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Publisher: IDW Comics
Published: 18 July 2007
Pages: 24
Stardate: Unknown (Various)

The 5-year mission contines:
Exclusive 5-page STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES story!
Star Trek writer D.C. Fontana speaks!
Previews of all IDW Star Trek titles!
The Trek Life comic strip!

Summary

The Continuing Five-Year Mission

One page is devoted to the history of Star Trek: The Original Series and is followed by the five page story "Captain's Personal Log", which takes place immediately after the events of TOS: "Turnabout Intruder".

Captain's Personal Log

Enterprise my home

Kirk, musing on future plans

After the USS Enterprise transfers Janice Lester to Starbase 2, the Enterprise leaves, heading to rendezvous with the USS Potemkin in the Beta Aurigae system. Captain Kirk ponders the recent events and despite them, he cannot imagine doing anything else.

Origins of a Comic Book Page

Two pages are devoted to the upcoming Star Trek: Year Four series showing script to comic book, and giving brief summaries of the first three issues of the series.

Yesteryear Four

This section begins with a three page interview with D.C. Fontana, talking about her involvement with Star Trek. Paula M. Block is then interviewed over two pages discussing Star Trek licensing.

The Next Next Generation

Dan Taylor, editor of IDW Publishing, discusses the series The Space Between, and David Tischman and Casey Maloney make notes about various pages and panels from the series. The final page of the section is used to announce the upcoming TNG miniseries House Call, due to be published in early 2008.

Alien Legions

The first two pages of this section discussion the Klingons: Blood Will Tell miniseries, giving synopses of each issue. A page is then presented from the first issue, showing the script, and the panels in both English and Klingon.

Brief synopses of the upcoming Star Trek: Alien Spotlight are then presented.

Imagine the Possibilities

The final page announces a new "What If?" series titled Star Trek: Probability Factor tentatively scheduled for an early 2008 publication.

Memorable Quotes

"The Enterprise is my home. Even after the fateful events of the last few weeks... I cannot conceive of doing anything else with my life. There is nothing else that gives me such purpose."

- Kirk, mulling over his future.

Background Information

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Original artwork without titles

  • This issue is primarily a promotional issue, but features an exclusive mini-story that is intended to tie the end of the television series in with the new Star Trek: Year Four mini-series just beginning. This story is titled "Captain's Personal Log" on the last page of the story, but the introduction and table of contents list its title as "Captain's Log: Supplemental".
  • Shortly after publication, the "House Call" series was announced to hold the title Intelligence Gathering
  • The issue sold an estimated 4,960 copies in comic specialty stores in July 2007. [1] These figures do not cover copies sold on the direct market (bookstores, etc.).

Creators

Captain's Personal Log


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