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Peter Pan Records is part of Peter Pan Industries. This company made records for children, telling stories usually based upon either classic children's tales or--more often--licensed franchises such as various DC Comics and Marvel Comics characters or TV and Movie franchises such as Space: 1999, The Six Million Dollar Man and, of course, Star Trek.

Between 1975 and 1979, they released a number of records based upon Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Motion Picture; the first eight albums came under the label "Power Records: a division of Peter Pan Records", while the latter records came under the Peter Pan Records label.

Only eleven original Star Trek stories were written. However, these were released and re-released over the years in twenty-three different packages, either on 7-inch or 12-inch vinyl albums. The "Book & Record" sets included a read-along comic book-style adaptation of the story or stories on the given recordings. Albums 1-8 were released with artwork reflecting the Original Series, while the latter releases all featured "photo covers" depicting scenes/stills from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (although 20 & 21 also included comic-style artwork backgrounds).

The comic book adaptations were not published for all of the stories, and were not released with each release of the stories for which they were published. The artwork in the comics also featured some fairly significant errors in character depiction. The central three characters, Kirk, McCoy, and Spock were all drawn fairly accurately, but in the first four comics, Sulu was shown as a black man in a science uniform (blue) and Uhura was shown as a blond Caucasian woman.

A number of the early stories had ties to the aired Star Trek, both the Original Series and the Animated Series. This was likely due to the fact that Alan Dean Foster was the author of the Star Trek: The Animated Series novelizations. References included M'Ress (drawn to look like an Orion) and the Edoans.

Creators

Most of the releases were uncredited on the record and comics. However, some creators are known, including:

Stories

  1. "Passage to Moauv" (comic published)
  2. "In Vino Veritas"
  3. "The Crier in Emptiness" (comic published)
  4. "The Time Stealer" (comic published)
  5. "To Starve a Fleaver"
  6. "A Mirror for Futility" (comic published)
  7. "The Logistics of Stampede"
  8. "The Man Who Trained Meteors"
  9. "The Robot Masters" (comic published)
  10. "Dinosaur Planet" (comic published)
  11. "The Human Factor"

Releases

  1. #8158 Passage to Moauv/In Vino Veritas/The Crier in Emptiness (12" 33-1/3 RPM LP, 1975)
  2. #8168 The Time Stealer/To Starve a Fleaver/The Logistics of Stampede/A Mirror for Futility (12" 33-1/3 RPM LP, 1975)
  3. #F1298 In Vino Veritas (7" 33-1/3 RPM Single, 1975)
  4. #2305 The Time Stealer (7" 33-1/3 RPM Single, 1975)
  5. #PR25 Passage to Moauv (7" 45 RPM Single & Book, 1975)
  6. #PR26 The Crier in Emptiness (7" 45 RPM Single & Book, 1975 or 1976)
  7. #2307 To Starve a Fleaver (7" 33-1/3 RPM Single, 1975)
  8. #BR513 A Mirror for Futility/The Time Stealer (12" 33-1/3 RPM LP & Book, 1976)
  9. #BR513 A Mirror for Futility/The Time Stealer (12" 33-1/3 RPM LP & Book, 1979)
  10. #8168 The Time Stealer/To Starve a Fleaver/The Logistics of Stampede/A Mirror for Futility (12" 33-1/3 RPM LP, 1979)
  11. #8158 Passage to Moauv/In Vino Veritas/The Crier in Emptiness (12" 33-1/3 RPM LP, 1979)
  12. #BR522 The Crier in Emptiness/Passage to Moauv (12" 33-1/3 RPM LP & Book, 1979)
  13. #PR26 The Crier in Emptiness (7" 45 RPM Single & Book, 1979)
  14. #PR25 Passage to Moauv (7" 45 RPM Single & Book, 1979)
  15. #8236 The Man Who Trained Meteors/The Robot Masters/Dinosaur Planet/The Human Factor (12" 33-1/3 RPM LP, 1979)
  16. #1513 In Vino Veritas (7" 45 RPM Single, 1979)
  17. #1514 The Time Stealer (7" 45 RPM Single, 1979)
  18. #1515 To Starve a Fleaver (7" 45 RPM Single, 1979)
  19. #1516 The Human Factor (7" 45 RPM Single, 1979)
  20. #PR45 Dinosaur Planet (7" 45 RPM Single & Book, 1979)
  21. #PR46 The Robot Masters (7" 45 RPM Single & Book, 1979)
  22. The Robot Masters/The Logistics of Stampede/The Human Factor/The Man Who Trained Meteors/A Mirror for Futility/The Crier in Emptiness (12" 33-1/3 RPM LP, 1979)
  23. #1110 The Time Stealer/In Vino Veritas/To Starve a Fleaver/Dinosaur Planet/Passage to Moauv (12" 33-1/3 RPM LP, 1979)

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