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Star Trek - Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive is a comic produced jointly by IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios. The series was written by Scott and David Tipton with art by Rachael Stott. The series is a crossover between Star Trek: The Original Series and the original Planet of the Apes film.


STAR TREK: The hope for the best of mankind’s future! PLANET OF THE APES: A chilling look at the fall of humanity! How could these worlds possibly collide? What could possibly cause Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise to side with Dr. Zaius to protect Ape City? And what does Colonel George Taylor have to say about it?


With the Klingons secretly backing a renegade gorilla general in a coup for control of Ape City, Captain Kirk finds himself in the uncomfortable position of having to help out Dr. Zaius' orangutans.


  1. Issue 1 (December 2014)
  2. Issue 2 (January 2015)
  3. Issue 3 (February 2015)
  4. Issue 4 (March 2015)
  5. Issue 5 (April 2015)


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  • According to the Tiptons and Stott, the story takes place shortly after the first Planet of the Apes film and before the events of Beneath the Planet of the Apes.


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 ConflictAftermathPicard: CountdownToo Long a SacrificeSeven's Reckoning IDW bulb.jpg
Future series Assignment: Earth IIYear FiveThe Mirror War
Crossover comics
DC Comics Star Trek-Legion of Super-Heroes (Issue 1Issue 2Issue 3issue 4Issue 5)
Green Lantern The Spectrum War (Issue 1Issue 2Issue 3Issue 4Issue 5Issue 6) • Stranger Worlds (Issue 1Issue 2Issue 3Issue 4Issue 5Issue 6)
Marvel Comics X-Men (Star TreXSecond Contact)
IDW Publishing
Doctor Who Assimilation² (Volume 1: Isssue 1Issue 2Issue 3Issue 4Volume 2: Issue 5Issue 6Issue 7Issue 8)
Transformers Star Trek vs. Transformers (Issue 1Issue 2Issue 3Issue 4Issue 5)
BOOM! Studios The Primate Directive (Issue 1Issue 2Issue 3Issue 4Issue 5)

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