"Hosts" was the first of two stories in the fourth issue of John Byrne's TOS miniseries Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor. This story picked up where "Medics" left off, with Leonard McCoy, Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln aboard the USS Yorktown under the command of Number One.
- 1 Publisher's description
- 2 Summary
- 3 References
- 4 Timeline
- 5 Appendices
Publisher's description[edit | edit source]
- Dr. McCoy must find a way to deal with a virus that just may be smarter than he is.
Summary[edit | edit source]
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References[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
- All'o'polla • Brian • Christine Chapel • Jon Mikael Duncan • Charles Gibney • Kovic • Roberta Lincoln • Susan M'Benga • Mahler • Leonard McCoy • Number One • Oshiro • Gary Seven • Theela • Sigma Thernia IIIB intelligent virus • unnamed USS Yorktown personnel (transporter chiefs, medical officers, bridge crew officers)
- Referenced only
- Beta 5 computer • Elizabeth Dehner • James T. Kirk • Gary Mitchell • Curtis Wellborn
Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]
- USS Yorktown (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)
- Referenced only
- USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)
Locations[edit | edit source]
Races and cultures[edit | edit source]
States and organizations[edit | edit source]
Science and classification[edit | edit source]
- biobed • communications • containment field • contamination suit • coordinates • cryo-stasis • decontamination • intercom • life support • linguistics • mathematics • medical tricorder • PADD • phaser • time travel • tranquilizer • transporter • tricorder • universal translator • viewscreen
Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]
Other references[edit | edit source]
- 20th century • ant • arthropod • assignment patch • backpack • bird • blood • brain • bridge • bridge crew • Christmas • clone • day • day • disease • DNA • engineering • evolution • gas • gas giant • history • hive • hive mind • isolation ward • landing party • language • lifeform • log entry • military • minute • month • orbit • organism • quarters • sickbay • Starfleet uniform (early 2270s) • transporter room • virus • worm • year
Timeline[edit | edit source]
Chronology[edit | edit source]
- Seven and Lincoln return to Earth at this date.
- Christine Chapel joins the crew of USS Yorktown. (8 months prior to story)
- USS Yorktown's landing party explores Sigma Thernia 3B.
- Seven and Lincoln arrive on Alpha Tau IV via time travel. (3 days prior to story)
- Yorktown arrives in orbit of Alpha Tau IV. (3 days prior to story)
- Kovic and Mahler die. (2 days prior to story)
- Leonard McCoy boards the Yorktown.
- Yorktown returns intelligent virus to Sigma Thernia 3B. (immediately after the story)
Production history[edit | edit source]
- 28 July 2010
- First published by IDW Publishing.
- 27 October 2010
- Collected in the Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor miniseries omnibus.
- 28 May 2013
- Reprinted in hardcover in The John Byrne Collection omnibus.
- 31 December 2015
- Reprinted in paperback in The John Byrne Collection omnibus.
- 3 January 2019
- Reprinted in hardcover in the omnibus Graphic Novel Collection #53. (Eaglemoss)
Appendices[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
- Writer/artist John Byrne enjoyed subtly staging conversations between Christine Chapel and Number One so they weren't side by side in the same panel, not drawing attention to Majel Barrett having portrayed both characters onscreen. (Majel Barrett conversation at John Byrne's website.)
- The Aegis, Alpha Tau IV and Curtis Wellborn were not cited by name.
Related stories[edit | edit source]
- TOS - Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor comic: "Medics" – Events continue from this story.
- TOS - Star Trek: Assignment: Earth comic: "My Name Is Legion" – Roberta Lincoln meets Curtis Wellborn.
- TOS - Year Four comic: "Issue 3" – Hive-minded, viral Ur infected the USS Enterprise crew in 2269 in order to be returned to the Ur homeworld.
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Connections[edit | edit source]
|Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor stories and publications|
|#1: "Weeds" • #2: "Error" • #3: "Medics" • #4: "Hosts" & "Scalpel"|
(Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor)
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