(written from a Production point of view)
Ambassador Phral was alive when he beamed up from the planet… he was dead when he reached the Enterprise! IMPOSSIBLE!
- This is the first stand-alone story in the Marvel Comics run.
- Based on Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry
- Writer: Mike W. Barr (credited as "Ship's Log Compiler")
- 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 Marvel TOS characters.
Regular and recurring charactersEdit
- James T. Kirk
- USS Enterprise's CO, a Starfleet captain. After a promotion to rear admiral, Kirk served as the Chief of Starfleet Operations before returning to captain's rank for the V'ger crisis.
- Half-Vulcan former XO and science officer of Enterprise, a Starfleet commander.
- Leonard McCoy
- Enterprise CMO, a Starfleet doctor with the rank of commander.
- Montgomery Scott
- Enterprise chief engineer, a Starfleet commander.
- Hikaru Sulu
- Enterprise helmsman, a Starfleet lieutenant commander.
- Nyota Uhura
- Enterprise communications officer, a Starfleet lieutenant commander.
- Pavel Chekov
- Enterprise tactical officer and security chief, a Starfleet lieutenant.
- Janice Rand
- Transporter chief assigned to the Enterprise, a Starfleet CPO.
- Phral (aka Arlph)
- USS Republic
- Baton Rouge-class Federation starship that Ensign Kirk served aboard. This is one of the only times Kirk's Republic has ever been shown, here it is depicted as a Baton Rouge class ship lifted from Rick Sternbach's design in the Spaceflight Chronology. Other non-canon sources (Star Fleet Technical Manual, the novel Republic) have contradicted this with a less-likely assertion that the Republic was Constitution-class. The Republic shown here is mistakenly listed as "NCC-1373" rather than the "NCC-1371" mentioned in TOS: "Court Martial". This registry error originated in this issue and would cross pollinate to other licensed sources, such as FASA's Star Trek: The Role Playing Game and Interplay's Judgment Rites.
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