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"No Compromise, Part 1" was the first issue in the three-part comic story arc No Compromise which was published by DC Comics in 1994. The story was written by Howard Weinstein and drawn by Carlos Garzon. In this story, Commander Pavel Chekov reminisced about a mission that took place in 2267, during Captain James T. Kirk's first five-year mission aboard the USS Enterprise.


Captain's log, stardate 8651.1: Enterprise at Starbase 92 for a brief layover – our first chance for R&R following our time-travel adventure into Klingon history… We are transferring newly-assigned crew to the Excelsior…which gives us a chance to catch up with our old comrade, Captain Sulu.

Commanders Pavel Chekov and Nyota Uhura from the USS Enterprise-A visited Sulu aboard the USS Excelsior. Uhura brought word that a former crewmate of theirs, Julia Crandall, had been killed. She was the only woman Chekov had ever proposed to. Sulu had no memory of her, so Chekov recounted their history…

Chekov proposes to Crandall

Chekov and Crandall fell in love during their last year at Starfleet Academy, and he proposed after their graduation, just before they were assigned to different starships. She refused since they might not see each other again. Chekov was posted to the Enterprise.

Captain's log, stardate 3001.3: Enterprise delivering equipment to Starbase 44, undergoing expansion… We also picking up newly-assigned crew members and supplies for our survey mission. We will be the first Federation starship to visit the Mariotian sector.
Letter to his parents, from Pavel Chekov: Dear mother and father, we are about to go on our mission to an unexplored sector – my first as a junior navigator. Yes, I got promoted! I am excited — and a little nervous. My new lieutenant friends, Sulu and Uhura, tell me very few junior officers get such promotions so soon after joining a starship crew. I am sending pictures, and I will write again soon. Love, Pavel.
Captain's log, stardate 3004.6: Our second day surveying the unexplored Mariotian sector…

Crandall transferred to the Enterprise at Starbase 44, but hesitated before telling Chekov, and skipped out on their dinner date, feeling it was too soon for them to get back together. Although he still loved her, she said she had changed.

Captain's log, supplemental: Approaching the planet Beta Mariotia III — the source of the distress signal detected earlier… and it appears our caution was warranted.

They found a massive vessel in orbit bombarding a colony on the surface with high levels of background radiation. A radiation cloud surrounding the vessel blocked sensor scans. The ship ignored hails and ignored a phaser at low power. It deflected a full-power phaser shot, then retaliated by directing turbulence back at the Enterprise whenever the starship got too close.

Captain's log, supplemental: Damage from our last encounter with the alien ship is being repaired, Our shields have been drained, so we're keeping our distance… Unable to stop the radiation bombardment of the planet, we are beaming down to meet with colony leader Veneth, and see what assistance we can offer.

Starfleet would be able to evacuate the 2,000 colonists within a few weeks. But Leonard McCoy assessed that crops and animals were already showing cell damage. Some colonists were already sick from radiation poisoning. Action needed to be taken immediately to save them.



Pavel ChekovJulia CrandallJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota UhuraVenethunnamed Starfleet personnel

Starships and vehicles

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


Mariotian sector (Beta MariotiaBeta Mariotia III) • Starbase 44Starbase 92
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Races and cultures

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States and organizations

StarfleetStarfleet AcademyUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technology

artificial gravitybrain cellcomputerdeflectordeflector shieldlight yearphaserradiationradiation poisoningradiosensorsensor diagnostic analysis reportwarp factor

Ranks and titles


Other references

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In their last year at Starfleet Academy, Pavel Chekov and Julia Crandall meet and begin a relationship.
Veneth and 2,000 of his people leave their homeworld, Harahn, to establish a colony.
Two months later
Harahni colonists arrive on Beta Mariotia III.
Chekov and Crandall graduate; Chekov proposes; Chekov is assigned to the USS Enterprise, Crandall to a different ship.
2267 (nearly 10 months after arriving)
An unidentified craft (T'Gai starship) begins irradiating the colony from orbit.
Stardate 3001.3, (6 months, 12 days after separating)
Chekov is promoted to junior navigator; Julia Crandall joins the Enterprise at Starbase 44.
Stardate 3004.6
Enterprise arrives at Beta Mariotia III, two months after irradiation attack began.
2290, stardate 8651.1
USS Enterprise-A arrives at Starbase 92, Chekov learns that Crandall has died.


Related media




Published Order
Previous comic:
Time Crime
"Seems Like Old Times"
DC Comics, second series Next comic:
No Compromise
"Part II"
Previous story:
"Seems Like Old Times"
Stories by:
Howard Weinstein
Next story:
"No Compromise, Part II"
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
"Seems Like Old Times"
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
"No Compromise, Part II"
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:
Klingons: Blood Will Tell
"Beneath the Skin"
Pages 3-7
2267 Next adventure:
"No Compromise, Part II"

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