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The Eagles Have Landed was an 8-page Star Trek: The Original Series comic strip published in 1969. It was the seventh story arc in the UK comic strips series, released in four parts within issues of Joe 90: Top Secret. This was the seventh of 11 stories illustrated by Harry Lindfield. In this story, Kirk's compassion led him to rescue a group of prisoners.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

Teaser summary, 23 August 1969
When a disobedient crew member blasts at a gigantic "eagle" out in space, Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise discovers that the bird is really a strange space ship. He goes to its rescue in a space bug

SummaryEdit

While exploring a new region of space, Spock spotted what looked like a huge living eagle, which suddenly dive-bombed the USS Enterprise. Ship's phasers disabled the unusual vessel. Kirk, David Bailey and at least four others piloted Space Rescue Bug 5 through a gap in the damaged hull to offer assistance, but their ship was seized by grapplers operated by Agonites. Enterprise fired at the space eagle to keep the Agonites busy while Kirk's team detached the grapplers. Bailey spotted a crowd of humanoid refugees. As the space bug carried a full load of them back to the Enterprise, grateful Takku from Womata explained how they'd been taken by evil Agonites — who soon returned with reinforcements. Spock launched three armed space bugs to help fight off the Agonites and rescue everyone else. The refugees were brought to a nearby class M planet and provided with provisions and weapons.

Captain's log, stardate 24:12.17 – orbiting planetary body. Establishing a home for Agonite prisoners...

As the Enterprise orbited the planet, a dozen space eagles arrived in formation. Hopelessly outnumbered, Kirk signaled for a truce to confer and met with Roggaf of Agoni. Kirk soon learned that Agoni was a galactic police base, and these prisoners were actually convicted criminals. To make up for his interference, Kirk offered to recapture the criminals. Although Takku resisted and was killed, the rest were rounded up peacefully.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

David BaileyHurstJames T. KirkRoggafSpockHikaru SuluTakkuWillis

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Space eaglesUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • Pursuit 1Pursuit 3Pursuit 4Pursuit 7Space Rescue Bug 5 (space bugs)

LocationsEdit

Galaxy T-21unnamed planet
Referenced only 
AgoniWomata

Races and culturesEdit

AgoniteHumanVulcanWomatan

States and organizationsEdit

Agoni police force

Science and technologyEdit

computerdrillenvironmental suitgrapplergunlaser-raymagnetismphaserrifleweapon

Ranks and titlesEdit

captaincrewmancriminalFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)guardgunnerhelmsmannavigatorpolicemanprisonerradiomanscoutskipperslaveStarfleet ranks

Other referencesEdit

birdbridgecall signdiplomacydevileaglegalaxynovaorbitpeaceplanetpoliceprisonshuttle bayslaveryspaceStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)starshiptrucewar

TimelineEdit

ChronologyEdit

  • The presence of Bailey on the Enterprise places this story early in the year 2266, before the events of "The Corbomite Maneuver".
Published Order
Previous comic:
"Skin Deep"
TOS comics
UK comic strips
Next comic:
"Spectre of the Zond"

Production historyEdit

  • This story was published in two-page sections over four consecutive weeks in Joe 90: Top Secret magazine.
August 1969
September 1969
  • 6 September, pages 7-8 published in Joe 90: Top Secret #34.
April 2016 
Reprinted in the omnibus The Classic UK Comics, Volume 1 (IDW Publishing)
11 May 2017 
Reprinted in the omnibus Graphic Novel Collection #10 (Eaglemoss)

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ConnectionsEdit

UK comic strips
Weekly story arcs 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637
Annual stories 12Captives in SpacePlanet of RejectsGateway to the Future67Planet of the DeadWhat Is This Thing Called Spock?The Gods Have Come!11

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