"The Q Gambit, Part 1" was the 35th issue of IDW Publishing's 2011 ongoing series of Star Trek comics, written by Mike Johnson. This is the first of six parts in The Q Gambit story arc, illustrated by Tony Shasteen.


Previously in Star Trek 
Following the events of Star Trek Into Darkness, the USS Enterprise has embarked on a new five-year mission of discovery. En route to the unexplored star system Menzies 216, Captain Kirk and his crew are about to encounter a new challenge for which nothing they have experienced thus far could possibly prepare them…


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Log entriesEdit

Captain's log, stardate 2261.34. 
The Enterprise has arrived at the previously unexplored star system designated Menzies 216, at the edge of the Alpha Quadrant. It's been several months since we left Earth on our five-year mission. To borrow a phrase from Chief Engineer Scott, the ship and her crew are all firing on all cylinders. All ship systems are operating at peak efficiency. Morale on the ship is good. The better I come to know the crew, the more confident I am they're the best in the fleet.



James T. KirkLeonard McCoySpockNyota UhuraQHikaru SuluPavel ChekovSpockNeroJean-Luc PicardNyota UhuraMontgomery Scott
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DataKhan Noonien Singh

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class cruiser) • USS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class explorer) • Jem'Hadar battleship (battleship) • SS Smallwood (Oberth-class)
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the galaxy's Alpha Quadrant 
Menzies 216Bajor system/Terok Nor

Races and culturesEdit

HumanVulcanQ Continuum
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Technology and weaponsEdit


States and organizationsEdit

Q ContinuumStarfleet (command divisionoperations divisionsciences division) • United Federation of PlanetsRomulan Star EmpireDominion

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainchief medical officercommandercommanding officercommunications officerdoctorFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (alternate 2250s)first officerlieutenantlieutenant commanderofficerscience officerambassador

Other referencesEdit

clothingenergygalaxygovernmenthumanoidlifeformmatternation-stateraces and culturesspaceStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (alternate reality)technologytimeuniformuniverseweaponstardatecaptain's logstarstar systemchronometer


Related storiesEdit


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)
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:
Lost Apollo, Part 2
The Original Series (IDW series) next comic:
The Q Gambit, Part 2

External linkEdit

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