The Survival Equation is the sixth issue of John Byrne's Star Trek: New Visions comic series. It was published in September 2015.


Andrea, Ruk, Exo III—names that conjure grim memories for James Kirk. What, then, happens when the killer androids show up by the dozens? Plus, a special guest-star who's bound to surprise! All courtesy of photoplay wizard John Byrne!



AndreaPavel ChekovChristine ChapelDavisJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyHarlowHarry MuddSpockMontgomery ScottHikaru SuluNyota UhuraRukTullyWrigley
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Aaron BrownAndrea MiltonGeorge Samuel Kirk, Jr.Stella MuddRoger Korby

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)
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Federation science vesselUSS Ardnas


Alpha QuadrantWrigley's Pleasure PlanetExo III
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Beta Carnis colonyEarth

Races and culturesEdit

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Old Ones

States and organizationsEdit

Federation Science CouncilStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Technology and weaponsEdit

medical scannerphasertapetransportertricorderwarp drive

Ranks and titlesEdit


Other referencesEdit

BlackmailBridgeCreditFederation lawGreen saladHonor among Thieves (expression)Landing partyMatrix chamberMaster moldMemory linkMemory poolPrisonRadiationSlaveSoulSubspace



  • This story is a partial sequel to New Visions Issue No.4 "Made of Mudd" and the Classic Series episode "What are little girls made of?"
  • Harry Mudd gained captain Kirk's appearance in NV No.4 "Made of Mudd" due to a transporter like device that can change an individual's appearance to resemble that of another recorded individual.


published order
Previous comic:
#7: 1971/4860.2
TOS comics Next comic:
#9: The Hollow Man
chronological order