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The Evictors was a comic book story published by Gold Key Comics in 1976. In this story, a religious and historical icon from 500,000 years ago returns in the year 2266 to oust the current inhabitants of the planet.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

Title of part 2:
The Evictors: The war that Captain Kirk made

SummaryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

DvorInodukuJames T. KirkRavaMontgomery ScottSja-YoSpockHikaru SuluNyota UhuraZotar
Referenced only 
Paul BunyanJulius CaesarAlbert EinsteinMoses

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • Nrakan shipSanoora world ship

LocationsEdit

Nraka
Referenced only 
Earth

Races and culturesEdit

HumanNrakanSanoora

States and organizationsEdit

FederationNrakanSanoora

Science and technologyEdit

alphabetamoebaatmospherebio-sensorcarbon-14communicatordeco-blazerfireworksgeneticslasermathematicsmusicmutationorbitphaserradiationrelicrogue starshieldtelescope

Ranks and titlesEdit

generalsupreme councilor

Other referencesEdit

AvaraldbeefcavecraterdogfreedomneutralityoathpageantpiratepopcornwritingShield of ZotarstatuesquadrontatimoroThe Black 23rdtoastwarehousewhale

TimelineEdit

ChronologyEdit

  • 500,000 years ago – Sanoora evacuated the planet Nraka in city-sized ships to avoid deadly radiation from a rogue star, leaving some people behind
  • 10,000 years ago – first recorded history of Nrakan civilization

AppendicesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

previous comic:
#40: Furlough to Fury
Star Trek: The Original Series
(Gold Key)
next comic:
#42: World Against Time

BackgroundEdit

  • The events of this story were recounted by Kirk in its sequel, TOS comic: "The Planet of No Life". Inoduku and the Sanoora returned in the sequel, while Zara and Dvor appeared in flashback.
  • Spock hypothesized that the Nrakans might be descendants of the Sanoora, with stellar radiation 500,000 years earlier resulting in genetic mutation that made the races look different. Genetic mutation as a result of a planet-wide radioactive catastrophe also happened on Bjuwa in TOS comic: "World Beneath the Waves".
  • Hikaru Sulu was in command of the Enterprise during the Sanoora attack, taking battle instructions from planet-bound Kirk as Sulu did in TOS episode: "Arena".
  • Nyota Uhura was seen in one panel but did not have dialogue.
  • When Scott asked when Nrakan’s celebrated historical and religious figure Zotar had time to rest while inventing their language, music, and mathematics, Spock said “perhaps on the seventh day,” a reference to the Bible, Genesis 2:1-3.
  • Inoduku did not explain his remarkable resemblance to Zotar, who lived 500,000 years prior.
  • Regarding the size of a Sanoora ship, Inoduku said “each ship was six square miles” and Sja-Yo estimated it to be “several miles in diameter.” Inoduku may have used square mileage to describe the surface area of the interior of the spherical ship, but he also might have meant to say six cubic miles, as the inside of a sphere is described by its volume, not its area. The vessel's interior had a core section running through the middle plus a fully-developed city-scape built on the interior surface of the sphere. If the vessel's volume were six cubic miles, then it would have had 16 square miles of spherical surface area and a diameter of 2.25 miles. That would make the ship about twice the size of the Fesarius. (If it had six square miles of spherical surface area, its diameter would only be 1.38 miles, too small for Sja-Ya’s estimate.) Sphere calculator
  • The Nrakan ships operated only near their planet and seemed to be propelled chemically. They did not appear to have warp technology.
  • It was unclear how many Sanoora ships were built, or what happened to the rest of them. Inoduku’s description implied there were many, but only one was seen. In the recounting of these events in The Planet of No Life, it was stated that the World-Without-a-World ship left Nraka to rejoin its sister ships.
  • The Sanoora ships were placed in a 500,000 year orbit around Nraka, suggesting no attempt to migrate to a different star system, and it also suggested sub-light propulsion. Yet at least Inoduku’s ship must have had warp drive, at least by 2266. It wasn’t detected until it approached the Enterprise, and it would have been hard to miss at sublight unless it were mistaken for a moon. In the sequel to this story, the Sanoora had settled on a different planet – one where Kirk didn’t expect to find them, so most likely that would be in a different system. Also, Inoduku was in both stories, on both planets.

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