Deep Domain

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Deep Domain
Deep Domain.jpg
Author Howard Weinstein
Country United States
Language English
Series Star Trek: The Original Series
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
1 March 1987
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 275 pp
ISBN 0-671-70549-0 (first edition, paperback)
OCLC 123098505
Preceded by Battlestations!
Followed by Dreams of the Raven

Deep Domain is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Howard Weinstein.[1]


Admiral Kirk and the Enterprise visit the ocean-world of Akkalla for diplomatic reasons. Soon Spock and Chekov become lost. A civil war and secrets under the water threaten the entire planet and the Enterprise.


Weinstein had met with Leonard Nimoy, director of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, while Nimoy was developing the story for the film. The two discussed, among other things, the idea of using whales, or creatures similar to whales, something later seen in both that film as well as Deep Domain. Weinstein has commented that, "To this day, I don’t know if whales ended up in ST:IV partly as a result of my suggestion, or whether they’d already decided that. But they were nice enough to give me that “Thank you” credit".[1]


  1. ^ a b "Howard Weinstein on Pirates, Puppies & More". Mar 11, 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 

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