Trek to the Planet of the Apes

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Title: Trek to the Planet of the Apes
Author(s): Paul Gadzikowski
Date(s): 1975
Genre: gen
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Trek to the Planet of the Apes is a Star Trek: TOS story by by Paul Gadzikowski.

It was published in the print zine Berengaria #6.

Reactions and Reviews

A charming romp in which Gil Paul pops onto the Enterprise from "another fiction-plane." Nice touches are McCoy's insistence that every time Kirk complains of boredom they get in trouble - subsequently proved out despite Spock's disdain - and Gil's conviction that he is immune to landing-party dangers because he is an ongoing series character in yet another fiction-plane. (Which also explains the survival of the Enterprise week after week.) Assigned to study the newly-discovered fiction-plane, the Enterprise boys end up in the Planet of the Apes fiction plane, from which they rescue two humans. They try to drop Gil off in Australia, where there are still some humans, but that society has deliberately repressed its creativity and therefore has insufficient technology to return Gil home - oh, yes, the gizmo that sent him to our fiction-plane blew up after delivering him - and Gil will just have to stay on board until the ship's explorations of the fiction-plane vortex stumble across his own plane and he can get off. [1]
'Trek to the Planet of the Apes' by Paul Gadzikowki cannot be taken seriously at all although the writing is good. This story combines characters from a number of television SF serials with a light-hearted and totally incredulous protagonist which I assume is the fictionalization for the author's alter ego.[2]


  1. ^ from Karen Halliday's Zinedex
  2. ^ from Spectrum #23