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For the second movie in the Star Trek franchise, please see Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

Star Trek 2 is a collection of short story adaptations of eight Star Trek: The Original Series episodes, written by James Blish and first published in February 1968.

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Contents Edit

A 12-page adaptation of TOS: "Arena". It mentions there were 512 people at the outpost on Cestus III.
"A Taste of Armageddon"
A 13-page adaptation of TOS: "A Taste of Armageddon".
"Tomorrow is Yesterday"
A 15-page adaptation of TOS: "Tomorrow is Yesterday". Blish changed the Enterprise's arrival date from "the late 1960s" to c. 1970.
"Errand of Mercy"
A 14-page adaptation of TOS: "Errand of Mercy".
"Court Martial"
A 16-page adaptation of TOS: "Court Martial".
"Operation -- Annihilate!"
An 18-page adaptation of TOS: "Operation -- Annihilate!". Blish changed the ending because he didn't think the televised version worked in print.
"The City on the Edge of Forever"
A 17-page adaptation of TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever". Blish added elements of Ellison's original script.
"Space Seed"
A 17-page adaptation of TOS: "Space Seed".

Background information Edit

  • As with other volumes in this series, the stories in this volume were based on early draft scripts, and there are some significant differences between the printed version and what actually appeared on screen.

Cover gallery Edit

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