For other uses, see Cry Vengeance.

"Cry Vengeance" is the lead story in the third issue of John Byrne's Star Trek: New Visions comic series. It was published on October 22 2014 and is a sequel to TOS episode & Star Trek 3 novelization: The Doomsday Machine.


John Byrne continues his new Star Trek photonovel adventures with two tales for the price of one, as the crew of the Starship: Enterprise faces a menace three million years in the making, plus something more recent but no less deadly. Presenting a follow-up to the classic episode "The Doomsday Machine", as well as "Robot", a brand-new tale of murder and mystery.


Log entriesEdit

Captain's log, stardate 4203.4 
Mr. Sulu's course has brought us back to the drifting hulk of the "doomsday machine". Our task now is to carry out technical inspection of this mysterious artifact, until a Federation science team arrives to complete the job.
I have come to my cabin, to clean up after the grueling hours aboard the Constellation. Yet I am drawn again and again to the images on my monitor screen. As the Enterprise passes repeatedly over the skin of the monster machine, allowing Spock to take his readings, I find myself for the first time realizing just how enormous this thing really is. Even as I drove the wreck of the Constellation down its gaping maw, the small screen on that ship's auxiliary bridge give me little opportunity to assess the size of the machine.
Captain's log, supplemental 
The bizarre pursuit continues, twenty-two hours, now, and the alien shows no sign of relenting in the chase.
Mister Spock maintains his monitoring of the alien's condition, looking for any sign this gamble may be working... Meanwhile, I have taken Engineer Scott's report on our present condition.



AbidaBaha-Shan's spousePavel ChekovJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyElizabeth PalmerMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru Sulu
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Baha-ShanNapoléon BonaparteMatthew DeckerAdolf Hitler

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Ancient fighter escortSS Charles Darwindoomsday machineUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)
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aircraftbomberUSS Constellationescortfighter


Interstellar space, not far from star systems L-370, L-374 and Rigel
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Baha-Shan's homeworldintergalactic void

Races and culturesEdit

Baha-Shan's speciesHumanVulcan
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States and organizationsEdit


Technology and weaponsEdit

antiproton beamcloaking deviceenvironmental suithibernation chamberholographic projectorhydrogen bombintercommedical tricorderphaserplasma weaponsensorshieldstransporterviewscreenwarp engine

Ranks and titlesEdit

captaincommodoredoctorFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)lieutenantmathematiciannavigatorrankStarfleet rankswarrior

Other referencesEdit

alienantiprotonassignment patchatmosphereauxiliary bridgebiologybrainbridgecaptain's logcaptain's log, USS Enterprise, 2267centurycloaking technologycockpitdark energydark matterdayengineengineeringevasive maneuversgalaxygravityhangar deckhelmhologramhomeworldhourhullhypersleepimpulse powerlog entrylogicmemory bankminutemirrorneutroniumpathologyplanetplasmaquartersraces and culturesrobotsecondsectorspace normal speedstar systemStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)suicidetechnologyteleportationtimeturboliftuniversewarwarp factor (warp onewarp four) • weapon



Three million years ago

Production historyEdit

22 October 2014 
First published in New Visions, Issue 3 (IDW Publishing)
June 2015 
Reprinted in the omnibus New Visions, Volume 2 (IDW Publishing)
28 September 2017 
Reprinted in hardcover in the Graphic Novel Collection premium subscription photonovel #1 (Eaglemoss)



Related storiesEdit



Published Order
Previous story:
#2: Sweet Sorrow
TOS comics
(New Visions)
Next story:
#3: Robot
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
2267 flashback (p. 15)
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Debt of Honor
Flashback: pages 37-43

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