"Here Today, Gorn Tomorrow"
Star Trek #24 (IDW)
Written by: Mike Johnson
Story Consultant: Robert Orci
Pencils: Claudia Balboni
Inks: Marina Castelvetro
Cover by: Tim Bradstreet
A small human mining colony on the planet
Parthenon 559 suffers a seemingly unprovoked attacked by a Gorn
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Notes from the Star Trek
This story begins approximately a half-year after the end of the
previous issue ("After
Darkness" Part 3). Our crew is now in 2260, as indicated by
the stardate 2260.115.
This issue does not have a title.
I've chosen to refer to the story as "Here
Today, Gorn Tomorrow".
The Gorn that appear in this issue are
based on their appearance as seen in the 2013 Star Trek
video game (which PopApostle studied as
"Gorn, But Not Forgotten").
There are also references here to events in the story of that
The "Story So Far..." paragraph on the inside front cover is
misleading because it sounds as if Spock is still stricken
with pon farr, which was resolved in the previous
issue, "After Darkness"
Lt. Zahra is a member of the Enterprise landing
party. She appeared in three previous issues and was seen in
the original series episode "Operation -- Annihilate!".
On page 9, Kirk remarks on the Enterprise's
previous encounter with the Gorn, when the reptilian aliens
entered the Milky Way galaxy through a rip in space-time
cause by the Helios device. On page 10, Chekov comments on he Gorn
having boarded the Enterprise. These events
"Gorn, But Not
On page 10, Kirk tells Spock he's confining him to the
safety of the ship for the foreseeable future, seeing as how
the first officer was almost lost recently first in a
volcano, then in a boxing match with Khan in the sky over
San Francisco, and then to
pon farr. The first two events took place in
Into Darkness, the
third in the 3-part
After Darkness story.
The Orion officer, Lt. Kai, appears again here after being
introduced in "After
Darkness" Part 1.
Crewman Wilson is attacked by a Gorn on page 13. It's
possible this Wilson is the alternate timeline counterpart
of the crewman named Wilson who appeared in two original
series episodes, "The Enemy Within" and "Charlie X".
Spock's argument that the Gorn colony was defending itself
from human aggressors here is not dissimilar from Kirk's
musings in the original series episode "Arena" in which the
Gorn were first seen in the original timeline.
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