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Storyline #5: Aberration on Abaris w: Thomas Warkentin, a: Thomas Warkentin 6/29/80-9/6/80

r CAPTAIN, «
WE HAVE AN
URGENT SIGNAL
TOP VOU PROM -y
STAR3ASE r>
, FIFTEEN-

RELAXING WITH SOME TAPES


INN IS QUARTERS , CAPTAIN
KIRN'S OFF-DUTY MOMENT
IS SUDDENLY INTERRUPTED.

STARFLEET ASTRONOMERS THAT'S RIGHT/ ANO THE


A SUBSPACE VIDEO HAVE CONFIRMED THAT A ENTERPRlSE IS THE ONLY
communique FROM MASSIVE PLANETOID IS ON VESSEL WITHIN RESCUE
STARBASE FIFTEEN A COLLISION HEADINS RANSE ., - WARP TEN
IS RECEIVED BY v FOR PLANET ABARIS,IN a SHOULD SET YOU THERE J
CAPTAIN KIRK IN iv. THE CETI SYSTEM- /£3k WITH TWO DATS /TCSsC
HIS QUARTERS. TO SPARE AaSM

ABARIS ,MISTER
SUVU-'AND
STEP ON IT.',
RIGHT UP
VERY TO WARP
GOOD/ ELEVEN•
DIFAlCD,

/ UHURAi A 1
f REPLAN THAT 1
r COMMUNICATION
FOR THE BRIDGE
OFFICERS * AND
v FOR ENGINEER
> SCOTT• V
I'M
coMl“e M
STILL AIO ~
RESPONSE
PROM THE
STATION J
, TRICORPER
THE TRICORPER IS A PORT¬
ABLE SENSING,COMPUTING
AMD RECORDING DEVICE
USUALLY CARRIEP ON A
SHOULDER STRAP.
A MASTERPIECE OF MICRO¬
MINIATURIZATION, THE TRI-
CORDER IS USED TO IDENTIFY
AND STORE DATA ON MOST
SUBSTANCES. THE MEDICAL
TR/CORDER DIFFERS OMLV
SLI6HTLY FROM THE GENERAL
SCIENCES TRICORPER
SHOWN AT LEFT.

ENGINEER SCOTT, Vrue logical \


A TRANSPORTER YOO HA VE THE CONN’ • ^ WAY TO RESCUE \
MALFUNCTION __ TRANSPORTER PEOPLE FROM THE
HAS GIVEN PJSE "/ PE PA IP HAS TOP PLANET IS TO BEAM
TO DOUBT ABOUT ( PRIORI TV... THEM UP IN , V
THE SAFETY OF k SHIFTS ■ JM
KIRK, McCOY
AND UHUPA . ■ ■

\WARKBNnH • RIC£\
STILL NO ^
RESPONSE
PROM THE .
•STATION A

ENGINEER. SCOTT y THE LOGICAL \


A transporter you HA t/E TNE CONN' ■ ■ ^ may to rescue \
MALFUNCTION -- TRANSPORTER PEOPLE FROM THE
HAS GIVEN RISE Y REPAIR PASTOR PLANET IS TO 3EAM
TO DOUBT ABOUT f PRioRiry.. . THEM UP IN V
THE SAFETY OF k SHIFTS - J*
KIRK, McCOY
AND UNURA ...

Y MISTER SULU , I'M ^B MISTER SPOCK FOR YOU TWO, YES-


TAKING A SEARCH ^ VOU DID SAY AS FOR ME/ TME MEAN
PARTY DOWN. , TROPICAL TEMPERATURE ON
I WANT YOU AND ENSlSW V KIT? y ^ VULCAN IS \*6\K
GREYWOLFTOMEET ME
AT THE TRAVEL POD IN
„ FIFTEEN MINUTES. • ,
'V TROPICAL KIT. A

IN LAUNCH MODE, TNE


TRAVEL POD AWAITS
TNE OPENING OF THE
HANGAR DECK DOORS.

THE TRAVEL POD, “


WITH SULUAT THE HELM,
EXITS THE HANGAR DECK
ANVONE
IN THE CAMP
WOULD HAVE
HEARD US
v ev now
ENGINEER, WE r WE'RE TRACING A ^ WO FRESH SIGN THERE'S AW ANOMALY 'and
HAVE R.EASONI SHORT THROUGH THE LEADING AWAV HERE,GENTLEMEN... WELL
TO BELIEVE THE DATA TRANSFER UNIT. FROM HERE. . THIS ENTIRE SECTION .OILED.
LAW DING PARTY L ...I'LL KEEP VOU IS MISALIGNED...
DIP ARRIVE. L. INFORMED. > PERHAPS IF I PUSH
WHAT IS THE S. AGAINST THIS. A
STATUS OF THE
. TRANSPORTER
SURELY THIS mister greywolfT^
A SEARCH OF THE WASN'T HAULED WE FOLLOWED TRACKS
PREFAB DOMES IN HERE...IT IN HERE- PLEASE ,
SHELTERING THE . MUST WElSH , SEE IF ANY LEAD A
ARCHEOLOGICAL V SEVERAL /
TONS. AWAY. Am
STATION ON ABARIS
RE/EALS NO TRACE
OF KIRN,McCOY OR
UHURA. ONE OF
THE DOMES IS
EMPTY, BUT FOR
A STONE PYRAMID
STANDING THREE
METERS ABOVE
THE GROUND.

f WE'RE TRACING A^
SHORT THROUGH THE
DATA TRANSFER UNIT.
, ...I'LL KEEP YOU
INFORMED.

NO FRESH SIGN ALL RIGHT, THERE'S AN ANOMALV 'AND


leading awav ENSIGN... HERE,GENTLEMEN... WELL
FROM HERE. . THIS ENTIRE SECTION OILED.
IS MISALIGNED...
PERHAPS IF I PUSH
V AGAINST THIS. A
MISTER SCOTT- T
THAT SHIELDING
LOOKS THINNER
k THAN ON THE ,
OLD UNIT. A

r l SEE
WHAT YOU 1
MEAN,RAND/
WE COULD
HAVE AN
k INDUCTION
^DRAIN .

' SEE HOW


SEHEATH THE THE DUST IS
DISTURBED :
SURFACE OF k ...THEV
THE DOOMED I CAME THIS
PLAHET, THE ' WAY.
SEARCH FOR
KIRK, McCOV
AND UHURA
LEADS SPOCK,
SULU AMD
e RE'/WOLF
DEEPER INTO
THE MASSIVE
PYRAMID.
MISTER SCOTT/ 1
THAT SHIELDING
LOOKS THINNER
k THAN ON THE ,
^ OLP UNIT. A

MEAN,

!M6EOSYNCMH
O/ER ABA PIS.
SCOTT AMO TB
RAMP COMCeM

S BE HOW
BE ME ATM THE THE DUST IS
SURFACE OF DISTURBED'
THE DOOMED b ...THEY
l CAME THIS
PLAMET, THE ’ WAV. .
SEARCH FOR
KlRk, McCOV
AMD UHURA
LEADS SPOCk,
SULU AMD
SREYWOLF
PEEPER /MTO
THE MASSIVE
PYRAMID.

^C4RvfM3S..
MO WOMDEP
THEY LOOM SO
^FAMILIAR! A
mnnnamm
SPACE WARP SPEEDS
HVPERLIGMT SPEEDS ARE
MEASURED IN WARP
FACTORS; WARP FACTOR 1
IS THE SPEED OF LIGHT :
ROUSHLV 300,000 Km.
PER SECOND. WARP SPEED
IS THE CUBE OF THE
WARP FACTOR TIMES THE
SPEED OF LIGHT fcl/
THUS WARP FACTOR <3
EQUALS ZIGc.
CRUISING VELOCITV OF THE
REFIT AND UPRATED
U S S. ENTERPRISE IS
WARPS fSIZcl. FLANK
VELOCITV IS WARP 12 (1720c).
BAEOCYSTIS AND M A MVCOLOGIS1
c'V/G?AvT%/ze‘7 Ne MAI^'
welcome:
GENTLE ~
„( - JBSL MEN. >

:^V1L ^1■Og
I AM FIRST OFFICER
SPOCK. THIS IS
LIEUTENANT >
COMMANDER \
-STAR TR<EI<syr
WHEN VOL) MADE WAVE REFUSED TO
. RADIO CONTACT J SPEAK WITH YOUR
WITH US. >4v CAPTAIN. >
IF VOUR PEOPLE *Y but tea \ ( ONE CUPTHEN.
IN OOO CONTRAST WAP COME IN HER m BEFORE jl //V THANK YOU.
-to weig eARuea WE WOULP HAVE K TALK...
■S. SEEN THEM- ' SURELY you >
WON'T 0E6RUD6E
US A SOCIAL J
^ MOMENT y/

DON'T
DGJNG
THAT!

dUMl

mi
MISTER SCOTT, WE'VE FOUND
THE LANDING PARTV,.. ALIVE
. AND WELL. HOW GOES A
TRANSPORTER O
REPAIR?

'CHIEF RAND T
LOCATED THE
TROUBLE... A
SIGNAL JUMP IN
DATA TRANSFER.

r VOU'RE
THE OKIES WHO
DON'T UNDER¬
STAND...-THAT
WE WILL NOT
. LEAVE OUR
VT WORK!
MISTER SCOTT, WE'VE FOUND
THE LANDING PARTY,.. ALIVE
. AND WELL . HOW GOGS A
TRAMSPORTER /
REPAIR?

'CHIEF RANG 1
LOCATED THE '
TROUBLE... A
.Thomas .1 SIGNAL JUMP IN
tjJARKBHVrJ DATA TRANSFER.

r you DON'T SEEM TO ~ A8ARIS WILL Y WE'RE HERB TO


UNDERSTAND. A LARGE BE DESTROYED, GET VOU OFF THIS
MASS WILL COLLIDE WITH UTTERLY. PLANET BEFORE
V THIS PLANET WITHIN k THAT HAPPENS.'.
A FEW HOURS

* JIM, THEY'RE
NOT RATIONAL.
SOMETHING HAS
.. HAPPENED TO
THEM HERE. A
r YOU'RE
THE ONES WHO
DON'T UNDER¬
STAND. THAT
WE WILL NOT

THAT CORRIDOR , WE'VE INCALCULABLE VALUt


DISCOVERED SOMETHING OF WE DON'T NOW WE'RE SETTING
INCALCULABLE VALUE... . HAVE MUCH, . SOMEWHERE! *
V SOMETHING YOU y TIME-
SHOULD SEE.
TRlCORDER READINGS
INDICATE THAT THIS
WALL WAS CARVED
i WHEN THE PYRAMID ,
k WAS BUILT...OVER /
5000 YEARS M
.V ago.

THOMAS WAHKENTIN

'VU/fatJf

r you SAY THAT r that suggests’


DEEP WITHIN THE THIS CORRIDOR 1 THAT THEY STILL
MASSIVE UNDER¬ IS A'TIMELINE'. s, LIVE ...HEREON
GROUND PYRAMID ...THE HISTORY OF A0ARIS. \A
ON ABARIS, THE THOSE WHO BUILT
DOOMED PLANET, b THIS PYRAMID. ,
ARCHEOLOGISTS ) ENDING HERE, <
ELSA AND PAUL I AT THE PRESENT
HOFF LEAD THE ^ T/ME? V
STARFLEET PARTV
THROUGH AN
ANCIENT CORRIDOR
TO THE REASON
FOR THEIR MISTRUST
OF THE ENTERPRISE
'AND ITS CREW.
TRICORDER READINGS
INDICATE THAT THIS
WALL WAS CARVED
, WHEN THE PVRAMID i
\ WAS BUILT...OVER A
5000 YEARS /
AGO jB

W YOU SAY THAT LT SUGGESTS^


DEEP WITHIN THE / THIS CORRIDOR 1 r THEY STILL
MASSIVE UNDER¬ IS A'TIMELINE'. 1 'E...HERE ON i
GROUND PVRAMID ...THE HISTORVOF \ ABARlS. A
ON ABARlS, THE V those who Built !
DOOMED PLANET, THIS PYRAMID, .
ARCHEOLOGISTS || ENDINGHERE, i
ELSA AND PAUL 61 AT THE PRESENT.
HOFF LEAD THE Sk>v TIME 7 A
STARFLEET PARTV
THROUGH AN
ANCIENT CORRIDOR
TO THE REASON
FOR THEIR MISTRUST
OF THE ENTERPRISE
AND ITS CREW.
r« no plunder

'^Lt'h%%
VO U SAY

' CCNC RODDENBERRY

IF THIS STONE ^ YOU KEEP


YOU'VE FOUND IS YOUR FILTHY
SO VALUABLES'LL HANDS OFF
JUST JAKE rr AND THAT .
i SEE WHAT I CAN V STONE i
Pv SET FOR IT- A

WT1 TOLD
Y YOU BEFORE... i
r IT'S OF INTEREST
ONLY TO SCHOLARS.
IT HAS NO INTRINSIC
VALUE... NONE.' a

SPOCK, THE CEILING'S


, 6ET THAT
RIFLE! J
CAVING IN:
There'S ho plunder
FOR you HERE ,,. AND
use'll AIL Be DEAD
IF WE DON'T GET
OFF THIS PLANET.' .

IF THIS STONE 1 YOU KEEP


WOU'VE FOUND IS HOUR FILTHN
SO VALUABLE.ru HANOSOFF
JUST TAKE IT AND
, SEE WHAT /CAN V STONE ' A
L GET FOR IT. A

tar , told
f you BEFORE... i
T IT'S OF INTEREST
ONLV TO SCHOLARS.
IT HAS NO INTRINSIC
VALUE... NONE.' a

SPOCN.
GET THAT
RIFLE! a

CAVING /A/.'
r FIFTEEN DEPARTURE \ THROUGHOUT
ANGLE ON
£CAPTAIN
838®. VIEWER, MISTER
-SULU • a
most eyes.
AFT AS THE l
A PLANET A,
IN SILENCE.

AT A DISTANCE OF 400.000
KILOMETERS .THE COLLISION ENTIRE PLANET/
OF THE TWO PLANETS IS AN BILLIONS OF LIFE
AWESOME SPECTACLE. FORMS, GONE ,
IN AW INSTANT, i
rr Aand not
THING WE
COULD DO fl
k ABOUT IT! M

THESE AS IF THEY’RE^ JOCTOfZ, THEY ASKED


LITTLE MOT AWARE ■IS TO TELL VOU THAT
THAT THE IMAGE THEY ARE AWARE
ON THE SCREEN ...THEY SAID YOU'D .
IS OF THEIR ^ UNDERSTAND. A
PLANET BEING i
DESTROYED A

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