Project Iceberg was a 14-panel Star Trek: The Original Series comic strip, the first of two stories released by Kenner in 1974. The story was told on slides projected onto a wall using Kenner's Give-A-Show Projector toy. In this story, the USS Enterprise assisted struggling aliens on an arid planet.
The Enterprise picked up a distress call from a humanoid species who desperately needed water. To help them, the starship used a grappler to tow a large body of ice close enough to the surface of the alien planet so that heat from its sun melted it. The resulting precipitation saved the day.
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- assignment patch • asteroid • distress call • ice • planet • space • star • Starfleet uniform • Starfleet uniform (2265-2270) • volcano • water
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Kenner Comic Strips
- Included in the Give-A-Show Projector, Red Box, slides 611-01 and 611-02 (Kenner)
- September 2017
- Reprinted in the omnibus The Classic UK Comics, Volume 3 (IDW Publishing)
- If the ice asteroid was fragile, the use of a grappler or harpoon would make sense. A tractor beam might fracture or crush the ice as it did Captain John Christopher's F-104 Starfighter. (TOS episode & Star Trek 2 novelization: Tomorrow is Yesterday)
- Heating a large block of ice in the upper atmosphere of a planet would not actually create rain. In a low-pressure environment, the ice would boil into space. (TAS episode & Log Ten novelization: The Slaver Weapon)
- DSC episode: "The Vulcan Hello" – Philippa Georgiou and Michael Burnham repaired a dry well on an arid planet to save the Crepusculan species.
- TOS comic: "When Planets Collide" – The USS Enterprise towed the star remnant Doona with magnetic force rather than a tractor beam.
- DS9 comic: "Dax's Comet, Part II" – In 2370, the shields from three Runabouts were used to deflect the course of a deadly comet called The Messenger.