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"... Wild Goose Chase!" was a two-page game insert in Star Trek Annual 1978 and Star Trek Annual 1986. The premise of the game involved the crew of the USS Enterprise collecting technology from six tribes, each living on a different plateau of an alien world.


A Wild Goose Chase! That's how Chief Medical Officer McCoy decribed the mission, and while Spock acknowledged no evidence of an enraged aquatic fowl, he agreed the assignment was most demanding.


While in orbit of the planet Klatoor, James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy and Spock discussed the complexities of their assignment. Temporal disruptions and disruptive magnioactivity limited the use of transporters, so they would use shuttlecraft. Personnel were required to visit six isolated tribes on the surface, each of which possessed a component to a building a device of critical importance to the Federation.



James T. KirkLeonard McCoySpock

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • unnamed USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) shuttlecraft (Enterprise shuttlecraft)


Planets and planetoids


Planetary locales

Amsha PlateauBelga PlateauGnass PlateauKla PlateauShema PlateauZelu

Races and cultures

Klatoor natives


animalfowlgoosehumanoidinsectspace wasp

Materials and substances


Technology and weapons

cyclonic generatorstarshiptransporter

States and organizations


Ranks and titles

captainchief medical officercommandercommanding officerdoctorfirst officerscience officer

Other references

decontaminationenergygovernmentlifeformlightmagnetismmagnioactivitymattermicroorganismnation stateplanetraces and culturesradiationspacetechnologytimetime decelerationuniformuniverse





Gold Key Comics stories and publications
Issues "The Planet of No Return" • "The Devil's Isle of Space" • "Invasion of the City Builders" • "The Peril of Planet Quick Change" • "The Ghost Planet" • "When Planets Collide" • "The Voodoo Planet" • "The Youth Trap" • "The Legacy of Lazarus" • "Sceptre of the Sun" • "The Brain Shockers" • "The Flight of the Buccaneer" • "Dark Traveler" • "The Enterprise Mutiny" • "Museum at the End of Time" • "Day of the Inquisitors" • "The Cosmic Cavemen" • "The Hijacked Planet" • "The Haunted Asteroid" • "A World Gone Mad" • "The Mummies of Heitius VII" • "Siege in Superspace" • "Child's Play" • "The Trial of Captain Kirk" • "Dwarf Planet" • "The Perfect Dream" • "Ice Journey" • "The Mimicking Menace" • "Death of a Star" • "The Final Truth" • "The Animal People" • "The Choice" • "The PsychoCrystals" • "A Bomb in Time" • "One of Our Captains Is Missing!" • "Prophet of Peace" • "Furlough to Fury" • "The Evictors" • "World Against Time" • "The World Beneath the Waves" • "Prince Traitor" • "Mr. Oracle" • "This Tree Bears Bitter Fruit" • "Murder on the Enterprise" • "A Warp in Space" • "Planet of No Life" • "Destination... Annihilation!" • "And a Child Shall Lead Them" • "What Fools These Mortals Be.." • “Sport of Knaves” • "A World Against Itself" • "No Time Like the Past" • "Spore of the Devil" • "The Brain-Damaged Planet" • "To Err Is Vulcan" • "The Empire Man!" • "Operation Con Game"
Additional stories "James T. Kirk: Psycho-File" • "A Page From Scotty's Diary" • "Spock: Psycho-File" • "From Sputnik to Warp Drive"
Games "Voyage of Discovery" • "The Tunnel of Death" • "... Wild Goose Chase!" • "A Hint of Life" • "Space Chase" • "Escape from the Clinging Dags"
Collections Star Trek Annuals (1969197019721973197419751976197719781979198019831986) • The Enterprise Logs (Volumes 1234) • The Key Collection (Volumes 12345) • Gold Key Archives (Volumes 12345) • Gold Key 100-Page Spectacular
Related media "The Exile" • "The Red Hour" • "Eye of the Beholder" • "The Menace of the Mechanitrons" • "Trial by Fire!"


Published Order
Previous comic:
Voyage of Discovery
Star Trek board games Next comic:
Space Chase
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Ice Journey
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
A Hint of Life
Previous comic:
Ice Journey
Voyages of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), Year Two Next comic:
A Hint of Life

Production history

First printed in Star Trek Annual 1978. (World Distributors Limited)
Reprinted in Star Trek Annual 1986. (World Distributors Limited)