The series serves as a biography for the character of Number One, showing her Starfleet career prior to serving as Christopher Pike's first officer on the USS Enterprise. The earliest issue saw Number One as a cadet, as the series progresses she moves through various postings until eventually serving as a lieutenant along side the young Pike on the Enterprise under Captain Robert April.
|Title/Number||Shakedown||The Bottle||Ghosts||Shadows of the Past||The Ends of Eternity|
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The series began life as a proposal by Byrne to IDW for a single graphic novel which would have depicted the shakedown cruise of the Enterprise, crewed by cadets and captained by veteran, to work out the kinks before the proper crew came along. IDW and CBS liked the general idea, but IDW prefers to produce miniseries and CBS suggested incorporating more familiar characters. The miniseries evolved from those suggestions with the original proposal becoming the first issue. The series was initially announced as six issues, but was reduced to five per IDW's preference to publish series of five issues in omnibus books.
|IDW Publishing omnibuses|
|IDW miniseries||The Space Between • Klingons: Blood Will Tell • Year Four • Alien Spotlight, Volume I • Intelligence Gathering • Turnaround • Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment • Assignment: Earth • Mirror Images • Countdown • The Last Generation • Mission's End • Crew • Spock: Reflections • Nero • Romulans: Pawns of War • Alien Spotlight, Volume II • Ghosts • Fool's Gold • Star Trek Movie Adaptation • Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor • Mirror Broken • Waypoint • Manifest Destiny • Starfleet Academy • Countdown to Darkness • Khan • Hive • Khan: Ruling in Hell • Captain's Log|
|Archive material||Star Trek Archives (Best of Peter David • Best of the Borg • Best of Gary Seven • Best of DS9 • Best of Captain Kirk • Best of Alternate Universes) • Star Trek Omnibus (Volume 1 • Volume 2 • The Original Series • Movie Omnibus) • Motion Picture Trilogy • Newspaper Comics (Volume 1 • Volume 2)|