Synopsis: This month on Star Trek. A fight for the fate of the universe has broken out in the God City. Up against an enemy ship that easily cracks the Theseus’ shields, the crew staves off enemy interlopers while the Orb of Destruction powers up with the Theseus in its scope. Already facing the impossible, the crew makes a shocking discovery that tests their faith in the mission and each other.
Having learned that Klingon Emperor Kahless has been killing the gods with a super weapon. Captain Sisko and his crew have to come up with a way of preventing Kahless from fulfilling his mission. As he communes with The Prophets. Sisko learns that Kahless’s God-Killing weapon is using a frequency of energy that is a match for the Bajoran Orb of Destruction. So in order to stop Kahless. Sisko has to destroy Kahless’s ship and the Prophets are willing him to do just that. However, should Sisko take such a drastic action it would start a war with the Klingon Empire that would be much more destructive than the first war between the Klingons and the Federation. Added to that. He’d also be killing Worf’s son.
Ramon Rosanas and Lee Loughridge produce some fantastic work on this issue. There’s a sequence of panels where the U.S.S. Theseus is boarded by Klingons and we see an epic fight between father and son in which Worf learns that his son Alexander has joined with Kahless. The fright sequences are beautifully drawn and colored.
This story is really starting to come together. I loved the moment when Worf refuses to fire on Kahless’s ship when ordered to do so. The argument he makes against Sisko’s order is both really dramatic and compelling and does force Sisko into trying to find another way. But will that other way be the right path?
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