Carmilla's Capture

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Star Trek Fanfiction
Title: Carmilla's Capture
Author(s): Rebecca Ross
Date(s): 1976
Length:
Genre: gen
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Carmilla's Capture is a Star Trek: TOS story by by Rebecca Ross.

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It was published in the print zine Berengaria #8.

NOTE: Many fans (or the person who typed up the LoCs) made the mistake of using the name "Camilla" rather than "Carmilla." Evidence is seen below.

Other Carmilla Stories

  • Carmilla by Rebecca Ross (Berengaria #3, reprinted in #8)
  • Dov Day Afternoons by M.A. Carson (Dov is a werewolf... he meets up with vampire Carmilla) (Berengaria #4)

Reactions and Reviews

Camilla the vampire offers some excellent possibilities vis-a-vis Spock. Vampires are reputed to be very strong, as you know, as well as having definite sexual undertones to their activities. I wonder what would happen If they both came into their respective needs, Pon Farr and blood-lust, simultaneously?? [1]
"Camilla's Capture" was good and I wish I'd read the other stories about her. I've one complaint. How or why should/would Camilla keep secret her being a vampire from Dr. McCoy? It could lead Into some problems for her (it nearly did in the story) and the ship in some future adventure. And would Dr. McCoy notice something wrong with her anyhow? (like an off-blood analysis, and people walking around with holes in their necks. Or isn't the blood taken that way?) [2]
I enjoyed this second of the Camilla stories—the idea of the vampires is very well done, and the story is pretty well handled—and I shall be looking forward to more tales about her—and especially, what is going to happen if Spock does figure things out—I think I got the impression that there has to be such a story in the future. [3]
"Camilla's Capture" seems timely, what with all the free publicity a real volcano has gotten for itself this summer, I thought it recaptured pretty well the flavor of the old fantasy adventure story tradition, thanks to its use of such time-tested features as an imprisonment at the hands of an unknown barely human race and a grand finale in which everything gets blown to smithereens. But the presence of a semi-vampire helps to make it seem different from the scads of stories of this general type that were being written earlier in the century. [4]
Never having read #5, and #6, I was a bit lost in "Camilla's Capture". I have never heard vampires discussed as having a virus, although it's a refreshing outlook. It makes me uncomfortable to think vampires could be making their stable anemic every few weeks, and not have Dr. McCoy notice, but that feeling aside, the story was very enjoyable. [5]
In the ongoing adventures of this Mary Sue vampiress, Carmilla is injured and imprisoned in a cave (along with Spock and others of the landing party) by primitive tribespeople planning to sacrifice them to a volcano god. Said volcano is rumbling along, getting ready to explode (Carmilla is a geoscience specialist). Having lost blood, Carmilla is also having difficulty controlling her own appetite whenever she looks around at the crew. They manage to escape through a volcano vent just in time, and without even bending the Prime Directive as regards phaser use. Spock, however, picks up telepathic indications of Carmilla's secret nature... to be continued, no doubt. These are pretty well-written and more entertaining than many ST vampire tales. [6]

References

  1. from the LoC section in Berengaria #9
  2. from the LoC section in Berengaria #9
  3. from the LoC section in Berengaria #9
  4. from the LoC section in Berengaria #9
  5. from the LoC section in Berengaria #9
  6. from Karen Halliday's Zinedex