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| Star Trek Log Eight:|
The Eye of the Beholder
|Series:||The Animated Series|
|Miniseries:||Star Trek Logs, No. 8|
|Author(s):||Alan Dean Foster|
|Published:||paperback - July 1976|
|Omnibus:||Star Trek Logs Seven and Eight|
|Written by:||David P. Harmon|
|Directed by:||Hal Sutherland|
|First aired:||5 January 1974|
The Eye of the Beholder was the 15th episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series, aired on 5 January, 1974. The episode was later novelized in Star Trek Log Eight, the eighth installment of Alan Dean Foster's Star Trek Logs, in July 1976.
- Complete in this volume:
- The Eye of the Beholder
- A routine follow-up mission to investigate an overdue survey ship leads the crew of the Enterprise to a world where visitors are always welcome… very welcome indeed.
- Kirk, Spock and McCoy are suddenly captured by strangely intelligent aliens… telepathic Lactrans who look upon the Enterprise crew as no more than interesting specimens for their already well-stocked zoo.
- It was not a happy situation for Captain Kirk and his crew. And there seemed to be no way out…
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- Randi Bryce • Arex Na Eth • James T. Kirk • Shiboline M'Ress • Tom Markel • Leonard McCoy • Nancy Randolph • Montgomery Scott • Spock • Hikaru Sulu • Nyota Uhura • Hivar the Toq • USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnel • unnamed USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnel • USS Ariel personnel • unnamed Lactrans
- Referenced only
- Alan Dean Foster
Starships and vehiclesEdit
- Boqu • Boquian system • bridge • briefing room • Epsilon Scorpii • Lactra • Lactra VII • Lactra VII zoo • Lactran city • medical lab • NGC 7332 • transporter room
- Referenced only
- Canopus III • Earth • Galactic Historical Archives • Maraville • S. Monicus I • Waimangu Valley
Races and culturesEdit
States and organizationsEdit
Technology and weaponsEdit
- antenna • communicator • computer • USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) library computer • force field • hand-held weapon • library computer • medical kit • medikit • phaser • scope • sensor • ship-mounted weapon • soloid • starship • transporter • tricorder • viewscreen • visual pickup
Ranks and titlesEdit
- admiral • chief engineer • chief medical officer • commander • commanding officer • communications officer • doctor • first officer • helmsman • lieutenant • lieutenant commander • mister • navigator • officer • physician • science officer • security • senior officer • transporter chief • xenologist
- alien • anatomy • atmosphere • biology • boarding party • brain • Canopus III dinosaur • captain's log • city • civilization • class M planet • colony • communication • coordinate • day • desert • dinosaur • disease • earth normal • eye • ecology • fever • first contact • G class star • galaxy • geology • ghid • gravity • government • hour • IQ • kilometer • landing party • life-form • light year • log entry • malaria • medicine • meteorite • minaghid • minute • multinevar • nation-state • nevar • orbit • piñata • planet • races and cultures • rain forest • rank • science • sentient life • ship's log • silicon • space • star • star chart • star system • starbase • Starfleet regulations • Starfleet uniform • Starfleet uniform (2265-2270) • stellar classification • technology • telepathy • temperature • terraforming • title • uniform • universe • water • weapon • week • xenology • yellow star • zoo
- 2269 (stardate 5537.1)
- Enterprise searches for Ariel.
- stardate 6111.3
- Log entry recordings of this mission are transcribed by Alan Dean Foster at the Galactic Historical Archives on S. Monicus I.
This is the eighth of Alan Dean Foster's TAS adaptation collections which have been reprinted a number of times, often in omnibuses with other Star Trek Log books. Most recently in 2006 by Del Rey Books, an imprint of the original Ballantine Books publishers, as part of Star Trek's 40th Anniversary celebrations.
The episode ends with the crew leaving the Lactran zoo with the Ariel captives returning to their ship. The novelization continues the story, however, with the Enterprise helping the Lactrans find an escaped animal.
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The Terratin Incident
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