The Sword at the Gate
|Star Trek Fanfiction|
|Title:||The Sword at the Gate|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: The Original Series|
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It was published in Stardate: Unknown #3.
Reactions and Reviews
Aftermath of "Paradise Syndrome." Spock forces a meld to allow Kirk to accept and grieve Miramanee's loss. The team play gods to minimize contamination of the Amerindian culture, with Kirk designating Salish - beaten half to death by the crowd hoping to please the god - as the medicine chief and an umarriageable girl as priestess. Believable interpretation. 
"The Sword At the Gate", by Jane Aumerle, art by Virginia Jacobsen, is a very well done sequel to "The Paradise Syndrome", and Virginia's art is very good and highly reminiscent of Joni Wagner's style. The epilogue to this story was performed at SeKWester*Con, with Gerry reading the lines aloud while the story was done In Indian Sign Language. This portion of the zine could have been more imaginatively laid-out, but the piece Is still powerful. 
"The Sword at the Gate" is an excellent "after" story dealing with Kirk following Miramanee's death. It's passionate, and insightful.