- 1 Summary
- 2 References
- 3 Timeline
- 4 Appendices
- Captain's log, stardate 95.801 : The starship Enterprise has entered the Pylar solar system, a warm comfortable realm with twelve planets revolving around a medium-sized yellow sun. Our mission is to check the colonists of Perinda IV, a new Federation-settled planet. According to starbase's last report, the world is one of the richest, lushest, most peaceful settlements in the known universe.
- Pavel Chekov • James T. Kirk • Leonard McCoy • Montgomery Scott • Spock • Hikaru Sulu • Frank Tanka • Teranius • Nyota Uhura • Tulid Yorker
Starships and vehicles
- Perinda IV • Perinda City • Pylar system • Teranius (meteor)
Races and cultures
States and organizations
Science and technology
- communicator • force field • machine • phaser • photon torpedo • sensor • spacesuit • transporter • transporter • viewscreen
Ranks and titles
- captain • colonist • communications officer • emperor • engineer • engineering officer • Federation Starfleet ranks (2260s) • governor • lieutenant • scientist • security officer • Starfleet ranks
- atmosphere • beam • cave • code 1 alert • colony • communications • copper • dilithium crystal • distress signal • emotion • engineering • hatch • hypnosis • iron • logic • meteor • meteor shower • meteorite • mile • mineral • minute • orbit • outpost • psychokinesis • second • space • star • sulfur • telepathy • transporter room • turbolift • universe • year
- Released on Peter Pan Star Trek record #15 along with three other stories.
- Released on record #22 along with five other stories.
- Alan Dean Foster, who wrote six of the previous Peter Pan Records scripts, did not cite this story among his credits. (Audiobook bibliography at Alan Dean Foster's website)
- For young listeners, Spock clarified the differences between meteors and meteorites, even stating that they usually burned up 30-50 miles above ground, while Scott described their composition.
- Although the packaging used imagery from TOS movie: The Motion Picture, also released in 1979, the officers were addressed using their 2260s ranks.
- TOS episode: "Plato's Stepchildren" – Parmen used psychokinesis to manipulate Kirk and Spock.
- TOS comic: "Mutiny on the Dorado" – Through telepathy, Spock controlled the unconscious body of his cousin Horek.
- TOS comic: "Where Giants Tread" – A defensive mass driver fired meteor salvos at the Enterprise.
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