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The First Mission!"All Those Years Ago..." is the first Star Trek: The Original Series annual published by DC Comics. Released in October 1985, it was the first of two annuals written by Mike W. Barr and the fourth of five comics inked by Bob Smith. It was the sole story pencilled by David Ross.

Publisher's description

"Charting the First Frontier" by Mike W. Barr
One of the stories we had never seen was Kirk's first mission on the Enterprise. This would also be his first meeting with most of the crew, and allow us to show characters that had never been seen in Trek comics before – like Gary Mitchell, the mysterious Number One (whose actress returned to Trek as Nurse Christine Chapel), and—perhaps most intriguing—Captain Christopher Pike...


2285: Kirk reminisces about his first mission aboard the Enterprise...

2264: The first mission of the Enterprise under Captain Kirk is to transport Captain Pike to his next assignment on Draxis II. En route, the Enterprise encounters the Tralmanii, a race that Pike had once dealt with before when he commanded the Enterprise.



Phillip BoyceKabaka BugundaEarlenbaughMatilda JohnsonKelewayLee KelsoJohn KendricksJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyGary MitchellHeihachiro Nogura • "Number One" • PhelpsChristopher PikeSaavikMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura
Referenced only
Robert AprilJoanna McCoyMark Piper

Starships and vehicles

USS Churchill (Baton Rouge-class) • USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • USS Excelsior (Excelsior-class) • USS Saladin (Baton Rouge-class) • USS Surak (Oberth-class) • Tralmanii ship
Referenced only
USS El DoradoUSS Farragut


Draxis IIEarthEarth SpacedockWrigley's Pleasure Planet
Referenced only
Talos IV

Races and cultures


States and organizations

StarfleetStarfleet AcademyStarfleet CommandUnited Federation of Planets

Other references

admiralbreakfastbridgecaptaincaptain's logcaptain's oathcargo holdchesschief engineercollegecommandercommanding officercommunications officercomputerconference roomdeflector shielddiarydivorcedoctordrugengine roomengineerensignenvironmental suitfirst officerfleet captainIDICIDIC medallionintercomleave of absencelieutenantmedical tricordermillimetermind meldnovanursephaserPrime Directiveradiationretirementscalpelsciencescience officerserpentshore leavesickbayskinstarstardatestasis fieldswordtechnologytractor beamTralmanii languagetransportertransporter roomviewerwarp factorwedding ring


Related stories

Media featuring Christopher Pike
Episodes and movies The Original Series The CageThe Menagerie
Movies Star TrekkStar Trek Into Darknessk
Discovery Will You Take My Hand?BrotherNew EdenPoint of LightAn Obol for CharonSaints of ImperfectionThe Sound of ThunderLight and ShadowsIf Memory ServesProject DaedalusThe Red AngelPerpetual InfinityThrough the Valley of ShadowsSuch Sweet Sorrow
Short Treks Q&AThe Trouble with EdwardAsk Not
Novels Killing TimeaEnterprise: The First AdventureVulcan's GloryLegacyThe RiftWhere Sea Meets SkyBurning DreamsA Less Perfect UnionaThe Children of KingsChild of Two WorldsDesperate HoursThe Enterprise War
Short stories "Conflicting Natures" • "A Private Anecdote" • "Sins of the Mother" • "The Greater Good"m
Comics Early Voyages "Flesh of My Flesh" • "The Fires of Pharos" • "Our Dearest Blood" • "Nor Iron Bars a Cage" • Cloak and Dagger (12) • "The Flat, Gold Forever" • "Immortal Wounds" • "One of a Kind" • The Fallen (12) • "Futures, Part One" • "Future Tense" • "Futures" • "Now and Then" • "Thanatos" • "Nemesis"
Starfleet Academy "Return to the Forbidden Planet" • "A Prelude to War"
Crew "Shadows of the Past" • "The Ends of Eternity"
other "All Those Years Ago..." • "To Walk the Night" • "Door in the Cage" • Alien Spotlight Alien Spotlight, Volume I (VulcansOrions) • Mirror Imagesm (1245) • Spock: Reflections, Issue 2Star Trek Movie Adaptationk (23456) • Captain's Log: PikeAftermath (123)
k : Kelvin timelinem : Mirror Universea : alternate reality

Log entries



published order
Previous comic:
First Annual in Series
TOS comics
Next comic:
The Final Voyage
Previous comic:
Chekov's Choice
TOS comics Next comic:
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Enterprise: The First Adventure
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Mirror Images, Issue 1
Previous Adventure:
Enterprise: The First Adventure
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
Uhura's Story
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2285.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in two other timeframes:
Previous Adventure:
Cadet Kirk
Starfleet Academy
2251 Next Adventure:
Garth of Izar
2251 sections
Previous Adventure:
Enterprise: The First Adventure
2264 Next Adventure:
Seasons of Light and Darkness
2264 section

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