On pages 1-3, Nero is pitted against a Klingon monster dog
similar to the one owned in the original timeline by
Commander Kruge in Star Trek: The Search for Spock.
References differ as to whether these monster dogs are the
same (or related to) Klingon targs seen in a few different
episodes of the various ST TV series.
During the above battle between the Nero and monster dog, we
see how Nero lost the top of his right ear (as seen in the
Star Trek movie). Throughout the rest of the
mini-series the scars from the tooth marks of the monster
dog are also visible on the right side of Nero's head.
Page 4 reveals that Nero has made 57 escape attempts from
Rura Penthe in the years he's been incarcerated there. He's
also killed 22 guards.
On page 8, Clavell remarks that the Klingon guards regard
Nero as a demon straight from Gre'thor. Gre'thor is the
Klingon version of Hell, as mentioned in the ST-TNG episode
Part of the tattoo on Nero's left cheek is missing on page
10, panel 2.
Page 11 reveals that Nero has been able to obtain a drug in
prison, meant to ease his mind, that has the unexpected
added benefit of opening up the telepathic abilities of his
Vulcan forebears. But is this a permanent side-effect? Or
does it only last until the drug wears off? It's unclear.
"Voyagers" reveals that Nero has
honed his psychic abilities during his time on Rura Penthe
and it allows him to hear signals from
as the Narada does.
The name of the three-faced, four-eyed purveyor of contraband in the prison is
spelled two different ways in the issue: Quocch and Quochh.
According to an article at the end of
Star Trek #50, "Continuing Voyages in a Four-Color
Frontier", the correct spelling is "Quocch" and it is
intended as a play on quattro occhi, Italian for
On page 13, a Klingon guard appears to be receiving
contraband tri-ox from Quochh. Tri-ox is a medical compound
that rapidly oxygenates blood cells, first mentioned in the
original Star Trek episode "Amok Time". Why did the
guard want it? Do Klingons gain some kind of high from the
On page 12, Nero's thoughts indicate that he thinks the
human, Clavell, may be mad. That's
ironic coming from Nero!
The Narada is shown to be in orbit around Rura
Penthe while the Klingons have tried to decipher its secrets
all these years. It seems odd that the Klingon Empire would
not have taken it to a more secure and compatible facility
for reverse-engineering the ship.
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