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"Like a Shadow... Like a Dream" was a two-page Star Trek: The Original Series comic book story, the backup feature in John Byrne's Star Trek: New Visions issue #20. In this story, James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy and Spock tried out some new holographic equipment.


Although he has some initial doubts about the project, Kirk is impressed with holo-pods, an early exploration into holodeck technology. McCoy abruptly ends the program when Spock tells him it also uses transporter technology. Scott laments that holographic scotch is not drinkable.



James T. KirkLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpock

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)


Referenced only
Deneb IX

Races and cultures


States and organizations


Science and technology

hologramholo-podmachinemolecular patternsciencetransporter

Ranks and titles

doctorFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)Starfleet ranks

Other references

atomscotchStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)



Production history

February 2018
First printed in New Visions, Issue 20. (IDW Publishing)
August 2018
Reprinted in the omnibus New Visions, Volume 7. (IDW Publishing)
October 2019
Reprinted in hardcover in Graphic Novel Collection premium subscription photonovel #4. (Eaglemoss Collections)



Related stories



Published Order
Previous comic:
#20: Isolation
TOS comics
(New Visions)
Next comic:
#21: The Enemy of My Enemy