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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.

Introduction[edit | edit source]

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.

Overview[edit | edit source]

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.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Title Valued Intelligence A Matter of Dates Chasing Shadows Matters of the Mind Disgrace
Number
1
2
3
4
5
Writers
Scott & David Tipton
Artist
David Messina
Published
16 January 2008
13 February 2008
26 March 2008
23 April 2008
29 May 2008
Cover A
(David Messina)
Intelligence Gathering 1A.jpg
Intelligence Gathering 2a.jpg
Chasing Shadows A.jpg
Matters of the Mind A.jpg
Disgrace.jpg
Cover B
(Joe Corroney)
Valued Intelligence B.jpg
Intelligence Gathering 2b.jpg
Chasing Shadows B.jpg
Matters of the Mind B.jpg
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RI Corroney cover
Valued Intelligence RI.jpg
Intelligence Gathering 2 Corroney.jpg
Intelligence Gathering 3 Corroney.jpg
Intelligence Gathering 4 Corroney.jpg
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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.

Appendices[edit | edit source]

German translation[edit | edit source]

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.[1]

Connections[edit | edit source]

IDW Publishing miniseries
Completed series The Space BetweenKlingons: Blood Will TellYear FourAlien SpotlightIntelligence GatheringTurnaroundThe Enterprise ExperimentAssignment: EarthMirror ImagesRomulans: The Hollow CrownThe Last GenerationCountdownAlien Spotlight IICrewMission's EndThe Wrath of KhanSpock: ReflectionsNeroRomulans: SchismGhostsFool's GoldStar Trek Movie AdaptationLeonard McCoy, Frontier DoctorBurden of KnowledgeCountdown to DarknessCaptain's LogKhan: Ruling in HellInfestationStar Trek—Legion of Super-HeroesAssimilation²HiveKhanStrange New WorldsNew VisionsHarlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of ForeverThe Primate DirectiveThe Spectrum WarStarfleet AcademyManifest DestinyStar TrekStranger WorldsWaypointMirror BrokenBoldly GoThrough the MirrorThe Light of KahlessSuccessionTerra IncognitaStar Trek vs. TransformersThe Q ConflictAftermath IDW bulb.jpg
Future series Assignment: Earth IIYear FiveToo Long a Sacrifice
IDW Publishing omnibuses
IDW miniseries The Space BetweenKlingons: Blood Will TellYear FourAlien SpotlightIntelligence GatheringTurnaroundThe Enterprise ExperimentAssignment: EarthMirror ImagesRomulans: The Hollow CrownThe Last GenerationCountdownAlien Spotlight IICrewMission's EndThe Wrath of KhanSpock: ReflectionsNeroRomulans: SchismGhostsFool's GoldStar Trek Movie AdaptationLeonard McCoy, Frontier DoctorBurden of KnowledgeCountdown to DarknessCaptain's LogKhan: Ruling in HellInfestationStar Trek—Legion of Super-HeroesAssimilation²HiveKhanStrange New WorldsNew VisionsHarlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of ForeverThe Primate DirectiveThe Spectrum WarStarfleet AcademyManifest DestinyStranger WorldsWaypointMirror BrokenThrough the MirrorThe Light of KahlessSuccessionTerra IncognitaStar Trek vs. TransformersThe Q ConflictAftermath IDW bulb.jpg
IDW collections The John Byrne Collection100-Page Spectacular (20112012Winter 2012) • The New Adventures (Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4Volume 5) • The Missions Continue
Archive material Star Trek Archives (Best of Peter DavidBest of the BorgBest of Gary SevenBest of DS9Best of Captain KirkBest of Alternate Universes) • Best of KlingonsStar Trek Omnibus (Volume 1Volume 2The Original SeriesMovie Omnibus) • Motion Picture Trilogy100-Page Spectacular (Summer 2012Gold Key) • Newspaper Comics (Volume 1Volume 2) • The Stardate Collection (Volume 1Volume 2) • Gold Key Archives (Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4Volume 5) • Classic UK Comics (Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3)

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