Synopsis: In the penultimate issue of The Scorpius Run, the Enterprise blitzes into the last leg of Zephyx’s space race from hell, the crew is confronted with a betrayal from within! The ship’s controls have been locked, and with Spock still separated from the crew, the crushing pressure of nearby stars, and Zephyx’s efforts to throw the ship off course, can Captain Pike ignore visions of impending doom long enough to see his crew to the finish line?
Continuing the story from the last issue. Aisla has taken over control of the Enterprise and seems to be doing all she can to win the race no matter the cost. Meanwhile, Pike is taking action to try and retake control but has to try and convince The Uvex and her Captain that they can work together to stop the race and put an end to Zephyx’s games once and for all. The Captain of the Uvex isn’t convinced and is more than prepared to order Mr. Spock to open fire on his ship and his Captain. Thankfully Spock has other ideas.
Nick Filardi do some fantastic work on this issue with the artwork. The character drawings are spot on and I particularly thought the likeness of the new ships Engineer Pelia was bang on. I also loved the interiors of the Uvex ship and the sequence of panels where Spock does his mind meld with the ship.and
While the concept of a race through strange areas of space is not a new one. Writer Ryan Parrott makes great use of the concept and presents some interesting ideas in how he executes the story. The character of Zephyx is a fantastic villain and the character of Aisla who takes over the Enterprise is an interesting character that brings a lot to the story. I loved the conversation that Spock has with the Uvex Captain whose logical approach to the race is not particularly logical, but just damn right selfish.
Overall The Scorpius Run has made for a fun mini-series and I look forward to seeing how it all ends when the next issue comes out in January of 2024.