"Parallel Lives" Part 2
Star Trek #30 (IDW)
Written by: Mike Johnson
Story Consultant: Roberto Orci
Art: Yasmin Liang
The two Enterprise crews team up
to formulate a method of returning to their respective
Read the story summary at Memory Beta
This issue opens on stardate 2261.234. Unfortunately, this
is before the opening stardate in
"Parallel Lives" Part 1
On page 6, the two Chekovs speak a bit of Russian to each
other. "Privet?" = "Hello?", "Da, privet!" = "Yes, hello!".
"Vot eto da!!" is a Russian expression that basically means
As Klingon officers briefly phase onto the Enterprise
while caught in the anomaly on pages 14-15, they speak a few
words of Klingonese. "Hlvmeh mah!" = unknown ("mah" means
"we). "Tlqaq!" = unknown. "Nargh chah!" = "They appeared!"
On page 16, someone who appears to be the mirror universe
Kirk from the original series episode "Mirror, Mirror" is
briefly materialized in the Enterprise corridor. He
even looks like actor William Shatner instead of Chris Pine!
On page 17, Geordi La Forge (from the ST-TNG era of the
original timeline) briefly appears in Engineering during the
On page 18, the two Chekovs formulate a method of escaping
the anomaly and bringing the two Enterprises back
to their own realities, a method involving Copenhagen
logarithms. "Copenhagen logarithms" is
probably a reference to Copenhagen interpretation, developed
at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University
of Copenhagen in the 1920s, which holds that quantum
mechanics does not measure objective reality, but only
On page 21, panel 3, the Starfleet emblem on Spock's tunic
is on the right side instead of the left. On page 22, panel
1, Dr. McCoy's emblem is on the wrong side.
On page 22, the female Dr. McCoy says, "Dammit, Jane, I'm a
doctor, not a metaphysicist."
If it was Jane Kirk's mother who died with the U.S.S.
Kelvin in battle with the Narada, as stated here and in
"Parallel Lives" Part 1, how/when was Jane born? In the
"mainstream" universe, Jim Kirk's mother was pregnant with him
during this battle and was born only because his father made
sure his wife escaped the Kelvin on a shuttlecraft
before he was killed in the ship's destruction.
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