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Star Trek: Legacy of Spock (Part 4) "Legacy of Spock" Part 4
Star Trek #58 (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
June 2016

 

The Romulans commence an attack against the Vulcan fleet.

 

Story Summary

 

The Romulan fleet arrives at Ceti Alpha V and commences with an attack against the assembled Vulcan fleet. The Vulcans are losing badly when the Enterprise arrives and begins blasting the Romulan attack ships due to the Romulan fleet having crossed the neutral zone into Federation space. Soon, other Starfleet ships join the fray and the Romulans are forced to retreat. But the ship piloted by the former Narada crewmembers Arix and Rella stays behind to carry out its mission of igniting the red matter among the Vulcan fleet. However, Arix has second thoughts about all the death and tragedy he has witnessed and been a part of and instead pulls their ship away from the conflict and detonates it and themselves a safe distance away.

 

Later, on the surface of Ceti Alpha V, Spock uses a mind-meld to show the Vulcan elders the doomed future of the planet, convincing them to abandon their thoughts of placing a colony there. A year later, New Vulcan is established on the second planet of system Simon-316.

 

3,000 years later, a Vulcan father shows his daughter a statue of one of the greatest of all Vulcans...a man called Spock.

 

THE END

 

Characters appearing in this issue

 

Spock-Prime

Sarek

Arix

Rella (previously called Vella in "Legacy of Spock" Part 3)

T'Pah

Captain Kirk

Spock

Lt. Sulu

Ensign Chekov

Lt. Uhura 

 

Didja Notice?

 

On page 3, the female former crewmember of the Narada who was referred to as Vella in "Legacy of Spock" Part 3, is here called Rella instead.

 

The design of the cockpit and station chairs of Arix and Rella's ship on page 3 appear to be that of a Starfleet ship circa the original ST movies, yet they are seen to be piloting a Romulan security shuttle (on page 9)!

 

The monitor arm and monitor seen on page 4 is from an image of a Humanscale M8 Single Monitor Arm.
monitor arm Humanscale M8 single monitor arm
Monitor arm Humanscale M8 Single Monitor Arm

 

The Vulcan seen on page 5, panel 2 is wearing the IDIC (Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations) symbol on his tunic.

 

Page 14 reveals that Kirk remembers some details of the future of the Prime timeline due to the mind-meld he shared with Spock-Prime in "The Vengeance of Nero".

 

In 2259, New Vulcan is established on the second planet of system Simon-316. Possibly the writer named the planet after Simon Pegg, the actor who plays Scotty in the new movies and who was also the co-scripter of Star Trek Beyond.

 

The last two pages of the story take place 3,000 years later, as a Vulcan father shows his daughter a statue of Spock in the desert of New Vulcan and introduces him as one of the greatest of all Vulcans.

 

The story ends with a dedication: In memory of Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015. Nimoy, of course, played Spock in the original ST TV series and movies.

 

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