"Red Level Down" was the twentieth issue of IDW Publishing's ongoing series of Star Trek comics. The stand-alone issue was an original story focused on the characters of Hikaru Sulu and Pavel Chekov. The story was written by Mike Johnson with art by Claudia Balboni, Luca Lamberti and Erica Durante.
- 1 Description
- 2 Summary
- 3 References
- 4 Chronology
- 5 Appendices
Description[edit | edit source]
- The all-new origin stories of the Enterprise crew conclude with this special issue that focuses on TWO Trek Stalwarts: Sulu and Chekov! Witness their first meeting at Starfleet Academy, and learn how their paths intertwined all the way to the bridge of the Enterprise!
Summary[edit | edit source]
Sulu is considering joining the Red Squad. The squad leader, Amy McKenna, has a plan for that. Meanwhile, James T. Kirk helps a cadet named Pavel Andreievich Chekov back on his feet. Sulu is on a shuttlecraft with a partner named David Reed. In the dorms, Kirk and Chekov talk about the Kobayashi Maru scenario when Gaila arrives. On Federation Day, McKenna gets the Admiral's Award for Excellence. David Reed messes up the shuttlecraft that he and Sulu just as Chekov helps Kirk cheat at the Kobayashi Maru. Chekov saves McKenna from being impaled. Meanwhile, Sulu and Reed get the shuttle under control. Afterwards, Sulu refuses to join the Red Squad in front of McKenna. Months later, Sulu and Chekov meet on the Enterprise.
References[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Richard Barnett • Pavel Chekov • Gaila • James T. Kirk • Amy McKenna • Kyle McKenna • David Reed • Hikaru Sulu
- Referenced only
- Stacey McClour
Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
- California • Earth • Golden Gate Bridge • Iowa • Muir Woods • San Francisco • Starbase 1 • Starfleet Academy Dorms
Races and cultures[edit | edit source]
States and organizations[edit | edit source]
Science and technology[edit | edit source]
- anti-gravity engine • captain's chair • EM focusing coil • engine • light year • mobile teleport interface • program • sarium • shields • spacedock • subroutine • teleport • typewriter • velocity
Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]
- admiral • cadet • captain • freshman • janitor • pilot • President of the United Federation of Planets • senator
Other references[edit | edit source]
- Admiral's Award for Excellence • baby rattle • bathroom • Belzodian flea • bridge • bullsnake • chess • Federation Day • helm • lungworm • planet • Russian language • school • shuttle bay • snake • week • year
Chronology[edit | edit source]
Appendices[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
- The story's title was published in the omnibus The New Adventures, Volume 2.
- One time period in this story coincides with the events of TOS movie: Star Trek.
- This issue focuses on Sulu and Chekov.
Related stories[edit | edit source]
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Cover gallery[edit | edit source]
Connections[edit | edit source]
The Voice of a Falling Star
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