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The Original Series:

Operation: Annihilate!

Story Outline

The story outline for “Operation — Destroy!” (original title) by Steven W. Carabatsos.

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    leaves Deneva and destroys their home planet – effectively
    annihilating the central “brain” that controls their operations which renders them harmless. This is the version James Blish writes in his adaption of –

    • This image of Season one’s title screens ( you know- the non-CGI , original opticals ) was produced by fellow Trek fan, reviewer and blogger W. Scott Kardel -currently managing director for International Dark-Sky Association. Apparently – the same couple of planets really got re-used .