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Redjac is back – part 2! — "Wolf at the Door" was the 23rd issue of DC Comics' 1984 series of Star Trek comics. It was the second of seven TOS stories by Tony Isabella and featured the climax of the two-part return of Redjac from TOS episode & Star Trek 8 novelization: Wolf in the Fold.

Publisher's description

Letter page teaser
Redjac seems to have the upper hand this time. Crew members brutally slain and now Kirk threatened by a possessed Nancy Bryce...

Summary

Saavik manages to sedate Bryce, but as she collapses, Redjac emerges from her body in the form of a frighteningly large non-corporeal beast. Richardson sees that Pavel Chekov is still alive, and Leonard McCoy hastily puts him in a form of stasis until he can be brought to surgery. Redjac continues to terrorize the landing party, first through James T. Kirk's communicator, then by compelling a band of Enochians to attack them. With communications being disrupted, the group buys time by fleeing into Redjac's temple.

Redjac forces groups of Enochians to climb into the temple and assault the crew. Eventually Montgomery Scott is able to beam up the landing party, but Redjac will not be thwarted. Drawing upon the fears of thousands of Enochians, it projects itself into space to attack Excelsior directly. Scott triggers a warp engine imbalance to form a wormhole, and they are able to trap the entity in it as the wormhole collapses. Konom senses that Redjac still lives and might be able to harness wormhole energy someday.

Log Entries

Captain's Log, Stardate 8818.4
The Excelsior has been lured to the uncharted planet Enoch IV by the malevolent non-corporeal entity known as Redjac— the murderous Jack the Ripper of Earth history. Seeking revenge on this command and subsisting on the emotion of fear, it has already killed—horribly—three of my crew. It intends to kill us all!
Captain's Log, Supplemental
The Enochians are keeping their distance. That is fortunate, as this 'temple' is only slightly more defensible than the grounds around it. It doors remain eternally open— —To those courageous enough to look upon a legacy of horror stretching back across the aeons
Captain's Log, Supplemental
I have never been so certain of my own mortality as in that second before I felt the familiar tingle of the transporter beam— —Or felt so alive as when I heard the equally familiar brogue of Chief engineer Scott.
Captain's Log, Stardate 8818.7
Relief teams have been dispatched to alleviate the suffering of the inhabitants until Starfleet can send more substantial aid. One of my crew is also in need.

References

Characters

Regular

Pavel ChekovJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura

Other

Nancy BryceKonomRedjacRichardsonSaavik
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Boogey MandevilgodJack the Ripper

Starships & Vehicles

USS Excelsior (NCC-2000)
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USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • USS Saladin (Baton Rouge-class cruiser)

Locations

Enoch IV (Temple to Redjac)
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Earth

Races and cultures

EnochianHumanKlingonRomulanVulcan
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Fabrini

States and organizations

Starfleet

Science and classification

Atalskes phaser IV axecommunicatorcomputercudgeldaggerengineering suithyposprayimpulse powermacematter/anti-matter enginemedikitphasersedativesensorshieldspearstasis chamberstasistorpedotranquilizerviewscreenwarp engine

Ranks and titles

captainchief engineercommanderdoctorFederation Starfleet ranks (2270s-2350s)ranksorcererStarfleet ranks

Other references

assignment patchbloodbridgecaptain's logcaptain's log, USS Excelsiorcommissiondrugengineeringgalaxyhearthistorylifeformloglog entrymurdernon-corporealraces and culturesresignationspaceStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2278-2350s)stunwormholeyear

Timeline

Chronology

2285
USS Excelsior stranded Redjac in a wormhole near Enoch IV.

Publication history

February 1986
First printed by DC Comics
28 February 2019
Reprinted in Graphic Novel Collection #57 (Eaglemoss)

Appendices

Background

  • The two-part arc was given a name (Wolf on the Prowl) on the cover of its reprinting in Graphic Novel Collection #57. An alternative title, "Redjac is Back", appeared on the cover of part two, but not part one.
  • Stardates in this story (8818.4) were set earlier than those of part one (8878.1).

Related stories

Connections

Published Order
Previous story:
#22: Wolf on the Prowl
Star Trek: The Original Series
(DC Comics, Series One)
Next story:
#24: Double Blind, Part One
Double Blind
Previous story:
Wolf on the Prowl
Stories by:
Tony Isabella
Next story:
The Trouble with Bearclaw
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Wolf on the Prowl
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Double Blind, Part One
Double Blind

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