Star Trek: The Next Generation - Intelligence Gathering was a comic miniseries published by IDW Publishing in 2008. The series was written by Scott and David Tipton with art by David Messina, the same team who previously worked on the miniseries Klingons: Blood Will Tell and the Alien Spotlights issues about the Gorn and Orions.
One year ago IDW's Star Trek comics line launched with Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Space Between, a series of six stand-alone issues. Now, prepare for the latest voyage of the Enterprise as the creative team that brought you Klingons: Blood Will Tell tackles an all-new Star Trek: TNG mini-series.
The miniseries was first announced in IDW’s behind-the-scenes book Focus on... Star Trek, tentatively titled House Call. A later interview confirmed the new title and reduction of issues from the originally announced six down to five.
The series was a sequential story in five parts, with an on-going mystery which was solved in the final issues. The series was set bewtween The Next Phase and The Inner Light towards the end of the fifth season of the TNG television series. Each issue also told its own largely stand alone story which the writers used to explore the relationships and roles of main TNG characters.
|Title||Valued Intelligence||A Matter of Dates||Chasing Shadows||Matters of the Mind||Disgrace|
|Writers||Scott & David Tipton|
|Published||16 January 2008||13 February 2008||26 March 2008||23 April 2008||29 May 2008|
|RI Corroney cover||-|
All but the final issue of this series were available in three covers. Two covers were distributed in equally wide availability, one each by David Messina and Joe Corroney. The third cover for each issue was a more limited availability retail incentive cover featuring Corroney's cover artwork without titles. The final issue in the series had just one cover, by David Messina.
For the German release of this series the title was changed to Tor Zur Apokalypse, which translates to Gateway to the Apocalypse, as the original English title did not have the same meaning once translated. The German omnibus, available in paperback or hardcover, published by Cross Cult featured new art by David Messina.