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Collection of stories from Gold Key Comics' original Star Trek series.

Premise Edit

Key Collection volume 4 was a comic book paperback collecting the fourth set of eight issues from Gold Key Comics' original Star Trek monthly (skipping reprints), spanning from September 1974 to September 1975. This was the fourth in the series of Star Trek: The Key Collection.

It depicted the events of later missions taking place during the TOS five-year mission. While no definitive timeline was established, the stardates of these stories match a range of stardates spanning approximately the last three-quarters of TOS Season 1. Several canon characters and concepts were included in the stories, but the details were very much contradictory with televised Star Trek of the era, the artists were apparently unfamiliar with the source material.

Contents Edit

"The Perfect Dream"
Issue #26 (September 1974): On stardate "30:19.12"
"Ice Journey"
Issue #27 (November 1974): On stardate "20:27.3"
"The Mimicking Menace"
Issue #28 (July 1975): On stardate "34:21.7"
"The Planet of No Return"
Issue #29 (March 1975): On stardate "18:09.2"
"Death of a Star"
Issue #30 (May 1975): On stardate "33:33.3"
"The Final Truth"
Issue #31 (July 1975): On stardate "20:10.7"
"The Animal People"
Issue #32 (August 1975): On stardate "19:26.11"
"The Choice"
Issue #33 (September 1975): On stardate "17:01.02"

Credits Edit

Characters Edit

James T. Kirk 
Leonard McCoy 
Montgomery Scott 
Science officer
Hikaru Sulu 
Communications officer.

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