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Star Trek: I.D.I.C. (Part 5) "I.D.I.C." Part 5
Star Trek: Boldly Go
#17 (IDW)
Written by Mike Johnson
Art by Marcus To
Colors by Marissa Louise
Letters by AndWorld Design
Cover by Marcus To
February 2018

 

The omniscient villain of the story revealed!

 

Read the story summary of this issue at Memory Beta

 

Characters appearing in this issue

 

Captain Kirk

Gary Mitchell

Captain Jane Kirk (gender-swapped universe)

Captain Kirk (botanical universe)

JTK-1701 (android universe)

The Orphan

George Kirk (alternate universe)

Empress Khan

Commander Simon Grayson (alternate universe)

Ms. Spock (gender-swapped universe)

Jaylah (alternate universe)

Mr. Spock

Lt. Uhura  

 

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?

 

This issue reveals that the voice heard by the Kirks and who has manipulated the spatial anomaly to scatter the Kirks through the multiverse is that of Gary Mitchell, who was seemingly killed in "Where No Man Has Gone Before" Part 2.

 

On page 9, Mitchell shows Kirk a version of Earth ruled by the Romulans. The building in the last panel of the page is the U.S. White House under the Romulan flag. On page 10, the Washington Monument is seen.

 

On page 10, Mitchell tells Kirk there are many realities where the Federation, Klingons, and Romulans conquer each others' worlds, with the Klingons having the lead so far.

 

On page 14, a version of Captain Jane Kirk is seen having defeated the Borg in battle in panel 1. In panel 3, an alternate Jaylah has seemingly killed Kirk in one timeline. 

 

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