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STAR TREK Comics Timeline Project - 2264 - Part 2

2264
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TIME LINE NOTE:

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Child's Play
Stardate: 1723.4
Comic: Star Trek #23
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: March, 1974

Synopsis:



Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

The Enterprise arrives at a planet where a mysterious disease kills anyone over the age of 13. By beaming down to the planet, Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Sulu, and Nurse Chapel have all been infected and will die within five days unless a cure can be found. McCoy determines that he needs the extract from a rare plant found only on a planet two days away at full speed. The Enterprise heads out on its mission. Meanwhile, on the planet, the landing party is captured by a rival gang of children and held prisoner. In trying to escape, Kirk is forced to shoot and finds out the children’s rifles fire only beams of light; they have no real weapons, only toys, and their "conflict" was just a game. The Enterprise returns with the antidote and cures the children, leaving them to grow and build a new world.

The Perfect Dream
Stardate: 3019.1
Comic: Star Trek #26
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: September, 1974

Synopsis:

Writer: Unknown / Artists: : Angelo Todaro & Alberto Giolitti

The Enterprise detects an unknown planet that isn't orbiting a star but moving through space in a straight line. The landing party is saved from an attack from wild cats by what appear to be Japanese samurai warriors. The warriors escort the landing party to their city, which, on the surface, appears to be a paradise. While the rest of the crew are enamored of the perfection they have found, Spock notes that of "over one hundred people, I have seen only six faces!" A few days later Spock sets out to explore the jungle around the city and discovers a hidden temple. Here he discovers the truth: that the planet is in fact a giant spaceship and all the people on it are clones. Distraught to discover the truth of their existence, one of the clones, who has befriended the landing party, activates the giant ship's self-destruct mechanism.


The Final Truth
Stardate: 2010.7
Comic: Star Trek #31
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: July, 1975

Synopsis:



Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

While escorting a Starfleet Admiral on the way to ceremonies to admit the dilithium-rich planet Quodor into the Federation, Kirk's shuttle crash-lands on the hostile neighboring planet of Tristas. The shuttle crew is held captive and made to work alongside other human slaves. Meanwhile, on Quodor, Spock tries to launch a rescue mission but is refused help by the planet's leader, who turns out to be a female Vulcan. Back on Tristas, Kirk and his crew escape and discover that the planet's hollow center is the home to a pure energy that gives any who see it an understanding of the universe, but the planet's ruling council wishes to keep it a secret. Kirk convinces them that the Federation will work with them to find a safe way to share this new knowledge.


The Choice
Stardate:1701.2
Comic: Star Trek #33
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: September, 1975

Synopsis:

Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

The Enterprise arrives at the site of the original Big Bang that created the universe and discovers the point where parallel universes meet. The ship comes to a halt when all equipment stops functioning, but Spock determines they can stay alive and functioning through sheer willpower. Outside the ship a pod is discovered floating in space, and the occupant turns out to be another Captain Kirk. The duplicate Kirk claims to be from the "previous universe" and that he was sent to find the one person in our universe who had free will enough to stop our universe repeating the fate of his. When the duplicate demands that the Enterprise be turned over to him, Kirk refuses, and the two engage in a running duel through the ship. A duplicate Enterprise also appears that the duplicate Kirk can control mentally. Spock and Kirk realize they can do the same and get the crew to link hands and channel their mental powers to work the Enterprise. When Kirk tricks and traps his duplicate, the other Enterprise disappears. The duplicate Kirk is placed back in his pod, after revealing that "our" Kirk was the man with free will he was searching for, and that by refusing to kill his duplicate he has changed the course of history for the better.

A Bomb In Time
Stardate: 1925.9
Comic: Star Trek #36
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: March, 1976

Synopsis:



Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

While visiting Research Satellite 5, the crew of the Enterprise becomes involved in a murder investigation when a scientist is killed. It transpires that the man was murdered by a colleague who has now disappeared back in time carrying an N-Cycle Bomb that he threatens to explode, destroying Earth. While Spock continues investigations in the lab, Scotty and Kirk head back into the past to find the bomb. Scotty arrives in 1855 frontier West and becomes involved in a stagecoach robbery, while Kirk ends up on a 1955 movie set in Hollywood. Kirk discovers the bomb maker, and convinces him to hand over the device. Everyone returns to the correct time, and the Enterprise goes on her way.

One of Our Captains is Missing
Stardate: 1929.1
Comic: Star Trek #38
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: July, 1976

Synopsis:

Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alden McWilliams

Kirk is replaced as captain of the Enterprise so he can be sent on an undercover mission. The new captain puts the crew through their paces with seemingly unnecessary drills, driving them close to the point of mutiny. Meanwhile, Kirk has been sent to the planet Mobita to bring back evidence that the Klingons are behind a revolt by previously peaceful jungle tribes. Kirk discovers the Klingon "military advisors" and ends up in single combat against the Klingon commander. When the crew of the Enterprise hears about Kirk’s mission, they insist on going to rescue him. As the Enterprise arrives at Mobita it fires a warning shot at an orbiting Klingon cruiser, which escapes, stranding its detachment of "advisors" on the surface.


NEXT POST: 2264- Part 3

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NOTES:
(1) This timeline covers Star Trek comics published in the USA and UK between 1967 to 2007 (i.e. from Gold Key to TokyoPop) - it does not include any stories from current Star Trek comics publisher IDW.
(2) Click here for the
Time Line Introduction explaining the background, definitions and considerations for this Star Trek Comics Time Line project.
(3) For more information on the history of Star Trek in comics check out my book
STAR TREK: A Comics History. now available in stores.
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Unused TV21 Annual Star Trek Cover Art

A few weeks ago I received a real surprise in my email, a nice note from British comics artist, John Britton, who had worked on many of the titles I read as a young lad, including Joe 90 and TV 21. John had picked up a copy of my STAR TREK: A Comics History book, and was kind enough to let me know that he had enjoyed it.

Since then, we have exchanged a few emails about the old UK produced Star Trek stories, and those classic comic titles he worked on. Imagine my surprise when out of the blue he sent me a scan of an original piece of art he still owns - not one of his own, but one by someone I consider among the best, but under appreciated, British comics artists, Harry F. Linfield.

Linfield's painted covers and style was always immediately recognizable, especially on media tie-in work as he seemed to be able to capture both likenesses and the essence of the characters better than most. In particular I have very fond memories of his work on the Jon Pertwee era Dr. Who stories in TV Action.

John Britton tells me that this piece was originally intended to be used on the cover of one of the TV 21 Annuals, but was replaced by a Thunderbird's piece and so was never used. The painting was done in two layers, with the Kirk & Spock close up on the top layer, and a shot of The Enterprise, designed to be seen in the top left on the bottom layer.


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STAR TREK Comics Timeline Project - 2264 - Part 1

2264
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TIME LINE NOTE:

STAR TREK (original series) SEASON TWO starts here.
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The Brain Shockers
Stardate: 1126.1
Comic: Star Trek #11
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: August, 1971

Synopsis:



Writer: Len Wein / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

In orbit around the planet Pollux II while investigating the disappearance of several ships in the area, the Enterprise is subjected to attacks from the surface. The attacks rock the ship, breaking a collection of sacred Vulcan artifacts that contained the bottled emotions of Vulcan's founders. Those emotions are set loose among the Enterprise crew. On the surface, Spock discovers a bored immortal called Malok who has been luring passing starship crews to his jungle maze so that he could experience their terror through his telepathic powers. Malok tries to ensnare the Enterprise crew but is overwhelmed by the hidden Vulcan emotions. With their composure restored, the crew return to the Enterprise and leave Malok to wrestle with these newfound emotions.

The Flight of the Buccaneer
Stardate: 3243.0
Comic: Star Trek #12
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: November, 1971

Synopsis:

Writer: Len Wein / Artist: : Alberto Giolitti

Spock, McCoy, Scotty, and Kirk go undercover as interstellar pirates to uncover a stash of stolen dilithium crystals. They make contact with the notorious pirate Black Jack Nova, who agrees to team up with Kirk to find the stash. Nova's first officer discovers that Spock and Scotty are Federation spies, but before he can tell his captain, Kirk denounces them. Nova pushes the two out of an airlock and then leaves in search of the crystals. The floating Spock and Scotty are rescued by the Enterprise, under the command of Sulu, which has been waiting nearby using a captured Romulan cloaking device. The Enterprise warps to the planet where the crystals are hidden, arriving before Kirk and Nova in Nova's ship Windjammer. Here they find Ben Cannon, the original captain of the Windjammer, who helps them against Nova. Kirk and Nova face off in an electron-cutlass duel which ends when Kirk throws his cutlass at the escaping Nova, hitting an engine generator tube on his shuttle, which explodes. With Nova destroyed, Cannon gives the Enterprise crew a stash of dilithium crystals that he had dug up earlier.

Dark Traveler
Stardate: 1523.4
Comic: Star Trek #13
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: February, 1972

Synopsis:



Writer: Len Wein / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

A mysterious, powerful being known as The Traveler hitches a ride on the Enterprise and forces the ship to carry him back to the utopian world he once called home. On arrival, they find a devastated world with cities in ruins and the people pursued by robots under the control of The Traveler's brother, Niklon. The Enterprise crew and The Traveler are taken prisoner but soon escape after Spock deactivates their robot guard. Spock dresses himself in the robot shell and leads his "prisoners" back to Niklon's throne room, where they lead a rebellion. The Traveler destroys his brother’s central controls, deactivating all the robots across the planet.

Museum at the End of Time
Stardate: 2553.2
Comic: Star Trek #15
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: August, 1972

Synopsis:

Writer: Len Wein / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

The Enterprise and a Klingon Battle Cruiser become trapped in Limbo, an eternal space outside of normal time. Here they discover that dozens of other ships have been trapped over hundreds of years and have been unable to escape. Kirk and the Klingon commander put their differences aside and work together to break free. Both crews are surprised that once an escape route has been discovered, Limbo's inhabitants have no interest in leaving. The Federation and Klingon crews decide that going into battle so shortly after cooperating with each other would be foolish and depart without engaging each other.
(Note: This story was used, uncredited, as the basis for the ST:TAS episode "The Time Trap," broadcast in November 1973.)


Day of the Inquisitors
Stardate: 4525.2
Comic: Star Trek #16
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: November, 1972

Synopsis:



Writer: Len Wein / Artist: : Alberto Giolitti & Angelo Todaro

On their way back from a mission, Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Chekov are stranded on a planet after the shuttle Galileo crash-lands. When looking for help, the shuttle crew discovers a civilization reminiscent of Dark Ages Earth, where the local population is held in thrall by a group known as The Inquisitors. Kirk and McCoy set out to find the local rebel leaders, while Spock and Chekov sneak into the Inquisitors’ castle to rescue radio equipment stolen from the crashed shuttle. Spock and Chekov are captured, and Spock is tortured until Kirk and McCoy lead the rebels in storming the castle. Once freed, Spock uses the captured radio equipment to call the Enterprise, which has been searching for them.

The Mummies of Heitius VII
Stardate: 3026.5
Comic: Star Trek #21
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: November, 1973

Synopsis:

Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

Aiding a Starfleet interstellar archaeology team, the Enterprise beams a mummy from the planet Heitius VII aboard. Unseen by the crew, the mummy awakens and makes some adjustments to the ship’s computers. Meanwhile, on the surface, the landing party of Spock, McCoy, and security team, along with the archaeologists, discovers three more mummies that attack them. When Spock calls the Enterprise for help, he is astonished to find that the ship has left. The Enterprise controls have been taken over by the mummy, who is directing the ship directly across Romulan space. The mummies are revealed as cyborgs who were programmed to take their population into space to escape a dying planet, but the population rebelled and imprisoned them, preferring to die "as men" rather than be transformed into cyborgs themselves for the rigors of spaceflight. On the planet the landing party keeps firing phasers at the cyborgs until the cyborgs drain their power cells. Onboard the ship, the control mummy is disabled when Scotty sets up a power feedback loop, just before the Enterprise crosses into Romulan space.

NEXT POST: 2264- Part 2

Previous Entries

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NOTES:
(1) This timeline covers Star Trek comics published in the USA and UK between 1967 to 2007 (i.e. from Gold Key to TokyoPop) - it does not include any stories from current Star Trek comics publisher IDW.
(2) Click here for the
Time Line Introduction explaining the background, definitions and considerations for this Star Trek Comics Time Line project.
(3) For more information on the history of Star Trek in comics check out my book
STAR TREK: A Comics History. now available in stores.
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Admiral Kirk and eBooks.

In my latest article for "The Content Wrangler" website on why "There's More To eBooks Than Just Words" I included the following reference to, perhaps the best Star Trek movie of them all, "The Wrath of Khan."

A few days ago I introduced my youngest daughter to the second Star Trek movie “The Wrath of Khan”. There’s a scene in that movie that I think applies to this discussion. In the climatic battle, Kirk and his crew beat the bad-guy, because, as Spock points out, he is still thinking in two-dimensional terms. In other words the villainous Khan, for all his power and intellect, isn’t used to working in space. He forgets that in space you can move up and down as well as left and right; and forwards and backwards. He isn’t as comfortable in, or aware of the possibilities of, the medium in which he finds himself.

And so it appears to be in publishing today, as many of us suddenly find ourselves in a medium in which we aren’t comfortable, nor know how to fully exploit.




I love it when I can get the two sides of my professional life to cross-over like this.
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STAR TREK Comics Timeline Project - 2263 - Part 6

2263

Vicious Circle
Stardate: 3114.1
Comic: Star Trek #33
Publisher: DC Comics
Date: December 1986

Synopsis:



Writer: Len Wein / Artist: Tom Sutton & Ricardo Villagran

As the Enterprise attempts to return home after its visit to 1960s Earth (in the ST:TOS episode Tomorrow is Yesterday), it overshoots by twenty years and comes face to face with the Excelsior. When the crew meets their older selves, it sets off tears in the space time continuum and the universe starts to unravel around them. The only way to repair the fabric of time is to harness the power of The Guardian of Forever.

The Humanitarian
Stardate: 3347.6
Comic: Star Trek: Uchu
Publisher: Tokyopop
Date: July 2008

Synopsis:



Writer: Luis Reyes / Artist: Nate Watson

The crew of the Enterprise is sent to oversee the final stages of a planet’s acceptance into the Federation after nearly seventy years of isolation. When a crude old fashioned nuclear engine explodes under one of the planet’s buildings, Spock blames himself for the loss of nearly twenty percent of the crew, and must learn to live with the consequences of his command decisions.

'Til Death
Stardate: 3376.5
Comic: Star Trek: Shinsei Shinsei
Publisher: Tokyopop
Date: September, 2006

Synopsis:



Writer: Mike W. Barr / Artist: Jeong Mo Yang

After the Enterprise is attacked by missiles fired from a seemingly dead planet, random acts of violence breakout between the male and female members of the crew. The cause is traced to two survivors from the dead planet, the reaninmated male and female co-rulers who destroyed the planet through civil war. The alien leaders split the crew into two factions until they face each other in a final conflict, the women in the saucer section and the men in the engineering section. Kirk and McCoy manage to transport the two faction leaders down to the planet surface where they kill each other in hand to hand combat. With the aliens dead, their influence disappears and the crew is reunited.

NEXT POST: 2264- Part 1

Previous Entries

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NOTES:
(1) This timeline covers Star Trek comics published in the USA and UK between 1967 to 2007 (i.e. from Gold Key to TokyoPop) - it does not include any stories from current Star Trek comics publisher IDW.
(2) Click here for the
Time Line Introduction explaining the background, definitions and considerations for this Star Trek Comics Time Line project.
(3) For more information on the history of Star Trek in comics check out my book
STAR TREK: A Comics History. now available in stores.
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STAR TREK Comics Timeline Project - 2263 - Part 5

2263

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TIME LINE NOTE: - STAR TREK: Season One starts here.

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No Compromise Part One
Stardate: 3001.3
Comic: Star Trek #58
Publisher: DC Comics
Date: March 1994

Synopsis:



Writer: Howard Weinstein / Artist: Carlos Garzon

During a visit to his friend Sulu on board the USS Excelsior, Pavel Chekov learns about the death of Julia Crandall, the only woman he ever asked to marry him. The news provokes Chekov into recalling his first mission as navigator on the USS Enterrise. During that mission, the Enterprise answered a distress call and came across a large vessel apparently bombarding a Harahni colony from space with fatal doses of radiation.

No Compromise Part Two
Stardate: 3005.1
Comic: Star Trek #59
Publisher: DC Comics
Date: May 1994

Synopsis:

Writer: Howard Weinstein / Artist: Carlos Garzon

Pavel Chekov and Julia Crandell grow closer as they work with the Harahni colony to try and discover a way to help them adapt to their new planet and protect themselves from the mysterious alien vessel above them. A group of colonists get frustrated at their leader’s apparent inability to deal with the crisis, and take Spock and Julia hostage. Meanwhile, Kirk is injured during an unsuccessful attempt to transport over to the alien ship.

No Compromise Part Three
Stardate: 3006.4
Comic: Star Trek #60
Publisher: DC Comics
Date: June 1994

Synopsis:



Writer: Howard Weinstein / Artist: Carlos Garzon

The rebels eventually realize that they need help from the Enterprise, and Scotty manages to find a way to get through the alien ship’s shields. Kirk and Chekov beam aboard and find that it is a malfunctioning automated ark ship that is trying to sterilize the planet. After shutting down the ship, Julia decides to stay and study the ship and help the colonists.

A Little Seasoning
Stardate: 3012.4
Comic: Star Trek: The Modala Imperative #1
Publisher: DC Comics
Date: July 1991

Synopsis:

Writer: Michael Jan Freidman / Artist: Pablo Marcus

Ten years after Captain Pike had recommended the planet Modola for Federation membership, the Enterprise returns, now under the command of James T. Kirk, to see if the population is ready to take that step. When Kirk and Chekov beam down, they are immediately arrested as rebels.

Tools of Tyranny
Stardate: not given
Comic: Star Trek: The Modala Imperative #2
Publisher: DC Comics
Date: August 1991

Synopsis:



Writer: Michael Jan Freidman / Artist: Pablo Marcus

Worried by Kirk and Chekov’s disappearance, Spock and MCoy beam down to search for them. In prison, Kirk and Chekov start a campaign of passive resistance, which starts to spread to the other prisoners. Kirk also uses their time in prison to try and find out why Modola is now under a totalitarian regime, and where the police got their advanced weapons

The Price of Freedom
Stardate: not given
Comic: Star Trek: The Modala Imperative #3
Publisher: DC Comics
Date: August 1991

Synopsis:

Writer: Michael Jan Freidman / Artist: Pablo Marcus

Kirk and Chekov engineer a mass escape from the Modolian prison. While hunting for the escaped prisoners, the local police find Spock and McCoy and arrest them too.

For Whom The Bell Tolls
Stardate: 3012.7
Comic: Star Trek: The Modala Imperative #4
Publisher: DC Comics
Date: September 1991

Synopsis:



Writer: Michael Jan Freidman / Artist: Pablo Marcus

Spock and McCoy have been earmarked for execution. The escaped prisoners work with Kirk and Chekov to help them rescue their friends from the authorities. After the rescue, the landing party beams up and the Enterprise leaves without finding out where the advanced weaponry came from or how Modola became a police state. (It took four issues for nothing to happen!)

NEXT POST: 2263- Part 6

Previous Entries

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NOTES:
(1) This timeline covers Star Trek comics published in the USA and UK between 1967 to 2007 (i.e. from Gold Key to TokyoPop) - it does not include any stories from current Star Trek comics publisher IDW.
(2) Click here for the
Time Line Introduction explaining the background, definitions and considerations for this Star Trek Comics Time Line project.
(3) For more information on the history of Star Trek in comics check out my book
STAR TREK: A Comics History. now available in stores.
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STAR TREK Comics Timeline Project - 2263 - Part 2

2263

Dwarf Planet
Stardate: 19:24.8
Comic: Star Trek #25
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: July 1974

Synopsis:



Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

The Enterprise comes across a planet where strange rays from the local star are causing each generation of the population to grow progressively smaller. Fearful that they may one day shrink to microscopic size and disappear, the rulers of the planet agree to the Enterprise’s help. The ship heads for the nearby star to collect samples of the "shrinking rays." While outside the ship erecting a collector dish, Scotty rips his space suit and is exposed to the full strength of the rays. He soon shrinks down to microscopic size and faces the perils of vicious germs and falling dust flakes. Using Scotty as a test subject, Spock develops an "anti-shrink" ray. The Enterprise builds several of the machines and delivers them to the planet so that they can restore their population to the correct size.

Ice Journey
Stardate: 20:27.3
Comic: Star Trek #27
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: November 1974

Synopsis:

Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

The Enterprise has been sent to Floe, the coldest planet in the Federation, to conduct a population survey. On the surface, they are greeted by blue-skinned "turtle people" who appear to have developed a natural adaptation to deal with the cold. However, they do not want their true numbers reported and capture Kirk and Uhura (depicted in this issue as a white woman) and force them to submit a false report. Meanwhile, Spock and a Federation scientist have been sacrificed to the planet's fire pits. Their environment suits protect them from the heat, and they discover a race of subjugated red-skinned people. With Spock's help the red-skins escape the fire pits and attack the blue-skinned people. The Enterprise crew escapes, having instigated a civil war!

The Mimicking Menace
Stardate: 34:21.7
Comic: Star Trek #28
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: January 1975

Synopsis:



Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

The Enterprise sends a shuttle down to investigate an apparently dormant volcano on an asteroid. After they land, the landing party is stunned to see another identical shuttle alongside. As they investigate, more duplicates appear as the crew encounters strange dancing lights. Kirk orders the Enterprise to fire a stream of negative ions into the volcano crater. The crater turns out to be home to an energy creature that is a parasite who drains energy sources to feed. The duplicates are a by-product of the energy absorption process.

The Death of a Star
Stardate: 33:33.3
Comic: Star Trek #30
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: May 1975

Synopsis:

Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

The Enterprise, sent to monitor the final hours of the star Isis, detects traces of life on a nearby planet. On beaming down, the crew encounters a woman who claims to be the Sun-Goddess Isis. On further investigation they discover an ancient underground city and an archive library, where they learn that Isis was once a living star who seeded the planet with her "eyes"—which grew into living beings—but that the Isisian civilization has been extinct for 25 million years. As the crew return to the surface, Isis goes nova, but in a last act transports the landing party back to the Enterprise and pushes the ship through a "space pocket" to save it from destruction


The Animal People
Stardate: 19:26.11
Comic: Star Trek #32
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: August 1975

Synopsis:



Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

Responding to a distress call, the Enterprise finds a civilization apparently threatened by a race of violent "animal people." Spock discovers that the so-called "animals" are intelligent humans who appear to have lost the ability to vocalize, with the exception of their leader, a beautiful woman. It is later revealed that the “animal people” are in fact the indigenous population of the planet, who had been conquered and enslaved thousands of years before, and that each child has to undergo an operation to prevent them from speaking. When their leader is captured, the "animal people" revolt. The ensuing civil war is ended only when the leader of the "animal people" and the crown prince of the ruling family marry, and then commit a ritual joint suicide. The symbolic gesture stops the war, and the barbaric operations are banned, sowing the seeds for the two races to live together in harmony going forward.

The Psycho Crystals
Stardate: 19:27.4
Comic: Star Trek #34
Publisher: Gold Key
Date: October 1975

Synopsis:

Writer: Unknown / Artist: Alberto Giolitti

On the planet Alpha 23-C the Enterprise landing party encounter strange crystals that seem to reflect different facets of their emotional makeup. The crystals turn out to be the young of a race of crystalline people who live in a city below ground (what a surprise). The landing party is accused of kidnapping the young and are sentenced to death. The crew get a reprieve when they stop an attack on the city from a crystalline monster via Spock concentrating his logic through one of the baby crystals and focusing it on the rampaging beast.

NEXT POST: 2263- Part 3

Previous Entries

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NOTES:
(1) This timeline covers Star Trek comics published in the USA and UK between 1967 to 2007 (i.e. from Gold Key to TokyoPop) - it does not include any stories from current Star Trek comics publisher IDW.
(2) Click here for the
Time Line Introduction explaining the background, definitions and considerations for this Star Trek Comics Time Line project.
(3) For more information on the history of Star Trek in comics check out my book
STAR TREK: A Comics History. now available in stores.
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STAR TREK Comics Timeline Project - 2251 - part 4

YEAR: 2251 - Part 4

Future Tense
Stardate: Not Given
Comic: Star Trek: Early Voyages #13
Publisher: Marvel
Date: February 1998

Synopsis:

Writers: Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton / Artists: Patrick Zircher & Greg Adams

In an alternate future, the vacancy caused by the disappearance of Yeoman Colt is filled by a young officer called James T. Kirk. A few years later, Kirk quits Starfleet and along with his engineering friend, Montgomery Scott, purchases a freighter which he names Bounty. As captain of the Bounty, James Kirk encounters the time displaced Colt who convinces him that in order to return to her own time, she needs to head into Klingon space for a rendezvous with General Chang.

Past Imperfect
Stardate: 9521.9
Comic: Star Trek: Early Voyages #14
Publisher: Marvel
Date: March 1998

Synopsis:

Writers: Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton / Artists: Patrick Zircher & Greg Adams



The Enterprise arrives in time to save the Bounty from being destroyed by Klingon ships. Pike is delighted to be reunited with Kirk and amazed at the presence of Colt. Learning that Colt’s temporal integrity is decaying and she needs to be returned to her own time before she dies, Pike agrees to return them to Klingon space. Meanwhile, Pike’s former Number One, now captain of the USS Excalibur, is ordered to intercept them.

Now and Then
Stardate: 9522.0
Comic: Star Trek: Early Voyages #15
Publisher: Marvel
Date: April 1998

Synopsis:

Writers: Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton / Artists: Patrick Zircher & Steve Moncuse

The Enterprise and the Excalibur fight their way through the Klingon fleet to return Colt to Algol. Once back on the planet, they work out a way to return her to the correct timezone and restore the timeline.

Thanatos
Stardate: 390.5
Comic: Star Trek: Early Voyages #16
Publisher: Marvel
Date: May 1998

Synopsis:

Writers: Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton / Artists: Javier Pulido & Steve Moncuse

While Captain Pike and a team of selected crewmen are on their secret mission, Robert April once more resumes command of the Enterprise, but is not impressed by what he finds. Meanwhile on the planet Temazi, a disguised Pike and his team are searching for a cache of advanced weapons. But, they aren’t the only ones looking. A Klingon search team is also on the planet, lead by Pike’s old adversary, Kaaj.

Nemesis
Stardate: Not Given
Comic: Star Trek: Early Voyages #17
Publisher: Marvel
Date: June 1998

Synopsis:

Writers: Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton / Artists:: Javier Pulido & Steve Moncuse



Both the Starfleet and Klingon away teams are discovered by the xenophobic Temazi, and are forced to cooperate in order to defeat the common enemy. In an effort to destroy the combined Klingon/Starfleet crews, the Temazi decide to use the cach or secret weapons….. (The series was cancelled with this issue and the story line was never resolved.)

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NOTES:
(1) This timeline covers Star Trek comics published in the USA and UK between 1967 to 2007 (i.e. from Gold Key to TokyoPop) - it does not include any stories from current Star Trek comics publisher IDW.
(2) Click here for the
Time Line Introduction explaining the background, definitions and considerations for this Star Trek Comics Time Line project.
(3) For more information on the history of Star Trek in comics check out my book
STAR TREK: A Comics History. now available in stores.
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STAR TREK Comics Timeline Project - 2251 - part 3

YEAR: 2251 - Part 3

One of a Kind
Stardate: 361.6
Comic: Star Trek: Early Voyages #9
Publisher: Marvel
Date:October, 1997

Synopsis:

Writers: Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton / Artists: Mike Collins & Greg Adams



Enterprise crewman Nano of the Lirin Unity must return to his home world following the death of several members of the Unity. While Nano struggles to return to such a closed society, the crew of the Enterprise tour the planet and confront the danger that is causing the deaths, a deep routed cultural fear of the unknown.

The Fallen
Stardate: 371.2
Comic: Star Trek: Early Voyages #10 & #11
Publisher: Marvel
Date: November & December, 1997

Synopsis:

Writers: Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton / Artists: Mike Collins & Greg Adams

#10 - The Federation colony on Theta Kalyb is attacked by Chakuun ghostships from the Tholian Empire. When the Enterprise arrives to investigate, it is attacked by the Chakuuns and is heavily damaged, forcing it to return to Earth for repairs.

#11 - The repaired Enterprise leads a Federation taskforce to the Tholian border where a Chakuun war fleet is waiting for them. While the two fleets face each other in a stand-off, a medical team is beamed down to the Theta Kalyb colony. At the colony site, medical aid offered by the Enterprise crew to a wounded Chakuun officer opens a dialog and helps understanding on both sides, avoiding an all out war.


Futures
Stardate: 389.4
Comic: Star Trek: Early Voyages #12
Publisher: Marvel
Date: January, 1998

Synopsis:

Writers: Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton / Artists: Mike Collins & Greg Adams



The Enterprise arrives at Starbase 45 for repairs and the crew head off on shore leave. Admiral Robert April arrives with secret orders for Captain Pike. Pike’s executive officer, Number One, is offered her own command as captain of the USS Nelson, but turns the commission down. On shore leave on the planet Algol, Yeoman Colt finds an artifact that seems to give off temporal waves and when she examines it further, she suddenly finds herself thrown into the future.

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(1) This timeline covers Star Trek comics published in the USA and UK between 1967 to 2007 (i.e. from Gold Key to TokyoPop) - it does not include any stories from current Star Trek comics publisher IDW.
(2) Click here for the
Time Line Introduction explaining the background, definitions and considerations for this Star Trek Comics Time Line project.
(3) For more information on the history of Star Trek in comics check out my book
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Cloak & Dagger
Stardate: 2396.6
Comic: Star Trek: Early Voyages #5 & 6
Publisher: Marvel
Date:June & July -1997

Synopsis:

Writers: Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton / Artists: Patrick Zircher & Greg Adams

#5 - During a search mission for the missing starship Cortez, the Enterprise discovers a lost Vulcan colony. The crew discover that the colonists are descendants of Vulcans who left their home planet during the time of Surak’s reformation, and are still highly emotional with a taste for violence. A group of the Vulcans had captured the Cortez, installed new weapons they had developed, and use it to attack the Enterprise.

#6 - While Number One takes the Enterprise into battle with the captured USS Cortez, Pike and his landing party are held prisoners by the “lost” Vulcans. The colonists’ leader, T’Kell, boasts to Pike that she intends to use one of their new weapons to destroy the planet as a sign of their strength, and then have Pike and the Enterprise take her people back to Vulcan as conquerors, so they can return Vulcan to its pre-Surak culture.

To Walk The Night
Stardate: Not Given
Comic: Star Trek Annual #4
Publisher: DC Comics
Date: October 1993

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman, / Artists: Gordon Purcell & Pablo Marcos



Synopsis:
During the early part of his career on the Enterprise, under the command of Captain Christopher Pike, Spock is having doubts if a career in Starfleet is his correct path. A mission to answer a distress call from a remote mining colony puts Spock into contact with a new life form that helps him reach a decision about his future.


The Flat Gold Forever
Stardate: 259.9
Comic: Star Trek: Early Voyages #7
Publisher: Marvel
Date: August 1997

Synopsis:

Writers: Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton / Artists: Patrick Zircher & Greg Adams



The defeated Klingon commander Kaaj manages to lure Pike away from the Enterprise to a remote planet where he can satisfy his blood-debt. Pike manages to elude Kaaj, whose blood lust intensifies to the point where he is willing to sacrifice his own crew to get to Pike. As Kaaj closes in, the Enterprise arrives and, thanks to a homing device, rescues Pike.

Immortal Wounds
Stardate: 360.3
Comic: Star Trek: Early Voyages #8
Publisher: Marvel
Date: September 1997

Synopsis:

Writers: Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton / Artists: Patrick Zircher & Greg Adams

Dr Phil Byrce is arrested after being recorded murdering a patient while providing plague relief on the planet of Neyda Prime. The evidence seems damning and Bryce even admits his guilt. Tulok, the local Vulcan ambassador, agrees to represent Brice and, during a mind meld, discovers that since he was a young man Bryce has been unwittingly carrying the psyche of an alien he once treated. After such a long time, the trapped psyche was driven mad. During the mind meld, Tulok isolates and removes the malevolent soul from Bryce.

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NOTES:
(1) This timeline covers Star Trek comics published in the USA and UK between 1967 to 2007 (i.e. from Gold Key to TokyoPop) - it does not include any stories from current Star Trek comics publisher IDW.
(2) Click here for the
Time Line Introduction explaining the background, definitions and considerations for this Star Trek Comics Time Line project.
(3) For more information on the history of Star Trek in comics check out my book
STAR TREK: A Comics History. now available in stores.