The Enchanted Pool
|Star Trek Fanfiction|
|Title:||The Enchanted Pool|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: The Original Series|
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The Enchanted Pool is a story by Marcia Ericson.
It is in Star Trek: The New Voyages #1 (1976).
Spock gazes into the waters of a strange world and sees his true love—and finds the answer to the mystery of a lost starship at the same time.
Reactions and Reviews
This is another one that does nothing for me. Objectively, I can say, nicely written, well worth inclusion on several counts - but it doesn't turn me on. 
For a mushy, sweet story that makes no sense, read The Enchanted Pool by Marcia Ericson. Full of fairytale gibberish and technical tripe, it has a plot that leaves a lot to be desired. All in all, a story worthy of Space: 1999, and not ST. The introduction is by Nichelle Nichols and reveals a kind compassionate interior underneath an equally kind, compassionate exterior. 
Here we go… un-educated readers might jump and shout with glee about it’s “originality”, but this is what I would call a “forced-motif”, forcing a story to fit into another totally different theme, and this is totally out-of-the-water and it feels so.This is a story about the fabled Arthurian Excalibur sword forced to match up in a Star Trek storyline. Serious science fiction editors reject this type of stories almost immediately.
Ohgod, this was terrible. Ridiculous prose, bad characterisation and a stupid story.