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Series: The Next Generation, No. 1
Writer(s): John de Lancie & Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller(s): Gordon Purcell
Inker(s): Pablo Marcos
Colorist(s): Julianna Ferriter
Letterer(s): Bob Pinaha
Editor(s): Robert Greenberger
Publication information
Publisher: DC Comics
Published: 1990
Pages: 54
Omnibus: The Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation
Date: 2332, 2351 & 2366
Stardate: 43738.8



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USS Enterprise-D



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  • This story, written before the TNG episode: "Family", establishes an alternate version of the Picard family, with different names than those later establishes, as well as a brother, Claude, who died as a child.
  • John de Lancie is credited as the writer, with Michael Jan Friedman receiving an "additional dialogue by" credit.
  • The Q fantasy portions of the story occur in 2332. No date is given for the present-day story, but the DC Comics Timeline gives a stardate of 43738.8.
  • Lieutenant Worf is incorrectly pictured with Lieutenant Commander rank pips.
  • This comic is collected in The Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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published order
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I, Q
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Captain's Holiday
Previous Adventure:
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
Next Adventure:
Captain's Holiday
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2366.
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in two other timeframes:
Previous Adventure:
Hour of Fire
2332 Next Adventure:
An Easy Fast
Section 8 & 10
Previous Adventure:
Book Two: Chapter 8
2351 Next Adventure:
A Stitch in Time
Part One: Chapters 21 & 23, Part Two: Chapters 2, 4, 6 & 8

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