Exclusive look inside Star Trek Explorer with top Kirk moments

Star Trek: Explorer. Image courtesy Titan Comics
Star Trek: Explorer. Image courtesy Titan Comics /

Star Trek Explorer will be on sale November 16th

As we previously reported, Titan Publishing is launching a new Star Trek magazine—Star Trek Explorer on November 16th. Along with including behind-the-scenes information on your favorite shows, interviews, features, and short fiction by some of the leading science fiction writers, this magazine will highlight top moments in the characters’ lives, news, and even puzzles and trivia for fans.

Titan Publishing is graciously allowing Red Shirts Always Die readers an exclusive peek inside the first issue of the magazine which is releasing on November 16th. In this sneak peek, we’re taking a look at three of Captain Kirk’s top ten moments that’s included in the first edition with a special Kirk mini-magazine.

Exclusive inside look at Star Trek Explorer Edition #1

"A bold explorer who took us to the final frontier – and beyond! – James T. Kirk’s exploits over the course of three seasons and seven feature films is the stuff of legend as we have watched him beat the odds, cheat death, and charm ladies and fans alike for over 50 years. Reducing his greatest moments to 10 is a daunting task, but as the great man once said, “May fortune favor the foolish…”10. “Risk is our business” – Star Trek, “Return to Tomorrow”Kirk’s rousing speech in the original series’ second season episode, “Return to Tomorrow” sums up the ethos of Star Trek beautifully. Rather than command, Kirk inspires.“They used to say if man could fly, he’d have wings… but he did fly. He discovered he had to. Do you wish that the first Apollo mission hadn’t reached the moon, or that we hadn’t gone on to Mars or the nearest star? That’s like saying you wish that you still operated with scalpels and sewed your patients up with catgut like your great-great-great-great-grandfather used to. I’m in command, I could order this. But I’m not because Dr. McCoy is right in pointing out the enormous danger potential in any contact with life and intelligence as fantastically advanced as this. But I must point out that the possibilities, the potential for knowledge and advancement is equally great. Risk… risk is our business! That’s what the starship is all about… that’s why we’re aboard her!”9. Finding David – Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanThe climax of the 1982 move Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is rightfully focused on the death of Spock. After all, he is a character we had come to know over the course of 79 live action episodes, 22 animated episodes, and two movies. But amongst the scenes in which the crew of the Enterprise mourn the loss of their first officer, comes a key scene for Kirk as he embraces his estranged son – uneasily at first, but eventually with warmth. Kirk losing his friend but finding his son is cruelly reversed in the next film, but we can only hope that David and his father were able to spend time together before his fateful transfer to the U.S.S. Grissom.8. Over-Turning an Empire? Star Trek, “Mirror, Mirror”Kirk’s final words to the Mirror Universe version of Spock during the second season classic episode lay the groundwork of peace in a universe where savagery, cruelty, and deceit define the society. We never quite discover whether Kirk’s challenge causes the ripple of change intended but the captain certainly reaches the Vulcan, whose adherence to logic is similar to Spock’s in our universe.You can countdown to our greatest Kirk moment – and see if yours is featured! – in Star Trek: Explorer #1 – along with two all-new and exclusive Star Trek short stories; interviews with Discovery’s Blu del Barrio, Ian Alexander, Michelle Paradise, and David Cronenberg; your essential guide to Enterprise as it celebrates its 20th anniversary, and much, much more!"

Fans of Star Trek: Enterprise will want to get this edition of the magazine as it takes a look at the 20th anniversary of the series that brought Captain Jonathan Archer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. Titan Publishing is calling it “your essential guide to Enterprise.”

For more information about this issue of Star Trek Explorer, upcoming issues, and to subscribe, visit Titan Comics. And just a reminder, subscribers also receive an exclusive digital supplement, with an additional two short stories and downloads, including a 16-paged themed supplement with each issue.

Next. Star Trek Explorer will debut with exclusive Q stories. dark