Sulu is considering joining the Red Squad. The squad leader, Amy McKenna, has a plan for that. Meanwhile, James T. Kirk helps a cadet named Pavel Andreievich Chekov back on his feet. Sulu is on a shuttlecraft with a partner named David Reed. In the dorms, Kirk and Chekov talk about the Kobayashi Maru scenario when Gaila arrives. On Federation Day, McKenna gets the Admiral's Award for Excellence. David Reed messes up the shuttlecraft that he and Sulu just as Chekov helps Kirk cheat at the Kobayashi Maru. Chekov saves McKenna from being impaled. Meanwhile, Sulu and Reed get the shuttle under control. Afterwards, Sulu refuses to join the Red Squad in front of McKenna. Months later, Sulu and Chekov meet on the Enterprise.



Richard BarnettPavel ChekovGailaJames T. KirkAmy McKennaKyle McKennaDavid ReedHikaru Sulu
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Stacey McClour

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Sulu and Chekov meet before .



  • One time period in this story coincides with the events of TOS movie: Star Trek.
  • This issue focuses on Sulu and Chekov.

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