A Comedy of Errors

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Title: A Comedy of Errors
Publisher: Enterprise Originals
Editor(s): Jacqueline Comben
Date(s): April 1989
Medium: print
Genre: gen
Fandom: Star Trek
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A Comedy of Errors is a gen Star Trek 28-page anthology published by members of the Enterprise Originals fan club in the UK. It is subtitled: "Short Stories of a Humourous Nature" and contains five stories.


  • Just one little mistake by Jacqueline Y. Comben (In which a party is held). (1)
  • Bucket by Ray Dowsett (In which a bucket is flattened). (7)
  • Computer Error by Jacqueline Y. Comben (In which replication occurs). (11)
  • Relative Values by Jeremy S.C. Broadribb (In which a chattel goes visiting). (14)
  • Jim v Jim by Jacqueline Y. Comben (In which Kirk meets Jim). (21)

Reactions and Reviews

Sometimes fan fiction takes itself too seriously, so I'd like to recommend two pleasant, frothy little zines [1] which raised a smile on a rainy day. In Jeremy Broadribb's 'Chattel' stories, Stonn and T'Prlng deserve each other; Ray Dowsett concludes that K/S had to start somewhere; Mlra Rana involves Spock in a pantomime, and Jacqueline Comben reminds us that computers are not perfect. While humour is a very personal concept, I liked these zines. [2]
[ A Proper Pantomime and A Comedy of Errors ] are two very similar zines which contains short stories by Miri Rana, Jeremy S C Broadribb, Ray Dowsett and Jacqueline Comben.

A Proper Pantomime contains five stories involving Spock in a pantomime, a space evangelist, another pantomime, Stonn and T'Pring and an odd tale which defies description.

The stories in A Comedy of Errors concerns Uhura's birthday party, a bucket (yes, bucket), Chekov and a computer, Stonn and T'Pringg again, and Kirk on shore leave.

All ten stories are well-written and entertaining and all appeal to my very silly sense of humor. My favourite is The Plug, which is the Stonn and T'Pring story from A Proper Pantomime. Unfortunately, if I say anything about it, I'll spoil the fun for anyone who wants to read it, but suffice to say that it had me in hysterics.

Basically, these are both excellent zines, to which I would award 11/10 (each, of course). [3]
An Enterprise Originals zine that it is an EOs publication is a good reason in itself to recommend this zine. It contains 5 stories written by Jackie Comben, Ray Dowsett and Jeremy Broadribb, Each one is a humorous tale set around a theme of human error or fallings - some of them based on true experiences. Support EOs and have five good chuckles! [4]


  1. the other is A Proper Pantomime
  2. from IDIC #4
  3. from IDIC #13
  4. from Enterprise Originals #10 (1989)