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Six issue mini-series based on the hot new TV show.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Captain's log, stardate 41187.5 
The USS Enterprise slices through the pitch thickness of an unmapped sector like a shaft. Her own legend, and those of her predecessors, serving us as fuel for this and all her subsequent missions. Manned by Federation officers and crew, who engineer each step of our quest for understanding… propelling us further and deeper than ever before—in a seemingly endless thirst for knowledge and harmony. Traveling with us, the constant reminder of why we're out here... families, most notably children. The generations of the future who deserve to know what's out here in order to press on. Their very presence is my pressure to perform—our need to succeed. That's what drives each and every one of my bridge crew.

The USS Enterprise makes contact with the Theluvians, the native inhabitants of Syntagus Theluv. Their greetings are friendly, but the ship is suddenly fired upon from the planet. An away team transports down but is also attacked. The away team subdues their foes and all are picked up by a Theluvian ship, where they learn that the Theluvians age backwards - the "adults" who attacked them are actually children playing a game, and the "children" who picked them up are adults.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Michael BickleyPatricia BickleyBeverly CrusherWesley CrusherDataElrethGeordi La ForgeMoezerJean-Luc PicardRaymondWilliam T. RikerDeanna TroiWorf, son of MoghTasha YarUSS Enterprise-D personnel (unnamed USS Enterprise-D personnel)
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Jack CrusherMerlin

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • punisherTripolian hellblazer

Locations[edit | edit source]

Shipboard locales[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise-D 
bridgeready roomsickbaytransporter room (#6) • turbolift

Planets and planetoids[edit | edit source]

Syntagus Theluv
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EarthTripoli IX

Stars and systems[edit | edit source]

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Stellar regions[edit | edit source]

the galaxy

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]


States and organizations[edit | edit source]

StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Technology and weapons[edit | edit source]

androidauxiliary powercommunicatorcomputerdeflector shieldmark V personal phaserphaserpunishersensorstarshiptricorderTripolian hellblazerturboliftviewerVISOR

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captainchief medical officercommandercommanding officercounselorengineerensignfirst officerflight controllerlieutenantlieutenant commanderlieutenant junior grademisterofficeroperations managersecond officersecurity chiefsenior staff

Other references[edit | edit source]

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Appendices[edit | edit source]

Related stories[edit | edit source]

The concept of a backward-aging race had previously been presented in the TAS episode: "The Counter-Clock Incident" at the time this story was published. The concept would be revisited in the VOY episode: "Innocence".

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Timeline[edit | edit source]

According to a TNG timeline published by DC Comics, this story is set between "Encounter at Farpoint" and "The Naked Now", although the events of the series seem to be set after several other episodes had taken place.

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Idol Threats
Comics by:
Michael Carlin
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Spirit in the Sky!
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Chapter 8 Section 6
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
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