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No Compromise, Part 3 was the finale of the three-part comic story arc No Compromise, published by DC Comics in 1994. The arc was written by Howard Weinstein and drawn by Carlos Garzon. In this story, Commander Chekov recalls a mission that took place in 2267 during Captain James T. Kirk's first five-year mission aboard the USS Enterprise. In that mission, Spock and Ensign Julia Crandall were taken hostage.

SummaryEdit

Ship's log, Chief Engineer Scott in command. With Captain Kirk still in sickbay — we've just now been told that Mr. Spock and Ensign Crandall are bein' held hostage by colonial rebels!

Recovered and back on the bridge, Kirk refused to negotiate with rebel leader Keyah. Chekov assumed that meant the hostages would be abandoned, but Kirk clarified that they had to follow Starfleet rules, assigning Chekov to use sensors to locate Spock and Crandall. Meanwhile, Christine Chapel and Leonard McCoy operated on injured colony manager Veneth. Scott continued his experiments to beam objects aboard the unknown vessel which had been barraging the Harahni colony on Beta Mariotia III with radiation for the past two months.

Radiation interference prevented Chekov from isolating Spock and Crandall from the other colonists. Kirk signaled an ultimatum to Keyah: he would leave in an hour if the hostages weren't released. Crandall said that Kirk would indeed sacrifice his officers if necessary, and colonist Borra whacked Keyah on the back of the head. Crandall suggested that instead of hurting each other, they should let the Enterprise aid them.

Captain's log, Stardate 3006.4: Commander Spock and Ensign Crandall have beamed up. Fortunately, Spock's wound wasn't serious… At his recommendation, Ensign Crandall will receive a commendation for her courage and composure while in captivity. I am preparing to beam aboard the alien vessel, to try to stop the radiation bombardment of the colony.

Scott solved the transporter puzzle. Chekov volunteered to accompany Kirk, and both donned environmental suits.

Captain's log, supplemental: Beaming over to what appears to be a cargo hold—hoping to avoid an immediate confrontation with whoever may be aboard this mysterious alien ship.
Captain's log, supplemental: Ensign Chekkov and I explore this vast ship… finding more questions than answers. Accommodations are tight, to say the least…
Captain's log, stardate 3007,1: We have found a chamber apparently used an an information and briefing center for would-be colonists belonging to the previously unknown species that built this ship—the T'Gai.

The 15,000-year-old vessel was a malfunctioning, automated T'Gai starship. The T'Gai had a similar colonial approach as the Harahni, to transplant animals and plants from the T'Gai homeworld, ignoring the value of indigenous species. With the radiation barrage cut off, the crisis was ended. Learning from their failure and that of the T'Gai, the Harahni agreed to use the planet's local resources to help solve their problems.

In 2290, Commander Chekov finished reminiscing about the mission, telling Captain Hikaru Sulu and Commander Nyota Uhura that, sadly, he and Crandall never got back together. She wanted to follow her dreams and didn't want to settle down. Crandall remained in the Beta Mariotia system to explore the T'Gai vessel, departing the Enterprise and joining three others in a science team aboard a class F shuttlecraft.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

BorraChristine ChapelPavel ChekovJulia CrandallKeyahJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota UhuraVenethunnamed Harahni
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Noah

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • T'Gai starshipunnamed shuttlecraft

LocationsEdit

Beta Mariotia III
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T'Gai homeworld

Races and culturesEdit

HarahniHumanT'GaiVulcan

States and organizationsEdit

Starfleet

Science and technologyEdit

bio-stasis tankcommunicationsdeflector fielddeflector shieldelectromagnetic interferenceenvironmental suitlife support systemmoleculephaser rifleshieldtransporter

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainchief engineercommanderdoctorensigncoloniallieutenantsettler

Other referencesEdit

animalauditoriumbridgecolonycourt martialgalaxyhostagelifeformplanetplantPrime Directiveradiationsciences stationStarfleet officerStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)Starfleet uniform (2278-2350s)transporter room

TimelineEdit

ChronologyEdit

15,000 years ago 
T'Gai dispatch the T'Gai starship colony ship from the T'Gai homeworld

AppendicesEdit

BackgroundEdit

  • Keyah swapped weapons between issues. In the last issue, she used one which was a long rifle with one main ribbed barrel with a secondary ribbed section at the top and a straight nozzle. In this issue, her weapon had a single barrel with a small section that was ribbed (with nothing above it), was more slender, and the nozzle was ribbed.
  • Kirk did not specify exactly what Starfleet rules had to obeyed during the hostage crisis, but TOS comic: "Prince Traitor" related that Starfleet officers took an oath preventing them from negotiating with terrorists.

Related storiesEdit

  • TOS comic: "Prince Traitor" – When Spock was taken hostage in 2266, Kirk weighed his oath not to negotiate with terrorists against the life of his friend.

ImagesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

Published Order
Previous comic:
No Compromise
"Part II"
DC Comics, second series Next comic:
"Door in the Cage"
Previous story:
"No Compromise, Part II"
Stories by:
Howard Weinstein
Next story:
"Bait... and Switch"
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
"No Compromise, Part II"
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
"Door in the Cage"
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2290.
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in 1 other timeframe(s):
Previous adventure:
"No Compromise, Part II"
2267 Next adventure:
Crucible
"The Star to Every Wandering"
Chapter 4

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