|starwolf_oakley (starwolf_oakley) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-06-07 14:29:00
|Entry tags:||char: james t kirk, publisher: dc comics, title: star trek|
STAR TREK #74: Time with the family
The second DC Comics Star Trek series did a three-part series called "Star-Crossed" about the romance between James T. Kirk and Carol Marcus. This part takes a look at Jim spending some time with his family. This is the "original timeline" rather than the "alternate timeline" from the new movie.
Kirk has found out Carol Marcus has a son named David, and that he is the father. He's thrown for a loop, but wants to marry Carol. She turns him down.
Wow. Even Star Trek characters get hung up on continuity.
To avoid too many "limitations," it's considered that many Star Trek comic book stories take place in "alternate timelines." And more than a few comic stories actually revolved around alternate timelines.
The first William Shatner Star Trek novel "The Ashes of Eden" had Kirk visiting the family farm again, and remembering how he and Sam would play Cowboys and Indians. Of course, by the 23rd Century the Indians are good guys and the cowboys are the bad guys.
Jim Kirk is Scottish? That explains why Kirk is so comfortable bossing around Scotty.
Surprisingly, this ship *isn't* the Enterprise.
Most of this 3-part story makes it clear that Kirk only stayed away from Carol and David because Carol asked him to do so. They didn't want to make him the 23rd century version of a deadbeat dad.