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Palnak.jpg

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Writer(s): unknown
Artist(s): Mike Noble
Periodical: TV21 & Joe 90 #39-44
Series: Star Trek (UK) #14
Published: 20 June 1970 - 25 July 1970
Pages: 15
Stardate: unknown (2266-2269)

Under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, the starship 'Enterprise' drifted through the deep space of the virtually unexplored Omega Galaxy...

SummaryEdit

Palnak's collection

A sample of Palnak's vast collection

Kirk and Spock are plucked out of time by a collector in the far future.

Memorable quotesEdit

"We'll take a look for ourselves. That's what our mission's all about."

- Kirk, exploring the Omega Galaxy


"Is that you, Skipper?"
"Get off the air, you madman! You're giving us away!"

- Scotty calling Kirk at an inopportune time

Background Edit

CharactersEdit

  • Kirk wears a red uniform. Scotty and Sulu wear blue ones.
  • Kirk swears by Jupiter.
  • Despite recording a personal testimony of Spock's life story, Palnak still calls Spock "Earthman".

Setting and technologyEdit

Palnak's museum

Palnak's museum in the 33rd century

  • There are few clues as to the timing of this story. Uhura wears a red uniform, so it must take place after "Mudd's Women" (2266), but before Arex comes aboard (2269).
  • The Omega Galaxy is likely just a region of the Milky Way Galaxy labeled or classified as "Omega".
  • Kirk orders a 'questing missile' to probe the planet.
  • Uhura automatically hails the planet on all frequencies; this seems to conflict with the Prime Directive.
  • The Enterprise is said to make a "routine orbital descent".
  • Kirk and Spock beam down to a random location without first scanning for cities.
  • The planet's animal life includes birds and an armadillo-like creature.
  • Kirk activates a translator built into his communicator.
  • Palnak built his museum around the 2760s (500 years old), and he lives approximately in the 3260s (1000 years from Kirk's 'present').
  • Rather than an earpiece, Uhura wear headphones with a built-in microphone.
  • The science station gives Sulu a printout.
  • Palnak's time travel method uses a 'sonic vibrator'. It is described as a 'disintegration and transportation process', which could be some form of temporal transporter.
  • Scotty takes two shuttlecraft (including the Galileo) to the planet with at least sixteen security men, all wearing blue.

Publishing historyEdit

None of the UK weekly stories had titles. Each installment was two pages in length.

Cover galleryEdit

AppearancesEdit

Regular castEdit

Other charactersEdit

  • Palnak the Ageless One, aka "The Collector"


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