Intersection Point

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Title: Intersection Point
Author(s): Juanita Coulson
Date(s): 1971, 1976
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Genre: gen
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Intersection Point is a story by Juanita Coulson.

It is in T-Negative #10 (1971) and Star Trek: The New Voyages #1 (1976).

Summary

"Intersection Point": the Enterprise has collided with another dimension. Somehow a necessary part of the ship has been lost in this other reality, and the crew of the Enterprise must find a way to retrieve it before the connection is severed and the ship is destroyed.

Reactions and Reviews

1976

Intersection Point by Juanita Coulson I had already read. I don't dislike it, but neither do I like it. I don't fault the writing or the development of the story, I just can't accept a story in which the Enterprise is seriously damaged by colliding with 'nothing.' [1]

1977

For an interdimensional sleeper, there's nothing like Intersection Point. All I can say is, if I was grading this, I would give it a failing grade for both creativity and writing style. Juanita Colson [sic] should receive a card saying "Go to jail, go directly to jail, do not pass 'go', do not collect $200." Anyone who would hinge a story on the fact that Spock is more invulnerable than any human, and not even do that tactfully, should be ridden out of town on a rail. This is definitely a story worth missing. The introduction is by James Doohan. [2]

2008

This one is not that bad. It captures the adventure and the action part of Star Trek, focusing a bit more on Scotty’s character.

The ship somewhat manages to get stuck into a weird singularity-time-space-distortion, and is in grave danger, so someone must fix it out…

Short and to the point, it could have been made longer, but as it’s a short story format, it fits exactly as it should. Even so, you still feel something was a bit missing, like why go to all this trouble to just say “Whew, that was a close one”… [3]

2009

Nowt much in this one. The story's pretty ordinary too. Typical Enterprise-encounters-trouble story, and not one of the best I've read. [4]

References

  1. from Star Trek Action Group #17
  2. from Horta #4 (1977)
  3. Sergio: Reading Star Trek
  4. BOOK: STAR TREK: THE NEW VOYAGES; archive link by Tara Fleur, August 8, 2009