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"Nor Any Drop to Drink" was a Star Trek: The Original Series comic strip published in 1969. It was the ninth story arc in the UK comic strips series, and was released in five parts within issues of TV21 & Joe 90. This was the ninth of 11 stories illustrated by Harry Lindfield.


Teaser, 15 November 1969
In free space flight one moment… the next, submerged in the depths of an ocean! Incredible though it was, it had happened to the starship Enterprise… and utterly baffled Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock who had donned pressure suits to leave their craft and investigate. They found… trouble!


While exploring the Sigma Draconis Group, the USS Enterprise suddenly came to a complete halt. The vessel had penetrated the dense liquid of a globular planet and experienced a pressure of nearly 30 atmospheres. Kirk and Spock swam out an airlock to look around, but a mammoth sea creature suddenly swallowed the captain. Within its airy maw, Kirk was able to fire his phaser, annoy the creature, and be spat out.

They returned to the ship, only to discover Sigma fishmen attaching grapplers to the Enterprise. The starship was towed by a submarine toward an undersea city. Kirk and Spock left the airlock in their pressure suits to make peaceful contact with the natives, but they were captured, brought into the city and threatened with dissection.

Kirk escaped and returned with a raiding party. During the fighting, Kirk captured a freeze gun that generated immense cold and ice around any target. They located a tank sporting a more powerful gun. After blanketing the Enterprise with ice, their ship began to rise. The raiding party quickly returned to the ship before it broke the surface. Deflectors shattered the ice, and the Enterprise launched back into space.



Christine ChapelRoss JohnsonJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhuraunnamed Sigma fishmen • "huge creature"

Starships and vehicles[]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • tankSigma submarine


Sigma Draconis Group (globular planet)
Referenced only 

Races and cultures[]

Sigma fishmanHumanVulcan

Science and technology[]

airlockcommunicatorcomputercudgeldeflectordissectionenginefishing rodfreeze gungrapplerknifeobservation portphaserpressure suitscannersensorspearthrusteruniversal translatorwebb-gun

Ranks and titles[]

anglercaptainchiefFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)scientistStarfleet ranks

Other references[]

atmospherebridgecitydensitydreamhullminuteoceanparleyplanetpressurespacestarStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)starshipvacuum


  • The lack of Pavel Chekov, James T. Kirk becoming momentarily paralyzed before being gobbled up by the sea creature, and Kirk calling McCoy "Mac" instead of "Bones" would place the story very early during the five-year mission, in 2265.


Related media[]




UK comic strips
Weekly story arcs "Life Form Nonexistent" • "The Crucial Element" • "Beware the Beast" • "The Third Party" • "The Children of Stai" • "Skin Deep" • "The Eagles Have Landed" • "Spectre of the Zond" • "Nor Any Drop to Drink" • "Menace of the Moloth" • "The Klingon Ultimatum" • "The Marshall Plan" • "Mutiny on the Dorado" • "The Ageless One" • "Thorpex" • "Under the Sea" • "Revolt on Dak-Alpha" • "Where Giants Tread" • "I, Emperor" • "Slaves of the Frogmen" • "Key Witness" • "Nova-Thirteen" • "Prison Break" • "Vibrations in Time" • "The Aging World" • "By Order of the Empire" • "Creeping Death" • "Ground Zero" • "The Collector" • "To Swiftly Go..." • "The Mindless Ones" • "The Perithees Alliance" • "The Saboteur Within" • "The Void of Storms" • "Spheres of War" • "Shell Game" • "To Rule the Universe"
Annual stories "Target: Zargot" • "A Bite of the Apple" • "Captives in Space" • "Planet of Rejects" • "Gateway to the Future" • "The Zodian Sacrifice" • "Smoke and Mirrors" • "Planet of the Dead" • "What Is This Thing Called Spock?" • "The Gods Have Come!" • "Rock and a Hard Place"


Published Order
Previous story:
Spectre of the Zond
TOS comics (UK comic strips) Next story:
Menace of the Moloth
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Delta Vega: Meltdown on the Ice Planet
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Menace of the Moloth
Previous comic:
Delta Vega: Meltdown on the Ice Planet
Voyages of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), Year One Next comic:
Menace of the Moloth
Production history[]
  • This story was serialized over five issues of TV21 & Joe 90 magazine in two-page sections.
November 1969
December 1969
  • 6 December, pages 9-10 published in TV21 & Joe 90 #11
April 2016 
Reprinted in the omnibus The Classic UK Comics, Volume 1 (IDW Publishing)
11 May 2017 
Reprinted in the omnibus Graphic Novel Collection, Volume 10. (Eaglemoss)

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