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"Hendorff" was the thirteenth issue of IDW Publishing's ongoing series of Star Trek comics. The stand-alone issue was an original story with the main flashback being a loose Kelvin timeline adaptation of TOS episode: "The Apple", as adapted from the original by writer Mike Johnson. Issue art was by Stephen Molnar, with colors and lettering by John Rauch and Neil Uyetake, respectively. This comic was edited by Scott Dunbier, with Roberto Orci credited as creative consultant.


Hendorff is recording a message for his parents. He recounts his duty on the Enterprise starting with his first meeting with the newly promoted Kirk, who apologized for provoking him in that bar in Iowa. So far, Hendorff has found Kirk a fearless and relentless captain who wouldn't ask anything of the crew he wouldn't do himself. As for the other commanding officers, Spock is an intimidating presence and McCoy is a scary one. Uhura was a close friend at the Academy, while Hendorff remembers how Sulu soundly beat him in a wrestling match in the gym.

He then begins discussing a close call the other day while part of a landing party. Kirk was ordered to make contact with the indigenous population, but asked his officers to scout the area in case the locals were unfriendly. Hendorff scanned a plant which soon fired poisonous needles at him and Spock. Hendorff pushed Spock away and bore the brunt of the attack, falling unconscious. He woke up in a hammock next to an attractive local and McCoy, who deduced that giving him a blood transfusion from the immune Spock might cure him. It was risky, although McCoy believed Spock's mixed parentage may make it less so. Hendorff had a violent reaction but woke up cured back aboard on the Enterprise's sickbay, greeted by a worried Uhura and a grateful Spock. In the recreation room, Hendorff and the other members of the excursion team made a toast to their survival, and to a friend whom they heard died in a shuttle crash.

Hendorff ends his message by reassuring his parents he will be fine and how proud he is to be a redshirt.



Pavel ChekovHendorffKeenserJames T. KirkMalloryLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura
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ChenNeroChristopher Pike

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USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)
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EarthGamma TrianguliGamma Trianguli VI
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Calder IIElithia DomusVulcan

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bridgeconference roomengineeringhammockIslay MaltLabradorlanding partyquartersrecreation roomsickbay


Hendorff and Kirk fight.
Hendorff apprehends Kirk; Kirk was promoted to captain; Spock piloted the Jellyfish; Spock lost his homeworld.


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  • The story's title was published in the omnibus The New Adventures, Volume 2.
  • This story takes place eight years before its prime timeline equivalent (TOS episode: "The Apple", set in 2267). While very basic elements of "The Apple" were part of the events of the story, there was no direct adaptation of any dialogue from that episode, and the original scriptwriters were not credited.
  • The stardate is not mentioned in dialogue, but is seen reflected backwards on Hendorff's viewscreen.


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Stories set in the Kelvin timeline
comics When Worlds Collide: Spock Confronts the Ultimate ChallengeNero (1234) • Starfleet Academy (12345) • Star Trek Movie Adaptation (123456) • IDW Star Trek: Volume 1 (Where No Man Has Gone Before: 1, 2The Galileo Seven: 1, 2) • Volume 2 (Operation: Annihilate: 1, 2Vulcan's Vengeance: 1, 2) • Volume 3 (The Return of the Archons: 1, 2The Truth About Tribbles: 1, 2) • Volume 4 (1314Mirrored: 1, 2) • Volume 5 (17181920) • Countdown to Darkness (1234) • Volume 6 (After Darkness: 1, 2, 324) • Volume 7: The Khitomer Conflict (1234) • Khan (12345) • Volume 8 (Parallel Lives: 1, 2I, Enterprise!: 1, 2Lost Apollo: 1, 2) • Volume 9: The Q Gambit (123456) • Volume 10 (Behemoth: 1, 2Eurydice: 1, 2, 3Volume 11 (The Tholian Webs: 1, 2Deity: 12Flesh & Stone) • The Spectrum War (123456) • Live Evil (123) • Reunion (12) • Legacy of Spock (1234) • Connection (12) • Manifest Destiny (1234) • Stranger Worlds (123456) • Boldly Go: Volume 1 (123456) • Volume 2 (789101112) • Volume 3: IDIC (123456)
novels Star TrekStarfleet Academy (The Delta AnomalyThe EdgeThe Gemini AgentThe Assassination Game) • Into DarknessThe Unsettling StarsMore Beautiful Than Death
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