Star Trek 1039: The Way of the Warrior

1039. The Way of the Warrior

PUBLICATION: Star Trek: The Next Generation #33, DC Comics, July 1992

CREATORS: Michael Jan Friedman (writer), Kenneth Penders and Pablo Marcos (artists)

STARDATE: Unknown (follows the last issue)

PLOT: The Enterprise-D is ferrying an Ysalanti delegation to a diplomatic conference and must keep Worf out of the way because of their inborn reaction to other warrior races. Enter Q who turns the entire crew (save for Data) into Klingons...

CONTINUITY: Q was last seen in Qpid. Ro Laren and Mot the Barber (Ensign Ro), Duffy and Barclay (Hollow Pursuits), Miles, Keiko and Molly O'Brien (Disaster) get turned into Klingons as well.

DIVERGENCES: The title was also used for a DS9 episode. Picard has a different fish than Livingstone in his aquarium. If O'Brien had been a Klingon before, he sure doesn't mention it in Apocalypse Rising.

PANEL OF THE DAY - And then the redshirt fish gets turned into a Klingon too.
REVIEW: Promises to be great fun, and Friedman doesn't skimp on the character-driven scenes. We see how becoming a Klingon affects various sectors of the ship, from the barber shop to sickbay, a tiff between the O'Briens and Geordi's engineering crew thinking of bumping him off. On the show, this would have been fun too (just to see the make-ups), but might also have turned out silly. As for Kenneth Penders' art, his love of gratuitous two-page spreads could tend to make the dialog hard to follow. To his credit, it rarely does. The cover makes me wish the interiors were also by Jerome K. Moore though.



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