"I, Enterprise" Part 1
Star Trek #31 (IDW)
Written by: Mike Johnson
Story Consultant: Roberto Orci
Art: Erfan Fajar
Cover by: Garry Gastonny
The secret origin of Science Officer 0718.
Read the story summary at Memory Beta
Notes from the Star Trek
According to pages
4-5, this issue opens about two years and one month after the
events of Into Darkness.
That would put the Enterprise almost halfway into the 5-year
mission it began shortly after that film. However, the bulk of the story is a
flashback to shortly before the events of
"I, Enterprise" is likely an homage to I,
Robot, the classic 1950 book by Isaac Asimov.
This issue gives the reader some background on the
previously mysterious character of Science Officer 0718,
seen on the bridge of the Enterprise in
On page 3, Spock is seen playing his Vulcan harp for Uhura.
On page 11, Chekov is momentarily depicted with blond hair instead of
his usual brown.
On page 12, Scotty tells Spock that the ship's computer is
"utterly bandjaxed". "Bandjaxed" is Irish slang for
On page 15, Kirk tells the ship's computer to execute
command override alpha-one, allowing him to stop the
computer's present action. This is the first known use of
the command override.
On page 16, the ship's computer initiates the Enterprise's
saucer separation capability. This process has previously
been seen in a few episodes of ST-TNG on the Enterprise-D.
The separation process and the look of the saucerless
secondary hull here is very similar to that seen with the
saucer separation (screenshot from Italian
Memory Alpha site)
The naked form of 0718 seen on the last page of this issue
"I, Enterprise" Part 2
appears to have no hair, no nipples, no genitals, and little
or no skin pigment. This makes a certain amount of sense
considering it is a synthetic organism created in the
sickbay regeneration unit. Why then does it have a naval?!
The naval (umbilicus) is the connection point of the
umbilical cord from the mother, supplying nutrient-rich
blood to the fetus in placental mammals. Since 0718 was not
born of woman, it should not have a naval at all.
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