Star Trek 1296: United We Stand

1296. United We Stand

PUBLICATION: Star Trek: Divided We Fall #4, Wildstorm Comics, October 2001

CREATORS: John J. Ordover and David Mack (writers), Andrew Currie and Richard Bennett (artists)

STARDATE: 53181.9 (follows the last issue)

PLOT: As Crusher/Odan races to fabricate the cure sold to the symbiont's previous host by the same scientist who sold the Trill retrovirus to Verad, both the Enterprise-E and the Defiant must fight off automated defense drones corrupted by Verad to attack them and Trill hospitals on the planet. Vaughn dives the Defiant into the atmosphere where only his ingenuity successfully defeats the drones as they bear down on the civilian population. Up in orbit, the Enterprise-E is severely damaged when it interposes itself between the drones and the planet, but also wins the day. The cure goes out to the people and Odan is placed into a new (male) host who shares a kiss with Dr. Crusher.

CONTINUITY: See previous issue (Perim, Vaughn, Ezri, Bashir, Verad, Odan, Lenara Kahn, Nog). The Trill conspiracy from Equilibrium is mentioned.

DIVERGENCES: See previous issue (Odan). The Defiant suffers a hull breach on Deck 6, but has only 4 decks.

PANEL OF THE DAY - Commander Vaughn has more of a delivery boy style of driving.
REVIEW: This is the big action finale. The automated drone plot is tangential to the main story of the virus, so it could be considered padding, but since it has the Defiant dogfighting in a planet's atmosphere and Ezri piloting the Enterprise-E (and not crashing it into the ground, Troi!), I can't say I'm finding a problem with it. I also like the idea that Jadzia originally created the drones to defend Trill against the Dominion. The stuff on the planet is harder to track however. Geordi saves someone I don't think we know. Troi seems about to die in falling debris, but then doesn't. Data comes up with a solution to the drones' [TECH] shields, but does so offscreen. Not as strong, so good thing the story's momentum carries us past those bits. Divided We Fall doesn't quite shake up the Trill status quo, unfortunately, but it reasonably makes you believe it could, with movie quality stakes and action.

0 comments:

 

Blog Archive

Category

5 Things to Like (21) Activities (23) Advice (72) Alien Nation (34) Aliens Say the Darndest Things (8) Alpha Flight (22) Amalgam (53) Ambush Bug (46) Animal Man (17) anime (51) Aquaman (70) Archetypes (14) Archie Heroes (10) Arrowed (20) Asterix (9) Atom (29) Avengers (58) Awards (33) Babylon 5 (140) Batman (676) Battle Shovel (13) Battlestar Galactica (134) Black Canary (22) BnB 2-in1 (40) Books (60) Booster Gold (16) Buck Rogers (7) Buffy (6) Canada (69) Captain America (69) Captain Marvel (54) Cat (156) CCGs (45) Charlton (12) Circles of Hell (6) Class (11) Comics (3944) Comics Code Approved (12) Conan (15) Contest (13) Cooking (15) Crisis (77) Daredevil (33) Dating Kara Zor-El (5) Dating Lois Lane (23) Dating Lucy Lane (13) Dating Princess Diana (11) DCAU (404) Deadman (9) Dial H (128) Dice (10) Dinosaur Island (16) Dinosaurs (66) Director Profiles (9) Doctor Who (1673) Doom Patrol (22) Down the Rabbit Hole (7) Dr. Strange (17) Encyclopedia (28) Fantastic Four (56) Fashion Nightmares (19) Fiasco (14) Films Within Films (6) Flash (83) Flushpoint (86) Foldees (12) French (49) Friday Night Fights (57) Fun with Covers (56) FW Team-Up (37) Galleries (9) Game design (26) Gaming (111) Geekly roundup (757) Geeks Anonymous (46) Geekwear (13) Gimme That Star Trek (59) Godzilla (53) Golden Age (426) Grant Morrison (75) Great Match-Ups of Science Fiction (8) Green Arrow (50) Green Lantern (87) Hawkman (38) Hero Points Podcast (13) Holidays (240) House of Mystery (15) Hulk (44) Human Target (8) Improv (33) Inspiration (45) Intersect (5) Invasion Podcast (44) Iron Man (50) Jack Kirby (86) Jimmy Olsen (74) JLA (94) JSA (25) K9 the Series (30) Kirby Motivationals (18) Krypto (202) Kung Fu (97) Learning to Fly (11) Legion (128) Letters pages (6) Liveblog (12) Lonely Hearts Podcast (21) Lord of the Rings (18) Machine Man Motivationals (10) Man-Thing (6) Marquee (89) Masters of the Universe (9) Memes (39) Memorable Moments (35) Metal Men (5) Metamorpho (65) Millennium (72) Mini-Comics (4) Monday Morning Macking (6) Movies (455) Mr. Terrific (5) Music (72) Nelvana of the Northern Lights (8) Nightmare Fuel (21) Number Ones (59) Obituaries (41) oHOTmu OR NOT? (75) Old52 (11) One Panel (286) Outsiders (165) Panels from Sheena (5) Paper Dolls (7) Play (75) Podcast (479) Polls (5) Questionable Fridays (13) Radio (18) Rants (20) Reaganocomics (8) Recollected (11) Red Bee (26) Red Tornado (10) Reign (563) Retro-Comics (3) Reviews (52) Rom (116) RPGs (537) Sandman (21) Sapphire & Steel (37) Sarah Jane Adventures (70) Saturday Morning Cartoons (5) SBG for Girls (4) Seasons of DWAITAS (100) Secret Origins Podcast (8) Secret Wars (25) SF (30) Shut Up Star Boy (1) Silver Age (365) Siskoid as Editor (34) Siskoid's Mailbox (10) Space 1999 (51) Spectre (20) Spider-Man (100) Spring Cleaning (15) ST non-fiction (19) ST novels: DS9 (8) ST novels: S.C.E. (19) ST novels: The Shat (2) ST novels: TNG (9) ST novels: TOS (11) Star Trek (1703) Streaky (2) Suicide Squad (38) Supergirl (89) Superman (1060) Supershill (11) Swamp Thing (23) Tales from Earth-Prime (7) Team Horrible (4) Teen Titans (83) That Franchise I Never Talk About (53) The Orville (29) The Prisoner (5) The Thing (54) Then and Now (4) Theory (51) Thor (52) Thursdays of Two Worlds (43) Time Capsule (8) Timeslip (7) Tintin (23) Torchwood (62) Tourist Traps of the Forgotten Realms (5) Toys (65) Turnarounds (7) TV (192) V (6) Waking Life (1) Warehouse 13 (9) Websites (102) What If? (103) Who's This? (198) Whoniverse-B (11) Wikileaked (3) Wonder Woman (82) X-Files (246) X-Men (100) Zero Hour Strikes (24) Zine (5)