Slaves of the Frogmen was a 12-page Star Trek: The Original Series comic strip. It was the 20th weekly story arc in the UK comic strips series, published in four installments in TV21 Weekly in 1971. This was the second of six stories drawn by Vicente Alcázar and Carlos Pino. In this story, James T. Kirk and Spock aided a slave rebellion.

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Teaser, March 27, 1971
A freak effect on the transporter beam from the starship Enterprise landed Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock on an unknown planet. There was nothing they could do but wait for nightfall and try to plot their position from the stars

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Arriving in orbit of Santar, Kirk and Spock prepared to beam down to meet with the colonial governor. During transport, the planet's binary stars flared into a spectacle of radiation which redirected the transporter beam to Muton in a neighboring star system. The two camped out, but as night fell, they were attacked by several large creatures.

Suddenly, a whistle blew in the distance, and the creatures retreated. They were controlled by a group of frogmen from a nearby hover-saucer. With a translator communicator, Kirk explained how they had accidentally materialized on the world, but the frogmen did not believe him. Before Kirk and Spock could be shot down, they were snared by jungle vines and the frogmen hit by arrows – they were being rescued by a group of indigenous humanoids, a group of freedom fighters.

Frogmen had overtaken their planet, slaughtering most of the native population except for slave laborers. This group had been off-world, but couldn't do much to stop the frogmen because their patrol cruiser was damaged. As Spock worked to repair their computer systems, the ship was spotted by one of the frogmen, who managed to escape in a hover-saucer. By the time a larger vessel approached, however, Spock managed to complete repairs and they were able to destroy it.

The rebels' ship assaulted the capital city. Frogmen fled to the countryside, with the rebels succeeding in their first step to free their world from oppression. They gave Kirk and Spock a transport ship to fly back to the Enterprise.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

DalbarHaltakJames T. KirkSpockNyota Uhura

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • hover-saucerspatrol cruisertransports

Locations[edit | edit source]

Ortadd galaxy (Muton) • Salgorax-Neptor system (Frogmen's planetNeptorSalgoraxSantar)
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Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

FrogmanHumanMuton nativeVulcan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Starfleet (command divisionoperations divisionsciences division)

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

armamentarrowbombbowcommunicatorcomputerengineforce fieldhatchwaymagnetic fieldmissilepistolradioscannersonic probetranslator communicatortransporter

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

astronautcaptainchiefFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)governorguardrankrebelskipperslavespyStarfleet rankstechnician

Other references[edit | edit source]

assignment patchatmospherebeamcapital citycitycoronaduckfirejunglemonthradiationrockslaverysnakesolar flareStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)starsstar systemtreeuniversewatchdog

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Production history[edit | edit source]

Published Order
Previous comic:
I, Emperor
TOS comics
UK comic strips
Next comic:
Key Witness
  • None of the UK weekly installments were printed with titles.
  • Each segment began on the cover and continued onto two interior pages of TV21 Weekly magazine.
March 1971
April 1971
December 2016 
Reprinted in the omnibus The Classic UK Comics, Volume 2 (IDW Publishing)
1 February 2018 
Reprinted in the omnibus Graphic Novel Collection #29 (Eaglemoss)

Connections[edit | edit source]

UK comic strips
Weekly story arcs 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637
Annual stories 12Captives in SpacePlanet of RejectsGateway to the Future67Planet of the DeadWhat Is This Thing Called Spock?The Gods Have Come!11

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