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I, Enterprise, Part 1 is the thirtieth issue of IDW Publishing's 2011 ongoing series of Star Trek comics. The issue is the first part of a two-part story arc by writer Mike Johnson, releasing in March 2014. Issue art will be by Erfan Fajar , with Roberto Orci credited as creative consultant.

SummaryEdit

PREVIOUSLY IN STAR TREK... 
The U.S.S. Enterprise has embarked on a new Five-Year Mission after the events of Star Trek Into Darkness. Among the ship's new crew is the Science Officer 0718, whose remarkable origin has remained a mystery.. until now.

0718 is Starfleet's first and only humanoid mainframe interface. From his station he can monitor the trillions of data-paths that are executed on the USS Enterprise every second. He is the brain of the organism that is the Enterprise and the safety of all aboard depends on his vigilance. In his off-hours, he enjoys touring the botanical lab, studying the complex pathways present in organic life. For life is a concept as limitless as space itself. As the Enterprise discovered two years, twenty-seven days, forty-three minutes and seven seconds ago...

2259, the Enterprise has discovered a perfect black spheroid of unknown composition. Though the object is immune to all sensor scans, Spock agrees with Kirk's theory that the object was intentionally designed. An away team beams down where Pavel Chekov is amazed to find the planet is "breathing" via drawing in solar radiation from its star. All of a sudden, static begins interfering with communications but Uhura is able to identify a repeating signal amidst the noise. The instant the lines are cleared, Kirk orders them beamed back to the ship, fearing the planet is "waking up".

In the science lab, Spock has summoned Chekov to discuss a most curious development. The central computer has quarantined the data uploaded from Spock's tricorder. Though this protocol is standard in the event of data being uploaded from a foreign source, a tricorder is hardly a foreign source. Chekov has no answer but holds off uploading his own data. Spock then pays a visit to engineering in the hopes that Montgomery Scott may have answers. Scott however has no answers, his only solution is to attack his computer to try and get it working again. Unimpressed as ever, Keenser directs their attention to a nearby display. The malfunctions are spreading across the Enterprise.

On the bridge, Kirk and Uhura discuss the mysterious signal the latter has been picking up. Though it could be a natural phenomena, Chekov is particularly excited at the thought of a sentient planet. Unexpectedly the Enterprise goes to red alert, raising its shields and prepping its weapons before red alert deactivates just as suddenly. A warp core breach is then detected prompting the computer to begin a saucer separation which pauses halfway through. As Scott attempts to reconnect the two hulls, his console electrifies him. Kirk orders Spock to bring the engineer to sickbay before running down to meet him.

In sickbay, Leonard McCoy lays down Scott before he ushers Kirk and Spock to a surgery bay that has locked itself down and begun pumping synthetic tissue and carbon filaments into a regeneration unit. As the trio discuss possible solutions, a synthetic lifeform exits the unit. He greets the three and declares that he is the Enterprise.

To be continued...

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

James T. KirkSpockLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottNyota Uhura0718KeenserZahra

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class)

Races and culturesEdit

HumanRoylan

States and organizationsEdit

FederationStarfleet

Technology and weaponsEdit

starship

Ranks and titlesEdit

captain

Other referencesEdit

ChronologyEdit

AppendicesEdit

Related storiesEdit

ImagesEdit

Cover galleryEdit

ConnectionsEdit

Stories set in the Kelvin timeline
comics When Worlds Collide: Spock Confronts the Ultimate ChallengeNero (1234) • Starfleet Academy (12345) • Star Trek Movie Adaptation (123456) • IDW Star Trek: Volume 1 (1st story arc: 1, 2The Galileo Seven: 1, 2) • Volume 2 (Operation: Annihilate: 1, 2Vulcan's Vengeance: 1, 2) • Volume 3 (The Return of the Archons: 1, 2The Truth About Tribbles: 1, 2) • Volume 4 (1314Mirrored: 1, 2) • Volume 5 (17181920) • Countdown to Darkness (1234) • Volume 6 (After Darkness: 1, 2, 324) • Volume 7: The Khitomer Conflict (1234) • Khan (12345) • Volume 8 (Parallel Lives: 1, 2I, Enterprise!: 1, 2Lost Apollo: 1, 2) • Volume 9: The Q Gambit (123456) • Volume 10 (Behemoth: 1, 2Eurydice: 1, 2, 3Volume 11 (The Tholian Webs: 1, 2Deity: 12Flesh & Stone) • The Spectrum War (123456) • Live Evil (123) • Reunion (12) • Legacy of Spock (1234) • Connection (12) • Manifest Destiny (1234) • Stranger Worlds (123456) • Boldly Go: Volume 1 (123456) • Volume 2 (789101112) • Volume 3: IDIC (123456)
novels Star TrekStarfleet Academy (The Delta AnomalyThe EdgeThe Gemini AgentThe Assassination Game) • Into Darkness
video games Delta Vega: Meltdown on the Ice PlanetAcademy TrainerCadet Training FacilityD-A-CRace to DestinyThe Mobile GameStar TrekRivals
board games Expeditions live-action shorts Transporter CommercialBrilliant Enterprise CommercialCollision insurance commercialBold Explorers
websites Starfleet ShipyardDossiersExperience The Enterprise apps Star Trek App
prequels in original timeline Countdown (1234)
previous comic:
Parallel Lives, Part 2
The Original Series (IDW series) next comic:
I, Enterprise!, Part 2

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