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End of the Worthy?"Tomorrow Never Knows! was the 15th issue in DC Comics's second series of The Original Series comics. The issue consisted of a 24 page story, the third and final part of The Return of the Worthy storyline, written by series regular writer Peter David and co-writer Bill Mumy. The art was penciled by Gordon Purcell and inked by Arne Starr, with Robert Greenberger credited as editor. The comic was lettered by Bob Pinaha and colored by Tom McCraw, who also finished the cover, which was drawn by Jerome Moore. This story would later be reprinted in the Best of Peter David collection from IDW Publishing.


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Log entries Edit

  • Captain's personal log, stardate 8517.4 
    I'm surprised at the amount of personal glee I'm taking over our latest assignment...
    ... Namely, rendezvousing with the
    Enterprise after their inability to carry out the implementation of the Lamber unit. Kirk caused me a great deal of embarrassment in the past...
    ... Especially in his tampering with the
    Excelsior and my subsequent inability to detain him from leaving drydock. Not only did the ease with which he sabotaged the transwarp drive cause the delay of the entire transwarp program...
    ... But his actions earned me the nickname "Drydock Styles. I owe him for that and yet... ... Dammit, I like the man. we used to be buddies. Part of me would like me to see him humiliated for the grief he gave me... .... Another part of me is annoyed with me for thinking like that.



ArritCatalanoPavel ChekovEnaajEyleenGimJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyPérezMontgomery ScottSpockLawrence StylesHikaru SuluNyota Uhuraunnamed USS Enterprise-A personnelunnamed Karimeans

Starships and vehiclesEdit

The Worthy's ship
Enterprise-subclass refit Constitution-class heavy cruisers 
USS Enterprise-AUSS Exeter
type-4 shuttlecraft 
Copernicus 3Galileo 5
Referenced only 
USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • USS Excelsior (prototype Excelsior-class exploration cruiser)


Karimeathe galaxy
Referenced only 
Claneia I (Claneia system) • DelarianEarth Spacedock (Earth, Sol system, sector 001) • RimborStarbase 24Traal

Shipboard locationsEdit

USS Enterprise-A 
botanical gardenchapelcorridorsbridgegymnasiumquarters (Enaaj's, Gim's) • recreation deckrecreation loungeshuttlebay
USS Exeter 
bridgequarters (Styles's)

Races and culturesEdit

Referenced only 
Delarian natives

States and organizationsEdit

FederationFederation Science CentralKarimean governmentStarfleetThe Worthy

Technology and weaponsEdit

blastercomputerdrydockUSS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) library computerenvironmental suitLamver unitrobotshuttlecraftstarshipsuspended animationtransportertranswarp drivewarp drive

Ranks and titlesEdit

ambassadorcaptainchiefchief engineerchief medical officercommandercommanding officercommunications officerdoctorengineerhelmsmanlieutenantnavigatorscience officersecurity chieftactical officer


animalbug-blatter beastfire lizardhumanoidplant

Other referencesEdit

alcoholartcenturychesscaptain's logCaptain's personal log, USS ExeterDelarian languagediplomacydimensiondrinkESPFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2270s-2350s)governmenthomeworldhourinsignialawlifeformliteraturelog entrylogicLords of Lightmusicnation-statenavigationnicknameplanetpoliticsraces and culturesradiationrankrank insigniareligionpersonal logpoetryPrime Directivesciencespacesports and gamesstarstar systemstardateStarfleet regulationsStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2278-2350s)suicidetelepathytimetitletreatyuniformuniversetechnologywarwaterweapon


2288 (2280s chronology) 
Enterprise has arrived at Karimea.



  • Co-writer Bill Mumy had previously appeared in television's Lost In Space and would go one to play Kellin in DS9 episode: "The Siege of AR-558". Because of Mumy's association with Lost In Space, many details of the guest characters "The Worthy" were references to his former show. The words "Lost In Space" are written, upside down and mirrored backwards, in the pool on the issue cover, which was signed by the artists dedicated to Mumy.
  • Although the inner pages of the comic show shuttle 3, the Copernicus, the cover shows shuttle 5, the Galileo.
  • Kirk refers to Uhura as "lieutenant", despite canon chronology and her insignia in this issue showing her as a full commander.


Published Order
Previous comic:
#14: "Great Expectations!"
The Return of the Worthy
The Original Series
(Star Trek: The Original Series (DC second series))
Next comic:
#16: "Worldsinger"
Previous story:
"Great Expectations!"
The Return of the Worthy
Stories by:
Peter David
Next story:
"Starfleet Academy!"
Previous story:
"Great Expectations!"
The Return of the Worthy
Stories by:
Bill Mumy
Next story:
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Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
"Great Expectations!"
The Return of the Worthy
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
"Once a Hero!"


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