Introduction (blurb)Edit

Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise discover the Strand, the multi-planet construct of a dead civilization, run by a brilliant genetic scientist who's obsessed with repopulating it. When Kirk discovers the scientist's secret, his creations revolt, forcing Kirk to make a hard decision and pushing the Enterprise into the crossfire!


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James T. KirkPavel ChekovShiboline M'RessArex Na EthLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura


AlonzoOthello BeckUna


Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class)


The Strand

Referenced only 
BajorBajoran Medical InstituteEarth

Races and culturesEdit


States and organisationsEdit

Federation StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets


2210224122502252Centauri shinglesCommunicatorGeneGeneticsLogan's diseaseNuclear bombPhaserPhlox PrizePlanetRadiationSun plague


  • This is the first issue of the first series of TOS comics by IDW.
  • No individual title was given for this issue.
  • This comic is available in three covers, two of equal availability; one by Steve Conley and one by Joe Corroney, and the third of more limited availability, a sketch version of the Corroney cover.
  • The stardate given for the Editor's Log on the letters page of issue is 60843.2 which, like previous editorial content in the letters pages of the The Space Between miniseries, would place it in 2383. This issue’s letters-page does not actually feature any letters, just an introduction to the new miniseries by the editor, and an advertisement from the next issue.
  • The inhabitants of The Strand were armed with weapons which looked a lot like laser pistols.

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chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Planet of Judgment
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Year Four, Issue 2
Previous Adventure:
Planet of Judgment
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
Year Four, Issue 2