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"Target: Zargot" was a Star Trek: The Original Series comic strip published in 1969. It was the first of 11 annual stories from the UK comic strips series and appeared in Joe 90: Top Secret Annual. In this story, the USS Enterprise came to the aid of a plague-stricken planet.


Omnibus teaser
While exploring the Alpha Helios System, the Enterprise rescues an injured alien ejected from an exploding spaceship, who begs Kirk to cure a plague afflicting his people.


Captain's log, stardate 20:0605. Enterprise carrying out exploration in Alpha Helios system. So far, no indication of life

The Enterprise comes across a Zargotian cruiser moments before it blows up. A rescue team scrambles to reach an ejection capsule, boarding it moments before its sole occupant dies from a plague that can potentially affect Humans. James T. Kirk orders the Enterprise to find the nearest planet.

Captain's log, stardate 20:0902. Orbiting alien planet, exploration team ready to teleport to surface…

The planet's inhabitants are suffering from the epidemic. Leonard McCoy meets with their Doctor Ixta, who believes a cure can be made from herbs growing on neighboring planet Coltac. The Enterprise races there, with Kirk taking a team in Space Bug X-4 to the surface. While harvesting the herbs, they repel two large dinosaurs with phaser fire.

Captain's log, stardate 20:1507. We have returned to Zargot with the herbs. McCoy working with aliens…

McCoy and Ixta succeed in making an antidote, and five days later the inhabitants are cured. The Zargotians celebrate with fireworks.



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Starships and vehicles

ejection capsuleUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • groundcarSpace Bug X-4 (space wagon) • Space Rescue BugZargotian cruiser


Alpha Helios (ColtacZargot)

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Science and classification

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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:
first annual story
TOS comics (UK comic strips Annuals) Next comic:
A Bite of the Apple
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Furlough to Fury
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
The Crucial Element
Previous comic:
Furlough to Fury
Voyages of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), Year Two Next comic:
The Crucial Element
Production history
Printed in Joe 90: Top Secret Annual. (21st Century Publications)
April 2016
Reprinted in the omnibus The Classic UK Comics, Volume 1. (IDW Publishing)
11 May 2017
Reprinted in the omnibus Graphic Novel Collection, Volume 10. (Eaglemoss Collections)

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