(written from a Production point of view)
The Federation's Kirk meets with David Marcus and other leaders of the underground fighting to free themselves from Empire rule. Both Spocks arrive in the mirror universe and join Kirk on the Excelsior. The Empire's Spock has lost his hatred and has agreed to help overthrow the Empire. Kirk has convinced the Empire to let him lead an invasion fleet to his own universe, where he will turn on them. A spy learns of Kirk's plans and the invasion fleet turns on Excelsior.
- Writer: Mike W. Barr
- Editor: Marv Wolfman
- Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in DC TOS volume 1 characters.
- James T. Kirk
- David Marcus (mirror)
- USS Armstrong (NCC-1784) (USS Armstrong (NCC-1784) at Memory Beta, the wiki for licensed Star Trek works)
- Miranda-class Federation starship
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