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Brighter Than a Thousand Suns

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From solicitations: IDW's Star Trek: Second Stage continues, as comics icon John Byrne unveils the first-ever Star Trek series of his decades-spanning career! The 1968 TV episode "Assignment Earth" had been the Season Two finale for the original Star Trek series, and was intended by Gene Roddenberry as the pilot for a spin-off series that never came to pass. Now, Byrne delivers the series 40 years after it would have debuted, recounting the adventures of interstellar agent Gary Seven and his Earth-born assistant as they covertly confront threats to the past so that they can save Star Trek's future. Byrne will both write and draw the series, which steps one year forward with each installment, beginning with 1968, the year that the spin-off series would have appeared.


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Bertrand CarliseChristopher DantonArchibald DumontAngela FranklinIsisIvanThorveldt JarrowJames T. KirkRoberta LincolnAmanda ParsonsGary SevenSmittySpockArthur TrumanChangming WengDiana Winters
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AlbertsonJeffersonT. JonesF. MorrisRobert OppenheimerJ. RamirezMontgomery ScottA. SimpsonS. StogaEdward TellerP. WalkerJohn Wayne

Starships and vehiclesEdit

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USS Enterprise


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Institutes of education
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Science and technologyEdit

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Academic disciplines
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Related storiesEdit

  • Assignment: Earth (TOS episode) - This comic is the first in a spin-off miniseries based on this episode. The first page re-establishes the charters of Gary Seven, Roberta Lincoln and Isis by replaying the closing scene of the episode.


published order
Previous comic:
First issue in the miniseries
TOS comics
Assignment: Earth
Next comic:
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Previous story:
Alien Spotlight: Romulans
Comics by:
John Byrne
Next story:
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Assignment: Earth (Past)
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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