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Having some trouble with the continuity placement of this story.
The stardates given in the story are in the early 7000s (7097.3–7101.9).
The Mission's End comic series showing the TOS crew's last mission on the Enterprise (pre-refit) is in the early 6000s (6017.9 is the last stardate given).
Motion Picture takes place in 7410.2.
So Burden of Knowledge seems like it would take place after Kirk left for the admiralty, and before Motion Picture.
But that makes no sense.
I could just assume it's a goof, but IDW has generally been pretty good about continuity, and the Tiptons are pretty experienced with writing IDW Trek comics, so I was wondering if there's something I'm missing here. Is there some way for this to make sense?
Or should I just hand-wave it as an error and be done with it?