Star Trek 846: The Trouble with Transporters!

846. The Trouble with Transporters!

PUBLICATION: Star Trek #26, DC Comics, May 1986

CREATORS: Bob Rozakis (writer), Tom Sutton and Ricardo Villagran (artists)

STARDATE: 8892.3 (follows the last issue)

PLOT: The USS Surak reaches the planet Verdee and Spock, still dealing with his insubordinate first officer, beams down with a landing party, but not everyone makes it down. Commander Brinks blames herself for the loss of the crew member and prepares to give her resignation when she sees the lost crew member briefly appear like a ghost. At the same time, Spock's landing party is attacked by Romulans. Brinks beams down with a box of phasers, but she doesn't land with it. The crew discovers a Romulan base that is working on transporter-disrupting technology. Using some misdirection, Spock successfully executes a raid on the base, defeats the Romulans and restores his missing crew.

CONTINUITY: At the end of #25, we're told Excelsior is going to Verdee. At the start of this issue, they've just missed each other. So that's an untold tale of the Excelsior.

DIVERGENCES: If Excelsior just visited, why didn't it run afoul of the Romulans?

PANEL OF THE DAY - Now that's a transporter.
REVIEW: Bob Rozakis continues his Surak adventures, and I'm afraid they're not very good. I simply don't think he has a handle on the Star Trek future, or else why all the anachronisms? The bicycle is quaint, sure, but another crew member has glasses (possible according to ST III, but left without comment), and then there's Brinks' ugly and vocal racism. I don't think someone like that would have risen in Starfleet's ranks, I really don't. The Romulans, despite their impressive armor, are chumps easily beat by an overweight older man and a skinny bird alien. The plot is full of holes. It's really too bad because Spock with his own command has a lot of potential that's being wasted here.

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