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{{Sidebar comic|
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|image = Price freedom.jpg
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|writer = [[Michael Jan Friedman]]
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|artist = [[Pablo Marcos]]
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|publisher = [[DC Comics]]
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|editor = [[Robert Greenberger]]
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|series = [[DC TOS volume 2|DC TOS]]: [[The Modala Imperative]] #3
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|published = {{m|August|1991}}
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|pages = 24
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|year = [[2266]]
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}}
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Kirk and Chekov escape from prison, while McCoy and Spock are captured. (Part 3 of 4)
   
'''The Price of Freedom''' was the third of an eight issue 25th Anniversary mini-series from DC Comics titled "The Modala Imperative." The series was published from July-October 1991 as a four-issue ST:TOS mini-series followed by a four-issue ST:TNG mini-series.
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==Summary==
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[[Spock]] and [[Leonard McCoy|McCoy]] help the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}} located [[James T. Kirk|Kirk]] and [[Pavel Chekov|Chekov]] in their prison where they have helped the other prisoners engineer a massive escape. During the escape, the ''Enterprise'' loses track of them, and Spock and McCoy are captured by the prison guards.
   
The first four issues were "A Little Seasoning," "Tools of Tyranny" and "The Price of Freedom" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls." The series continued for four more issues using ST: TNG characters: "In Memory, Yet Green," "Lies and Legends," "Prior Claim" and "Game, Set and Match."
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==Background information==
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* This story takes place during the latter half of [[TOS Season 1]]. The stardate is roughly concurrent with {{e|The Menagerie, Part I}}.
   
Written by Michael Jan Friedman, the ST: TOS issues began with (#1) Kirk and Chekhov visiting the planet Modala to see how the culture had progressed since Capt. Christopher Pike had visited the world a few years earlier. The world has become a police state and the two are arrested. (#2) Spock and McCoy search for Kirk and Chekhov, who are busy trying to figure what happened to Modala and how they can fix it. (#3) After finding the two in prison and helping them escape, Spock and McCoy are captured. (#4) Rebel groups help free them and the four return to Enterprise without discovering what happened to Modala.
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===Creators===
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* Based on ''[[Star Trek]]'' created by [[Gene Roddenberry]]
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* Writer: [[Michael Jan Friedman]]
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* Artists:
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** [[Pablo Marcos]] (interior art)
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** [[Bob Pinaha]] (letter art)
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** [[Tom McCraw]] (color art)
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** [[Adam Hughes]] (cover pencil art)
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** [[Karl Story]] (cover inking)
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* Editor: [[Robert Greenberger]]
   
The four ST: TNG issues were written by Peter David. In them, (#1) Spock and Admiral McCoy return to Modala with the Enterprise crew as Federation representatives at the 100th anniversary of the planet's freedom. (#2) After Picard, Troi, Spock and McCoy beam down, the Enterprise diverts to a distress call. Meanwhile, the Ferengi arrive to disrupt the celebration on Modala, claiming they own the planet and the leaders must pay them. (#3) The Enterprise figures out the Ferengi have tricked them and return to the planet. Meanwhile, the landing party members are taken captive. (#4) Spock helps Troi and McCoy escape while Picard challenges the Ferengi leader to a duel. Picard wins and the Ferengi leave.
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==Characters==
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{{non canon characters|DC TOS volume 1}}
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[[File:Star_Trek_TOS_cast.jpg|thumb|''Enterprise'' [[senior staff]].]]
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; [[James T. Kirk]] : [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)|''Enterprise'']] {{dis|captain|rank}}.
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; [[Spock]] : [[Vulcan]] ''Enterprise'' [[XO|exec]] and [[science officer]].
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; [[Leonard McCoy]] : ''Enterprise'' [[CMO|surgeon]].
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;[[Montgomery Scott]] : ''Enterprise'' [[chief engineer]].
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;[[Hikaru Sulu]] : ''Enterprise'' [[helmsman]].
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;[[Nyota Uhura|Uhura]] : ''Enterprise'' [[communications officer]].
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;[[Pavel Chekov]] : ''Enterprise'' [[navigator]].
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===Timeline===
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;[[2256]]
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;[[2266]]
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{{The Modala Imperative}}
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{{comic nav
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|series = [[DC TOS volume 2]]<br />''[[Star Trek: The Modala Imperative|The Modala Imperative]]''
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|prev = #2: "[[Tools of Tyranny]]"
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|next = #4: "{{dis|For Whom the Bell Tolls|comic}}"
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}}
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[[Category:Comics|Price of Freedom, The]]

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Real World article
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Kirk and Chekov escape from prison, while McCoy and Spock are captured. (Part 3 of 4)

SummaryEdit

Spock and McCoy help the USS Enterprise located Kirk and Chekov in their prison where they have helped the other prisoners engineer a massive escape. During the escape, the Enterprise loses track of them, and Spock and McCoy are captured by the prison guards.

Background informationEdit

CreatorsEdit

CharactersEdit

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.
Star Trek TOS cast

Enterprise senior staff.

James T. Kirk 
Enterprise captain.
Spock 
Vulcan Enterprise exec and science officer.
Leonard McCoy 
Enterprise surgeon.
Montgomery Scott 
Enterprise chief engineer.
Hikaru Sulu 
Enterprise helmsman.
Uhura 
Enterprise communications officer.
Pavel Chekov 
Enterprise navigator.

TimelineEdit

2256
2266
Previous issue: Series Next issue:
#2: "Tools of Tyranny" DC TOS volume 2
The Modala Imperative
#4: "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
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