Some questions:

  • was the titular planet called "Perry" or "Perry's Planet" throughout the novel?
  • was it mentioned what system, star group or sector it was in?
  • did it have an alternate name?
  • who does the character name "Bischoff" refer to from this novel?

Thanks in advance.. -- Captain MKB 16:15, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Just a guess, but Bischoff is probably a nod to SF writer Dave Bischoff. Sir Rhosis 02:21, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

seems very likely. there was also an Enterprise crewmember named Bischoff in "My Enemy, My Ally" -- i was wondering if this book's Bischoff was the same character. -- Captain MKB 16:57, 9 May 2007 (UTC)


The references to "Bischoff" are quite limited in both books:

"Here's the recommended list, then. Abernathy, Ahrens, Athende, Austin, Bischoff, Brand, Brassard, Burke, Canfield, Carver, Claremont" (My Enemy, My Ally)
"So it would seem. They are not alone in their interpretation of the events, however. There were eighty-seven inhabitants of Perry in this building at the time that Mr. Sulu collapsed. Enlisting the aid of Mr. Huff and Mr. Bischoff we managed to question all but one of them. None of them admit to seeing anything." (Perry's Planet)

Yes. That's it. No more references. That's the entire set of references. :)

I'm investigating the planet now. -- Sulfur 15:05, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

The PlanetEdit

The planet seems to be referred to as "Perry" throughout, named as follows:

"Their leader was a man called Wayne Perry, a philanthropist of great wealth at the time. Apparently he had some sort of a scientific background, though the computer has no specific information on this point. The planet seems to have been named in his memory."

At the time of the story, the Starfleet computers had little data on the planet, only:

"The planet he was referring to is a class M one, the fourth planet out in a system of eight around that particular star. Since it is located in a fairly remote corner of the Galaxy, it has never been surveyed. The U.S.S. Potemkin was scheduled to make a routine investigation of that sector in six months."

From the basic gist of travel, the nearest starbase appears to be Starbase 6, where the Enterprise was headed for repairs. Hope that this helps Mike. -- Sulfur 15:23, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

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