Star Trek 969: No Compromise Part Three: The Conclusion

969. No Compromise Part Three: The Conclusion

PUBLICATION: Star Trek v.2 #60, DC Comics, June 1994

CREATORS: Howard Weinstein (writer), Carlos Garzon (artist)

STARDATE: 3006.4 (follows the last issue)

PLOT: As Chekov's would-be love Julia Crandall and Spock are held captive by dissenters on the colony, Scotty tries everything to get something safely beamed onto the alien ship spewing radiation on it. Kirk solves the problem below by giving the colonists an ultimatum that makes the dissenters rebel against their de facto leader. Then, Scotty succeeds and Kirk and Chekov go over to the alien ship, finding it full of dead animals and plants. This was a "terraforming" ship created thousands of years ago to change environments to suit its long-dead builders. They stop the radiation, the colonists go back to living peacefully, and Julia leaves with a science team to study the ship, postponing her relationship with Chekov. Because of her recent death in the present, they never got back together.

CONTINUITY: None.

DIVERGENCES: None.

PANEL OF THE DAY - The reason they make you sleep through operations
REVIEW: No wonder Sulu doesn't remember this adventure. Though it's nice to see Chekov impressing Kirk at this early stage - a sort of secret origin of Chekov - it just feels like a Gold Key issue stretched out to three issues. A lot of that is the art's fault, which is ugly and very much retro in its designs. The panel above is the first tangible indication that the colonists aren't human, and the alien ship remains one of the ugliest pieces of scrap ever featured in a Star Trek comic. It almost hides how stupid the colonists' motivations are.

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