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Series: The Next Generation
Miniseries: Intelligence Gathering, No. 4
Writer(s): Scott & David Tipton
Artist(s): David Messina
Art assist: Gianluigi Gregorini
Colorist(s): Ilaria Traversi
Letterer(s): Neil Uyetake
Editor(s): Denton J. Tipton & Andrew Steven Harris
Publication information
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Published: April 2008
Pages: 32, 22 of which are story
No. of covers: 3
Omnibus: Intelligence Gathering
Date: 2368

Cover by Joe Corroney


Introduction (blurb)

From solicitations: When the Enterprise is the target of a mysterious futile attack, Captain Picard and crew find themselves in a mind-control mystery! Will Deanna Troi's empathic abilities prove to be an asset—or a deadly liability?


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Beverly CrusherData • Decambra • Dickerson • Geordi La ForgeMiles O'BrienJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerRo LarenSelarDeanna TroiWorf
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Sherlock Holmes

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • Pakled transport
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USS Jackson


Barugon VI • Barugon system • Kafari Tibb system
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Starbase 215 • Starbase 217

Races and cultures

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Ferengi • Ux-Mallian


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  • The ten pages of editorial content in this issue includes a page advertising the next issue in this miniseries, a page advertising the miniseries Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment and a two page feature on the Assignment: Earth miniseries, including an interview with John Byrne.
  • This issue was available in three covers; Two standard covers, one each by David Messina and Joe Corroney, and a third more limited retail incentive cover which reused the Corroney artwork but without cover titles.

Related stories

  • Samaritan Snare (TNG episode) - When the Enterprise encounters the Pakleds Data recalls Geordi's previous experience with the species in this episode.
  • Power Play (TNG episode) - While pursuing the possessed members of the away team Riker points out how odd it is to have crew persons under alien control once more so soon after the encounter with the Ux-Mallians in this episode.


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