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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Star Trek: Eurydice (Part 3) "Eurydice" Part 3
Star Trek #45
Written by: Mike Johnson
Story Consultant: Roberto Orci
Art by: Tony Shasteen
Cover by: Joe Corroney
May 2015


The Enterprise and crew are traded as property to the Syndicate at the Dark Market.


Characters appearing in this issue


Captain James T. Kirk

Lt. Hikaru Sulu

Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott

Lt. Pavel Chekov

Commander Spock

Engineer Keenser (mentioned only)

Lt. Zahra

Dr. Carol Marcus

Lt. Nyota Uhura



The Syndicate - a group of alien black marketers in the Delta Quadrant



Didja Notice?


The Vulcan IDIC symbol (Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations) appears in the top left corner of the cover.
Star Trek #45 (IDW)


In the "Previously in Star Trek..." paragraph on the inside front cover of this issue (and the previous), it is erroneously stated that the Enterprise found itself adrift in the Andromeda galaxy after its encounter with the Behemoth creature. The ship was left stranded in the Delta Quadrant of the Milky Way galaxy, as stated in "Eurydice" Part 1. Possibly, the story was originally written to take place in the Andromeda Galaxy and was changed to the Delta Quadrant and the statement found in this issue was overlooked.


On page 5, Sulu interprets Kirk's message about keeping the bar open past closing time as a code meaning to get ready for a brawl, a callback to Kirk's younger days. This may be a reference by the writer to Kirk's bar brawl at the Shipyard Bar in "Parallels".


On page 18, panel 2, Eurydice's young daughter, Thalia, is seen playing 3-dimensional chess with Spock.


The issue ends with Enterprise in possession of the dilythium needed to power its engines and begin heading home. But the ship is still in the Delta Quadrant "decades from home" at even the ship's highest velocity (according to "Eurydice" Part 1).


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