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StarTrek: Grissom Timeline 

Showing the time period and relationship between the the theatrical films, comic series, and fan series that comprise the late 23rd century in the Star Trek universe.

 

Star Trek: Grissom takes place firmly within the Star Trek 'Comics Continuity' and canon. The adventures of the U.S.S. Grissom follow immediately from the events of the film "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan",  and during   the DC Comics' 1984 Star Trek Series, Issues 1 through 8 (Stardate 8185.3) and precedes the commercial film "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock."  Reference will be made to events which have taken place within the comic series.  Star Trek: Grissom is also inline with the continuity and canon of  two other fan productions, Star Trek: U.S.S. Hathaway and Star Trek: Lexington.

Within the "Comics Continuity"  the following has happened: 

 








FILM:   "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"

Stardate 7412.6  (2273 C.E.)


 








FILM:   "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"

Stardate 8130.3  (2285 C.E.)

 








DC Comics 1984 series issue 1: Kirk is given command of the Enterprise again and assigned to investigate the destruction of a Federation starship by Klingons. Kirk, Saavik, and an ensign discover that the Klingons have built a space station on the other side of a wormhole. Stardate 8141.35

The first story in this series takes place just after the events of the film "STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN". Spock is dead and Saavik has replaced him as science officer. Part one of a four-part story arc.

Writer: Mike W. Barr, Penciller: Tom Sutton, Inker: Ricardo Villagran, Cover artist: George Perez

 








Star Trek: Grissom, Prose Chapter #1:  "All Rumours of Wrath, Past and to Come"

The first episode begins immediately following the events of (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan).Captain Jonathan T. Esteban is assigned new crewmembers for the USS Grissom (NCC-638), as the intergalactic newsbands are buzzing with the rumours of the death of the legendary Captain Spock. With the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) investigating the destruction of the USS Gallant, Grissom is advised of a new mission of exploration via a priority code one communication from Starfleet Command. But Grissom is destined for danger, with paranoia rampant in the Alpha quadrant and the Klingons making veiled threats along the Federation border.







DC Comics 1984 series issue 2 "The Only Good Klingon"

Saavik provides a diversion while Kirk and Ensign Bryce sabotage the Klingon station. After escaping back to the Enterprise, the crew learns that the Klingons have declared war on the Federation. Stardate 8149.2   Part two of a four-part story arc.

Writer: Mike W. Barr, Penciller: Tom Sutton, Inker: Ricardo Villagran, Cover artist: George Perez

 







Star Trek: Grissom, Prose Chapter #2:          "Oderint Dum Metuat"

Continuing directly on from the events of Grissom Chapter 2, "All Rumors of Wrath, Past and to Come", the Grissom is once again diverted from her mission when she is dispatched to the Epsilon Mynos system to investigate the disappearance of Dr. Clive Saunders,  a specialist who has worked with both Dr. David Marcus and Dr. Carol Marcus on Project Genesis. What Captain Esteban and his crew find at Cinera Base is deadly danger, and an encounter with a renegade Deltan which will prove lethal for the Grissom crew, at least two of whom will end their voyage here. And Captain Esteban finds worrying evidence of Starfleet involvement in the Deltan's deadly plans.

Writer: Seán Paul Teeling, Melissa D.Wilson.

Writer: Seán Paul Teeling, Melissa D.Wilson

 







 

DC Comics 1984 series issue 3:  "Errand of War"

The Federation-Klingon war is being orchestrated by Excalbians (TOS: The Savage Curtain). Defying orders, Kirk heads for Organia where he finds the planet shrouded in a black field that absorbs all energy. After a brief battle with the Klingons, Kirk captures his old adversary, Capt. Kor (TOS: Errand of Mercy), and an Excalbian appears aboard Enterprise. Stardate 8150.7   Part three of a four-part story arc.

Writer: Mike W. Barr, Penciller: Tom Sutton, Inker: Ricardo Villagran,
  Cover artist: George Perez

 







Star Trek: Grissom, Prose Chapter #3:  "Actus Humanis, Actus Hominis"

Immediately after the events at Cinera Base, the crew of the Grissom have no time to rest on their laurels. Many questions remain unanswered. What exactly was Terlis up to at Cinera Base? Who in Starfleet was supporting his vile experiments?  What, if anything, do the Klingons have to do with this? Can Admiral Alexander McKnight and Captains' Lawrence Styles and Jeffery Pierce give any answers to Captain J.T. Esteban?  Meanwhile, Admiral Kirk advises Lieutenant Saavik of her new assignment.

Writer: Seán Paul Teeling







DC Comics 1984 series issue 4:  "Deadly Allies"

Yarnek, the Excalbian, tells Kirk that his first investigation of good and evil was inconclusive. The Excalbians have engineered the entrapment of Organia and a Federation-Klingon war. Kor and his crew help the Enterprise penetrate the black field. Kirk convinces the Excalbian to join the play directly by taking on the Organians. The Excalbians and Organians disappear. The Federation and the Klingon Empire are free to chart their own course. Stardate 8151.7  Conclusion of a four-part story arc.

Writer: Mike W. Barr, Penciller: Tom Sutton ,Inker: Ricardo Villagran, Cover artists: Sutton, Villagran







 

Star Trek: Grissom, Prose Chapter 4:  "The Price of Virtue"

Leaving Cinera Base the Grissom is diverted yet again, when she receives information of 'Klingon' refugees seeking asylum in Federation Space aboard the Luxury Liner S.S. Arcadia. This leads to a hostage situation which quickly spirals out of control, and Captain J.T. Esteban is left asking himself 'When is a Klingon, not a Klingon?'

Writer: Adrian Howard Jones

 







 

Star Trek: Grissom, Prose Chapter 5:  "The Hand of God"

With the Grissom helping out with the SS Arcadia, a landing party led by Lieutenant Junior Grade Rebecca Sato, and accompanied by Clive Saunders undertakes a simple retrieval mission when they take a shuttle to Pacifica to collect Dr.Liebmann. However, M'Pursong, the Caitian assistant to Liebmann, and covert Klingon agent, is planning a trap to secure both Saunders and Liebmann for the Empire. Meanwhile, the mysterious 'Hand of God' is on the move.

Writer: Seán Paul Teeling

 

 







 

DC Comics 1984 series issue 5:  "Mortal Gods"


A former student of Kirk is the only survivor of a battle with a Klingon ship. He lands on a primitive planet and becomes a god. Kirk and his crew must minimize the impact without further violations of the Prime Directive. Stardate 8163.5


Writer: Mike W. Barr, Penciller: Tom Sutton, Inker: Sal Amendola, Cover artists: Sutton, Amendola







DC Comics 1984 series issue 6:  "Who is Enigma?"


Peace talks between the Federation and the Klingon Empire are threatened by Enigma, a shape-shifting revolutionary, who is determined to kill Ambassador Robert Fox
  (TOS: A Taste of Armaggedon). Stardate 8173.5


Writer: Mike W. Barr, Penciller: Tom Sutton, Inker: Ricardo Villagran, Cover artists: Sutton, Sal Amendola




DC Comics 1984 series issue 7:  "Pon Farr"


Saavik enters pon farr. She tells Kirk and McCoy how she met Spock and about her bonding with Xon. Kirk directs the Enterprise to Vulcan. On arrival, Saavik learns that Xon is on a secret mission. She obtains information of his whereabouts and takes a ship to the rim of the galaxy, with the Enterprise close behind. Stardate 8180.1
  Part one of a two-part story arc on the origin of Saavik.

Writer: Mike W. Barr, Penciller: Eduardo Barreto, Inker: Ricardo Villagran, Cover artists: Dan Day, Dick Giordano







DC Comics 1984 series issue 8:  "Blood Fever"

Saavik finds Xon, who is masquerading as a Romulan to learn the secrets of a bioengineering technique which threatens the Federation. The Romulans discover Xon's treachery and begin interrogating him. The Enterprise finds Saavik and frees Xon, then lures the Romulans into the energy barrier at the galaxy's rim. Stardate 8185.35   Conclusion of a two-part story arc.

Writer: Mike W. Barr, Penciller: Tom Sutton, Inker: Ricardo Villagran, Cover artists: Sutton, Joe Orlando







Star Trek: Grissom, Prose Chapter #6:  "The Stars My Destination"

Writer: Seán Paul Teeling







Star Trek: Grissom, Prose Chapter #7: "One Moment of Humanity" 

Writer:Seán Paul Teeling


 

Star Trek: Grissom, Prose Chapter #8: "Errand of Mercy"

Writer: Rick Pike & Seán Paul Teeling







Star Trek: Grissom, Prose Chapter #9: "Lacus Somniorum (The Lake of Sleepers)"

Writer:  Charles Miller III

 







 

Star Trek: Grissom, Prose Chapter #10: " Per Ardua, Ad Astra (Through Adversity to the Stars)"  

Writer Bodo Hartwig



 

Star Trek: Grissom, Prose Chapter #11:  "Peccavi  (I Have Sinned)"

Writer: Adrian Howard Jones







Star Trek: Grissom, Prose Chapter #12:  "Whispers of Heavenly Death"

Writer:   Seán Paul Teeling







 

FILM:   "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock"

Stardate 8210.3     (2285 C.E.)


Story by Leonard Nimoy and Harve Bennett. Screenplay by Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes, Harve Bennett, and Nicholas Meyer.







 

 Star Trek: U.S.S. Hathaway

The new experimental Constellation-class starship, being overshadowed by the trans-warp experiment, is launched early to rendezvous with the Klingon vessel IKS Na'Keth at space station Regula One in an effort to stem the rising tensions between the Klingon Empire and the United Federation of Planets. It is hoped showing the Klingons that the project has been discontinued and dismantled will quell fears of the creation of what is perceived by them as a weapon of planetary destruction. Further, they are ordered to investigate the current dispositon (or fate) of the now missing U.S.S. Grissom and the whereabouts of the stolen U.S.S. Enterprise and her renegade crew, and to apprehend them if found.

Note: The events of "Genesis" take place between Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
 and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home







Star Trek: Grissom, Prose Chapter #13:  "Iustus Lucidus Erunt ('The Righteous Will Shine')"

Writer:   Sean Paul Teeling







 

FILM:  "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"

 Stardate 8390.0  (2286 C.E.)

 







 

Star Trek: Lexington