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"Daylily" is a Waypoint comic story, the TOS feature in Issue 1 in September 2016. It was released by IDW Publishing in honor of Star Trek's 50th anniversary and focuses on Lieutenant Nyota Uhura.

Publisher's description

A crewmember, stranded on a strange planet, encounters a bizarre alien creature. They must learn how to interact, but how?


A storm disrupted the transporter of the USS Enterprise as people were beaming down to a desert planet, scattering each member of the landing party. Nyota Uhura found herself alone in a desert. Montgomery Scott warned over her communicator that she would have to wait till the storm passed before she could be beamed back.

She moved within a small oasis to seek shelter and encountered a lone animal lifeform. While connecting with the strange creature, she sang it a song in Swahili and used a phaser to heat a rock between them. She showed it how to weave leaves, and together they made mats.

Scott suddenly alerted her that the transporter was clear, and before Uhura could say farewell to the creature, she dematerialized. The creature waited for her to return, then stopped standing like a biped and walked on all fours back into the foliage.



Montgomery ScottNyota Uhura

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)


unnamed planet

Races and cultures


States and organizations

Starfleet (command divisionoperations divisionsciences division)

Science and classification


Ranks and titles


Other references

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Related stories


Star Trek: Waypoint Comics
#1 ("Puzzles" & "Daylily") • #2 ("The Menace of the Mechanitrons" & "Legacy") • #3 ("Mother's Walk" & "The Wildman Maneuver) • #4 ("The Fragile Beauty of Loyalty" & "Mirror, Mirror, Mirror, Mirror") • #5 ("Frontier Doctor" & "Come Away, Child") • #6 ("The Rebound Effect" & "The Fear") • Special ("Only You Can Save Yourself" & "Consider Eternity" & "My Human is Not" & "Histories") • Special 2019 ("Hearts & Bones" & "Unfathom" & "The Swift Spoke" & "The First Year")
Published Order
Previous comic:
first story
TOS comics (Waypoint) Next comic:
The Menace of the Mechanitrons
Previous story:
Stranger Worlds, Issue 3
cover artist
Stories by:
Sandra Lanz
Next story:
most recent story
Chronological Order
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Past Prologue
The Janus Gate
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Where Sea Meets Sky
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