Introduction (blurb)Edit

During a routine visit by the U.S.S. Enterprise to Aarak 3, a major supplier of dilithium to the Federation, an attack on the royal palace reveals a group of zealots who resent the Federation's intrusion and desire a return to "the pure ways" of the ancestors. Captain Kirk must figure a way to prevent the zealots' coup while not violating the Prime Directive.


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Arex Na Eth | James T. Kirk | Leonard McCoy | Montgomery Scott | Spock | Hikaru Sulu | Nyota Uhura


Marat | Sharday


Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class)


Aarak 3

Referenced: Starbase 14

Races and culturesEdit

Aarakian | Human | Vulcan

Referenced: Klingon

States and organisationsEdit

Federation Starfleet | Traditionalist | United Federation of Planets


Dilithium | Ice wine | Ion storm | Mining | Natural resource | Nomad | Prime Directive | Snow


  • This comic was scheduled as the August issue of the miniseries, but was actually released just a late of the month on September 5th.
  • This issue was available in three covers, two of equal availability; one by Steve Conley and one by Joe Corroney, and the third, a photomontage, of more limited availability.
  • Oddly the Corroney cover features Pavel Chekov who does not appear in the comic at all, and Sulu who appears in a single frame at the conn.
  • In classic TOS style, the situation in this comic openly pulls on current affairs; comparing the perception of the Federation's interest in Aarak 3's dilithium, and the subsequent insurgent activity, to past events. This is likely referencing the current situation with the United States of America's interest with the oil rich nations of the middle east and the insurgency faced by western forces in Iraq.
  • The stardate given for the Editor's Log on the letters page of issue is 60985.3 which like previous editorial content would place it in 2383. The letters page also includes an advert for the next issue of this miniseries.
  • This issue also contains a one page The Trek Life comic strip, in which the trio of trekkies discuss what they imagine occupied the Enterprise’s final two years of five-year mission and Kate reveals her desires for Mirror Spock.
  • The remaining eight pages of editorial content in this issue include a one page advert for the first issue of the Alien Spotlight miniseries, featuring Zach Howard's cover for the issue, and threatening "The Gorn are coming!".



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