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Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before was an adaptation of stills taken from the Star Trek: The Original Series first season episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before" into a photonovel, the second release in the series. Aside from an episode cast list, the book also included a glossary and trivia quiz.

This was the second outing of the series which saw internationally translated editions, as far as can be ascertained.


From the back cover
The life of Captain Kirk is imperiled!!! Two starship crew members are suddenly endowed with superhuman powers to create…and destroy!
The authentic re-creation of a thrilling voyage of the starship 'Enterprise'…Over 300 action photographs from the episode The Trouble with Tribbles in the television series created by Gene Roddenberry.

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Background information

  • In 1978, with the release of the fourth outing, this volume was included in a boxed set, containing the first four releases 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. It was this reprint, with the British price at £1.25 stamped on the back cover, that served as an UK import after the original 1978 Corgi Books edition had sold out.
  • This was the second of Bantam Books's Star Trek photonovel releases to see internationally translated editions. Translated into Dutch as Waar geen Mens is eerder is gegaan, the Dutch language edition saw a release in 1978, whereas a German language edition was released one year later as Vorstoß zur Unsterblichkeit.
  • A Latin-American edition, translated by Ileana R.Gonzalez as ¡Donde nadie ha ido jamás!, 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.
  • The Japanese-language edition, entitled 宇宙大作戦: 光る目玉 (Uchūdaisakusen: Hikaru medama), was published to accompany the 1980 release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture in the country – hence the heavy use of imagery of the film on the covers.

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