"Parallel Lives" Part 1
Star Trek #29 (IDW)
Written by: Mike Johnson
Story Consultant: Roberto Orci
Art: Yasmin Liang
Starfleet sends the Enterprise to
investigate a space-time anomaly in the Campor system.
Read the story summary at Memory Beta
This issue begins on stardate 2261.274.
On page 4, panel 5, Captain Jane Kirk gives a Vulcan salute
to the child alien on Kassen Five as she and the landing
party beam back to the Enterprise.
Ensign Pavel Chekov's female
counterpart in the parallel universe is Lt. Pavlovna Chekov.
Somehow, she has achieved a higher rank at this point than
Pavel! Her first name of Pavlovna is simply the female
version of Pavel in the Russian language. "Pavel" means
Lt. Hikaru Sulu's female counterpart
in the parallel universe is called Lt. Hikari Sulu. "Hikari"
is Japanese for "light". Similarly, "Hikaru" means "to
On page 7, Lt. Nyota Uhura's male counterpart in the
parallel universe is called Lt. Nnamdi Uhuro. "Nnamdi" may
be a Nigerian name from the Igbo people, meaning "my father
lives on". "Uhuro" is intended as a more masculine version
of "Uhura", with "uhuru" meaning "freedom" in Swahili.
Admiral Thomas sends the Enterprise to the Campor
system to investigate a space anomaly. Possibly, the Campor
system is the home system of Campor III, a Federation colony
founded in 2371 in the original timeline, as seen in the
ST-DS9 episode "Defiant".
In this issue, we see Kirk's ready room for the first time,
albeit only in the parallel universe of Captain Jane Kirk.
According to some expanded universe stories set in the
original timeline, Constitution-class ships (like
Enterprise) did not have a captain's ready room.
Dr. Leonard McCoy's female counterpart
in the parallel universe is called Dr. Lea McCoy.
On page 12, we see that Nurse Christine Chapel's
male counterpart in the parallel universe is called Nurse
Chris Chapel and that he is still on the Enterprise. In the
"mainstream" universe, Christine Chapel was stated to have
has transferred to the outer frontier in
Dr. Carol Marcus' male counterpart in
the parallel universe is called Dr. Carl Marcus.
Keenser's female counterpart in the
parallel universe is called Lt. Keensera. In the
"mainstream" universe, Keenser's rank was not
revealed until "The Tholian Webs" Part 2.
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