Fragile Glass.

Fragile Glass was a Marvel Comics one-shot published in 1997. The story was a sequel to the classic Star Trek: The Original Series episode Mirror, Mirror.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

From solicitations: Return again to the parallel reality where the Federation was not created by a coalition of peaceful planets, but by warlike ones — and where the Klingons are even more violent! Spock leads a mutiny on the Enterprise and demands the execution of Captain Kirk!


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When Kirk, McCoy, Scotty and Uhura beam back to their own Enterprise, the mirror Spock arrests the mirror Kirk even though Starfleet has ordered him to kill Kirk and take command. While this Kirk conspires with Sulu and Uhura to take back the Enterprise, Spock, McCoy, Marlena, Chekov, and Scotty try to survive their crewmates' plotting, and a Klingon task force. In spite of having control of the Tantalus Field, in the end, Spock must face Kirk alone.

See also Forum:Mirror Universe Continuity - Kirk vs. Spock


As the mirror Kirk, Scott, McCoy, and Uhura return to their own reality, Spock arrests Kirk and assumes command of the I.S.S. Enterprise. Marlena questions Spock for not immediately killing Kirk, but the Vulcan feels the need to cover his bases and the two agree to an alliance…and perhaps more. Spock beams down to Halka and convinces the Council not to resist when Starfleet begins mining dilithium without the Halkans' consent, thus sparing their civilization and allowing them to continue championing peace. Meanwhile, a Klingon war fleet arrives in orbit, intent on destroying the Enterprise. In the brig, Kirk and Sulu ally to oust Spock, and take advantage of the Klingons' diversion to escape and try to reclaim the ship. Their efforts fail, though, as Marlena uses the Tantalus field to eliminate most of Kirk's loyal soldiers. Spock has Scotty connect the Tantalus field to the ship's main power and uses it to wipe out the Klingon fleet with the push of a button. Kirk, Sulu, and Uhura storm the bridge, though they are defeated and Kirk is killed. Captain Spock, now with command of both the Enterprise and a powerful weapon, and holding a treaty with the Halkans, is recognized by Starfleet command and begins an effort to reshape the way the Empire operates.



Pavel ChekovMatthew DeckerFeinIdelsonJames T. KirkKrimmLeonard McCoyMarlena MoreauMontgomery ScottSkarlSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura
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James T. KirkWinona KirkLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottNyota Uhura

Starships and vehiclesEdit

ISS EnterpriseKlingon battle cruiserunnamed Imperial starships



Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Halkan CouncilStarfleet CommandTerran EmpireUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technologyEdit

agony boothdeflector shielddilithium crystaldisruptorparallel universephaserTantalus Fieldwarp engine

Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralcaptaincaptain's womandoctorengineerensignfirst officerhelmsmanlieutenant

Other referencesEdit

bridgecargo bayquartersred alerttransporter roomyear



Related storiesEdit

Stories featuring the mirror universe
Enterprise episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly" • prose: Age of the Empress • "Nobunaga"
Discovery episodes: "Into the Forest I Go" • "Despite Yourself" • "The Wolf Inside" • "Vaulting Ambition" • "What's Past Is Prologue" • comics: Succession ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 3" • "Issue 4")
The Original Series episode: "Mirror, Mirror" • comics: The Mirror Universe Saga ("... Promises to Keep" • "Double Image" • "Deadly Reflection!" • "The Tantalus Trap!" • "Masquerade!" • "Behind Enemy Lines!" • "The Beginning of the End..." • "Homecoming...") • Fragile GlassMirror Images ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 4" • "Issue 5") • "The Mirror, Crackedprose: SpectreDark VictoryPreserverThe Sorrows of Empire • "Ill Winds" • "The Greater Good" • video game: Shattered Universe
Kelvin timeline comics: Mirrored ("Part 1" • "Part 2") • "Parallel Lives, Part 2" • Live Evil ("Part 1" • "Part 2" • "Part 3")
The Next Generation comics: "Mirror Images, Issue 3" • TNG - Mirror Broken comics: "Origin of Data", "Prelude", "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5" • TNG - Through the Mirror comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5" TNG - Ripe for Plunder comics: "Chapter One", "Chapter Two", "Chapter Three", "Chapter Four", "Chapter Five" • TNG - Terra Incognita comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5", "Issue 6" • prose: Dark MirrorThreeThe Worst of Both Worlds • "The Traitor" • "The Sacred Chalice" • "For Want of a Nail" • Rise Like Lions
Deep Space Nine episodes: "Crossover" • "Through the Looking Glass" • "Shattered Mirror" • "Resurrection" • "The Emperor's New Cloak" • comic: "Enemies & Allies" • prose: Dark PassionsWarpathSaturn's ChildrenFearful Symmetry • "A Terrible Beauty" • The Soul Key • "Freedom Angst" • Disavowed
Voyager prose: The Mirror-Scaled Serpent • "Bitter Fruit"
New Frontier comics: NF - Turnaround comics: "Part I", "Part II", "Part III", "Part IV", "Part V" • prose: Cutting Ties • "Homecoming"
Klingon Empire prose: "Family Matters" Titan prose: "Empathy" Vanguard prose: "The Black Flag"
Miniseries and anthologies RPG sourcebook: Through a Glass, Darklycomics: TOS comic: "The Mirror Universe Saga" • TurnaroundMirror Imagesprose: Mirror Universe TrilogyMirror Universe (Glass EmpiresObsidian AlliancesShards and Shadows)


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