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Mirror Broken, Issue 3 was the third issue of IDW Publishing's Mirror Broken miniseries.

DescriptionEdit

The heist is on! Jean-Luc Picard and his cadre of mutineers set their plan into action, with the spoils the greatest prize of all: the Empire's only Galaxy-class starship, the ISS Enterprise!

SummaryEdit

Space... The final frontier. : These are the voyages of the I.S.S. Enterprise. It's continuing mission: to conquer strange new worlds, to enslave new life and civilizations... To boldly go where no one has gone before!
In the other dimensional Mirror Universe, there is no United Federation of Planets, only a Terran Empire, where advancement comes through assassination, brutality is commonplace and kindness is a weakness The Terran Empire is on its last legs in its war with the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance, but Jean-Luc Picard has learned of a final chance for victory: a revolutionary new Galaxy-class starship that could turn the tide of the war. The Ship is called Enterprise, and Jean-Luc Picard intends to take it. Having assembled a crew of co-conspirators, including the Enterprise's first officer, William T. Riker, Picard puts in motion his masters plan to claim the ultimate prize: a warship that could tame the galaxy.

The promised day has come at last. The launch of ISS Enterprise-D, the newest warship of the Terran Empire and the key to restoring the galaxy to its rightful owners. The moment is ruined however by the insufferable captain Jellico ordering a crewman dragged off for retraining on account of his improperly pressed tunic. As a crewmember curses her bad luck for serving under such an ass, Riker notes that things may soon change.

In sickbay, Jellico visits the famed Beverly Crusher but bristles at her condition of bringing her mentally impaired son, Wesley Crusher, aboard. Testily, Jellico informs that Wesley has but one chance and if he interferes with his mother's duties...well...accidents happen. As he leaves, Wesley perks up, suddenly much more alert, and assures his mother all will be well.

On the bridge, the moment has finally arrived though Riker feels compelled to point out that once they leave the safety of the cloaking nets, they're liable to up to their necks in Klingons and Cardassians.

Aboard the ISS Stargazer, the senior staff goes over the final pieces of information. The Enterprise is not only operating with a skeleton crew, Jellico's attitudes have already gotten on the crew's nerves. As the Enterprise clears spacedock, Leah Brahms greets the invasion force. Handing out assignments, Picard has but one rule: No prisoners. The Enterprise crew either joins them or dies with their captain.

In engineering, Geordi La Forge quickly takes the section, taking great joy in vaporizing Sanchez to buy the staff's loyalty.

In the transporter room, the Inquisitor casually asks who the transporter chief is. When the chief answers, he is disintegrated. Asking the question again, the Inquisitor is treated to the correct answer. She is in charge.

On the bridge, the ops officer notes that the command protocols are being rewritten. With that, Picard's elite force breaks in and vaporizes two officers. Jellico's orders to counterattack are ignored and he is led away. The Enterprise is Picard's.

In the halls, Data and Barclay intercept Riker. A man in Riker's position, flush with victory and confidence, might be tempted to push his luck. And if something were to happen to Picard, then logic would dictate Riker as the likely candidate. But this is not a threat. Just a friendly reminder of the facts.

In sickbay, Picard finds resistance in securing Crusher's loyalty, not least of all because of the lack of investigation into Jack's death. Picard then turns on Wesley, bluntly stating that he has never been fooled by the boy's act. With his ruse exposed, Wesley explains the mathematics of the mutiny to his mother. The crew assembled is the most vicious, dangerous and well trained in the fleet. With this ship, they could realistically take the fight to the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance.

Data drags the protesting Jellico to a cargo bay. Waiting for them is the command crew. After some empty threats on Jellico's part, the command crew exits the bay with Picard opening the doors and deactivating the protective force field.

As Jellico freezes and tumbles away, the Enterprise flies off to its conquests.

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CharactersEdit

Reginald BarclayLeah BrahmsBeverly CrusherWesley CrusherDataEdward JellicoGeordi La ForgeJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerSanchezDeanna Troi

Starships and vehiclesEdit

ISS Enterprise-DISS Stargazer

Technology and weaponsEdit

agony booth

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ConnectionsEdit

Stories featuring the mirror universe
Enterprise episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly" • prose: Age of the Empress • "Nobunaga"
Discovery episodes: "Into the Forest I Go" • "Despite Yourself" • "The Wolf Inside" • "Vaulting Ambition" • "What's Past Is Prologue" • comics: Succession ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 3" • "Issue 4")
The Original Series episode: "Mirror, Mirror" • comics: The Mirror Universe Saga ("... Promises to Keep" • "Double Image" • "Deadly Reflection!" • "The Tantalus Trap!" • "Masquerade!" • "Behind Enemy Lines!" • "The Beginning of the End..." • "Homecoming...") • Fragile GlassMirror Images ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 4" • "Issue 5") • "The Mirror, Crackedprose: SpectreDark VictoryPreserverThe Sorrows of Empire • "Ill Winds" • "The Greater Good" • video game: Shattered Universe
Kelvin timeline comics: Mirrored ("Part 1" • "Part 2") • "Parallel Lives, Part 2" • Live Evil ("Part 1" • "Part 2" • "Part 3")
The Next Generation comics: "Mirror Images, Issue 3" • TNG - Mirror Broken comics: "Origin of Data", "Prelude", "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5" • TNG - Through the Mirror comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5" TNG - Ripe for Plunder comics: "Chapter One", "Chapter Two", "Chapter Three", "Chapter Four", "Chapter Five" • TNG - Terra Incognita comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5", "Issue 6" • prose: Dark MirrorThreeThe Worst of Both Worlds • "The Traitor" • "The Sacred Chalice" • "For Want of a Nail" • Rise Like Lions
Deep Space Nine episodes: "Crossover" • "Through the Looking Glass" • "Shattered Mirror" • "Resurrection" • "The Emperor's New Cloak" • comic: "Enemies & Allies" • prose: Dark PassionsWarpathSaturn's ChildrenFearful Symmetry • "A Terrible Beauty" • The Soul Key • "Freedom Angst" • Disavowed
Voyager prose: The Mirror-Scaled Serpent • "Bitter Fruit"
New Frontier comics: NF - Turnaround comics: "Part I", "Part II", "Part III", "Part IV", "Part V" • prose: Cutting Ties • "Homecoming"
Klingon Empire prose: "Family Matters" Titan prose: "Empathy" Vanguard prose: "The Black Flag"
Miniseries and anthologies RPG sourcebook: Through a Glass, Darklycomics: TOS comic: "The Mirror Universe Saga" • TurnaroundMirror Imagesprose: Mirror Universe TrilogyMirror Universe (Glass EmpiresObsidian AlliancesShards and Shadows)


previous comic:
Mirror Broken, Issue 2
The Next Generation (Mirror Broken) next comic:
Mirror Broken, Issue 4

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