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"Strange New Worlds" was a photonovel-style special created by John Byrne and published by IDW Publishing. It uses imagery from Star Trek: The Original Series to present a new story set during the series. It was a sequel story to the second pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before". Originally meant to be a one-shot release, it led Byrne to create more such stories in the ongoing series Star Trek: New Visions. It was later re-released as issue No. #0 in the main series.

Description[]

A special extra-length, one-of-a-kind fotonovel sequel to a beloved classic! Years ago, James Kirk saved his ship, but the price was the life of his oldest friend in Starfleet — or was it? The crew of the starship Enterprise faces a staggering discovery in a brand-new episode of the original Star Trek.

Summary[]

Log entries[]

Captain's log, stardate 4626.7. 
Lt. Uhura has reported a signal of undetermined origin...
Captain's personal log
Even at maximum safe warp, it has taken nearly a week to reach Delta Vega. A reminder of just how isolated this small world really is.
Almost three years have passed since I last set foot on Delta Vega. I had hoped my life would pass before I ever felt the need to visit this distant world again.
First Officer Spock and ship's surgeon McCoy are accompanying me to the surface. Spock has his own reasons, all flawlessly logical, I am sure. As for McCoy... he did not know Mitchell, does not have the full story of what happened here. We may have need of his unbiased eye.
Captain's log, supplemental. 
Space, the final frontier... I began my first log with those worlds, defining the mission of the Enterprise as exploring strange new worlds. Gary Mitchell has become the embodiment of those words. While I remain on Delta Vega, he has become so much more than any Human ever dreamed. He said he had been the planet, and the planet him – now this has become true of the universe itself.
Captain's personal log
The story of Gary Mitchell is ended at last. I find myself thinking of when he and I first met, and how impossible it would have been to imagine any of this. But the record has finally been set straight, after too many years. Which leaves only having to deal with Starfleet...

References[]

Characters[]

Daniel AldenPavel ChekovLee KelsoJames T. KirkJohn KyleLeonard McCoyGary MitchellNumber OneMark PiperPete RossiMontgomery ScottHikaru SuluSpockNyota Uhura
Referenced only 
Elizabeth Dehner

Starships and vehicles[]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • unnamed D7 class starships
Referenced only 
SS Valiant

Locations[]

Delta Vega I (lithium cracking station) • Dimorusthe galaxygalactic rim
Referenced only 
Earthgalactic barrier

Shipboard areas[]

bridgebriefing roombrigcorridorphaser control roomsickbaytransporter roomturbolift

Races and cultures[]

DimorusianHumanKlingonVulcan

States and organizations[]

Federation StarfleetKlingon Empire

Science and technology[]

artificial gravity generatorcircuitryclass M planetcommunicatorcomputer tapecoordinatesdeflectordisruptorforce fieldintercoolerKlingon disruptorphaserphaser 2phaser bankphaser riflerecorder-markerscannershieldstractor beamtransportertricorderwarp driveweapon

Ranks and titles[]

captaincommandercommodorecrewmandoctorfirst officerlieutenantpsychologistscience officerskippersurgeon

Other references[]

amberantatmospherebeambookboulderbrainCapellan rock choppercaptain's logcaptain's log, USS Enterprise, 2268centurycrewdartdaydesertdeviledenelectricityelementenergyengineevolutionflygodgravestoneillusionjungleKafarian applelamblanding partylaserlifelife energylightninglog entrylogicmassmetalmetermilemind meldminingminutenerve toxinorbitpersonal logplanetpoisonpsychokinesisrockrodentsecondStarfleet uniform (2240s-2265)Starfleet uniform (2265-2270)subspacetelepathyuniversewarwarp factor (warp six) • year

Timeline[]

Chronology[]

2264 
2265
2268 

Production history[]

December 2013 
Originally released as Star Trek Annual 2013, a one-shot by IDW Publishing.
October 2014 
Reprinted in the omnibus New Visions, Volume 1. (IDW Publishing)
28 September 2017 
Reprinted in hardcover in the Graphic Novel Collection premium subscription photonovel #1. (Eaglemoss)

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Background[]

Related stories[]

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Connections[]

Published Order
Previous comic:
first story
TOS comics
(New Visions)
Next comic:
#1: The Mirror, Cracked
Previous story:

Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor
Scalpel
Stories by:
John Byrne
Next story:
The Mirror, Cracked
Previous adventure:
Swarm
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
By Any Other Name

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