|Do Not Close Your Eyes|
Cover by Pablo Raimondi & Brian Reber
|Series:||The Next Generation|
|Miniseries:||Myriad Universes: The Last Generation, No. 1|
|Writer(s):||Andrew Steven Harris|
|Pages:|| 32, 22 of which are story|
|No. of covers:||3|
|Date:||2293 & 2360s|
Cover B: Photo-cover
From solicitations: Starfleet is no more. The Federation lies in ruin. And the Klingons have conquered Earth. But a resistance, led by Jean-Luc Picard, seeks to free humanity from Klingon rule. And now, finally, it may have the means to do it: An android named Data, who has scrutinized the timeline and discovered that things are not as they should be. A crucial moment, buried in the past, has gone awry—and as the Klingon warlord Worf closes in, time itself is running out... For the first time ever, IDW Publishing proudly joins forces with Simon & Shuster's Pocket Books division, to deliver a Myriad Universe title in conjunction with the Star Trek alternate-universe prose novels of the same name. Plus, a special bonus excerpt from one of the Myriad Universe novels!
James Kirk was unable to stop the assassination of Federation President Ra-ghoratreii at the Khitomer Conference, which led to war between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. Seventy years later, the Klingons control most of Federation territory, including Earth.
In the ruins of San Francisco, Resistance members Wesley Crusher and Natasha Yar are attacked by Drex and his squad while bringing a communique to their commander. However, other Resistance members, led by Jean-Luc Picard kill them, though Wesley is injured. Picard then leads them back to their base.
Out in space, a small starship crewed by Will Riker and Geordi La Forge, is pursued by a Klingon bird-of-prey. They are about to self-destruct rather than be captured, when the bird-of-prey is destroyed by a mysterious ship, which they believe is captained by The Silver Ghost, the last remaining captain from Starfleet. Now safe, their passenger, revealed to be Data, tells Riker to cancel the self-destruct.
On Earth, Picard tells the story of the Silver Ghost (yet again) to his nephew, Rene, before putting him to bed. Picard then remembers how he was forced to take Rene and leave his brother and sister-in-law to be killed. He is pulled out of this by his lover, Guinan and tells her that he is worried about his nephew, and that he knows what is wrong with the timeline.
On the Klingon occupation flagship, the Terran Warlord, Worf reacts badly to the news of the destroyed bird-of-prey. Worf suspects the actions of the Silver Ghost, who he has a grudge against for putting out his right eye.
- Braxton • Beverly Crusher • Wesley Crusher • Data • Drex, son of Martok • Rachel Garrett • Guinan • James T. Kirk • Geordi La Forge • Miles O'Brien • Jean-Luc Picard • René Picard • Robert Picard • Ra-ghoratreii • William T. Riker • Ro Laren • Hikaru Sulu • Hiromi Sulu • Tuvok • Worf, son of Mogh • Natasha Yar
- Referenced only
- Jack Crusher • Robin Lefler • Marie Picard • Benjamin Sisko
Starships and vehiclesEdit
Races and culturesEdit
States and organizationsEdit
- Federation Starfleet • Klingon Defense Force • Klingon Empire • United Federation of Planets • Vulcan High Command
This issue was available in three covers, the two primary covers were an illustrated cover by Pablo Raimondi and Brian Reber and a photo-cover with a TNG season promotion image of Data. The third cover was a retail incentive by J.K. Woodward based on John Byrne's cover for the Uncanny X-Men issue "Days of Future Past", which was also a thematic inspiration for the miniseries.
Early releases of the Woodward cover art prior to the release of the issue featured Jean-Luc Picard wearing the Borg-implants as he would appear as Locutus. Early releases also included different titles, with the Next of The Next Generation crossed out and Last graffitied in place. The final release of the cover simply included both of the full The Last Generation and The Generation titles and the Locutus face-piece was removed.
|Myriad Universes publications and stories|
|Prose||Infinity's Prism||"A Less Perfect Union" • "Places of Exile" • "Seeds of Dissent"|
|Echoes and Refractions||"The Chimes at Midnight" • "A Gutted World" • "Brave New World"|
|Shattered Light||"The Embrace of Cold Architects" • "The Tears of Eridanus" • "Honor in the Night"|
|Comics||The Last Generation||"Do Not Close Your Eyes" • "No Cure For That" • "What Happens Now" • "Inevitability" • "The End of History"|
This issues takes place in an alternate timeline in the 2360s, specified as more than 70 years after the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Appearances by an EMH and Alexander, son of Worf later in the series suggest it occurs in the latter half of the decade. This issue also features a prologue and epilogue set in 2393, concurrent with the events of The Undiscovered Country, showing the formation of the alternate timeline.
First issue in the miniseries
The Last Generation
No Cure For That
Brave New World
|Myriad Universes stories||Next story:|
No Cure For That
Alien Spotlight: Borg
Andrew Steven Harris
No Cure For That
Dawn of the Eagles
|Memory Beta Chronology||Next adventure:|
No Cure For That
|The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2368.|
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in 1 other timeframe(s):
Prologue, Chapter 19 & Epilogue
Prologue & Epilogue
The End of History