Review – That’s Not My Name

Review – That’s Not My Name


This story comes from a prompt of the same name: That’s Not My Name.


I had already written the sequel to this short story, It Had to be You. Hence the idea of a story to precede it came to mind.

Barking up the Muse Tree | Jespah | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Barbara Luna as MU Marlena Moreau

Barking up the Muse Tree | Jespah | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Barbara Luna as MU Marlena Moreau

The idea I had was that the Mirror Universe Jim Kirk would not necessarily have gotten together with Marlena Moreau in a conventional way. After all, it’s the Mirror.

I had also wondered why Janice Rand wasn’t shown in the Mirror (the real reason is that the actress, Grace Lee Whitney, had left the show). For an in-universe explanation, it made a lot of sense for Marlena to be Janice’s killer. This would also work out rather nicely with my own view of the Mirror Universe, that women receive rather poor treatment. The best thing a woman would be able to do would be to latch onto a man with ambition and power, who could protect her. Yet their circumstances would horribly beat down the women. And therefore they would never consider in a million years the concept of banding together.

Hence a petticoat revolution, such as in Take Back the Night, is unthinkable.


The prompt (which I wrote) comes from a Ting Tings song.

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The story is rated T.


So there had always been chemistry between William Shatner and Grace Lee Whitney. If Whitney had been around when the Mirror, Mirror episode had originally aired, it would not surprise me if there would have been a similar explanation about Janice.

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Shuttlepod pilot, fan fiction writer, sentient marsupial canid.