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"The Tunnel of Death" was a board game printed within the comic omnibus Star Trek Annual 1977 by World Distributors. It contained a brief, in-universe adventure of the USS Enterprise.


Captain Kirk and his crew have been imprisoned by the dreaded Karmen, three-eyed alien monsters from the planet Sacro. To escape their terrible clutches, Kirk and his crew must make their way through a fearful tunnel full of terrifying monsters and hallucinating anti-matter.


While traveling aboard a USS Enterprise shuttlecraft, Kirk, Spock, and a commander in the sciences division are captured on the inhabited planet Sacro by armed Karmen. The officers escape through a dangerous tunnel with various air shafts. Obstacles capable of blocking their escape include zombies, giant slugs, a force field, nerve gas, giant robot ants, and an alien brain capable of altering one's personality. At the end of the tunnel, the crew have to break through an airlock, and then they are clear to transport back to the Enterprise.



James T. KirkSpockunnamed USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnel (commander)

Starships and vehicles

class F shuttlecraft
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USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)



Races and cultures


States and organizations

Starfleet (command divisionoperations divisionsciences division)

Science and classification

airlockforce fieldhallucinogenpistoltransporter

Ranks and titles


Other references

alienantantimatterbeambraincrewdimensional whirlpoolmagnetic fieldmetalmoonnerve gasslugtime warpzombie


Related media




Gold Key Comics stories and publications
Issues "The Planet of No Return" • "The Devil's Isle of Space" • "Invasion of the City Builders" • "The Peril of Planet Quick Change" • "The Ghost Planet" • "When Planets Collide" • "The Voodoo Planet" • "The Youth Trap" • "The Legacy of Lazarus" • "Sceptre of the Sun" • "The Brain Shockers" • "The Flight of the Buccaneer" • "Dark Traveler" • "The Enterprise Mutiny" • "Museum at the End of Time" • "Day of the Inquisitors" • "The Cosmic Cavemen" • "The Hijacked Planet" • "The Haunted Asteroid" • "A World Gone Mad" • "The Mummies of Heitius VII" • "Siege in Superspace" • "Child's Play" • "The Trial of Captain Kirk" • "Dwarf Planet" • "The Perfect Dream" • "Ice Journey" • "The Mimicking Menace" • "Death of a Star" • "The Final Truth" • "The Animal People" • "The Choice" • "The PsychoCrystals" • "A Bomb in Time" • "One of Our Captains Is Missing!" • "Prophet of Peace" • "Furlough to Fury" • "The Evictors" • "World Against Time" • "The World Beneath the Waves" • "Prince Traitor" • "Mr. Oracle" • "This Tree Bears Bitter Fruit" • "Murder on the Enterprise" • "A Warp in Space" • "Planet of No Life" • "Destination... Annihilation!" • "And a Child Shall Lead Them" • "What Fools These Mortals Be.." • “Sport of Knaves” • "A World Against Itself" • "No Time Like the Past" • "Spore of the Devil" • "The Brain-Damaged Planet" • "To Err Is Vulcan" • "The Empire Man!" • "Operation Con Game"
Additional stories "James T. Kirk: Psycho-File" • "A Page From Scotty's Diary" • "Spock: Psycho-File" • "From Sputnik to Warp Drive"
Games "Voyage of Discovery" • "The Tunnel of Death" • "... Wild Goose Chase!" • "A Hint of Life" • "Space Chase" • "Escape from the Clinging Dags"
Collections Star Trek Annuals (1969197019721973197419751976197719781979198019831986) • The Enterprise Logs (Volumes 1234) • The Key Collection (Volumes 12345) • Gold Key Archives (Volumes 12345) • Gold Key 100-Page Spectacular
Related media "The Exile" • "The Red Hour" • "Eye of the Beholder" • "The Menace of the Mechanitrons" • "Trial by Fire!"


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