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Frozen sleep in the depths of space! — "Prophet of Peace" was a comic book story published by Gold Key Comics in 1976, the 39th issue of their TOS series.

SummaryEdit

In this story, a scientist and pacifist was cryogenically frozen in the 1990s and revived by the crew of the USS Enterprise in the year 2266. He takes a tour of 23rd century Earth and promotes peace.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

AbdulaAlfred BleikoffHershkoqitzJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyRajipurSpockMontgomery ScottSellersHikaru SuluNyota Uhuraunnamed USS Enterprise personnelunnamed Humans (Stockholm police, protestors, Nobel Prize host, journalist, Earth councilor)
Referenced only 
Henry David ThoreauRip Van Winkle

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • transport craft

LocationsEdit

Colosseum (Rome) • Eiffel Tower (Paris) • Great Pyramid (Giza) • JerusalemMariana City (Pacific Ocean) • Mount EverestMount Rushmore National MemorialO'Hare Rocket Port (New Chicago) • Statue of Liberty (New York City) • StockholmTaj Mahal (India) • Earth (Sol system)

Races and culturesEdit

HumanVulcanunnamed races and cultures (alien reprogrammers, alien journalists)

States and organizationsEdit

Earth's governmentFederationInterplanetary PressPort Inspectors’ AssociationStarfleetSupreme Council of Earth

Science and classificationEdit

astronomyastrophysicsbacterial weaponcomputercryonicsdecontaminationEarth defense screenenvironmental suitglassesmathematicsnuclear weaponradiosteri-bathtractor beam

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainchief engineerchief medical officercommandercommanding officerdoctorfirst officergeneralhelmsmanlieutenantlieutenant commandermayorprofessorscience officer

Other referencesEdit

bacteriabloodbraincaptain's logcivilizationdonationelectricityenergyfishgovernmenthypnosismagnetlifeformlog entrylogicMount HebronNobel PrizeorchidphilosophyplanetpoetrypoliticspolicePrime Directivequarantineuniversex-rayroseSpace NewsstarstardateStarfleet Headquartersstar systemteaVulcan orchid

AppendicesEdit

Related mediaEdit

BackgroundEdit

23rd century EarthEdit

Alfred BleikoffEdit

CryogenicsEdit

  • It was not explicitly stated when Bleikoff won the Nobel Prize, inspired a war to end, fell victim to an incurable disease, or was cryogenically preserved in space, but the elapsed time between these events did not seem that long since he looked the same. McCoy said that Bleikoff's cryogenic capsule "was their first such experiment." A similar cryogenic process was done to several individuals shot into Earth orbit in a spacecraft in 1994, in TNG episode: "The Neutral Zone", so Bleikoff's turn of events would have happened around this time. The war could have been either the Persian Gulf War or the Eugenics War. It's plausible that he won the award in 1990, saw the Persian Gulf War end in 1991, and was put in space by 1994 as the "first major effort in cryonics." It's also plausible that Bleikoff won the award in 1995, saw the Eugenics War end in 1996, then shortly thereafter was put into space, with the first experiment being that of using cryogenics in a coffin-sized capsule rather than a spacecraft. Supporting that possibility, Brand and Chang also participated in a peace movement against the Eugenics War, in TOS comic: "Sceptre of the Sun".
  • Other 1990s humans who survived cryogenics in sleeper ships included Khan Noonien Singh, his Augments, and the pacifist group which included Brand and Chang. L.Q. Clemonds, Clare Raymond and Ralph Offenhouse survived cryogenics in a spacecraft. Doctor Stavos Keniclius survived through cloning.

ImagesEdit

TimelineEdit

ChronologyEdit

Published Order
Previous comic:
#38: One of Our Captains Is Missing!
TOS comics (Gold Key) Next comic:
#40: Furlough to Fury
Previous story:
One of Our Captains Is Missing!
Stories by:
Arnold Drake
Next story:
Furlough to Fury
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Child's Play
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
The Planet of No Return

Production historyEdit

July 1976 
First published by Gold Key Comics
1977 
Printed in hardcover in Star Trek Annual 1978 (World Distributors Limited)
June 2004 
Printed in the omnibus The Key Collection, Volume 5 (Checker Book Publishing Group)
September 2008 
Included on The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD (Graphic Imaging Technologies)
2 August 2018 
Reprinted in Graphic Novel Collection #42 (Eaglemoss Collections)

TranslationsEdit

1977 
Dutch: As "De Vredesapostel" in the omnibus Ruimteschip Enterprise Classics Strip-Paperback #1 (De Vrijbuiter)
1978 
German: As "Der Prophet des Friedens" in the omnibus Raumschiff Enterprise Comic Taschenbuch #1 (Condor)
2007 
Italian: As "Profeta di Pace" in the omnibus The Gold Key Collection, Volume 9 (Free Books)

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