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"Operation: Annihilate, Part 1" was the fifth issue of IDW Publishing's 2011 ongoing series of Star Trek comics.


Captain Kirk recalls the aftermath of his destruction of his father's car. His uncle gave him a time-out. Jim was still getting over the fact that his brother, George Samuel Kirk, Jr., had left and moved in with their grandfather. He never saw his brother again. It is now 2258. Captain Kirk is investigating a pattern of mass insanity destroying civilizations. It started in the Beta Portalon system 2000 years prior. Next was Levinius V 200 years prior, in the 21st century. This was followed by Theta Cygni XII, in the 2230s. Deneva is next. The Enterprise spots a ship heading for the Denevan sun, Kappa Fornacis. The pilot declares himself free just before being vaporized. The Enterprise crew realizes that the insanity has reached Deneva.

Later, Captain Kirk, Spock, Doctor McCoy, Yeoman Zahra and Crewman Edwards beam to the capital city. They are attacked by men who shout the word "intruders" more than once as if they have a hive mind. Even though unconscious, their brains are being violently stimulated. Just then, the landing party hears screaming. They go down into a building's subfloor, where a woman grabs McCoy, claiming that she wants to die. They tranquilize her. Just then, they spot a large group of blastoneurons. One attacks Spock. More Denevans arrive acting like one mind. They are rescued at the last minute by someone Captain Kirk had least expected to see: his own brother.

To be continued...



James T. KirkWinona KirkUncle Frank • law enforcement officer • Nyota UhuraLeonard McCoySpockHikaru SuluPavel ChekovEdwardsunnamed USS Enterprise (Kelvin timeline NCC-1701) personnelunnamed Deneva colonistsGeorge Samuel Kirk, Jr.Zahra
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James Kirk's grandfather

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • Denevan spaceshipEnterpriseApollo 11 lander



Shipboard locales

USS Enterprise
bridgetransporter room

Planets and planetoids

Referenced only
Levinius VTheta Cygni XII

Stars and systems

Referenced only
Beta Portalon

Stellar regions

Murasaki 312

Races and cultures

HumanVulcanblastoneuron neural parasites

States and organizations


Technology and weapons

clubcommunicatorphaser • smoke grenadetransporter

Ranks and titles


Other references

Federation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (alternate 2250s)galaxygovernmenthumanoidlifeformnation-stateplanetraces and culturesrankstarstar systemStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (Kelvin timeline) • technologytimetitleuniformuniverse



  • This story takes place nine years earlier than its prime timeline equivalent (TOS episode: "Operation -- Annihilate!", set in 2267).
  • In the scene with Kirk and his mother taking place in the young Kirk's bedroom, a hologram of the Enterprise (NX-01) from Star Trek: Enterprise can be seen.
  • Among the significant differences between this story and its prime timeline equivalent are the following:
    • In the original episode, George Samuel Kirk, Jr. was dead when the USS Enterprise arrived at Deneva. His wife, Aurelan, died shortly thereafter.
    • The original episode did not start with a flashback.
  • It is not clarified which grandfather George moved in with: James Davis or Tiberius Kirk.

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comics When Worlds Collide: Spock Confronts the Ultimate ChallengeNero (1234) • Starfleet Academy (12345) • Star Trek Movie Adaptation (123456) • IDW Star Trek: Volume 1 (Where No Man Has Gone Before: 1, 2The Galileo Seven: 1, 2) • Volume 2 (Operation: Annihilate: 1, 2Vulcan's Vengeance: 1, 2) • Volume 3 (The Return of the Archons: 1, 2The Truth About Tribbles: 1, 2) • Volume 4 (1314Mirrored: 1, 2) • Volume 5 (17181920) • Countdown to Darkness (1234) • Volume 6 (After Darkness: 1, 2, 324) • Volume 7: The Khitomer Conflict (1234) • Khan (12345) • Volume 8 (Parallel Lives: 1, 2I, Enterprise!: 1, 2Lost Apollo: 1, 2) • Volume 9: The Q Gambit (123456) • Volume 10 (Behemoth: 1, 2Eurydice: 1, 2, 3Volume 11 (The Tholian Webs: 1, 2Deity: 12Flesh & Stone) • The Spectrum War (123456) • Live Evil (123) • Reunion (12) • Legacy of Spock (1234) • Connection (12) • Manifest Destiny (1234) • Stranger Worlds (123456) • Boldly Go: Volume 1 (123456) • Volume 2 (789101112) • Volume 3: IDIC (123456)
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