoulsteeltransporter roomVulcan nerve pinchwater

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

  • This was the final audio adventure of this series.
  • This story was first issued in a four-story set on the 15th Peter Pan record, then as a single record that was the 19th in the series, and then again collected with several other stories on the penultimate 22nd record of the run.
  • Although the various pressings of this recording used cover artwork depicting the cast in their new Star Trek: The Motion Picture uniform design of the 2270s decade , the ranks of characters in the story indicate a setting of the 2260s when the previous design would have been in use.
  • Recurring character Frank Tanka makes his final appearance here.
  • As in "Dinosaur Planet", Sulu is again erroneously referred to as ensign.

Images[edit | edit source]

Peter Pan15.jpg
Peter Pan15 back.jpg
Peter Pan19.jpg
Human Factor back.jpg
Peter Pan22.jpg
Jtk peter pan 19.jpg
Spock peter pan 19.jpg
Jtk peter pan 15.jpg
Spock peter pan 15.jpg
Mccoy peter pan 15.jpg

Related stories[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

Published Order
Previous story:
Dinosaur Planet
Peter Pan Records Next story:
Last story

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