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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.



A 12-page adaptation of "Arena". It mentions there were 512 people at the outpost on Cestus III.
"A Taste of Armageddon"
A 13-page adaptation of "A Taste of Armageddon".
"Tomorrow is Yesterday"
A 15-page adaptation of "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 "Errand of Mercy".
"Court Martial"
A 16-page adaptation of "Court Martial".
"Operation -- Annihilate!"
An 18-page adaptation of "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 "The City on the Edge of Forever". Blish added elements of Ellison's original script.
"Space Seed"
A 17-page adaptation of "Space Seed".

Background information

  • 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.

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