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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

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Star Trek: Legacy of Spock (Part 2) "Legacy of Spock" Part 2
Star Trek #56 (IDW)
Written by: Mike Johnson
Story Consultant: Roberto Orci
Art by: Tony Shasteen
Colors by: Davide Mastrolonardo
Letters by: Andworld Design
Cover by: Tony Shasteen
April 2016

 

Declared a non-Vulcan by the rest of his race, Spock-Prime seeks an alternative method of aiding them in their search for a new homeworld.

 

Story Summary

 

Declared a non-Vulcan by the rest of his race, Spock-Prime says goodbye to his father aboard the Mueller and is dropped off, at his request, at Deep Space Station K-7, where he arranges for clandestine transport to Romulus by the human trader Cyrano Jones.

 

Meanwhile, the pair of former Narada crewmembers who have now escaped from Rura Penthe aboard a stolen Klingon scout ship make contact with a Romulan Warbird and are escorted back to Romulus themselves, where they are introduced to the Senate as new and honored citizens who will aid the Empire.

 

Now on Romulus himself, Spock-Prime arranges a meeting with Senator Pardek, the secret leader of a Romulan resistance movement. But the two are discovered and arrested by Romulan security forces. Soon, Spock-Prime is sitting in a prison cell, where he is visited by the two former Narada crewmembers.

 

CONTINUED IN STAR TREK #57

 

Characters appearing in this issue

 

Kirk-Prime

Spock-Prime

Uhura-Prime

Sulu-Prime

McCoy-Prime

Sarek

Captain of U.S.S. Mueller (unnamed)

Chekov-Prime

Deep Space Station K-7 bartender (unnamed)

Senator Lucian

Vicia

Cyrano Jones

Vella (former female Narada crewmember)

Arix (former male Narada crewmember)

Senator Pardek

 

Didja Notice?

 

Pages 1-2 take place in the Prime-timeline, immediately after the events of the original series episode "Amok Time".

 

The U.S.S. Mueller drops Spock-Prime off at Deep Space Station K-7. This space station first appeared in the original series episode "The Trouble With Tribbles".

 

A Klingon scout ship (similar to ones seen in previous issues) is chased by a Romulan D'deridex-class Warbird on page 5. But, in the Prime universe, the D'deridex-class ships were not seen until the 24th Century, in ST: TNG.

 

On page 7, Spock-Prime acknowledges that some aspects of the locations and people he sees in this alternate timeline are different from those in his original timeline, even beyond the changes wrought by Nero's intervention here.

 

Spock-Prime's memories on pages 7-8 are related to the original series episode "The Trouble With Tribbles". The bartender seen on Deep Space Station K-7 on page 8 is the same one that appeared in that episode.

 

Spock-Prime meets with Cyrano Jones on Deep Space Station K-7. Jones originally appeared in the original series episode "The Trouble With Tribbles".

 

Cyrano Jones is depicted with a full beard here, though he did not have one in his original appearance in "The Trouble With Tribbles".

 

Jones tries to sell Antarean glow water to the bartender on Deep Space Station K-7. He also did this in "The Trouble With Tribbles" before offering Spican flame gems and tribbles.

 

Spock-Prime asks Jones to transport him to Romulus, saying he can afford any price he wishes, doubled. How does Spock-Prime have such funds at his disposal? Has it been supplied by Starfleet? By Sarek? Did he use his knowledge of the Prime future to play the stock market?!

 

Romulan Birds-of-Prey are seen on page 14, panel 3.

 

On Romulus, Spock-Prime meets with Senator Pardek. Pardek appeared in the ST: TNG episodes "Unification I" and "Unification II". Pardek is bald here, though he had hair of the normal Romulan style in the ST: TNG episodes.

 

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