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New Frontiers (Part 1 of 8)


After visiting with Spock, Sarek, and Amanda, Kirk and his colleagues depart Vulcan aboard the Klingon Bird-of-Prey and travel to space station Regula I. On Earth, Starfleet Admiral Turner orders Captain Styles to take the USS Excelsior and retrieve Kirk and the Bird-of-Prey. On Regula I, Carol Marcus angrily confronts Kirk over the death of their son, David Marcus. The crew ponders their future then attends a memorial service for David in the Genesis cave inside the Regula planetoid. Meanwhile, in the mirror universe, the ISS Enterprise obtains vital data from Carol Marcus on Regula I. Carol accuses Captain Kirk of killing their son just before Kirk orders Regula I destroyed. The Empire is preparing to conquer another universe…

Background information



Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in DC TOS volume 1 characters.

Regular and recurring characters

James T. Kirk
Leonard McCoy
Montgomery Scott
Hikaru Sulu
Pavel Chekov
Carol Marcus
Stephen Turner 
Starfleet Grand Admiral.
James T. Kirk (mirror)
Spock (mirror)
Montgomery Scott (mirror)
Hikaru Sulu (mirror)
Nyota Uhura (mirror)
Pavel Chekov (mirror)
Saavik (mirror) 
Mirror universe counterpart of Saavik.

Other characters

Mirror universe Regula I scientists 
The entire station populace died in the ISS Enterprise attack.
ISS Enterprise navigator 
Lieutenant junior grade. Appears to be the mirror universe counterpart of Elizabeth Sherwood.
Carol Marcus (mirror) 
Mirror universe counterpart of Carol Marcus. Dies in this issue.


Genesis; harp; mirror universe; Regula I; Regula; Terran Empire.

HMS Bounty 
Kirk's bird-of-prey.
ISS Enterprise 
Empire starship.
Regula I (mirror) 
Terran space station.

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