IDW Star Trek Ongoing...
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February 21 2013, 10:54 PM
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Re: IDW Star Trek Ongoing...
Can someone please post a full summary of ongoing 18.I have not read it yet.
Okay, here goes:
The story begins with nuSpock teaching a class at Starfleet Academy. Uhura introduces herself to him after class and asks him out, since the class has concluded for the term and he is no longer officially her teacher. Several months pass and it's implied that they're now well into their relationship.
Spock suggests that they participate in a Vulcan ritual called "emafa kito" which Uhura mistakenly infers to be a commitment ceremony. Spock corrects her and we see that he means to mind meld with her. She consents and, through the meld, we witness Uhura as a young girl on a space trip with her parents and her adventurous uncle, Raheem.
The ship that they're traveling in (a 24th century shuttlecraft, due to poor photo-referencing by the artist) has suffered damage and the uncle dons a space suit and goes outside of the craft to repair the damage. While fixing the exterior of the ship, the control console explodes (no reason is ever given) and knocks mom and dad out cold, leaving little Nyota the only conscious person still inside the craft.
Uncle Raheem is still alive and talks Uhura via comm systems through the task of bypassing the door mechanism to the escape pod and moving her parents into the pod once it has opened. As soon as the pod detaches, the main ship explodes and we see uncle Raheem hurtling into the upper atmosphere of the planet that they were orbiting.
Uhura cries out for him but he tells that the initial explosion had already sent him to his doom and that there was no way to save him. He consoles her by telling her how proud he is of her and how glad he is that his final conversation would be with her.
The meld ends and we're back in the dorm room with Spock and Uhura. She tells him that she never spoke about her experience with anyone but her parents until him. The story closes with a full page spread of them kissing in an embrace.
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