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For other uses, see Trial by Fire.

"Trial by Fire!" was the unpublished comic that would have been #62 in the Gold Key Comics TOS series. "Trial By Fire" was to be written by John Warner but the series was cancelled before the comic's completion. The script and draft artwork for this story did eventually find its way into print, in volume 124 of the Eaglemoss Collections Graphic Novel Collection.

A script and more information can be found at the bottom of this page at the Star Trek Comics Checklist.


Script teaser
The drama of the galaxy is played out by a diverse cast, some of whom regard themselves a superior to all others, losing sight of the essential universal truth — that the whole is enriched by its many parts...


The Enterprise was rushing to save a planet from a huge fireball.

Log entries[]

Captain's log, stardate 3708.2. 
The Enterprise has just completed its yearly inspection at Hub Station Six... We were completing some test maneuvers for the Hub engineers...
Ship's log, supplemental, Spock in command. 
Captain Kirk, Varrik and the landing party are on Orgone! We have lost radio contact! My plan to utilize an anti-matter implant seems to have failed! We are left with a sharply reduced power level!
Captain's log, Stardate 3708.2. 
The Enterprise has been met by the Federation Starship Exeter! We were beamed up off of Orgone and preparations are being made to tow the Enterprise with the Exeter's tractor system.



ByrneCockrumPy'nath CyrgethJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockTalonTerakVarrik TrineNyota Uhuraunnamed USS Exeter personnel (CO)

Starships and vehicles[]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • USS Exeter (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)


OrgoneOrion (corporate energy research platform)
Referenced only 
EarthHub Station Six

Races and cultures[]


States and organizations[]

Consolidated Galactic Shares, Inc.FederationStarfleet Command

Science and classification[]

chemistryclass Mcommunicatorimpulse powerknifelife supportmathematicsmedscannerphaserphoton torpedosedativeshieldsspearspectrographtractor beamviewscreen

Ranks and titles[]

captaincrew memberdoctorengineerexecutorguardlieutenantpresidentpriestsecurity officershaman

Other references[]

antimatterbeambridgecitycomadilithiumengineeringfeverfirefireballfirst contactfuelgalaxygodlanding partymagicminutemoonorbitoxygenpeaceplanetreligionspacespacelanestonesubspacevacuumwarp factor warp sixweaponwood


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