"The Khitomer Conflict" Part 2
Star Trek #26 (IDW)
Written by: Mike Johnson
Story Consultant: Roberto Orci
Art: Erfan Fajar
Commander Kor takes Kirk and his landing
party prisoner and returns them to Kronos.
Read the story summary at Memory Beta
On page 5, after an argument with Spock on the bridge about
whether to retreat or fight the Klingons to rescue Kirk and the
others, McCoy stalks off saying, "Never trust a Klingon! Or
a Vulcan, for that matter!" In
Into Darkness, Kirk
says the same thing about Vulcans after he feels that Spock
betrayed him to Starfleet in his report on the Nibiru
incident. Ironically, on page 8, Kirk states to Commander
Kor about Spock, "...I trust that Vulcan..."
From this story, it seems that neither the Romulan nor
Klingon empires have achieved cloaking technology at this
point, though Section 31 has.
A previously unseen type of Section 31 warship is seen on
On page 13, Kor asks Kirk the whereabouts of Khan, who
previously violated Klingon space in
Perhaps the interest of the Klingons in Khan is laying the
groundwork for a follow-up story which will involve Khan
being released from suspended animation once again.
On page 15, Uhura tells Spock that the Klingon word for
"patience" shares the same etymology as "weakness".
According to the Klingon Dictionary (2nd
edition) by Mark Okrand, the verb "to be weak" is puj,
but the word "to be patient" is tuv.
The translated Klingonese presented in this issue is largely
accurate based on the official Klingon
language developed by the linguist Marc Okrand for
Lt. Zahra tells a Klingon guard, "Your mother mates with
unclean Ferengi!" This is odd in that, at least in the
original timeline, the Federation did not officially make
contact with them until 2364, more than a century after this
story takes place!
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