"An Infinite Jest" is the seventh issue of Marvel Comics's Star Trek Unlimited series, published in January 1998. This issue is the second issue of the series to feature a single feature-length story, and the first of the series to have a crossover interaction between The Original Series and The Next Generation. Previously, Issue 6 had a feature length story that omitted TOS from Unlimited for the first time (due to the Telepathy War crossover), while Unlimited, Issue 4 had a TOS and TNG tie-in, although the two series did not directly interact in the two stories in that issue.


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Pavel ChekovBeverly CrusherDataGowronKangJames T. KirkGeordi La ForgeLeonard McCoyJean-Luc PicardQWilliam RikerMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluTrelaneDeanna TroiNyota UhuraWorfunnamed Klingons (Kang and Gowron's crews)
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Robert AprilJack CrusherWesley CrusherJocelyn McCoyChristopher PikeKyle RikerBenjamin SiskoNoonian SoongTraveler

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • USS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class explorer) • unnamed D7 class starships (Kang's D7-class battlecruiser) • unnamed Klingon starships (Gowron's Vor'cha-class attack cruiser)
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USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class explorer)


Milky Way Galaxy (primary universe) • Salvationunnamed planets (shipyard facility)
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GothosVeridian III

Shipboard localesEdit

USS Enterprise 
bridgebriefing room
USS Enterprise-E 
bridgeready room

Races and culturesEdit

androidBetazoidHuman (AfricanFrenchJapaneseRussianScottish) • KlingonQVulcan

States and organizationsEdit

FederationKlingon Defense ForceKlingon EmpireQ ContinuumStarfleet (command divisionoperations divisionsciences divisionStarfleet Command)
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Borg Collective

Technology and weaponsEdit

bat'lethcombadgecommunicatorcomputerdata bankdeflector shielddocking clampdrydockimpulse engineisolinear chipshieldocular implantphaserphaser bankphaser emitterphaser rifle (phaser rifle (2264)) • photon torpedopositronic brainrapiersensorsledgehammerstarshipsubspace radiotricordertorpedo launcherVISORwarp drive

Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralbishopcaptainchief engineerchief medical officercommandercommanding officercommunications officercounselordetectivedoctorengineerensignesquirefirst officerflight controllerhelmsmankinglieutenantlieutenant commandergeneralnavigatorofficeroperations managerrear admiralscience officersecond officersecuritysecurity chiefstrategic operations officertactical officer

Other referencesEdit

alcoholalert statusanimalarmorassimilationBorg Incursion of 2366-2367brainbreakfastcalendarcaptain's logcenturychessclothingcommunicationdiplomacydivorcedrinkegoempathyFederation-Klingon War of 2372-2373Federation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)Federation Starfleet ranks (2370s-2380s)first officer's logfive-year missionflagshipFrench languagehairgalaxygenetic hybridgray cellhumanoidlanguagelifeformlog entrymarriagemedicinemind-meldmonthnutpawnphysicsplanetplanetoidpokerrankrecreationred alertservice recordspacestarstardateStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)Starfleet uniform (2373-2386)subspaceSwahilitechnologytimetitleuniformuniverseweaponyear


2245 (23rd century
Enterprise launched under April. (introduction page)
Pike assumes command of Enterprise. (introduction page)
Kirk assigned to command of Enterprise. (introduction page)
late 2260s 
Picard finds himself on the original Enterprise in Q's bizarre chess game.
stardate 8210.3 (2285
Enterprise destroyed. (introduction page)
2360s2370s (24th century
Picard commands the Enterprise-D for seven years. (introduction page)
30 October, 2371 (stardate 49827.5) 
Enterprise-E launched, with Trelane placing Kirk in command.




Star Trek Unlimited comics
#1 ("Directives" & "Dying of the Light") • #2 ("Action of the Tiger" & "The Unkindest Cut") • #3 ("Message in a Bottle" & "Sins of the Fathers") • #4 ("None But the Brave" & "Inheritance") • #5 ("Secret Lives" & "As Flies to Wanton Boys ") • "Heart of Darkness" • "An Infinite Jest" • #8 ("The Boy", "The Warrior" & "The Veteran") • "Trekkers" • "A Piece of Reaction"