Spock versus Scott in: A World Against Itself! — "A World Against Itself" was a comic book story published by Gold Key Comics in September 1978. It was the 16th of 22 stories drawn by Alden McWilliams and the 20th of 22 stories written by Arnold Drake.

In this story, the brains of Spock and Montgomery Scott were tampered with, spurring them to take opposing sides in a civil war.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

Two peoples inhabited the world of Bira-3, but they might as well have been 1,000 light years apart! Over a million years, they had developed without ever seeing each other! And now, having met, they were determined to destroy each other!


Log entriesEdit

Captain’s Log, Stardate 72:35.3. At 06:30 I briefed exec officers on "Project Bira 3"...

Captain’s Log, Stardate 19:27.9... Still no word from Mr. Spock or Scotty... I will shortly have no recourse than to begin a search for them.



CagDalikIbar the MagnificentJames T. KirkKnargLeonard McCoyNetuyaMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluUxorda

Starships and vehiclesEdit

aircarsUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)


Bira (Bira III)
Referenced only 
Earth (Great Pyramid) • Hell

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

Federation14th Combat Aircraft DivisionStarfleet

Science and technologyEdit

brain devicecommunicatorshock rodspearswordtransporterviewscreen

Ranks and titlesEdit

captaincolonelcommanding officerengineerexecutive officerFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)generallieutenantspokesmanscientisttribesmanwarrior

Other referencesEdit

assignment patchaxebarbarianbaseballbloodboxingbrainbriefing roomcaptain's log, USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), 2270citycivil warcivilizationdogemotiongodhellhelmetinjajungle legendlight yearlog entrylogicmathematicsmossekoatmealpistolplanetPrime Directiveprisonpyramidradioactivityraces and culturessciencesecondsheepsilversilver cupsolar systemspearsports and gamesStarfleet Boxing ChampionshipStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)suntelekinesistransporter roomtribevegetationworship



Published Order
Previous comic:
Sport of Knaves
TOS comics (Gold Key) Next comic:
No Time Like the Past
Previous story:
The Planet of No Life
Stories by:
Arnold Drake
Next story:
Spore of the Devil
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Forgotten History
Chapter 4, Section 3
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
To Err Is Vulcan

Production historyEdit

September 1978 
Original printing by Gold Key Comics.
Abridged in 13 pages in Star Trek Annual 1980. (World Distributors Limited)

Cover reproduced as a 9" x 13" embossed tin wall sign

28 February 2019 
Reprinted in Graphic Novel Collection #57 (Eaglemoss)



Related storiesEdit


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