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

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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.

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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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