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Summary[]

Log Entries[]

Captain's log, stardate 8163.5 
The war is over! Freed of the influence of both the Organians and the Excalbians… The Federation and the Klingon Empire have entered negotiations to secure a permanent peace! Meanwhile, the Enterprise has entered the Beta Epsilon system, to determine the fate of the USS Valor, whose last transmission reported her in combat with a Klingon vessel! The Klingon desserter, Konom, has been temporarily assigned to the Enterprise, as Dr. McCoy attempts to determine why Konom hates the violence and carnage the rest of his race seems to relish.

Phillip Hodges, a former student of Admiral James T. Kirk, is the only survivor of a battle with a Klingon battlecruiser. Hodges has landed on a primitive planet and becomes a god. Kirk and his crew must minimize the impact without further violations of the Prime Directive.

Captain's log, supplemental 
Lt. Sherwood sustained no permanent damage from the attack on her and the rebellion has been quelled, but two tasks remain…

References[]

Characters[]

BallorWilliam BearclawNancy BrycePavel ChekovDectonPhillip HodgesJames T. KirkKonomLoracLyllaLeonard McCoySaavikMontgomery ScottElizabeth SherwoodHikaru SuluNyota Uhura

Starships and vehicles[]

USS Enterprise (Enterprise-subclass refit Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • USS Valor (Miranda-class starship)

Locations[]

Beta Epsilon VI

Races and cultures[]

Beta Epsilon VI nativeExcalbianHumanKlingonOrganianVulcan

States and organizations[]

Klingon EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technology[]

holovision cameraphaser

Ranks and titles[]

admiralcaptaincommanderdoctorensigngenerallieutenantlieutenant commander

Other references[]

captain's logcourt-martialplanetPrime DirectiveRichter Scale of Culture

Appendices[]

Background[]

  • Marv Wolfman answers the letters in this issue.
  • Noted for its surprisingly violent climax where, despite wishing to maintain the prime directive, Kirk orders his officers to set their phasers to kill and open fire.

Images[]

Connections[]

Timeline[]

published order
Previous comic:
Deadly Allies
TOS comics
DC Comics, Volume 1
Next comic:
Who Is... Enigma?
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Deadly Allies
The Continuing
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
Next Adventure:
Who Is... Enigma?


Publication history[]

June 1984 
First published by DC Comics.
December 1991 
Reprinted in the omnibus The Best of Star Trek. (DC Comics)
October 2005 
Reprinted in the To Boldly Go omnibus. (Titan Books)
1 March 2018 
Reprinted in Graphic Novel Collection #31. (Eaglemoss)

Translations[]

April 1985 
French: As "Dieux Mortels" in the omnibus Star Trek #2. (Arédit)

External links[]

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