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.
- 1 Publisher's description
- 2 Summary
- 3 References
- 4 Timeline
- 5 Appendices
Publisher's description[edit | edit source]
- 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!
Summary[edit | edit source]
Log entries[edit | edit source]
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.
References[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Cag • Dalik • Ibar the Magnificent • James T. Kirk • Knarg • Leonard McCoy • Netuya • Montgomery Scott • Spock • Hikaru Sulu • Uxorda
Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
Races and cultures[edit | edit source]
States and organizations[edit | edit source]
Science and technology[edit | edit source]
Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]
- captain • colonel • commanding officer • engineer • executive officer • Federation Starfleet ranks (2260s) • general • lieutenant • spokesman • scientist • tribesman • warrior
Other references[edit | edit source]
- assignment patch • axe • barbarian • baseball • blood • boxing • brain • briefing room • captain's log, USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), 2270 • city • civil war • civilization • dog • emotion • god • hell • helmet • inja • jungle legend • light year • log entry • logic • mathematics • mossek • oatmeal • pistol • planet • Prime Directive • prison • pyramid • radioactivity • races and cultures • science • second • sheep • silver • silver cup • solar system • spear • sports and games • Starfleet Boxing Championship • Starfleet uniform (2265-2270) • sun • telekinesis • transporter room • tribe • vegetation • worship
Timeline[edit | edit source]
Chronology[edit | edit source]
Sport of Knaves
|TOS comics (Gold Key)||Next comic:|
No Time Like the Past
The Planet of No Life
Spore of the Devil
Chapter 4, Section 3
|Memory Beta Chronology||Next adventure:|
To Err Is Vulcan
Production history[edit | edit source]
- 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
Appendices[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
- The abridged reprint in Star Trek Annual 1980 cut a four-panel scene where security officers Cag and Dalik played a chess-like game for money. It also cut Spock's fight in the jungle with a mossek, which was how Netuya identified Spock as Ibar the Magnificent.
- The captured Garda city boasted two Mayan-like stepped pyramids which were 12 stories tall.
- Hikaru Sulu assumed command after Kirk beamed down to search for Spock and Scott.
- The brain devices which altered Scott and Spock were similar to the "Great Teacher" seen in TOS episode: "Spock's Brain". Why the Stoyak had such devices was not explained, nor what purpose they served in their society. Were they used to assimilate Garda prisoners, or possibly augment their own intelligence?
- While a majority of Gold Key Comics covers illustrated a scene from the story, this one depicted the launch of a shuttlecraft, which did not occur in the story. Scott's name was also misspelled.
- The span of stardates from Kirk's log in parts 1 and 2 usually indicated a passage of many years.
Related stories[edit | edit source]
- TOS comic: "The Cosmic Cavemen" – Spock materialized in front of a group of cavemen to assume the role of their deity Unruho.
- TOS comic: "The Brain-Damaged Planet" – Unbalanced mental transmissions from a Giant Brain altered the thoughts of nearby humanoids, driving them temporarily mad.
- TOS episode: "Spock's Brain" – A helmeted "Great Teacher" temporarily augmented Leonard McCoy's intelligence on Sigma Draconis VI.
- TOS episode: "All Our Yesterdays" – Under the influence of time travel through the atavachron, Spock began to revert to the ways of savage Vulcans from their prehistory.
- TOS episode: "A Private Little War" – The Federation took sides in a civil war between pre-warp societies on Neural.
- TOS episode: "The Omega Glory" – USS Exeter's Captain Ronald Tracey took sides in a civil war between pre-warp societies on Omega IV.
Images[edit | edit source]
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- A World Against Itself article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.
- A World Against Itself article at Curt Danhauser's Guide to the Gold Key Star Trek Comics.