Synopsis: The Enterprise and her crew finally make it back to Federation space, but the Federation they find isn’t quite the same as the one they had left behind. Meanwhile, Aegis and Gary Seven’s grand design continues to take shape—and the consequences will be staggering.
Kirk and his crew return to Federation space to fanfare and are greeting by Admirals and executives attached to a fleet of Starfleet’s finest vessels, but all is not good at the home of the Federation. A political movement of isolationist is in the ascendency, but more than that is the mysterious Medical ship that has taken all the injured and sick who served onboard U.S.S. Enterprise.
Making matters worse is the appearance of a single Klingon Battlecruiser, whose commander has orders to make Captain James T. Kirk run the gauntlet or die without honor.
Angel Hernandez brings forth some solid artwork in this opening issue of the second year of Star Trek: Year Five. He also gets to draw the uniforms from Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which is great for the female crew members because they finally get to wear pants. While there was not much action in the issue. There was plenty of scenery for Hernandez to get his teeth into. The final panel, which sees Kirk on the Klingon vessel is awesome.
Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly tap into present-day politics and put them into the context of the original Star Trek series. The idea of a political group of anti-alien politicians being in the ascendency and the secret experiments being conducted on sick and injured Enterprise crewmembers by another mysterious ship to which they have all been transferred makes for an intriguing set up and will give McCoy and Spock something to investigate while Kirks rips another perfectly good shirt while engaging the Klingons.
I’m rubbing my hands together with glee for the next issue of this book. I’m hooked.