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Ambassador Phral was alive when he beamed up from the planet… he was dead when he reached the Enterprise! IMPOSSIBLE!

Background informationEdit


  • Based on Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry
  • Writer: Mike W. Barr (credited as "Ship's Log Compiler")
  • Artists:
    • Dave Cockrum (pencil art – interior and cover)
    • Klaus Janson (inking – interior and cover)
      • (both credited together as "Visual Engineering Technicians 1st Class")
    • Gaff (color art – credited as "Hue-technician")
    • Rick Parker (letter art – credited as "Recorder")
  • Editors:


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.

Other charactersEdit

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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