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Captain's Personal Log was a short comic printed in the behind-the-scenes book Focus on... Star Trek as a prelude to the miniseries Year Four.


The USS Enterprise departs Starbase 2 where Janice Lester, pending charges, awaits transport to Elba II. The Enterprise, resupplied and recrewed, proceeds to rendezvous with the Potekmin at Beta Aurigae.

James T. Kirk leaves Spock in command and heads for his quarters, greeting an attractive new ensign en route.

In his quarters he fiddles with a chess piece whilst pondering his life; He feels sure that, even given recent events, he could not imagine doing anything else with his life other than commanding the Enterprise.

The rest of the comic consists of Kirk reciting the TOS opening monologue with various views of the Enterprise and her crew.
Starbase 2

The Enterprise at Starbase 2



Christine ChapelPavel ChekovJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura
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Janice Lester

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class)
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USS Potemkin


Starbase 2
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Beta AurigaeElba II

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

Federation StarfleetStarfleet Command

Other referencesEdit

data cardhallwayJefferies tubequartersthree-dimensional chesstrident scannerviewscreen



"To go boldly... To boldly go where no man has gone before"

- Kirk correcting himself to his preferred grammatically incorrect form of the famous phrase.

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Comics by:
David Tischman
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