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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".

Following the success of the first series a second series is planned, Assignment: Earth II will feature five more stories spread over the same span of time, 1968 to 1972.

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
Number
1
2
3
4
5
Writer
John Byrne
Artist
Published
21 May 2008
4 June 2008
2 July 2008
6 August 2008
Septemebr 2008
Primary cover
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In addition to the main stories, two of the issues featured very short extra stories bring the page counts up. These are Isis in issue four, and Ah-Ha! in issue five.

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Media featuring Gary Seven
Episode Assignment: Earth
Miniseries The PeacekeeperConvergenceThe Eugenics WarsAssignment: Earth
Novels Assignment: EternityThe Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2
Short stories The Aliens Are Coming!Seven and SevenAssignment: OneRocket ManTime Line
Comics The Peacekeeper, Part OneThe Peacekeeper, Part TwoSplit InfinitiesFuture ImperiledBrighter Than a Thousand SunsYesterday, Today and TomorrowMy Name Is LegionWe Have Met the Enemy...Too Many PresidentsAh-Ha!1971/4860.2An Unexpected Yesterday
IDW Publishing miniseries
Completed series The Space BetweenKlingons: Blood Will TellYear FourAlien SpotlightIntelligence GatheringTurnaroundThe Enterprise ExperimentAssignment: EarthMirror ImagesRomulans: The Hollow CrownThe Last GenerationCountdownAlien Spotlight IICrewMission's EndThe Wrath of KhanSpock: ReflectionsNeroRomulans: SchismGhostsFool's GoldStar Trek Movie AdaptationLeonard McCoy, Frontier DoctorBurden of KnowledgeCountdown to DarknessCaptain's LogKhan: Ruling in HellInfestationStar Trek—Legion of Super-HeroesAssimilation²HiveKhanStrange New WorldsNew VisionsHarlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of ForeverThe Primate DirectiveThe Spectrum WarStarfleet AcademyManifest DestinyStar TrekStranger WorldsWaypointMirror BrokenBoldly GoThrough the MirrorThe Light of KahlessSuccessionTerra IncognitaStar Trek vs. TransformersThe Q ConflictAftermath IDW bulb.jpg
Future series Assignment: Earth IIYear FiveToo Long a Sacrifice
IDW Publishing omnibuses
IDW miniseries The Space BetweenKlingons: Blood Will TellYear FourAlien SpotlightIntelligence GatheringTurnaroundThe Enterprise ExperimentAssignment: EarthMirror ImagesRomulans: The Hollow CrownThe Last GenerationCountdownAlien Spotlight IICrewMission's EndThe Wrath of KhanSpock: ReflectionsNeroRomulans: SchismGhostsFool's GoldStar Trek Movie AdaptationLeonard McCoy, Frontier DoctorBurden of KnowledgeCountdown to DarknessCaptain's LogKhan: Ruling in HellInfestationStar Trek—Legion of Super-HeroesAssimilation²HiveKhanStrange New WorldsNew VisionsHarlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of ForeverThe Primate DirectiveThe Spectrum WarStarfleet AcademyManifest DestinyStranger WorldsWaypointMirror BrokenThrough the MirrorThe Light of KahlessSuccessionTerra IncognitaStar Trek vs. TransformersThe Q ConflictAftermath IDW bulb.jpg
IDW collections The John Byrne Collection100-Page Spectacular (20112012Winter 2012) • The New Adventures (Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4Volume 5) • The Missions Continue
Archive material Star Trek Archives (Best of Peter DavidBest of the BorgBest of Gary SevenBest of DS9Best of Captain KirkBest of Alternate Universes) • Best of KlingonsStar Trek Omnibus (Volume 1Volume 2The Original SeriesMovie Omnibus) • Motion Picture Trilogy100-Page Spectacular (Summer 2012Gold Key) • Newspaper Comics (Volume 1Volume 2) • The Stardate Collection (Volume 1Volume 2) • Gold Key Archives (Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4Volume 5) • Classic UK Comics (Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3)

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