In Review: Star Trek (2022-) #19 – Pleroma Part 1

Benjamin Sisko has begun imagining an end to his journey and is looking forward to establishing a normal, human life. But unfortunately for Captain Sisko, his next test has been a member of his crew this whole time… T’Lir, the crew’s former science officer, has returned to the U.S.S. Theseus bridge with a shocking revelation and a plea.
Pleroma

Synopsis: In Pleroma, Part 1, Benjamin Sisko has begun imagining an end to his journey and is looking forward to establishing a normal, human life. But unfortunately for Captain Sisko, his next test has been a member of his crew this whole time… T’Lir, the crew’s former science officer, has returned to the U.S.S. Theseus bridge with a shocking revelation and a plea. Kahless’ attempted war with the gods has altered the very fabric of spacetime, threatening the destruction of several godlike species. Already, anomalies are beginning to form across the galaxy. Their only hope: the Emissary of the Prophets, Benjamin Sisko, and his valiant crew of Starfleet’s finest.

 

The Story

This latest story arc begins in the past on the planet of Organia. Tandela is discussing mortality with her father during a time shortly before events that we saw in the original series episode ‘Errand of Mercy’. The scene then shifts to the 24th century and on board Theseus T’Lir has just revealed that he carries the consciousness of Tandela within him and she is asking for Starfleet help to save her people as well as other God-like beings of the universe. Ensign Sato takes exception to this request and turns her back on T’Lir/Tandela and immediately gets reprimanded by Sisko.

After having spoken to the prophets who want The Sisko to return home. Benjamin learns that the prophets don’t want him to go to Pleroma and help Tandela. But why? What is their objection about?

 

The Artwork

Megan Levens does a fantastic job with the artwork on this issue. I loved the opening few pages where we see Tandela and her father discussing the pitfalls of mortality while looking to the skies of their homeworld of Organia.

 

Overall

Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly dig into their box of tricks once again and bring the Organians back to the centre of a Star Trek series. To date in the various incarnations of the Star Trek television series we have only seen the Organians once and that was in the Original Series episode ‘The Errand of Mercy’. So it’s cool to see this mysterious god-like race brought back. As they have been mentioned many times on the various series, but only seen that one time.

This story allows for a few narrative opportunities and the writers take some advantage of this. Firstly, it allows for another chapter of Sisko’s role as the Emissary to play out, but most intriguing is Dr. Crushers wish to go to Pleroma in hopes that it will allow her to reconnect with Wesley.

Overall. An interesting first chapter that presents a few interesting character arcs and wow what a cliffhanger this book ends on.

 

9.6
Star Trek (2022-) #19 - Pleroma Part 1
  • Covers
    9.4
  • Story
    9.6
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    9.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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