"The Q Gambit" Part 6
Star Trek #40 (IDW)
Written by: Mike Johnson
Story Consultant: Roberto Orci
Art by: Tony Shasteen
Q needs Kirk's help to win a no-win
scenario that threatens the existence of the entire Q Continuum.
The inside front cover of this issue
features information about the Enterprise, the
Defiant, and the Bajoran wormhole. The information on
the Enterprise is accurate as we know it in the new
timeline. The information on the Defiant sounds
accurate from what we know of the future timeline seen in
parts of The Q Gambit and the original timeline
episodes of ST: DS9. It is stated here that the Bajoran
wormhole is also known as the Celestial Temple and the Eye
of the Universe; the Bajorans know it as the Celestial
Temple and the Skrreea of the Gamma Quadrant (where the
other end of the wormhole exists) know it as the Eye of the
In this story, the Bajoran wormhole is referred to as the
Cardassian wormhole, which makes sense since, in this
alternate timeline, it was discovered while Bajor was still
under occupation by the Cardassians.
In this issue, Q reveals that the Q Continuum shares
extra-dimensional space with several other highly evolved
species, including the Bajorans' so-called Prophets and
At the end of this story, the Enterprise crew,
except for Kirk and Spock, no longer remember the ship's
encounter with Q and their trip into the future.
In this issue, Q kills all of the Pah-wraiths on the
Defiant. But did he also wipe out all of the
Pah-wraiths that existed in extra-dimensional space as well?
Before doing so, he simply states, "Power enough to snuff
out wraiths with a single thought."
Will Q keep a hold of the additional power of the Prophet
that has been added to his own Q-power? On the last page of
this issue, we see him pay a visit to Ambassador Picard in
the original timeline and his eyes are still glowing with
the added power.
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