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ComicMix Six: Original Star Trek Backstory

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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7 Responses

  1. Jonathan (the other says:

    Let us not forget "Obsession", in which we learned that Lt. Kirk had served aboard the USS Farragut under Capt. Garrovick some eleven years before, and blamed himself for a creature slaughtering half the crew. (Turned out it hadn't been his fault – no matter how promptly he had opened fire, his phaser would have been nothing more than a bright flashlight to the creature…)

  2. Stephen says:

    I was also thinking of the animated episode, "Yesteryear." It reinforces Spock's family relationships established in "Journey to Babel," and acts as a strong precursor to the new movie. Young Spock confronting bullies and older Spock interferes with his personal timeline.

    • Alan Kistler says:

      Another excellent choice, I only didn't include it because the list was becoming too Spock-heavy.

  3. Sean D. Martin says:

    Or "Shore Leave" where we meet Ruth and Finnegan. A highlight and lowlight from his academy days.(Which, given Kirk has now entered the Academy several years later than in the original timeline, he would now NOT know. (Or Carol Marcus. Nor would he serve on the Farragut(?) so he has nothing to have an "Obsession" about.))

    • Alan Kistler says:

      I did consider Shore Leave but figure it was such a small thing, mentioning two people in Kirk's past with so little details, that the other episodes surpassed it in making it to the 6 List.

  4. Anonymous says:

    "Conscience of the King" reveals Kirk's childhood experience on a failed colony where a despot executed half of the population so the rest could survive.