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Star-crossed – "A Bright Particular Star" was the 75th issue of DC Comics' 1989 series of Star Trek comics, released September 1995. The issue consisted of a 22 page story that was a third and final part of the Star-Crossed story arc, as written by Howard Weinstein. The art was penciled by Rachel Ketchum and inked by Mark Heike, with Margaret Clark credited as editor.
The USS Enterprise approaches Earth following the completion of its five-year mission. The crew witnesses the loss of an experimental starship during an engine test, but their offers of assistance are declined. After arriving home, the crew is informed that the Enterprise is to be completely refit. Leonard McCoy and Spock resign from Starfleet in protest to the secrecy and cancellation of further missions, while James T. Kirk reluctantly accepts promotion, to learn more about the mysterious transwarp drive program.
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- Captain's log, stardate 6558.2
- Having completed our assigned five-year mission, the Enterprise is coming home. After shore leave and standard maintenance on the ship, I look forward to a second five-year deployment.
- Captain's log, supplemental
- My senior officers and i have a scheduled meeting with Admiral Balzay, presumably to discuss details of our next deployment.
- Balzay • Pavel Chekov • James T. Kirk • Liftig • Carol Marcus • Leonard McCoy • Pierre • Santiago • Montgomery Scott • Spock • Hikaru Sulu • Tyya Turner • Nyota Uhura • Robert Wesley • Advanced Propulsion Test Facility personnel • USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnel • NX-500 personnel • XP personnel
Starships and vehiclesEdit
- USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • NX-500 (NX-500 type) • NCC-1701/9 (class F shuttlecraft) • Starfleet 19 • Starfleet 52 • curie (Starfleet 394) • Viking lander • XP (XP type)
Stations and outpostsEdit
- Referenced only
- Starfleet Academy
Races and culturesEdit
States and organizationsEdit
- Federation Council • JPL • Starfleet • Starfleet Medical • Starfleet Operations • United Federation of Planets
Technology and weaponsEdit
- deflector shield • impulse engine • infokiosk • intra-warp drive • plasma injector • shuttlecraft • space station • starship • transwarp drive • warp drive
Energy and effectsEdit
Ranks and titlesEdit
- admiral • captain • chief engineer • chief medical officer • chief of Starfleet Operations • commander • command division • commanding officer • communications officer • doctor • engineer • Federation Starfleet ranks • Federation Starfleet ranks (2260s) • flag officer • first officer • lieutenant • lieutenant commander • helmsman • medical practitioner • navigator • officer • one star admiral • operations division • scientist • science officer • sciences division • second officer • security • security chief • senior staff • weapons officer • tactical officer
- alcohol • assignment patch • award • atmosphere • bacon • captain's log • chef • clothing • dress uniform • egg • fishing • five-year mission • food • galaxy • gene • goat • god • government • homeworld • humanoid • language • lifeform • log entry • logic • light-year • matter • month • nation-state • NCC • oil • planet • plasma • races and cultures • rank • refit • shore leave • space • star • star system • Starfleet uniform • Starfleet uniform (2260s) • subspace • tartan • technology • time • title • uniform • universe • USS • war • warp factor • water • weapon • week • wine • year
- James T. Kirk and Carol Marcus part ways. (7 years prior to story)
- stardate 6558.2, 2270 (2270s chronology, 2264–2270 Enterprise voyages)
- Enterprise travels home.
There are numerous accounts of the end of Kirk's five-year mission. In particular, the depiction of Enterprise returning home overlaps with the opening sequence of TOS novel: The Lost Years, and the voyage back to Earth and the crew disembarking was shown in TOS comic: "The Final Voyage".
#74: Loved Not Wisely...
(DC Comics 2nd series)