From the first five-year mission!



Regular charactersEdit

James T. KirkSpockLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottHikaru SuluUhuraPavel Chekov

Other charactersEdit

Christine ChapelJabilo M'BengaEn-LaiMalesa NorabiTonia BarrowsHaak TrobisRakaarFitzpatrickPitkinLady of Calydon

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Constitution-class heavy cruiser
USS EnterpriseUSS Defiant

Races and culturesEdit

HumanVulcanCalydon species



Starfleet Veterans' Hospital

Outposts and stationsEdit

Starbase 27

Planets and planetoidsEdit

CalydonLavinius V
Referenced only 
Daran VElba IIKazar

Stars and systems Edit

Beta Aurigae

States and organizationsEdit

StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Other references Edit

Berthold radiationradiationstarstar systemhullhull breachradiation poisoningengineering hullenergyplanetstarbaseasylumhomeworldtechnologystasisdistress callsandovalynmedicineoutposthospitalstasis weapon


Background Edit

  • At this point in the series, the Paramount Pictures licensing approval for comics was being made stricter, as a result it was not known at the time of this issue's publication that the series would be canceled for retooling.
  • One detail of this story that may have proven contentious to the studio was the use of a religious plot-line, since dealing with belief (and God) was rare for Star Trek. This also crossed into story territory covered in TOS movie: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, which was in production at the time.
  • This story takes place after TOS episode: "Shore Leave", when Barrows was an Enterprise yeoman, but before TOS episode: "The Tholian Web", when the Defiant was subsequently lost.
  • This issue was the first time cover artist Jerome K. Moore inked his own work.[1]



Published Order
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#55: Finnegan's Wake!
Who Killed Captain Kirk?
Star Trek: The Original Series
(DC Comics, Series One)
Next comic:
Final Issue
Previous story:
Taking Shape
Stories by:
Martin Pasko
Next story:
Final Issue
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Communications Breakdown
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Wolf in the Fold

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