"Spore of the Devil" was a comic book story published by Gold Key Comics in 1978. It was the 18th of 22 stories drawn by Alden McWilliams and the 19th of 20 stories written by Arnold Drake.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Kirk, Scotty and Spock discover an alien directing the development of a medieval world. The alien does not know where he is from.

References[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

James T. KirkLedoyMixodarRolanoMontgomery ScottSpockSylvaVrunonWobine
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King ArthurSir GalahadSaint GeorgeHikaru SuluUnnamed USS Enterprise personnel (2260s) (transporter operator)

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

emergency capsuleUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • imperial bargerowboatVrunon's spacecraft

Locations[edit | edit source]

JodarrShrine at Dafu
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Earth (Medieval Europe, Spain)

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

HumanJodarr nativeVrunon's speciesVulcan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

FederationKuderian Guards

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

bio-energybraincloningelectric generatorelectricityholographyorientation tapephaserprinting pressradarradioradio energyrifleseizuretricordervideo tape

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

adjutantcaptainemperormajorkingknightwizard

Other references[edit | edit source]

arenaarmorbearbull ringcastlecavechivalrycoronationcrystaldancerdaydragonempirefeudalismgoldgonggordoonhelmetHomeric shiphorseironjoustlizardmagicmarriagemedievalmeteoritemoatmountainoarpennyplanetriverscienceshieldshrinestandardswordtoreadortrumpetvolcanowarwaterwinged kurgoyear

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Related media[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

  • The gordoon and winged kurgo were strikingly similar animals. When McCoy heard the name gordoon, he thought it was the kurgo, as if its name had been unintentionally changed by the writer. Both were blue hawk-faced dragons, but they did have different tails, wing textures, tongues, and number of back ridges.
  • No reason was given why Starfleet officers would mingle with a feudal society. However, the locals hailed them as “visitors from space,” so this was not a first contact mission.

Images[edit | edit source]

Gold Key 57.jpg
Vrunon.jpg
CrewGK57.jpg
GK57-Ledoy.jpg
GK57-Vrunon-disguise.jpg
GK57-Rolano.jpg
GK57-Silva.jpg
GK57-Mixodar.jpg
GK57-Vrunon-migraine.jpg
GK57-barge-shrine.jpg
GK57-bear.jpg
GK57-gordoon.jpg
GK57-kurgo.jpg
Jodarr.jpg

Connections[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous comic:
No Time Like the Past
TOS comics
(Gold Key)
Next comic:
Brain-Damaged Planet
chronological order


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