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Star Trek: A Taste of Armageddon was an adaptation of stills taken from the Star Trek: The Original Series first season episode "A Taste of Armageddon" into a photonovel, the fourth release in the series. Aside from an episode cast list, glossary and trivia quiz, the book also included a mini-interview with guest actress Elinor Donahue, who portrayed Federation Assistant Commissioner Nancy Hedford in the episode.


From the back cover
A war of computers…The Enterprise has been classified as destroyed…and its crew already dead!!! Kirk and Spock have just one day to stop the war…and save the starship!
The authentic re-creation of a fateful voyage of the starship Enterprise…Over 300 action photographs from the episode A Taste of Armageddon in the television series created by Gene Roddenberry.

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Background information

  • Concurrently with this release, a boxed set was released containing the first four outings of the series.
  • The title has seen a reprint around 1979/80 at a higher price point with a new ISBN after the series had run its course with issue 12. Along with the first printing, it served as UK imports with the British prices stamped – either 85/95p or £1.25/1.50 – on the back cover.
  • This was the fourth of Bantam Books's Star Trek photonovel releases to see internationally translated editions. Translated into Dutch as Een Voorproefje van Armageddon, the Dutch language edition saw a release in 1979, whereas a German language edition was released the same year as Duell der Planeten.
  • A Latin-American edition, translated by Ileana R.Gonzalez as Un destello de Armageddon, was released in 1979 and distributed in, among others, the USA, Mexico, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Panama. Each of these editions had a price imprint representing the local currency.
  • Conceivably unlicensed, [1] the 1980 Indonesian Perang antar komputer edition was, contrary to all the other versions, executed in black and white. The Indonesian releases had their origins in the efforts Dutch comic publishers had undertaken in the late-1970s/early-1980s to introduce their former colony to the phenomenon of the European comic.

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