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Beginnings is a comic book collection reprinting issues 1-6 of the original DC Comics Star Trek: The Next Generation series.

First published by DC in 1995 as Star Trek: The Next Generation – Beginnings, it was republished by IDW Publishing in 2013 as part of its Star Trek Classics series of reprint collections.


From the back cover
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Beginnings re-presents the very first comic adventures of the crew of the USS Enterprise 1701-D. Set during their earliest voyages, join Picard, Riker, Data, Worf, Troi, Yar, and La Forge as they learn about each other and encounter:
  • A de-powered Q who seeks refuge aboard the Enterprise as he attempts to learn what it means to be mortal.
  • A world where warriors see battle as a child's game.
  • A World with dark secrets that threaten both the ship and crew.
And more... Where No One Has Gone Before.

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  1. "... Where No One Has Gone Before!"
  2. "Spirit in the Sky!"
  3. "Q Factor"
  4. "Q's Day"
  5. "Q Affects!"
  6. "Here Today"

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Cover gallery

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