"Manifest Destiny" Part 2
Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #2 (IDW)
Written by: Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrot
Art by: Angel Hernandez
Colors by: Doug Garbark and Adam Guzowski
Letters by: Andworld Design
Sho'Tokh leads a boarding party onto the Enterprise.
Sho'Tokh leads a boarding party onto the Enterprise and
Kirk must scramble for a defense. Kirk has his bridge crew
vacate the bridge through escape hatches to the lower decks just
before the Klingon party arrives there. Though the bridge has
been captured, Spock points out to Kirk that they know the ship
much better than their enemies do.
On the surface of the planetoid, the away
team is captured by another Klingon landing party, but
Subcommander Divash tells the away team they are going to help her kill
CONTINUED IN STAR TREK: MANIFEST DESTINY #3
Characters appearing in this
Science Officer 0718
Star Trek: Manifest Destiny was a 4-issue
mini-series published by IDW.
The security team Kirk summons to fight the landing force on
the hull of the
Enterprise speculates on who the invaders
might be before they learn from Kirk that they're
Klingons, guessing first Romulans, then Nausicaans. The
Nausicaans are an aggressive species in the Beta Quadrant
that have had clashes with various other cultures, including
the Federation, in episodes of ST: TNG and ST:
On page 2, Commander
Sho'Tokh gives the command, "Tiqaq'!" I have been
unable to find this word in the Klingon dictionary.
On page 7, Divash gives Kutac a d'k tagh dagger so that he may commit
hegh'bat...Klingon ritual suicide. As he does so,
Kutac intones "Ghiqtal--!", Klingon for "to the
On page 8, Divash says, "Ha' dah!" I'm not sure
exactly what this means, but dah can mean "now".
From the context of the scene, she may be saying, "We go
Commander Sho'Tokh has three small
sentry ships fire upon the Starfleet personnel on the hull
of the Enterprise. Presumably, these ships were
housed and launched from his battlecruiser the Chonnaq.
The sentries are somewhat similar to the small bird of prey
type ships used by the Klingons in
On page 19, a Klingon warrior says, "P'ah!" to
means "gown" or "skirt" in Klingonese, so he's basically
using the same kind of disparaging term for "woman" as
"skirt" can mean in English! This is supported by him
following his exclamation with "Your soft female heart will
be your undoing."
The bald, blue-shirted figure escaping the bridge to the
lower decks with Chekov on page 21, panel 1, is probably
Science Officer 0718.
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