Metamorphosis (Star Trek: TOS zine)
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|Fandom:||Star Trek: TOS|
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Metamorphosis is a gen Star Trek: TOS anthology.
Metamorphosis 1 was published in 1976. It contains 68 pages. The front cover is by Greg Jein, the back cover by S. Steiner, interior illos by A. Andres, K. Flanery, M. Green, D. Herring.
On the cover: "In this issue: Ruth Berman, Greg Jein, Alan Andres, Douglas Herring, Karen Flanery, Masie Green."
- News of Your Favorite Berry by D.T. Steiner
- Oliver! Oliver! by Karen Flanery
- Summer's End (Part 1) by D.T. Steiner
- "Spock" Favors McGovern by B. Yuskavage
- "The Man in the Glass Booth" (review) by D.T. Steiner
- They Went Thatway
- Federation Planet by D. Snyder
- My Reason for Being by M. Green
- Have Some Madiera, M' Dear by D.T. Steiner
Metamorphosis 2 was published in 1976 and contains 80 pages, offset. Illustrations by Alice Jones, Gayle F, Doug Herring, Connie Faddis, Signe Landon, Joni Wagner, D. Colllin, Gerry Dowes, M.A. Emerson, K. Penland, L. Tutihasi, and Gee Moaven. Original cost $3.50.
- The Enemy Within by Connie Faddis
- Saboteur by Jackie Bielowicz
- Summer's End (Part 2) by D.T. Steiner
- The Premature Ejaculation by "D.C. Anonymous"
- "Zombies of the Stratosphere" (review) by G. Jein
- Alpha Waves by D.T. Steiner
- Letting Go by C.R. Faddis (A look into the future several years beyond the five year mission. A diplomatic assignment has ended in the death of all except Kirk and McCoy. We read of Kirk's thoughts as he holds a gravely injured McCoy and waits for a rescue that may not be in time to save their lives.) (6 1/2 pages)
- The Maze by Joan Winston (there is a sequel, "From Both Sides," by another author to this story in Galactic Discourse #2)
- Errantry by D. Trimmer
- Where No Man by Gerry Downes
- The Illogic of Your Position by D.T Steiner
- For Her by Trinette Kern
- The Dream by Kathy Penland
- Mnemonic Engraving by Kathy Penland
- Relativity by Connie Faddis
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2
Finally, Meta #2 came out and we can read the conclusion to 'Summer's End!' The editor has worked up an excellent issue with superb layout and top quality illos by Landon, Moaven, Herring, Faddis and others. Good choice of material, too: the light comedy balances out the blood 'n guts. 'The Maze' is a Kraith Warder-Leige (Spock/Kirk) tale with some lovely Signe Landon illos. The story starts out well but takes an absurd turn of events, making 'The Maze' either a ridiculously serious story or a seriously ridiculous story. Take your pick. 'Saboteur' is an amusing whodunnit about the Enterprise being sabotaged by an officer on board -- the culprit is either one of two grinning Vulcans! 'Errantry' is a delightful tale of Sir Kirk, knight errant, his trusty Squire and his noble steed, Phazer, complimented by a beautiful Gayle F illo... 'Letting Go' is a well-handled McCoy story complete with Connie's scratchboard illo. Gory and good, 'Letting Go' prepares the reader for 'Summer's End.' There is no synopsis for SE, part one, but it doesn't take you too long to find out that poor Spock is getting the royal green stuffing knocked out of him by a bad-ass Romulan sadist named Kortran... Coming out after, 'The Logical Conclusion, 'Summer's End' is not that impressive as a get 'em, and Spock's eventual recovery is tedious and drawn-out. And to add aggravation, it's not even the end of the story. Grrr... another lengthy wait for the next part? ... Meta #2, altogether, is a classy, well-written zine with some of the best writers and artists around. 
- a review from an unknown zine