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Who’s writing the CBS Action precis for Star Trek?

There are still some classic Star Trek episodes I’ve not seen, so I’ve been recording them. I’m into the third series, which is very weak, but I’ve been more entertained by the CBS Action write-ups for the episodes, which appear to have been written by an overenthusiastic middle-aged woman (I’m picturing someone’s Mum) who takes the view that the programme is a bit silly.

That’s the only explanation I can think of for these bizarre – and fairly patronising – episode precis I’ve been subjected to the last few weeks…

The crew pick up the last two survivors of a bitterly divided race, and even now these two will not give it a rest!

The crew come across a mysterious energy storm heading for Memory Alpha, the database of all Federation knowledge!

Not the perfect date for Kirk and company as the touch from a beautiful woman means instant death!

Kirk thinks he’s been abducted, but ends up on a deserted Enterprise. Very odd!

Kirk gets to meet one of his boyhood heroes… who is now an insane megalomaniac!

Kirk is bodyguard to a spoiled princess on the way to a peace conference. Oh yes, and that’s when the Klingons attack!

Kirk, Spock and McCoy end up as human lab rats for powerful alien experimenters!

The one famous for the first TV interracial kiss, as the crew become playthings for a bunch of aliens.

A mysterious entity sees the Enterprise crew and the Klingons at each other’s throats…again!

Kirk has had many crazy girlfriends, but this one swaps bodies with him!

The Enterprise is invaded by a crazy hippy and his followers who are searching for Eden. Sounds heavy man!

Kirk, Spock, and McCoy become lost in the past of a doomed world. Spooky!