Destination … Annihilation! was a comic book story published by Gold Key Comics in 1978. It was the 12th of 22 stories drawn by Alden McWilliams and the 4th of 10 stories written by George Kashdan.

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Teaser summary
The serenity of deep space prevailed aboard the USS Enterprise until they took on the unexpected passenger! From then on, it was only a matter of time until his unique brain would drive the Enterprise crew into an inexorable, maddening disaster.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Ariman high priestPavel ChekovJames T. KirkMazdan high priestLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota UhuraOsric Whipple
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Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

Ariman shipsUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • Galileo (II) (class F shuttlecraft) • ground carMazdan ships

Locations[edit | edit source]

R-517 star system (ArimaMazda) • Quaraxus

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

ArimanHumanMazdanVulcan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

FederationFederation Supreme AssemblyStar Fleet Command

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

astrogatorbraincommunicatorcomputerelectromagnetismdeflectorflagshipfrequencygravitational fieldorbitphatonradioradio wavespacetransformertransportertricorderwarp drive

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captainhigh priestknightlieutenantprofessorsecurity officer

Other references[edit | edit source]

cavemancrimeheavencriminal codedeityfleetlogicmeteoritemilitarymoonpeace treatyplanetoidplanetreligionsectorshieldregulationsswordtempletribeVulcan nerve pinchwar

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Chronology[edit | edit source]

It was prior to 2233 because the USS Kelvin had deflector shields when the Narada attacked in 2233. (TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek)
  • At some point, Kirk and Whipple became acquainted. Whipple called Kirk an old friend and knew he was a captain. Kirk knew Whipple had invented the phaton, saying the deflector mechanism had saved his life many times, and he was sympathetic to the professor.

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Background[edit | edit source]

  • The cover artist mislabeled the warring spacecraft. The saucer-shaped "Mazda R-517" was actually the Ariman ship, whereas the rocket-shaped "Arima R-517" was the Mazdan ship.
  • Spock said when people awoke from a Vulcan nerve pinch, they felt refreshed and rested.
  • "Osric" was a character in William Shakespeare's Hamlet. (Wikipedia)
  • Whipple said he’d rewired a tricorder into a personal transporter, but it seemed as likely that his quick tinkering could have turned it into a portable transporter console linked to the Enterprise's transporter.
  • The title was printed Destination ... Annihilation! in part one and Destination .... Annihilation! in part two.
  • The use of stardate 2604.4 was inconsistent with Pavel Chekov’s appearance as navigator.
  • Scott’s uniform tunic was colored blue when Kirk and Spock beamed down to Quaraxus, but red when he beamed them back.

Related stories[edit | edit source]

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published order
Previous comic:
The Planet of No Life
TOS comics
(Gold Key)
Next comic:
And a Child Shall Lead Them
chronological order
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