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"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 aid a slave rebellion.


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


Arriving in orbit of Santar, Kirk and Spock prepare to beam down to meet with the colonial governor. During transport, the planet's binary stars flare into a spectacle of radiation which redirects the transporter beam to Muton in a neighboring star system. The two camp out, but as night falls, they are attacked by several large creatures.

Suddenly, a whistle blows in the distance, and the creatures retreat. They are controlled by a group of frogmen from a nearby hover-saucer. With a translator communicator, Kirk explains how they had accidentally materialized on the world, but the frogmen don't believe him. Before Kirk and Spock can be shot down, they are snared by jungle vines and the frogmen hit by arrows – they are 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 can't do much to stop the frogmen because their patrol cruiser was damaged. As Spock works to repair their computer systems, the ship is spotted by one of the frogmen, who manages to escape in a hover-saucer. By the time a larger vessel approaches, however, Spock manages to complete repairs and they are able to destroy it.

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



DalbarHaltakJames T. KirkSpockNyota Uhurarock-like creatures

Starships and vehicles

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


Ortadd galaxy (Muton) • Salgorax-Neptor system (Frogmen's planetNeptorSalgoraxSantar)
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Races and cultures

FrogmanHumanMuton nativeVulcan

States and organizations

Starfleet (command divisionoperations divisionsciences division)

Science and technology

armamentarrowbombbowcommunicatorcomputerengineforce fieldhatchwaymagnetic fieldmissilepistolradioscannersonic probetranslator communicatortransporter

Ranks and titles

astronautcaptainchiefFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)governorguardrankrebelskipperslavespyStarfleet rankstechnician

Other references

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


Related media




UK comic strips
Weekly story arcs "Life Form Nonexistent" • "The Crucial Element" • "Beware the Beast" • "The Third Party" • "The Children of Stai" • "Skin Deep" • "The Eagles Have Landed" • "Spectre of the Zond" • "Nor Any Drop to Drink" • "Menace of the Moloth" • "The Klingon Ultimatum" • "The Marshall Plan" • "Mutiny on the Dorado" • "The Ageless One" • "Thorpex" • "Under the Sea" • "Revolt on Dak-Alpha" • "Where Giants Tread" • "I, Emperor" • "Slaves of the Frogmen" • "Key Witness" • "Nova-Thirteen" • "Prison Break" • "Vibrations in Time" • "The Aging World" • "By Order of the Empire" • "Creeping Death" • "Ground Zero" • "The Collector" • "To Swiftly Go..." • "The Mindless Ones" • "The Perithees Alliance" • "The Saboteur Within" • "The Void of Storms" • "Spheres of War" • "Shell Game" • "To Rule the Universe"
Annual stories "Target: Zargot" • "A Bite of the Apple" • "Captives in Space" • "Planet of Rejects" • "Gateway to the Future" • "The Zodian Sacrifice" • "Smoke and Mirrors" • "Planet of the Dead" • "What Is This Thing Called Spock?" • "The Gods Have Come!" • "Rock and a Hard Place"


Published Order
Previous comic:
I, Emperor
TOS comics (UK comic strips) Next comic:
Key Witness
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
The Ageless One
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Previous comic:
The Ageless One
Voyages of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), Year One Next comic:

Production history

March 1971
April 1971
December 2016 
Reprinted in the omnibus The Classic UK Comics, Volume 2 (IDW Publishing)
28 September 2017 
Reprinted in the omnibus Graphic Novel Collection, Volume 20. (Eaglemoss Collections)

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