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"Now and Then" was the 15th issue of the Marvel-Paramount Comics series of Star Trek: Early Voyages comics. It featured the conclusion of a four-part arc in which Mia Colt was sent into an alternate timeline.


Colt gets thrown forward in time to an alternate future, and with the help of James T. Kirk, is reunited with a much older Captain Pike and his new crew on the Enterprise. Pike and Kirk realize Mia is disrupting their fragile reality by her continued presence…


Log entries

Captain's log, stardate 9522.0.
The Enterprise is en route to Algol Two in the hopes of unraveling the temporal mystery behind Mia Colt's reappearance. Mr. Spock conjectures she will die if not returned to her own time and the time-stream itself could be irrevocably damaged if she remains here. Our hopes lie with a mythical Well of Tomorrows on Algol.
As if that were not enough, we have taken on board the renegade James T. Kirk and his band of pirates, the ones who brought Mia to us. Our course has taken us deep into violently disputed territory… and into the sights of a Klingon flotilla.
Captain's log, supplemental…
Captain Robbins, my old number one, is gracious enough to listen as I explain it to her. Mia Colt shouldn't be here. Forces beyond our understanding have displaced her in time and space, and my gut instinct — the one that's served me right for forty years in the fleet — tells me we must do whatever we can to set that right…
Captain's log, supplemental… (2254)
Mia Colt is returned to us, with quite a tale to tell. Her report is to be classified, and a science vessel dispatched to survey the Algol site. None of the other keepsakes tested for the temporal energy, and the one Colt had no longer seems to work. Temporal theory was always my least favorite class at the Academy because it was only theory and conjecture. Now, they have some practical data to study.
But at least, according to the theory anyway, Yeoman Colt has put time back on track, and events will now unfold the way they were destined to… for everybody.



ChangPavel ChekovColeMia ColtMoves-With-Burning-GraceJames T. KirkLamekNanoChristopher PikeRobbinsSaavikMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluJosé TylerNyota UhuraWell of TomorrowsYssirZhotaunnamed USS Enterprise personnel (engineers) • unnamed Klingons (Chang's executive officer, warriors)
Referenced only
Well of Tomorrows time stream
Borg droneDataJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerMirror SpockWorf, son of Mogh

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • USS Enterprise-A (Constitution-class) • USS Excelsior (Excelsior-class explorer) • unnamed D7 class starships (B'rel-class Klingon bird-of-preyK't'inga-class Klingon battlecruiser)

Referenced only
science vessel
Well of Tomorrows time stream
Daedalus-classUSS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class explorer)


AlgolAlgol IIFederation-Klingon Neutral Zone
Well of Tomorrows time stream
Deep Space 9

Races and cultures

Referenced only

States and organizations

FederationKlingon EmpireStarfleetStarfleet Academy

Science and classification

bat'lethd'k tahgkeepsakeKlingon disruptorlife supportphaserphaser riflescannerself destructshieldstransportertricordertype-2 phaserweapon

Ranks and titles

captainengineernumber onepiraterenegadewarrioryeoman

Other references

animalbeambloodbrainbridgecaptain's logcityCode of HammurabicrewdeathFederation Starfleet ranks (2270s-2350s)flotillaglassHenry Vhistorylog entrymilitarymountainmythologyofficers' loungeorbitpeaceprimary hullreplicasailing shipssecondary hullsecurityspaceStarfleet uniform (2240s-2265)Starfleet uniform (2278-2350s)tachyontattootemporal theorytigertimetime streamtime traveluniversewarwarshipyear


Related media




Media featuring Christopher Pike
Episodes and movies The Original Series The CageThe Menagerie
Movies Star TrekkStar Trek Into Darknessk
Discovery Will You Take My Hand?BrotherNew EdenPoint of LightAn Obol for CharonSaints of ImperfectionThe Sound of ThunderLight and ShadowsIf Memory ServesProject DaedalusThe Red AngelPerpetual InfinityThrough the Valley of ShadowsSuch Sweet Sorrow
Short Treks Q&AThe Trouble with EdwardAsk Not
Novels Killing TimeaEnterprise: The First AdventureVulcan's GloryLegacyThe RiftWhere Sea Meets SkyBurning DreamsA Less Perfect UnionaThe Children of KingsChild of Two WorldsDesperate HoursThe Enterprise War
Short stories "Conflicting Natures" • "A Private Anecdote" • "Sins of the Mother" • "The Greater Good"m
Comics Early Voyages "Flesh of My Flesh" • "The Fires of Pharos" • "Our Dearest Blood" • "Nor Iron Bars a Cage" • Cloak and Dagger (12) • "The Flat, Gold Forever" • "Immortal Wounds" • "One of a Kind" • The Fallen (12) • "Futures, Part One" • "Future Tense" • "Futures" • "Now and Then" • "Thanatos" • "Nemesis"
Starfleet Academy "Return to the Forbidden Planet" • "A Prelude to War"
Crew "Shadows of the Past" • "The Ends of Eternity"
other "All Those Years Ago..." • "To Walk the Night" • "Door in the Cage" • Alien Spotlight Alien Spotlight, Volume I (VulcansOrions) • Mirror Imagesm (1245) • Spock: Reflections, Issue 2Star Trek Movie Adaptationk (23456) • Captain's Log: PikeAftermath (123)
k : Kelvin timelinem : Mirror Universea : alternate reality


Published Order
Previous story:
Futures, Part Three
EV comics Next story:
Previous story:
Futures, Part Three
Stories by:
Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton
Next story:
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Futures, Part Three
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:

Klingons: Blood Will Tell
Against Their Nature
Framing story and narration
Previous story:
Futures, Part One
Pages 1-20
The Early Voyages of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) Next story:
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2293.
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in 1 other timeframe(s):
Previous adventure:
Futures, Part One
Pages 1-20
2254 (Pages 21-22) Next adventure:

Production history

September 1997
First published by Marvel Comics.
September 2008
Re-released on The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD, by Graphic Imaging Technologies.
May 2009
Reprinted in Star Trek Omnibus, Volume 2, by IDW Publishing.
15 April 2014
Reprinted in the omnibus The Stardate Collection, Volume 2 by IDW Publishing.
15 February 2018
Reprinted in Graphic Novel Collection #30 by Eaglemoss Collections.

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