This article is about the New Visions comic book. You may be looking for TAS episode & novelization: The Eye of the Beholder, TNG novel: The Eyes of the Beholders or TNG episode: "Eye of the Beholder".

Eye of the Beholder is a six-page original backup story in New Visions, Volume 2, an omnibus of John Byrne's New Visions comic series. It was published in 2015.

Publisher's DescriptionEdit

Back cover
John Byrne presents all-new, feature-length tales set in the Star Trek: The Original Series universe, done in a unique, one-of-a-kind photomontage style... Also includes... an all-new bonus take fans of the original Gold Key comics will love!



Arex Na EthJames T. KirkChristine ChapelLeonard McCoyJanice RandMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)


Vandros VII

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Technology and weaponsEdit

brain raygalaxylaser cannonphaserspacestartransporter circuit

Ranks and titlesEdit


Other referencesEdit

bridgedelusionalGreat Galaxiesimaginationlanding partySecurity UnitStandard Operating Proceduresstar happyThank the nine spherestransporter roomWhy in the name of space



  • This was an extra story included in the New Visions, Volume 2 collection.
  • This story was a homage to the old Gold Key Star Trek comic series and the various inconsistencies there were between it and the television series such as the different appearances of such sets as the transporter room and the bridge as the artist was never shown any photos or depictions of the ones in the show, or the appearances of the characters. (Montgomery Scott now being a different looking blond haired male). The same goes for the dialogue in the comics with everyone address doctor McCoy as "Bones" such as Spock and Janice Rand and not just James T. Kirk. There was also a lot of "Space slang" which also featured in this story despite that none of these expressions were actually used on the series. (They fitted more the tone of writing found in general science fiction comics and books at the time and were most likely used as the writers may believed that Star Trek was similar to those.)
  • The final panel is a homage to Star Trek: The Animated Series.


Published Order
Previous book:
New Visions, Volume 1
TOS comics
(New Visions omnibus)
Next book:
New Visions, Volume 3
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