|From INTERPHASE #1, July 1975
Remote Control represents Jacqueline
Lichtenberg's writing level during the 1960's, before the beginning of her
This script was written for the Star Trek series in late 1968, and
unfortunately never got beyond the agent-seeking stage because the show was
cancelled. Jacqueline Lichtenberg writes: "Remote
Control was aimed not at the TV audience, but at ST's creators. Even if read
and rejected, it should have pointed out 'Logic is Beautiful' as a viable
fiction premise. After Ruth Berman (editor of T-NEGATIVE) decided not to print
RC in script format, I decided to offer her a 'Logic is Beautiful' story in
narrative, and Kraith I was the result." Here we have, then, a Star Trek
script, and also the progenitor of the
Collected volumes now available for free reading online. The
main theme of Kraith is 'Logic Is Beautiful.'
Remote Control and Kraith are both prototypes of the
Remote Control may not even
include all details of the broadcast episodes. (at that time, tape was not
available to see reruns repeatedly and look up details, nor had Bjo Trimble's
Concordance been published).
This script was retrieved from the crumbling
old fanzine by Doug Diez.
It does not represent, an any way, Jacqueline Lichtenberg's
current storytelling craftsmanship either in book narrative or script format. There were no prequels or sequels.
It is presented here with no intention of infringing on any
copyright held by the various owners of Star Trek.
Reprinted with permission of
the author. Original material only, Copyright, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, 1968,
with no intention of infringing on any copyright held by the owners of Star