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1971/4860.2 is the seventh issue of John Byrne's New Visions comic series. It was published in July 2015.

DescriptionEdit

Captain Kirk sets off alone on a mission that will carry him 200 years into his past... but he won't be alone for long—Gary Seven returns!

SummaryEdit

The USS Enterprise arrived in orbit of the planet where Starbase 14 was located and picked up Dhoraxi Ambassador Xahd. He was to be taken to ceremonies ending a recent Federation-Dhoraxi war. Rather than surrender, however, Xahd telepathically communed with ancestors in the 20th century who prematurely triggered World War III on Earth. Captain James T. Kirk, in the act of beaming down, was transposed into an alternate timeline where the Dhoraxi Empire had replaced the Federation.

In the prime universe aboard the Enterprise, Xahd created an effect similar to the light speed breakaway factor which put the starship into a time warp, heading backwards one month per hour. He did that in order to initiate and maintain his rapport with his ancestor.

In the alternate timeline, Kirk learned that 1971 was the critical year. He stole a Dhoraxi scout, traveled to Gateway and appealed to the Guardian of Forever for help. The Guardian sent Kirk to Gary Seven's office in New York City on Wednesday, 24 November 1971. Seven's Beta 5 computer located a Dhoraxi mothership en route to Earth at dangerous speeds that would kill most of its crew. Its surviving crew of five flew a scout ship to the site of a major United States missile base in central Nevada. Kirk and Seven transported to a ghost town near the base and found a lone prospector, whom Seven knocked out with his servo. Kirk and Seven stalled the Dhoraxi and were captured, but a distraction by the prospector gave them the upper hand, and they were able to kill the Dhoraxi, destroy their ship and prevent the timeline alteration. Kirk was automatically returned to Gateway in the prime universe.

On the Enterprise, Spock and Montgomery Scott managed to stop Xahd's time warp and return the ship to normal. They picked up a transmission from Kirk asking to be picked up on Gateway.

Ship's log, stardate 4861.4, first officer recording. We are entering orbit around the planet of the Guardian of Forever

After returning to his ship, Kirk contacted the Dhoraxi compound at Starbase 14, discovering that they had helped Kirk stop Xahd by making sure Kirk beamed down at the right moment to transition between timelines.

Personal log, Andru 4/6. Planetary time oh-two hundred hours, mid-years day. In just a few hours this city will burst into celebration… but for now the streets below are silent. Even the travel tubes are all but empty. The arrivals platform, usually teeming, I'm sure, is also nearly bare. Not for the first time I find myself trying to guess the identity of the person who summoned me. But not really summons. That is too strong a word. More of an… irresistible invitation.

Isis and an aged Gary Seven met Kirk to relate the final fate of the Dhoraxi mothership and share a celebratory drink.

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CharactersEdit

Paul BatesPavel ChekovDavid GallowayGuardian of ForeverIsisJames T. KirkJohn KyleRoberta LincolnLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottGary SevenSpockHikaru SuluTakayamaNyota Uhuraunnamed Dhoraxiunnamed prospectorXahd
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Queen Victoria

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Dhoraxi mothershipDhoraxi scoutUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)

LocationsEdit

Alpha QuadrantAndru 4/6Dhoraxi compoundEarth (New York CityNevada) • GatewayStarbase 14
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Berenice IIIEarth (Alberta CanadaOhioNew OrleansSoviet Union)

Races and culturesEdit

DhoraxiHumanunnamed green skinned alien speciesVulcan
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AegisMartian

States and organizationsEdit

Dhoraxi EmpireFederationStarfleet

Science and technologyEdit

airlockBeta 5 computerchameleon devicechronometerhypodermichull platingintermixlife support systemlight speed breakaway factormissile baseneural shocknuclear weaponpattern bufferphaserradarripples in timescannerscienceservotimelinetime portaltime traveltime warptranscausal looptransportertravel tubewarp drivewarp enginewarp speedweapon

Ranks and titlesEdit

ambassadorcaptainchief medical officercommanderdoctorfirst officerhelmsmanhigh magistratelieutenantscientist

Other referencesEdit

20th century18851971atmosphereatombridgebrigcenturyChristmas treecolonyconferencecordrazinecrew membercrew quarterscommunicationsengineeringfairygalaxygodfathergoldhaggislight yearmeteororbitoxygenparanoiaplatinumreincarnationsecurity guardsilverStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)ThanksgivingWorld War IIIwar

TimelineEdit

ChronologyEdit

1885 
Kirk spent a weekend in New Orleans.
24 November 1971 
Kirk time traveled to Gary Seven's office to prevent Xahd's timeline plot to trigger World War III and eliminate the Federation.
1972 
Empty Dhoraxi mothership burned up over Alberta Canada.
20 months prior to stardate 4860.2 
First encounter with the Guardian of Forever.
Six months prior to stardate 4860.2 
State of war existed between Federation and Dhoraxi.
Shortly before stardate 4860.2 
Conflict ended; conference on Berenice III would celebrate official end of the war.
Stardate 4860.2 
Enterprise arrived at Starbase 14. Xahd altered history, eliminating the Federation. Kirk, in the middle of beaming down, materialized in the altered timeline.
Shortly after stardate 4860.2 
Kirk returned to the original timeline.
Two days later, Stardate 4861.4 
After spending a weekend in New Orleans in 1885, Kirk was picked up by the Enterprise at Gateway.
Two weeks later 
On Andru 4/6, Kirk met with Gary Seven and Isis.

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published order
Previous comic:
#6: "Resistance"
TOS comics
(New Visions)
Next comic:
#8: "The Survival Equation"
chronological order


Media featuring Gary Seven
Episode Assignment: Earth
Miniseries The PeacekeeperConvergenceThe Eugenics WarsAssignment: Earth
Novels Assignment: EternityThe Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2
Short stories The Aliens Are Coming!Seven and SevenAssignment: OneRocket ManTime Line
Comics The Peacekeeper, Part OneThe Peacekeeper, Part TwoSplit InfinitiesFuture ImperiledBrighter Than a Thousand SunsYesterday, Today and TomorrowMy Name Is LegionWe Have Met the Enemy...Too Many PresidentsAh-Ha!1971/4860.2

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