Thursday, November 22, 2012
Star Trek #1447: Hive Part 2
PUBLICATION: Star Trek: The Next Generation - Hive #2, IDW Comics, October 2012
CREATORS: Brannon Braga, Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (writers), Joe Corroney (artist)
STARDATE: Unknown (follows the previous issue, three years after Nemesis, 500 years hence in a possible future, with one scene just after Voyager's Endgame)
PLOT: In the future, Locutus and Data defeat the Queen's sentinel, Seven of Nine. Three years ago, Seven went undercover inside the Collective. Now, the Borg betray the Federation, destroy Andoria and take control of Seven.
CONTINUITY: See previous issue (Borg, Seven of Nine, Lt. Archer, Locutus). Andoria (Journey to Babel, et al.) is destroyed. A battle staged at the Mutara nebula was based on a suggestion by an "old friend" (Kirk; The Wrath of Khan). The scene showing Voyager's return to Earth features the fireworks from the alternate future in Endgame, as well as Janeway, Tuvok and the Doctor.
DIVERGENCES: See previous issue (Seven of Nine and the Voyager novels). Lt. Archer's first name is Kira, which seems to me like a mixed metaphor.
PANEL OF THE DAY - A reference to her first appearance in "Scorpion"?