Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited
|Star Trek Fanfiction|
|Title:||Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: The Original Series|
|External Links:||Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited; WebCite|
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Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited is a story by Ruth Berman.
During the filming of a Star Trek episode, Shatner, Nimoy, and Kelley somehow find themselves on the real Enterprise, facing the real Kor in "Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited."
The Author's CommentsIn 2017, Ruth Berman commented on this story:
“Visit to a Weird Planet” by Jean Lorrah and Willard F. Hunt appeared in Devra Langsam’s and Sherna Comerford’s fanzine Spockanalia. I enjoyed it immensely, and was amusing myself with speculating about the half of the story they hadn’t written – what the actors were doing on the Enterprise while the characters were in Los Angeles – and after thinking about it awhile realized it was turning into a story I wanted to write to offer to Spockanalia (where it duly appeared an issue or two later). I didn’t think about whether I should ask Jean and Willard for permission – I assumed that Devra and Sherna would find out if it was all right with them. When Sondra Marsha and Myrna Culbreath, some years later, got the idea of doing an anthology of fan-written “Star Trek” fiction, my “Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited” was one of the ones they asked permission to reprint. (I think all of the other stories in the anthology were likewise reprints from various fanzines, not originally written for the anthology. I think the same was true of the second volume, too. Might have been an exception or two.) 
Reactions and Reviews
Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited by Ruth Berman I had also read before. This story is fantasy in that Messrs. Shatner, Nimoy and Kelley are accidentally beamed aboard the Enterprise and have to act as Kirk, Spock and McCoy - rather successfully, too. It definitely appeals to me. 
Another good story is Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited in which three of the actors, Shatner, Nimoy and Kelley are somehow transported on to the real Enterprise, 200 years in the future, where they go through several embarrassing situations. It is rather reminiscent of Mirror, Mirror but it is tactfully so. The story is good but could use more development. The potentials of the situation are not fully explored and the plot is not fully developed. All in all, however, it was a good try by Ruth Bergman [sic] to present the other side of Visit To A Weird Planet and was a decent effort for an amateur writer. The introduction is by Majel Barrett Roddenberry. 
Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited by Ruth Berman is a delight. Introduced with a humorous page and a half by Majel Barrett-Roddenberry it asks the question, "What would William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley do if they found themselves aboard the real Enterprise?" The little side references to production crew (such as Vincent McEveety nearly blowing his top) are wonderful. 
A “Meta” story, breaks out of the whole fiction universe entirely. It’s a fan fiction dream: “Oh! What would happen, if, like, the actors, were, like, transported, and like, were taken, and be like, Captain Kirk, and Spock, and be on the real Enterprise?”
Nice as a fan-fiction story, not as good as an actual Star Trek story… At least it’s short.(Yeah, this was actually the whole plot in the “Galaxy Quest” spoof movie, but that was well done…) 
Dude, not only does is this book officially printed fan-fiction but it's also officially-printed RPF. I was really not expecting that. Interestingly enough, this is one of the picks from the collection. Shatner, Nimoy and Kelly are all transported onto the Enterprise for real and mistaken for their characters. I have no idea whether the actors are well-characterised, but the story itself is really amusing and a pleasant read.