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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

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Star Trek: Resistance is Futile "Resistance is Futile"
Star Trek: Boldly Go
#3 (IDW)
Written by Mike Johnson
Art by Tony Shasteen
Colors by Davide Mastrolonardo
Letters by Andworld Design
Cover by George Caltsoudas
December 2016

 

The Borg sphere wreaks havoc through the Romulan Empire on a path to Romulus.

 

Characters appearing in this issue

 

Captain Terrell (Borg)

Captain Kirk

Lt. Commander Sulu

Ben (Sulu's husband, mentioned only)

Sulu's daughter (unnamed, mentioned only)

Dr. McCoy

Lt. Commander Valas

Lt. Murcia

Spock

Lt. Uhura

Spock-Prime (mentioned only, deceased)

Lt. Darwin

Chief Groffus

Lt. Ellix

Lt. Zahra

 

Didja Know?

 

This issue does not have an individual title. I've chosen the title "Resistance is Futile" as it is a phrase commonly said by the Borg.

 


 

Didja Notice?

 

The "What has come before" paragraph on the inside front cover, refers to Captain Terrell as "Clark" Terrell instead of the "Craig" name used in "New Frontiers", so I guess that earlier name was in error (unless Sulu's use of "Craig" again in issue #6, "Hila", sets the name back again!).

 

The Romulan ships seen battling the Borg sphere on page 1 appear to be D'deridex-class warbirds. But, in the Prime universe, the D'deridex-class ships were not seen until the 24th Century, in ST: TNG. However, these types of ships were seen in the Kelvin Timeline earlier in "Legacy of Spock" Part 2.

 

Page 7 opens on the planet Quirina VI in the Romulan Empire. This the first appearance of this world in ST.

 

On page 7, a Romulan officer says the enemy ship carved up the Romulan ships it crossed like porcris at the slaughter. This appears to be the first mention of porcris, presumably an animal slaughtered for meat in the Romulan Empire.

 

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