Star Trek: Mission's End was a five-part Star Trek: The Original Series comics miniseries published by IDW Publishing starting in March 2009. The series was written by Ty Templeton with art by Steve Molnar depicts the final mission of the USS Enterprise on her five-year mission under the command of Captain James T. Kirk.
The most important "lost" tale of the Star Trek saga can now be told: The final mission of the original Starship Enterprise and her crew. What prompts Mr. Spock and Doctor Leonard McCoy to retire from Starfleet? What earns Kirk his promotion to Admiral? And what is the mystery of Archenar-IV that threatens to tear the Federation itself apart? All will be revealed in this collection of the five-issue mini-series, with appearances by fan-favorite characters.
The series centers around the artificial planet Archernar IV and it's two native sentient species, the Archernarians and Crawlers. The series begins at the start of the Enterprise's five-year mission at the start of contact with Archernar, and then skips ahead to the Enterprise's final mission to the planet as it prepares to join the Federation. At the conclusion of the Archernar mission the Enterprise returns to Earth, with the crew moved by the mission to take on new roles, as seen at the start of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
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|IDW Publishing miniseries|
|Completed series||The Space Between • Klingons: Blood Will Tell • Year Four • Alien Spotlight • Intelligence Gathering • Turnaround • The Enterprise Experiment • Assignment: Earth • Mirror Images • Romulans: The Hollow Crown • The Last Generation • Countdown • Alien Spotlight II • Crew • Mission's End • The Wrath of Khan • Spock: Reflections • Nero • Romulans: Schism • Ghosts • Fool's Gold • Star Trek Movie Adaptation • Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor • Burden of Knowledge • Countdown to Darkness • Captain's Log • Khan: Ruling in Hell • Infestation|
|Future series||Assignment: Earth II|
|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 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)|