Star Trek 1041: The Dogs of War

1041. The Dogs of War

PUBLICATION: Star Trek: The Next Generation #35, DC Comics, August 1992

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

STARDATE: Unknown (follows the last issue)

PLOT: To curb the crew's Klingon impulses, Picard takes away their phasers, but this only antagonizes Riker who quickly deposes him. Data and Worf endeavor to find a way to convince Q to restore them to their proper selves. Since it all started with Q trying to prove that Klingons have no inherent value, so Worf, the only true Klingon, takes over the ship and resolves the conflict. Q leaves disappointed that a Klingon accomplished something, setting everything right.

CONTINUITY: Q and Spot both log in appearances.

DIVERGENCES: DS9 has an episode with the same title. Spot is gray.

PANEL OF THE DAY - Spot on monitor duty.
REVIEW: How Worf defeats Q isn't particularly clever, and the characters come off like they can't control their new emotions except for Picard. The unaffected Guinan doesn't appear again, and Data appears to have been sitting in his quarters all that time spending quality time with his cat. So yeah, I'm a little disappointed. This arc could have been either a condemnation or a celebration of Klingons, but by being a little of both, it's neither. And again with the dodgy coloring. It's really killing this series for me. I can't see anyone's bloomin' expression!



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