Enterprise Log Entries/Issues 1-43

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Issue 1

cover of issue #1 Beth Hallam

Log Entries 1 was published in 1975 and contains 30 pages

Issue 2

cover of issue #2 Beth Hallam

Log Entries 2 was published in February 1976 and contains 30 pages.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2

See reactions and reviews for Difference is a Virtue.
Note that I say "love," not "in love." There is a big difference. To me, love is a thing of the mind, with NO physical relationship involved; and I think the English language is tragically lacking a word to indicate an affectionate physical relationship. A perfect example for this is provided by the way that some readers have criticised two of the stories in Log Entries #2, "And the Greatest of These,' and 'Perchance to Dream,' as having homosexual implications. This was not the intention of either of the writers. In fact, however, the criticism served to prove a point that Margaret Bertram was making in 'And the Greatest...,' that many people WOULD misinterpret love and think -- erroneously -- that it meant sex.[1]

Issue 3

cover of issue #3 Beth Hallam

Log Entries 3 was published in April 1976 and contains 38 pages.

Issue 4

cover of issue #4 Beth Hallam

Log Entries 4 was published in September 1976 and contains 39 pages.

  • Competence by Sheila Clark - Kirk has to assess the performance of a crewman Spock believes is incompetent. (1)
  • Poem by Sheila Cormall (poem) (13)
  • Insect Planet by Audrey Baker (15)
  • Poem by Kathleen Glancy (poem) (28)
  • The Vulcan Experience by Elizabeth Sharp (30) (winner of a STAG story prompt)
  • art by Paul Dekeyne, Beth Hallam (cover) and Alan Laing


Issue 5

cover of issue #5 Beth Hallam

Log Entries 5 was published in October 1976 and contains 33 pages.

  • Uhura's Downfall by Dorothy Bradley (1)
  • Our objective by Chrissie Chrzan (poem) 4
  • Spock's Secret Quest by Chrissie Chrzan (poem) 4
  • Survival Of The Fittest by TGZC (Sheila Clark) (5)
  • I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by Beth Hallam (poem) (10)
  • Enterprise Crusoe by Jinx (11)
  • art by Paul Dakeyne, Beth Hallam, Robin Hill and Helen McCarthy


Issue 6

cover of issue #6 Beth Hallam

Log Entries 6 was published in 1976 and contains 39 pages


Issue 7

cover of issue #7 Beth Hallam

Log Entries 7 was published in March 1977 and is 55 pages long.


Issue 8

cover of issue #8 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 8 was published in March 1977 and contains 55 pages.


Issue 9

cover of issue #9 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 9 was published in 1977 and contains 55 pages.

  • In the Bag by T.W. Francis (3)
  • The Selans’ Encounter With The Enterprise by Joanna Deen (11)
  • Grandpappy's Patent Hydrovaacumatic Flag-waggler by Margaret Draper (21)
  • puzzle by Steven Hatton (24)
  • Home is the Hunted by Veronica Wallace (also in Repeat Missions #4) (25) (This was the winner of a competition in STAG for a story in which Spock beams up wearing a grass skirt, string of beads and with a flower in his hair.)
  • The Cleansing Fire by Valerie Piacentini (also in Repeat Missions #3 and Archives #2) (32)
  • Cavat Scriptor! by Caroline Nixon (poem) (also in Repeat Missions #3) (43)
  • Report by Alison Glover (43)
  • The Dream Of Shanda-Kor by Simon Mason (45)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (cover), Michael Cleaver and Martin Bradley


Issue 10

cover of issue #10 Beth Hallam

Log Entries 10 was published 1977 and is 55 pages long.


Issue 11

cover of issue #11 Beth Hallam

Log Entries 11 was published in September 1977 and is 57 pages long.

  • The Warlord by Sheila Clark - A native warlord seeks to break a treaty with the Federation. (3)
  • Scott - a Man of Mettle by Helen Sneddon (poem) (13)
  • Last Days by Wendy Miller (14)
  • A Dark and Lonely Space by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (29)
  • What is a Star? by TGZC (poem) (29)
  • Mission Accomplished by Ginna La Croix (30) (also in Trek Encore #1)
  • The Failure by TGZC (poem) (41)
  • Ultimatum by Valerie Piacentini - follows The Wheel Turns and was reprinted with it as The Wheel of Fate - Spock is given an impossible choice. (42)
  • art by Beth Hallam, Paul Dakeyne, Wendy Miller, Alan Laing, Gary Mayes & Sandy Sapatka


Issue 12

cover of issue #12, Beth Hallam

Log Entries 12 was published in September 1977 and is 59 pages long.

  • Mobius Syndrome by Gloria Mitchell (3)
  • Ma Poor Wee Bairns Ann Wigmore (poem) (12)
  • Evil Is... by Jennifer Guttridge (14)
  • Of Life and Death by Janet Hall (poem) (35)
  • Sheer Stubbornness by Lesley Coles (36)
  • The Enterprise Affair by Simon Mason (41)
  • art by Beth Hallam (front cover), Michael Cleaver, Gloria Mitchell, Paul Dakeyne, Ivy Wilkins


Issue 13

cover of issue #13, Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 13 was published in November 1977 and is 59 pages long.

  • War and Diplomacy by T.W. Francis (3) (winner of a writing competition in STAG #24)
  • The Green Leaves of Cygni II by Zena Kightley (18)
  • Guilt Drive by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (26)
  • Baptism by Jean Barron (27)
  • Reflections by Susan Burr (poem) (31)
  • The Eye of the Dragon by C.E. Hall (32)
  • Never Easy by by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (53)
  • Hide and Seek by Valerie Piacentini (also in Repeat Missions #3) (54)
  • Coloured Tribbles by Nora Manning (also in Repeat Missions #3) (59)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (front cover), Michael Cleaver, Zena Knightly, John Hall


Issue 14

cover of issue #14 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 14 was published in January 1978 and is 57 pages long.


Reactions and Reviews: Issue 14

See reactions and reviews for The Last Troubador.

Issue 15

cover of issue #15 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 15 was published in April 1978 and is 59 pages long.

  • Emergency by Jenny Elson (3)
  • Beyond the Fringe by Anne Snell (12)
  • An Oath of Fidelity by Jayne Turner (poem) (14)
  • Courage by Pam Baddeley (15)
  • A Desperate Gamble by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (23)
  • Afterwards by Valerie Piacentin - Spock tells Edith Keeler why she must die. (24)
  • The Vulcan Choices by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (28)
  • Sonnet on Geneology by Kathleen Glancy (poem) (28)
  • Warbird by Andy Hirons (poem) (29)
  • Trance by Mariann Hornlein (30)
  • Poem by Jayne Turner (poem) (34)
  • Touch! by Robin Young (poem) (35)
  • I, Mudd by TGZC (poem) (36)
  • Medieval Contact by Simone Mason (37)
  • Suffer Little Children by Beth Hallam (48)
  • Typewriter Entities by T.W. Francis (poem) (59)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (incl. cover), Martin Bradley, Michael Cleaver, Betty De Gabrielle, Alan Mason, Anne Cockitt, Gabriel Faber


Issue 16

cover of issue #16 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 16 was published in June 1978 and is 60 pages long.


Issue 17

cover of issue #17 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 17 was published in August 1978 and is 59 pages long.

  • A Little Learning by C.E. Hall (3)
  • The Universe by Sandie Cowden (poem) (10)
  • Verses from a book of the Starship Nursery Rhymes by the Wright Family (19)
  • The Bonding by S. Meek (11) (competition winner)
  • Leaving by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (12)
  • Treffpunkt by Sandy Sapatka (13)
  • Thoughts by R.E. Young (poem) (16)
  • Voyage by Ellen Kobrin (poem) (16)
  • A Busman's Holiday by Meg Wright
  • Visit to an Ice Planet by Simone Mason (22)
  • A Reason to Stay by Wendy Walter (poem) (37)
  • poem by Sheila Clark (38)
  • Edge of Oblivion by Jean Barron (39)
  • Two verses by T.G.Z.G. (57)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (cover), Betty De Gabriele, Beth Hallam, Ena Glogowska, and Alan Mason

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 17

This is a neat little fanzine of general Trek stories. It is mimeo and though there is not an overabundance of artwork (British fans tend to prefer stories to art), the illustrations are well-suited to mimeo. Stories include 'The Bonding,' a short story dealing with Amanda's reactions to her seven-year old son's bonding; 'A Little Learning' examines the repercussions of a visit by Mr. Spock to a library on a world where gangsters run rampant; 'Treffpunkt' concerns a young Jim Kirk on the eve of his family's move to Tarsus, and his first meeting with Vulcans; 'Busman's Holiday' -- why do Spock, McCoy, and Chapel all want to take R&R on a pressurized dome manned solely by Vulcan scientists? Nobody else on the Enterprise wants to go; 'Visit to an Ice Age Planet' -- Kirk contracts a disease on a plague-devastated colony, Spock suspects Klingons are behind the disease and enlists the aid of the Romulans in discovering an antidote --one which may kill Kirk if the disease doesn't. All the stories are well done and quite enjoyable, as are the several poems interspersed throughout the zine. Quality of reproduction is excellent, without the blurring and smearing sometimes seen in mimeo. This is a quality zine with plenty of care gone into its production, and I highly recommend it.[2]

Issue 18

over of issue #18 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 18 was published in August 1978 and is 55 pages long.

  • Timeslip by Christine Leeson (3)
  • In Love and Hell We Let Past Happen by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (9)
  • Invisible Asset? by Meg Wright (10)
  • McCoy's Realisation Gillian Catchpole (poem) (20)
  • Starfleet Nursery Rhymes by the Wright Family (20)
  • Nighmare Dome by Simone Mason (21)
  • Insight by R.E. Young (poem) (37)
  • Command by Sally A Syrjala (38)
  • Difference by S. Meek (poem) (39)
  • Ordeal by R.E. Young (poem) (40)
  • Lost and Found by Valerie Piacentini - Spock is reported dead; and the Enterprise has a new First Officer. (also in Enterprise - Mission Review #2) (41)
  • Sandy Sapatka (cover), other art by Karen MacGarvie and Alan Mason


Issue 19

cover of issue #19 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 19 was published in September 1978 and is 53 pages long.

  • Visitation by C.E.Hall (3)
  • Survival by Janet Balch (8)
  • A Splendid Incident by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (15)
  • Caught in a Conflict by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (15)
  • Mr Griffiths Will Know by P S Dale (16)
  • Beginnings by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (30)
  • Song by Kathleen Glancy (poem) (31)
  • Just A Dream? by Ann Neilson (poem) (32)
  • Combat by Jayne Turner (poem) (32)
  • Twisted Image by Jean Barron (33)
  • Poem by Jayne Turner (poem) (51)
  • A Problem Shared by Meg Wright (52)
  • More Than Faith by Ann Neilson (poem) (53)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (incl cover), S Ward


Issue 20

cover of issue #20 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 20 was published in October 1978 and is 57 pages long.

  • McCoy's Nightmare by Simone Mason (3)
  • Beyond Price by S. Meek (poem) (16)
  • Rapport by S. Meek (poem) (16)
  • Letter from T'Pring by C.D. (17)
  • Search by S. Meek (poem) (18)
  • The Things I Do in the Line of Duty! by Janet Hall (19)
  • The Dissimilar Parallel by Valerie Piacentini - Spock remembers his days serving under Captain Pike. (also in Enterprise - Mission Review #1) (23)
  • Load on Gold by Wendy Walter (poem) (34)
  • Starfleet Nursery Rhymes by the Wright Family (34,49)
  • Yliaana by Meg Wright (35)
  • Enterprise by T.G.Z.C. (poem) (48)
  • For the First Time by Ann Neilson (poem) (49)
  • The Hidden Man by Ann Neilson (poem) (49)
  • More than Faith by Ann Neilson (poem) (49)
  • Commitment by Mariann Hornlein (50)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (front cover), Richard Gardner, Alan Mason, Marion Allsebrook, Nicola Moore

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 20

This issue is another strong addition to the series and has some very good fiction. In 'Dissimilar Parallel,' a young Spock reached out for friendship with Christopher Pike. The attempt fails, and the hurt Spock feels as a result makes him less likely to try again with his next captain -- James Kirk. A drunken robot gives Kirk a headache and a bit of indigestion in the humorous 'The Things I Do in the Line of Duty.' And 'Commitment' is a well-written, heart-wrenching K/S hurt/comfort tale. There's more fiction, including an Uhura story and a sympathetic piece about T'Pring, as well as some nice poetry. Recommended.[3]

Issue 21

cover of issue #21 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 21 was published in December 1978 and contains 52 pages.

  • The Last and the First by Elizabeth Sharp (3)
  • To Live in a Vault by Crystal Ann Taylor (poem) (13)
  • A Friend by Sandie Cowden (poem) (13)
  • A Matter of Convenience by Tina Pole (14)
  • A Solar System by TGZC (poem) (17)
  • Hi-Jack by Angela Carthy (18)
  • Amanda's Son by Gladys Oliver (poem) (22)
  • The IDIC by Rayelle Roe (23)
  • Spock's Question by Gladys Oliver (poem) (25)
  • When All the Leaves Are by Gone Gillian Catchpole (poem) (26)
  • Sonnet by Meg Wright (poem) (26)
  • The Promise by Crystal Ann Taylor (poem) (27)
  • One Good Turn by Valerie Piacentini (also in Repeat Missions #3) (28)
  • Spock… To Bones by Gladys Oliver (poem) (also in Repeat Missions #3) (40)
  • Lifetime 1001 by S. Meek (41)
  • Vulcan by Glady's Oliver (poem) (42)
  • A Brush With Death by Meg Wright (43)
  • art by Sandy Sapataka (incl cover), B Willmott, Karen MacGarvie


Issue 22

cover of issue #22 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 22 was published in January 1979 and contains 55 pages.

  • And the Stars Call Out by S. Meek (3) (Family vignettes of Kirk and Spock as star-struck children.)
  • McCoy… About Spock by Gladys Oliver (poem)(6)
  • Overture by Jean Barron (poem) (7)
  • A Solution to the Problem by J A Clarke (8)
  • New Chance by Ann Neilson (poem) (17)
  • Music of the Spheres by Simone Mason (18)
  • Compulsion by Meg Wright (37)
  • Hidden Truth by Ellen Kobrin (poem) (45)
  • The Garden by Elizabeth Sharp (46)
  • Heart of Steel by Rita Oliver (poem) (54)
  • Forbidden Thoughts by Crystal Ann Taylor (poem) (55)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (incl cover), Richard Gardner, M Allsebrook & Alan Mason


Reactions and Reviews: Issue 22

[The Garden]: The Trio encounter a scientist who has been to the edge of the Galaxy and developed the silver-eye god syndrome. He can’t resist sending Spock & McCoy out to try to get back to the safe dome, with insufficient oxygen for both of them to make it. Most interesting piece in this zine, but needed more resolution; the author saves McCoy from his dilemma by having the god-monster relent.[4]
[Compulsion]: A part-Vulcan Federation observer goes off to die so her alienness won’t be discovered by the locals. Unbeknownst to her, she is such a strong telepath that she controls Spock, bringing him to her in a zombie-like condition. Interesting premise, but not much done with it.[5]
[A Solution to the Problem]: After a shuttle crash, McCoy must operate on Kirk, but has insufficient anaesthetic to complete the job. Spock and the mind meld to the rescue (as usual). Points for a fine dilemma, though.[6]
[Music of the Spheres]: Kirk is turned into a vegetable by alien globes who communicate by music, don’t know their own strength, and learn by sucking minds out of bodies to join with them. Spock negotiates a trade to retrieve Jim, then the two of them together meld with the aliens to explain the problem. Not very convincing writing.[7]
[zine]:
  • The Solution to the Problem / J.A. Clarke, After a shuttle crash, McCoy must operate on Kirk, but has insufficient anaesthetic to complete the job. Spock and the mind meld to the rescue. Interesting little dilemma, though.
  • Music of the Spheres / Simone Mason, Kirk is turned into a vegetable by alien globes who communicate by music, don't know their own strength, and learn by sucking minds out of bodies to join with them. Spock negotiates a trade to retrieve Jim, then the two of them together meld with the aliens to explain the problem. Not very convincing writing.
  • Compulsion / Meg Wright, A part-Vulcan Federation observer goes off to die so her alienness won't be discovered by the locals. Unbeknownst to her, she is such a strong telepath that she controls Spock, bringing him to her in a zombie-like condition. Interesting premise, but not much done with it.
  • The Garden / Elizabeth M. Sharp, The Trio encounter a scientist who has been to the edge of the Galaxy and developed the silver-eyed god syndrome. He can't resist sending Spock & McCoy out to try to get back to the safe dome, with insufficient oxygen for both of them to make it. Most interesting piece in this zine, but needed more resolution.[8]

Issue 23

cover of issue #23 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 23 was published in April 1979 and contains 53 pages.

  • Malfunction by Christine Leeson (3)
  • Lost and Found by S. Meek (poem) (7)
  • This Side of Paradise… by Josephine Timmins (Christine overcomes her jealousy of Leila to comfort her over her loss of Spock, pointing out that he would eventually have overcome the spores and died had he stayed on Omicron.) (8)
  • The Lone Vulcan by Gladys Oliver (poem) (10)
  • The Outing by Sally Syrjala (On a camping trip for R&R after "The Immunity Syndrome," Spock and McCoy end up joining forces to nurse the captain through an illness, cementing their friendship.) (11)
  • A Moment of Weakness by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (14)
  • The Strategist by Susan Stephenson (McCoy presents Spock with a lollipop after his vaccination, as a lure to get Kirk down to Sickbay for his own booster.) (15) (also in Millennium #2)
  • Reflections by S. Meek (poem) (17)
  • In Darkness by S. Meek (18) (Vignette of Kirk keeping watch at blind Spock's bedside as he recovers from the Denevan creatures.)
  • Hic Est by Meg Wright (20)
  • Poem by Janet Balch (poem) (23)
  • Work of Friction by Roo (poem) (23)
  • For If Dreams Die by Jean Barron (24) (Kirk manages to rescue Spock from a collapsed building, but in the process becomes infected with a dangerous pneumonia which develops when he is alone on shore leave; when Spock detects his distress mentally, they discover they have formed an unusual mind-link.)
  • Mind Link by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (36)
  • Transport of Delight by Tina Pole (37)
  • Organic Chemistry Made Easy by Roo (poem) (41)
  • They by Gladys Oliver (42)
  • The Valley of the Shadow by Mariann Hornlein (46)
  • A Friendship by S. Meek (poem) (53)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (cover), Ann Neilson & M Allsebrook


Reactions and Reviews: Issue 23

[Hic Est]: Everybody's got a cure for Spock's hiccups - which he shouldn't have. Cute.[9]
[The Valley of the Shadow]: Evil Klingons capture and torture Spock and send him to a slave planet. When Kirk finally rescues him, Starfleet has assigned an Andorian as replacement first officer, and Spock is reluctant to destroy the man's career by reclaiming his post. Spock and Kirk suffer parting anguish until the Andorian gallantly seeks a transfer. Kinda silly premise.[10]
[Transports of Delight]: Romp. McCoy and Chapel, testing a new intraship transporter, keep winding up at the scenes of previous episodes - the ISS Enterprise, the Romulan Commander's vessel, and the Shore Leave planet, where a jealous Tonia Barrows confronts them. Best of show for this zine.[11]

Issue 24

cover of issue #24 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 24 was published in June 1979 and contains 59 pages.

  • Journey Of Terror by Audrey Baker (3)
  • Escape by Ann Neilson (poem) (33)
  • The Future Belongs To You by Jean Thomson (34)
  • Sonnet by Theresa Hewitt (poem) (38)
  • First Letter by Rita Oliver (39)
  • Trekker's Nursery Rhyme by S. Meek (poem) (41)
  • Time of Testing by S. Meek (42)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (cover) & Ann Neilson


Issue 25

cover of issue #25, Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 25 was published August 1979 and contains 55 pages.

  • A Brass Farthing's Worth by C.E. Hall (3)
  • Relative Views by Sandie Cowden (poem) (23)
  • untitled story by Elaine Booth (24)
  • No End by Gladys Oliver (poem) (33)
  • The Mists of Elo'an by Simon Mason (34)
  • Bird of Time by Valerie Piacentini - After Spock goes to Vulcan to save himself as a child, he doesn't return... Based on the animated episode Yesteryear. (also in Enterprise - Mission Review #2) (46)
  • The Choice is Made by Sheila Clark (poem) (54)
  • Sonnet by Therese Holmes (poem) (54)
  • Mirror ? Mirror by Sandie Cowden (poem) (55)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (cover), Mark French, Richard Gardner


Issue 26

cover of issue #26, Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 26 was published in October 1979 and contains 53 pages.

  • Prelude by Mary A. Smith (3)
  • Kinship by S. Meek (poem) (9)
  • Requiem for Reena by C.F. Deery (poem) (9)
  • Yesterday's Dreams by Heather and Sue Hillsden (10)
  • The Melding of Minds by Jayne Turner (poem) (20)
  • A Lily for Sulu by Josephine Timmins (22)
  • Here Comes the Bride... by Tina Pole (24)
  • Adrift by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (33)
  • Lhi-Sorann by Jean Barron (34)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (cover), S. Ward, Ann Neilson


Issue 27

cover of issue #27, Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 27 was published in October 1979 and contains 55 pages.

  • Is this a Dagger? by Pamela Dale (3)
  • Loneliness and Friendship by Janet Hall (poem) (9)
  • The Function by Bryan Lilly (10)
  • Together by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (16)
  • Leader Type by Wendy Walter (17)
  • A Death in Time by Theresa Hewitt (19)
  • The Unnecessary Price by Geri Murphy (33)
  • Divided Loyalty by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (38)
  • Sajan by Valerie Piacentini - Someone is attacking young women - and suspicion falls on a mysterious stranger. (also in Enterprise - Mission Review #2) (39)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (cover), Ann Neilson, Virginia Lee Smith


Issue 28

cover of issue #28, Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 28 was published in December 1979 and contains 51 pages.

  • The Mines of Morvi by Pamela Dale (3)
  • untitled poem by Kathleen Glancy (poem) (13)
  • Spock and the Dragon by Nora Manning (poem) (15)
  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow? by Jayne Turner (poem) (16)
  • Dragonspawn by Teresa Hewitt (17)
  • Thoughts Upon a Summer's Day by Jayne Turner (poem) (26)
  • Resurrection by Josephine Timmins (27)
  • Just Between Us... by Rita Oliver (poem) (37)
  • General Order Number 1 by D. DaBinett (38)
  • Dreams and Memories by Gillian Catchpole (poem)(51)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (cover), Ann Neilson, Virginia Lee Smith, Roo


Issue 29

cover of issue #29, Roo

Log Entries 29 was published in February 1980 and contains 53 pages.

  • Here Be Dragons by Tina Pole (3)
  • The Final Denominator by Crystal Ann Taylor (poem) (9)
  • Letter Home by Judy Miller (10)
  • Art Thee Human or Art Thee Vulcan by Jayne Turner (poem) (12)
  • A Shared Nightmare by Jacqueline Newey (13)
  • I Can't Stop... by Sandie Cowden (poem) (22)
  • The Fling by Tina Pole (23)
  • Partings by Josie Rutherford (31)
  • The Trouble with Tribbles by Linda Green and Wendy Emery (poem) (32)
  • Ancient Meets Modern by Joanna Ray (33)
  • Missed Opportunities by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (38)
  • Out of the Frying Pan by Therese Holmes (39)
  • art by Roo (cover), Virginia Lee Smith and Ann Neilson


Issue 30

cover of issue #30, Roo

Log Entries 30 was published in April 1980 and contains 51 pages.

  • The Xalpa Affair by Simone Mason (3)
  • To a Friend by Rita Oliver (poem) (24)
  • Dear Diary by Lorraine Goodison (25)
  • The Psyche by Rita Oliver (26)
  • Questions by Lorraine Goodison (poem) (37)
  • Cloudless, Climes and Starry Skies by Therese Holmes (38)
  • The Captain's Lady by Josie Rutherford (poem) (45)
  • Companionship by Sally Marsh (46)
  • art by Roo (cover), Alan Mason & Derek Gray

Issue 31

cover of issue #31, Roo

Log Entries 31 was published in April 1980 and contains 51 pages.

  • The Late Mr. Spock by Gladys Oliver (3)
  • Security Lament by Ray Dowsett (31)
  • Enterprise by Gladys Oliver (31)
  • The Mists of Time by Mariann Hornlein (32)
  • Tribble in Store by Pippa Sykes (40)
  • Soulstealer by Lorraine Goodison (41)
  • art by Roo (cover) and Barry Willmott


Issue 32

cover of issue #32, Roo

Log Entries 32 was published in May 1980 and contains 51 pages.

  • Cosmic Trap at Galaxy's End by Christine Leeson (3)
  • Doctor's Dilemma by Rachel Tate (poem) (7)
  • The Virus by Anne Flegg (8)
  • Odona by Anne Flegg (poem) (15)
  • Mutiny by David Coote (16)
  • The Test by Karen Hayden (21)
  • Won't Somebody Please Help The Captain by Tina Pole (33) (also in Tickled Pink #3)
  • Things Left Unsaid by Linda Green (poem) (38)
  • Monkey Business by Josephine Timmins (39)
  • Plea by Anne Flegg (poem) (42)
  • The Kirk Syndrome by Christine Gray (43)
  • A Taste of Afian by Kelly Downes (51)
  • A Night Off by Phillipa Hammond (51)
  • art by Roo (incl cover) & Karen McGarvie


Issue 33

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art from issue #33, Steven Jew

Log Entries 33 was published in May 1980 and contains 51 pages.

  • A New Beginning by Charlotte Davis (reprinted in Vault of Tomorrow 1) (3)
  • Incident on Vega-Oken by Elizabeth Sharp (17)
  • Friendship Renewed by Lorraine Goodison (poem) (29)
  • Brief Thought by Lorraine Goodison (poem) (29)
  • Echoes of Past and Future by Lorraine Goodison (30)
  • Poem by Lorraine Goodison (poem) (42)
  • How Strange by Paula Greener (43)
  • Poem by Lorraine Goodison (poem) (47)
  • Let Me Help by Margaret Sibbald (48)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (Cover), Steven Jew, Roo

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 33

See reactions and reviews for A New Beginning.

Issue 34

Log Entries 34 was published in July 1980 and contains 53 pages.

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  • Time Does Fly by C.A. Abbott (3)
  • A Matter Of Diplomacy by Josie Timmins (7)
  • In Love We Trust by Verna May (20)
  • The Decision by Patricia Keen (34)
  • The Velvet Sky, The Jewelled Stars by Linda Green (poem) (36)
  • Mind Snatch by Mark G Gregory (37)
  • Captain James T Kirk by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (52)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (Cover), Mark French, Roo


Reactions and Reviews: Issue 34

STAG publications just keep moving right along. This ish features some of the entries in various writer's competitions. "Time Does Fly" by C.A. Abott. The Enterprise is conducting an investigation of a split in the fabric of space. They enter the split and find themselves thrown forward in time - 2,000 years in the future. There to greet them is a Klingon ship. This turned out to be a most intriguing twist on the Klingon vs. Federation theme, and was refreshing. "A Matter of Diplomacy" by Josie Timmins. The Enterprise is ferrying a group of aliens to Starbase 17. Their planet is joining the Federation - but they don't want that, and they try to put the hex on the entire matter (quite literally) with some very strong telepathic meddling. I enjoyed this story and enjoyed, too, the unexpected solution Spock came up with. "In Love We Trust" by Verna May Long. After learning of his mother's death. Kirk, in a state of emotional shock, insists on conducting a ceremony himself on a world which is joining the Federation. His state of mind causes carelessness, and he does not check the ceremonial wine before drinking. It is poison to a human's system, and Kirk nearly dies. Spock blames himself, too, and is trying to be overprotective. That, of course, won't work on Kirk - and even McCoy feels a bit of the same overprotectiveness. Which all leads to a vicious circle of guilt and anger. The story was well-handled, with none of the over-done emotionalism, which so often characterizes these stories. "The Decision" by Patricia Keen is an attempt to explain why Spock undertook the discipline of Kohlinar. The split between his Vulcan and human selves was i growing, and instead of trying to meld the two, Spock decided upon the Kolihahr in order to totally remove the human in himself. This was well thought out and entirely believable. "Mind Snatch" by Mark Gregory. On a newly-discovered planet, the Enterprise crew discovers an energy-field - a powerful transporter which snatches Kirk right off the bridge. Spock, McCoy and others follow him down to discover that Kirk has become victimcof a totally automated suspended-animation factory run by robots. His body lives, but the machinery snatches the mind. I've seen similar themes in TREK fiction, and enjoyed the treatment this particular story provided.[12]
[Log Entries #34 #35]: After reading Log Entries 34 & 35, my humble opinion is that they are two of the best zines STAG has lately published. I found them impossible to put down, and both are already well-thumbed; It's a wee bit difficult to comment properly on 21 different stories and poems, so I'll just concentrate on the ones which stick in my memory.

Four come immediately to mindi 'In Love We Trust' by Verna Mae Long, 'The Decision' by Patricia Keen, 'Another Day' by Judy Miller and 'Communications Blackout' by Jane Tietjen. Both hers and Patricia Keen's deal with the reasons for Spock's return to Vulcan after the five-year mission, and both had me screaming "Why didn't I think of that?'" 'Communications Blackout' adds an interesting side to Spock which never occurred to me before and which I doubt many fans have over considered. Thank goodness Jane did, because it makes for a superb short story.

'Another Day' leads on from City and neatly conveys Kirk's pain and grief without wallowing in it. A diplomatic visit to a planet goes badly wrong in 'In Love We Trust', and the treatment of the characters removes any 'sameness' of yet another life and death situation for Kirk. This story contains a revealing insight into the leading characters' personalities, and makes one wonder just where the boundaries of friendship and command should meet. I am not usually one for enthusing at length over zines, but after reading these two I felt I had to tell someone. Log Entries 34 & 35 are two no fan will wish to read only once, and that isn't just a plug for STAG.'

Oops! I almost forgot to mention that each and every one of the poems are terrific and complement the stories beautifully. I have only one more thing to say... why the +/?@ can't I write like that?.[13]

Issue 35

cover of issue #35 Sandy Sapatka
art from issue #35, Martin Delaney

Log Entries 35 was published in July 1980 and contains 51 pages.

  • The Colours of Darkness by Simone Mason (3)
  • The Starlord and the Wanderer by Jayne Turner (poem) (22)
  • A Mother's Thoughts by Josie Rutherford (poem) (23)
  • Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind by Vicki Richards (24)
  • To Spock, Take Heed by Jackie High (poem) (33)
  • By The Rules by Linda Chapple (34)
  • Cenre Seat by S. Meek (poem) (37)
  • To Boldly Go by Sue Simon (poem) (37)
  • Communications Blackout by Jane Tietjen (38)
  • Two Selves by Gillian Catchpole (poem) (42)
  • Once upon A Dream… by Dr Helen Baldwin (43)
  • My Vulcan Friend by Sue Simon (poem) (47)
  • Homecoming by Crystal Ann Taylor (poem) (48)
  • …Another Day by Judy Miller (49)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (Cover), Martin Delaney

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 35

More writing contest entries made their way into LOS ENTRIES 35, as well as stories not part of those contests. They are also featuring some new writers this time around. "The Colours of Darkness" by Simone Mason. Planet Q17 has been colonized, but it has since been discovered that the world was an inhabited one. While colonists and natives seem to be co-existing peacefully, the Enterprise is sent to investigate. They arrive, contact the colonists and learn the world is now named Planet Voodoo. Then they beam down to find the leader insane after witnessing a native religious rite. What the Enterprise crew finds makes voodoo pale to insignificance beside it - and for Kirk and Spock, they embark upon a journey through their own minds. A whopping good story which takes telepathy beyond the usual realms. "Close Encounters of a Fourth Kind" by Vicki Richards. Klingons have forced their way into the Guardian of Forever intending to sabotage Earth's space program and keep the Federation from forming. Kirk takes the Enterprise back in time hoping to find, and defeat the Klingons. This was an intriguing story which focuses on the vulnerability of the Guardian. "By the Rules" by Linda Chappie. This is a dragon story. The poor dragon mistakes Uhura for a princess, thinks Spock is an elf, and is spoiling for a fight with Sulu and /or Chekov (whichever is Uhura's knight in shining armor). The dragon just can't understand why they don't play by the "rules". I happen to love dragon stories, and this one is really cute. "Communications Blackout" by June Tietjen is the story of Kirk's elevation to admiral and Spock's decision to return to Vulcan and undertake Kolinahr. The motivations are different that in "The Decision" (LE#34) but again, it's a believable situation. "Once Upon a Dream" by D. Helen Baldwin. An inhabited planetoid captures the Enterprise in a tractor beam. Kirk, Spock, Chekov, and Lt. Flora, a powerful telepath beam down to find out what's going on. They are accompanied by two guards. But the guards and Spock do not beam down - they reformed in the transporter. The other confused trio is beamed, not to the planetoid, but to the Enterprise - where Chekov is the captain. This particular role twisting was well-handled, and the surprise solution was good. "Another Day" by Judy Miller is a post-"City on the Edge of Forever" story wherein Kirk, having just returned from the past, is trying to deal with the guilt and sorrow of letting Edith die. The story does not resolve Jim's conflict, but ends with him facing, and conquering his memories and emotions, then going on with life. I liked this because it was realistic in its treatment of Kirk, and realistic in its expectations. As in real life, there is no simple, quick solution.[14]
[Log Entries #34 #35]: After reading Log Entries 34 & 35, my humble opinion is that they are two of the best zines STAG has lately published. I found them impossible to put down, and both are already well-thumbed; It's a wee bit difficult to comment properly on 21 different stories and poems, so I'll just concentrate on the ones which stick in my memory.

Four come immediately to mind: 'In Love We Trust' by Verna Mae Long, 'The Decision' by Patricia Keen, 'Another Day' by Judy Miller and 'Communications Blackout' by Jane Tietjen. Both hers and Patricia Keen's deal with the reasons for Spock's return to Vulcan after the five-year mission, and both had me screaming "Why didn't I think of that?'" 'Communications Blackout' adds an interesting side to Spock which never occurred to me before and which I doubt many fans have over considered. Thank goodness Jane did, because it makes for a superb short story.

'Another Day' leads on from City and neatly conveys Kirk's pain and grief without wallowing in it. A diplomatic visit to a planet goes badly wrong in 'In Love We Trust', and the treatment of the characters removes any 'sameness' of yet another life and death situation for Kirk. This story contains a revealing insight into the leading characters' personalities, and makes one wonder just where the boundaries of friendship and command should meet. I am not usually one for enthusing at length over zines, but after reading these two I felt I had to tell someone. Log Entries 34 & 35 are two no fan will wish to read only once, and that isn't just a plug for STAG.'

Oops! I almost forgot to mention that each and every one of the poems are terrific and complement the stories beautifully. I have only one more thing to say... why the +/?@ can't I write like that?.[15]
A golden oldie if ever there was one. This magazine was renown for its quality, with good reason. The poetry of this issue is evocative often reflecting moods and relationships shown in ST:TMP which had just made its appearance before this zine. A couple of bonzer stories this issue.

"The Colours of Darkness" is a longish story about aliens. A great deal of thought went into this piece by Simone Mason, devising a culture, a way of thinking and creating, alien to us. It is well written and definitely captures one in its charm. Not a huge amount of plot but as a basic relationship story (in that the Kirk/Spock friendship is important in the understanding of the alien culture) it doesn't need it. "Close, Encounters of the Fourth Kind" by Vicki Richards is another of those suppose-the-Klingons-got-hold-of-the-Guardian-of-Forever stories -- unfortunately I'd just finished reading "Yesterday's Son" and so probably didn't appreciate this story as I should have. It is competently told. Kirk and Spock go back to rescue the NASA Space Programme from Klingon intervention. Linda Chapple's "By The Rules" has to be my favourite of this issue where Uhura is indeed the fair maiden <!?!>, Spock an elf (!??!) and Chekov a knight in shining armour even though reluctantly(!???!) - beautifully charming piece of humour done with a 1ight touch. "Communications Blackout" by Jane Tietjon is a heavily emotional relationship story between McCoy, Kirk & Spock. Set on their return to Earth when Kirk accepts his admiralty. I found it rather heavy going but I know a lot of people like this sort of piece where Spock goes back to Vulcan in jealousy and grief and McCoy turns bitter. I think the whole piece would have had more impact with less words expressing the heavy emotion. The author obviously believes it though. "Once Upon a Dream" by D. Helen Baldwin is a fantasy where Chekov becomes Captain of the Enterprise. Good light humour to counteract the previous story.

The whole issue is a Good Solid Read and worth getting it it shows up in an auction for the general ST reader.[16]
51pp, duplicated. Please, Jayne Turner, write some more and keep up that standard and I, for one, will read you each time. This was a well-deserved prize. This issue is full of good, short stories but they could have been arranged in a more logical time sequence, I enjoyed every one of them, but please why underline certain words, such as ship names? It distracts the eye and therefore, the continuity is lost. Keep up this standard! [17]

Issue 36

cover of issue #36 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 36 was published in July 1980 and contains 51 pages.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 36

Again the editors are featuring competition pieces, though not all stories fall into that category. "The Last Journey" by Lesley Bryan. Kirk and McCoy are attending a diplomatic reception on a world which is negotiating mineral rights with the Federation. Spock isn't at the reception. They don't dare let him set foot on the planet because he looks like a Romulan - and that world has had some nasty experiences with Romulans. When McCoy and Kirk beam up, there is a malfunction, but they arrive safely with no ill effects except for dizziness - and a ring which McCoy wears on his left hand was switched to his right. That night. Kirk has a nightmare about the air conditioning making drafts, and his light not switching on when it's supposed to or else, coming on by itself. But, is it a dream? This was suspense-ful and keeps the reader on a hook. "Diplomatic Incident," by Meg Wright, is a comedy of errors about an irksome ambassador, complicated by an unhappy Kirk who's been put on a diet. I laughed my way through this one. "Replacement Robot and Radiation" by Christine F. Leeson. Spock is in a coma and has been for two days. Cause is unknown, and he is taken to the hospital on Starbase 7. The temporary replacement is an android, and nobody on the Enterprise likes the situation one little bit. The story is a good one, and the case presented for androids is rather mixed. "The Most Logical Combination" by Gladys Oliver is done totally in dialogue, and the conversation between Spock and McCoy - and later Kirk - resolves some complicated emotional problems between them. It is an unusual way to tell a story and though I liked it, it may leave some readers with mixed feelings. "Another One" by C.E. Hall. Daphne is a new crewman and is a bit of a klutz. Little wonder. She's as tall as Mr. Spock, but awkward at times. She even runs into people - like Mr. Spock - and the more nervous she becomes, the more awkward she is. On a planetary survey, she ends up being paired with Spock one day. She discovers a great deal about the Vulcan - and about herslef. This was a goodie, and the character was well-done, likeable, and believable. "More Deadly Than the Male?" by Meg Wright. The Enterprise crew is helping a colony devastated by natural disasters. Kirk and Spock beam to the ship for some supplies and return in a shuttlecraft. On the way, they encounter a vortex of some sort and find they've switched universes. Only here, the women are in command, and they are rather vicious. This was an eye-opener, and I enjoyed the story immensely. I would net, however, enjoy that universe one little bit.[18]

Issue 37

cover of issue #37 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 37 was published in August 1980 and contains 51 pages.

  • The Aerolythian by Jenny Watson (3)
  • Doomsday Machine Prologue by Ian Pearse (16)
  • The Understanding by Lesley Coles (22)
  • Friends In Need by Ann Preece (39)
  • Desperation by S. Meek (poem) (48)
  • Interrogation by S. Meek (49)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (Cover), Martin Delaney, Sharon Packham, Ruth Kurz

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 37

Three new writers and some more competition entries highlight this issue, which leads off with: "The Aerolythian" by Jenny Watson. This is an inhabitant of a world colonized by humans. They developed psychic powers such as telepathy, telekinesis even psychic healing. Kirk learns a great deal about these people from his new crewman, Lienne Draquard when he and his landing party are playing hide-and-seek with Klingons on a mysterious world. Their ships are frozen in space and the end result could be death for all. A most intriguing, tense story. "The Doomsday Machine - Prologue" by Ian Pearse is a very good account of the sequence of events aboard the Constellation before she was attacked by the Doomsday Machine. It is also an insightful piece on Commodore Matt Decker as he was before Kirk found him half-mad aboard the derelict. "The Understanding" by L.M. Coles. Due to a late night party on Babel III, Kirk, Spock and McCoy have missed their transport to the Enterprise and have had to get passage on a cargo vessel. The two humans are badly hung-over, leaving Spock the only rational member of the trio. But, they can't find their baggage or McCoy's medikit - and then the cargo ship is attacked. The hi-jackers take Kirk for ransom and leave the survivors aboard ship to die. They do get away, via a pair of shuttlecraft. Only one craft survives entry into the planet's atmosphere which leaves only Spock and McCoy alive, stranded on an alien world, with no way to help Kirk - if he is still alive. This one was well-paced and keeps the reader in suspense. "Friends in Need" by Ann Preece. During a routine survey on Adelta TV, the landing party is attacked by a huge, gorilla-like animal. Spock, in an attempt to save the landing party, is himself badly injured, to the point that once they beam back to the Enterprise, Spock lies in sickbay, hovering between life and death. This theme has been used quite a bit over the years, but the story comes off quite well. "Interrogation" by Susan Meek takes places during the episode "Errand of Mercy" when Spock is interrogated by the Klingons' mindsifter. The story is about that interrogation, from Spock's point of view, and it turns out to be extremely painful - in many respects. A mindsifter is something which I want to have no personal contact with. This story is quite vivid.[19]

Issue 38

cover of issue #38 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 38 was published in December 1980 and contains 51 pages.

  • The Encounter by Linda Chapple (3)
  • After V'Ger by Katy Deery (poem) (5)
  • In Simpler Language, Captain, Sir, They Drafted Me! by Pauline Andrews (6)
  • Mudd Again! by Sandie Cowden (poem) (13)
  • Negative Image by Vivian Young (14)
  • Sargon's Lament by S. Meek (poem) (21)
  • IDIC, Tense, Nervouse IDIC? by Therese Holmes (22)
  • Web Confrontation by S. Meek (poem) (25)
  • The Man With the Child in His Eyes by Rita Oliver (26)
  • Edith: In Memory by Katy Deery (poem) (27)
  • Home Sweet Home? by Josie Timmins (28)
  • Elaan by Katy Deery (poem) (44)
  • A Day In The Life of… by Lesley Walker (45)
  • Yet Another Day in the Life of a Starship Captain by Rita Oliver (poem) (51)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (Cover), Martin Delaney, Roo


Issue 39

cover of issue #39 Sandy Sapatka
inside art from issue #39, Lee Sullivan

Log Entries 39 was published in February 1981 and contains 59 pages.

  • Green is Beautiful by Chrissie Farr (3)
  • An Easy Decision by Jayne Turner (poem) (5)
  • Passenger by Gladys & Rita Oliver (6)
  • Kirk's Day Off by Susan C. Broughton & Gail E. Clark (13)
  • Shades of a Dream by Karen Hayden (poem) (30)
  • No Turning Back by Elizabeth Butler (31)
  • Starship Captain's Lament by Barbara Wright (poem) (34)
  • The Rainbow Trap by J. Miller (35)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (Cover), Lee Sullivan


Issue 40

cover of issue #40 Sandy Sapatka
inside art from issue #40, Martin Delaney

Log Entries 40 was published in April 1981 and contains 53 pages.

  • Vendetta by H & S Hillsden (3)
  • Kirk's Meditation by Joan Wallsgrove (29)
  • Who Is the More Expendible Between Us? by Jayne Turner (poem) (30)
  • Return AU by Meg Wright Sequel to "More Deadly Than the Male?", LE36 This AU story and its prequel were combined and expanded on in the zine, The Female of the Species Is More Deadly than the Male (31)
  • Half-Life by S. Meek (poem) (42)
  • Tribble Planet by Judy Miller (43)
  • Conquered by S. Meek (poem) (53)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (Cover), Martin Delaney

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 40

A varied selection this time - Tribble vendettas and alternative universes. The A/U is a follow up on what happens when Kirk and Spock return to theirs. T'Pring finds her husband more in control and Uhura will advise Kirk care in understanding Spock's new position. 'Vendetta' -- Chekov's Irina is now a Starfleet Officer, proving herself in persuading a friend not to blame the Federation for her parents and husband's untimely deaths. She dies in the attempt but Sue Ann Jordan will become a better citizen for it. These are well written, entertaining glimpses into starship life and dangers. Well recommended.[20]


Issue 41

cover of issue #41 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 41 was published in April 1981 and contains 51 pages. There were 350 original issues printed.

  • The Difference Between Us by Margaret Sibbald & Margaret Edgar (3)
  • Logic by S. Meek (poem) (34)
  • Cause of Death: Unknown by Bettina Marloth (35)
  • Conversation by Linda Hughes (poem) (38)
  • Chekov's Last Stand by Judy Miller (40)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (Cover), Martin Delaney, Roo


Issue 42

cover of issue #42 Sandy Sapatka

Log Entries 42 was published in June 1981 and contains 59 pages.

  • The Past Lies Before Us by Karen Kirkby and Patricia Keen (3)
  • Shadows by Gladys Oliver (poem) (31)
  • The Lesson by Linda Huges (32)
  • For Sam by Katy Deery (poem) (35)
  • The King's Fool by Shirley Buck (36)
  • Shadow From the Past by Elizabeth Butler (40)
  • Letter by Ann Flegg (poem) (59)
  • Paradise Lost… and Found by Tina W Pole (poem) (59)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (Cover), Ann Neilson, Ann Humphrey, POW


Issue 43

Log Entries 43 was published in August 1981 and contains 53 pages.

cover of issue #43 Sandy Sapatka
  • For A Split Second by Jo McConnell (3)
  • Logical, Mr Spock? by Lynette Percy (poem) (25)
  • Checkmate by Josie Rutherford (26)
  • Marooned! by Ann Preece (28)
  • First Watch by Meg Wright (49)
  • Silent Love by S. Meek (poem) (50)
  • Spock Mystery by Linda Hughes (51)
  • art by Sandy Sapatka (Cover), Roo, Ann Humphrey

References

  1. ^ from Star Trek Action Group #18 (1976)
  2. ^ from Scuttlebutt #10
  3. ^ from Scuttlebutt #11
  4. ^ from Karen Halliday's Zinedex
  5. ^ from Karen Halliday's Zinedex
  6. ^ from Karen Halliday's Zinedex
  7. ^ from Karen Halliday's Zinedex
  8. ^ from Halliday's Zinedex
  9. ^ from Karen Halliday's Zinedex
  10. ^ from Karen Halliday's Zinedex
  11. ^ from Karen Halliday's Zinedex
  12. ^ from Universal Translator #8
  13. ^ from STAG #43
  14. ^ from Universal Translator #8
  15. ^ from STAG #43
  16. ^ Beyond Antares #24
  17. ^ from Beyond Antares #28
  18. ^ from Universal Translator #9
  19. ^ from Universal Translator #9
  20. ^ from Beyond Antares #30/31