Star Trek: Assignment: Earth is a five-part comics miniseries published by IDW Publishing from May 2008. The series is written and illustrated by John Byrne. Each issue takes place a year after the previous issue, starting in 1968, depicting the adventures of Gary Seven, from the episode "Assignment: Earth".
Overview[edit | edit source]
- His code name is Gary Seven. On the world where he was raised, he is known as Supervisor 194. Where that world is, only the inhabitants know - but for thousands of years these inhabitants have been taking people from Earth and training them, preparing them for a desperate mission: to save the people of Earth from their own foolish and warlike nature.
- Assisting Gary Seven in his assignment on Earth are Roberta Lincoln, Earth-born, twenty-something, sometimes flighty, sometimes erratic, but with a keen mind and a high IQ; and the Beta Five computer, capable of analytical decisions and not at all shy about informing Supervisor 194 of what it views on his shortcomings.
- Oh, yes - and Isis.
Star Trek: Assignment: Earth is intended to be a version of the Assignment: Earth television series that never was - taking the original episode (which was planned as a backdoor pilot to a spin-off series) as a jumping off point for a series of stories on 20th century Earth.
The series explores the science and politics of era, such as nuclear weapons, the Vietnam War and President Nixon's visit to China in 1972. The series also featured a cross-over with the TOS episode: "Tomorrow is Yesterday" and a direct sequel to "Assignment: Earth".
Issues[edit | edit source]
|Title||Brighter Than a Thousand Suns||Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow||My Name Is Legion||We Have Met The Enemy...||Too Many Presidents|
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