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Star-crossed"A Bright Particular Star" was the 75th issue of DC Comics' 1989 series of Star Trek comics, released September 1995. The issue consisted of a 22 page story that was a third and final part of the Star-Crossed story arc, as written by Howard Weinstein. The art was penciled by Rachel Ketchum and inked by Mark Heike, with Margaret Clark credited as editor.

Publisher's description

The extra-sized Star Trek #75 concludes the three-part "Star-Crossed." At the end of Kirk's first five-year mission aboard the starship Enterprise, Starfleet's Intrawarp Development Project offers the promise of a revolution in spaceflight and reveals disturbing flaws in Starfleet Command. To set things right, Kirk must make a decision that will affect not only his life, but that of Carol Marcus and their son, David.


The USS Enterprise approaches Earth following the completion of its five-year mission. The crew witnesses the loss of an experimental starship during an engine test, but their offers of assistance are declined. After arriving home, the crew is informed that the Enterprise is to be completely refit. Leonard McCoy and Spock resign from Starfleet in protest to the secrecy and cancellation of further missions, while James T. Kirk reluctantly accepts promotion, to learn more about the mysterious transwarp drive program.

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Log entries

Captain's log, stardate 6558.2
Having completed our assigned five-year mission, the Enterprise is coming home. After shore leave and standard maintenance on the ship, I look forward to a second five-year deployment.
Captain's log, supplemental
My senior officers and i have a scheduled meeting with Admiral Balzay, presumably to discuss details of our next deployment.



BalzayPavel ChekovJames T. KirkLiftigCarol MarcusLeonard McCoyPierreSantiagoMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluTyya TurnerNyota UhuraRobert WesleyAdvanced Propulsion Test Facility personnelUSS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnelNX-500 personnelXP personnel
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David MarcusMars, God of War

Starships and vehicles

CurieUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • NCC-1701/9 (class F shuttlecraft) • NX-500 (NX-500 type) • Starfleet 19Starfleet 52Viking landerXP (XP type)


Advanced Propulsion Test FacilityAlpha QuadrantCaliforniaEarththe galaxyGeorgiaGolden Gate BridgeMarsMars Exploration MuseumNorth AmericaSan FranciscoSaturnsector 001Sol systemStarbase 8Starfleet HeadquartersUtopia Planitia Fleet Yards
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Shipboard areas

USS Enterprise

Races and cultures


States and organizations

Federation CouncilJPLStarfleetStarfleet MedicalStarfleet OperationsUnited Federation of Planets
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Oxford UniversityStarfleet Academy

Science and technology

atmospheredeflector shieldgalaxygenehumanoidimpulse engineinfokioskintra-warp drivelifeformlight-yearmatterplasmaplasma injectorspacespace stationstarstar systemstarshipsubspacetimetranswarp driveuniversewarp drivewarp factorwarp field

Ranks and titles

admiralcaptainchefchief engineerchief medical officerchief of Starfleet Operationscommandercommand divisioncommanding officercommunications officerdoctorengineerFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)first officerflag officerhelmsmanlieutenantlieutenant commandermedical practitionernavigatorofficerone star admiraloperations divisionscience officersciences divisionscientistsecond officersecuritysecurity chiefsenior stafftactical officerweapons officer

Other references

alcoholassignment patchawardbaconcaptain's logclothingdress uniformeggfishingfive-year missionfoodgoatgodgovernmenthomeworldlanguagelog entrylogicmonthnation-stateNCCoilplanetraces and culturesrankrefitshore leaveStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2260s)tartantechnologytitleuniformUSSwarwaterweaponweekwineyear


James T. Kirk and Carol Marcus part ways. (7 years prior to story)
stardate 6558.2, 2270 (2270s chronology, 2264–2270 Enterprise voyages)
Enterprise travels home.





published order
Previous comic:
#74: Loved Not Wisely...
TOS comics
(DC Comics 2nd series)
Next comic:
#76: Prisoners
chronological order

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