In memory of The Worthy"Great Expectations!" was the fourteenth issue of DC Comics' 1989 series of Star Trek comics. The issue consisted of a 24 page story edited by Robert Greenberger, written by Peter David and Bill Mumy. The art was penciled by Gordon Purcell and inked by Arne Starr.


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Log entries Edit

  • Captain's log, stardate 8514.9 
    A team from engineering has been assigned to assisst Arrit in his robot restoration work. The entire crew of the Enterprise seem willing to bend over backwards to help the Worthy in any way possible... Myself included.
  • Captain's log, stardate 8515.3 
    Catalano conducted an impromptu one-hour forum in the lounge this evening it was fascinating.
    The things he and the Worthy accomplished and witnessed centuries ago-- if they are indeed true-- are quite remarkable.
    The Worthy appear to have been extremely successful peace crusaders. The best of all Karimea, by their own description.
    They certainly have a great deal of charisma.
    Catalano seems to be a very spiritual thinker. He envisions only positive changes for his homeworld.
    From the current reports of Karimea, things there couldn't get much worse.
    The sooner we get to Karimea, the better.



ArritCatalanoPavel ChekovEnaajEyleenGimJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyRaaskaaMontgomery ScottSpockStockdaleStylesHikaru SuluKarl TomlinsonNyota Uhuraunnamed USS Enterprise-A personnel (green-skinned marine, blue-skinned lieutenant, redhead, security team)
Referenced only 
Black Heart

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Lath starship
Constitution-class (Enterprise-subclass
USS Enterprise-AUSS Exeter II


Planets and planetoidsEdit

Claneia IKarimeaunnamed planets (Kristenian world)
Referenced only 
AltairHoly Coral GardensJaunya IIIKelikeliKreelSpungka'aStarbase 124

Stars and systemsEdit


Races and culturesEdit

Gorn (Lath) • HumanKarimeanKlingonVulcan
Referenced only 
KristenianMeganiteunnamed races and cultures (green-skinned marine, blue-skinned lieutenant)

States and organizationsEdit

FederationGorn HegemonyStarfleetthe Worthy
Referenced only 
Klingon Empire

Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralcaptainchief engineerchief medical officercommandercommanding officercommunications officerDurlanensignfirst officerhelmsmanlieutenant junior gradenavigatorsecurity chieftactical officer

Other referencesEdit

bug-beast of TraalLamver unitphaserphoton torpedorobotspaceStar-Base Storiesteddy bearthree-dimensional chess



previous comic:
#13: A Rude Awakening!
The Return of the Worthy
Star Trek: The Original Series
(DC Comics, volume 2)
next comic:
#15: Tomorrow Never Knows!
The Return of the Worthy
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