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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Star Trek: I.D.I.C. (Part 2) "I.D.I.C." Part 2
Star Trek: Boldly Go
Written by Mike Johnson
Art by Megan Levens
Colors by Marissa Louise & Triona Farrell
Letters by AndWorld Design
Cover by Tony Shasteen
November 2017


Multitudes of alternate Enterprises (and at least one Endeavour) are drawn to the spatial anomaly.


Read the story summary of this issue at Memory Beta


Characters appearing in this issue


Captain Jane Tiberia Kirk (gender-swapped universe)

Jane Kirk's father (unnamed, gender-swapped universe)

Lt. Hikari Sulu (gender-swapped universe)

Ms. Spock (gender-swapped universe)

Lt. Nnamdi Uhuro (gender-swapped universe)

Captain Kirk

Krall (mentioned only, deceased)

Lt. Darwin

The Orphan

Captain Christopher Pike (alternate universe)

Lt. Sulu (alternate universe)

Lt. Chekov (alternate universe)

Sho'Tokh (alternate universe)

JTK-1701 (android universe)

Dr. McCoy

Uhura-1701 (android universe)

Lt. Uhura (mentioned only)

Bones-1701 (mentioned only, android universe)

Sulu-1701 (android universe)

Spock (New Earth universe)

Nero (mentioned only, deceased)

Commander Simon Grayson (alternate universe)

Lt. Pavlovna "Pavela" Chekov (gender-swapped universe)

Empress Khan 


Didja Know?


The title of this 6-part story, "I.D.I.C.", stands for "Infinite Diversity In Infinite Combinations", a Vulcan philosophy first introduced to us in the original series episode "Is There in Truth No Beauty?" in 1968.


Didja Notice?


On page 3, the female Spock tells Captain Jane Kirk that the ship is caught in a chronotronic storm like the one they encountered months ago. This is a reference to the events of the "Parallel Lives" storyline, though the phrase "chronotronic storm" was not used there. Possibly the author has borrowed the term "chronotron" from its use in the ST: DS9 novel Vengeance, in which a chronotron is a time particle known to Federation science. She says they encountered the storm "months ago", but from the stardate in "Parallel Lives" Part 1 (2261.274), it would have been about two years ago (according to the most recent known stardate of 2263.2 in Star Trek Beyond). However, it is possible to argue that the Enterprise from the gender-swapped universe is from an earlier point in time than that of the Kelvin Timeline.


Krall's name is misspelled "Kraal" on page 4. Krall was the main villain of Star Trek Beyond.


On page 6, the Lt. Chekov of the alternate universe suddenly has a Van Dyke beard that he didn't have in the previous issue!


On page 8, an alternate universe Enterprise commanded by android unit JTK-1701 is seen. Notice that JTK stands for "James T. Kirk" and "1701" is part of the registry number of the Enterprise.


On page 11, the android Uhura reveals that the android Dr. McCoy is called Bones-1701.


On page 13, the Spock of the New Earth universe reveals that Nero destroyed Earth. In the Kelvin Timeline, Nero destroyed Vulcan in "The Vengeance of Nero".


On page 17, the female version of Chekov refers to herself as Pavela. In her previous appearances in the "Parallel Lives" storyline she was called Pavlovna (the female version of Pavel in the Russian language). We can assume that her nickname is Pavela.


On the last page of the issue, we are introduced to Empress Khan, revealed in "I.D.I.C." Part 3 to be a direct descendant of Khan Noonien Singh in an alternate timeline. 


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