For the Adherent of Pop Culture
Adventures of Jack Burton ] Battlestar Galactica ] Buckaroo Banzai ] Cliffhangers! ] Earth 2 ] The Expendables ] Firefly/Serenity ] Galaxy Quest ] Jurassic Park ] Land of the Lost ] Lost in Space ] The Mummy/The Scorpion King ] The Prisoner ] Snake Plissken Chronicles ] Star Trek ] Terminator ] The Thing ] Total Recall ] Tron ] Twin Peaks ] UFO ] V the series ] Valley of the Dinosaurs ] PopApostle Home ] Links ] Privacy ]

Star Trek (Rebooted)
Episode Studies
     Like us on Facebook, where you'll see notifications every time a new study or review is posted on PopApostle!



I will be watching and reading the licensed tie-ins to the newly rebooted Star Trek universe currently in the capable hands of J.J. Abrams and will be presenting my studies relating to each, such as commentary on the science described, sound bits of memorable dialog, screen grabs and my own musings. I'll be presenting them in my estimation of the chronological order each story takes place.

 

Because there are other stories in comics and novels that take place in between segments of the Star Trek movie, I've chosen to break the movie down into three segments in the chronology, representing the time periods in which they occur: James Kirk's day of birth ("Rebirth"), Kirk's and Spock's childhoods and decisions to enter Starfleet Academy ("Parallels"), and the maiden voyage of the Enterprise ("The Vengeance of Nero").

 

Although there are no television "episodes" (at least not yet) in the rebooted Star Trek canon, I am continuing to use the term "episode" as I have elsewhere on PopApostle, as a separable piece in the continuous narrative of a larger story.

 

(Studies of cross-over stories between ST and other licensed properties can be found on the Sidebar Studies page.)

 
"Countdown" Part 1 "Countdown" Part 2 "Countdown" Part 3 "Countdown" Part 4  
Star Trek: Countdown #1 (IDW) Star Trek: Countdown #2 (IDW) Star Trek: Countdown #3 (IDW) Star Trek: Countdown #4 (IDW) 0:00-11:30 on the Star Trek movie DVD
Ambassador Spock discovers an imminent threat to the Romulan Empire and tries to warn them...but he isn't believed. With an Enterprise escort, Spock and Nero head for Vulcan to seek help from the Science Academy on converting their decalithium into red matter to stop the Hobus star. Powerless to stop the destruction of Romulus and too late in arriving to rescue his wife, Captain Nero sets his crew on a course of revenge. While General Worf's Klingon fleet attempts to stop the Narada from its course of revenge, Spock races to the Hobus star to destroy the supernova. In the 23rd Century, the U.S.S. Kelvin encounters the newly arrived Narada.
"Second Chance" "Parallels" The Edge The Delta Anomaly The Gemini Agent
Star Trek: Nero #1 (IDW) 11:30-28:07 on the Star Trek movie DVD Starfleet Academy novel Starfleet Academy novel Starfleet Academy novel
Badly damaged after George Kirk's sacrifice attack by the Kelvin, the Narada is no match for a Klingon boarding party. The young Kirk and Spock make their individual ways toward a destiny in Starfleet. During his first few months at the Academy, Jim Kirk is unsure if a life of Starfleet's rules and regulations is for him. A serial killer known as the Doctor seems to have returned to San Francisco after a 20-year absence. Kirk is plagued by mysterious blackouts which bring him under suspicion of Starfleet Intelligence.
The Assassination Game "The Last Conversation" "Too Smart for Your Own Good" "Red Level Down" "Never Bet Against the Romulan"
Starfleet Academy novel Star Trek #18 (IDW) Star Trek #19 (IDW) Star Trek #20 (IDW) Star Trek: Nero #2 (IDW)

Someone seems to be attempting to frame the visiting enemy Varklolak delegation for bombings of key targets at the Academy to foment war.

Uhura and Spock share the memory of a personal moment from her past. Scotty's destined path as an engineer is revealed as he tells the story of his life. Sulu and Chekov each must make decisions about how they will comport themselves in their quests for success at Starfleet Academy. Nero and his crew spend 25 years imprisoned on the Klingon prison asteroid of Rura Penthe.
"Voyagers" "A Perfect View" "When Worlds Collide"   "Where No Man Has Gone Before" Part 1
Star Trek: Nero #3 (IDW) Star Trek: Nero #4 (IDW) Wired #17.05 28:07-end on the Star Trek movie DVD Star Trek #1 (IDW)
Locking Nero and his crew out of its controls, the Narada makes a beeline for the edge of the Delta Quadrant and...V'Ger! The Narada intercepts the Jellyfish as it exits the newly-reopened wormhole from the future. Spock-Prime reflects on his life after he's left stranded on Delta Vega by Nero. After an absence of 25 years, the mysterious Romulan ship Narada and its captain, Nero, return to destroy the Federation. On the Enterprise's first official mission with Kirk as captain, an encounter with a force barrier at the edge of the galaxy leaves his Academy friend and current crewmember Gary Mitchell with powerful psychic abilities.
"Where No Man Has Gone Before" Part 2 "The Galileo Seven" Part 1 "The Galileo Seven" Part 2 "Operation: Annihilate" Part 1 "Operation: Annihilate" Part 2
Star Trek #2 (IDW) Star Trek #3 (IDW) Star Trek #4 (IDW) Star Trek #5 (IDW) Star Trek #6 (IDW)
Lt. Gary Mitchell begins to think of himself as a god. Spock's command skills are tested when his shuttlecraft crew crash lands on a planet inhabited by brutish primitives. As the Galileo crew faces death on Taurus II, Commissioner Ferris urges Kirk to abandon the search. The Enterprise is sent to investigate the loss of communication with Deneva colony and discovers a spread of insanity from world to world across centuries. George takes matters into his own hands to save his family, while Spock also acts alone to find a cure to the parasitic infection.
Star Trek: Legacy of Spock (Part 1) Star Trek: Legacy of Spock (Part 2) Star Trek: Legacy of Spock (Part 3)
"Vulcan's Vengeance" Part 1 "Vulcan's Vengeance" Part 2 "Legacy of Spock"
Part 1
"Legacy of Spock"
Part 2
"Legacy of Spock"
Part 3
Star Trek #7 (IDW) Star Trek #8 (IDW) Star Trek #55 Star Trek #56 Star Trek #57
A Vulcan science vessel is attacked when it recovers a small sample of red matter from the fragmentary debris of the planet Vulcan. Pursuing the stolen red matter, Kirk takes an away team in a shuttlecraft into the Romulan Neutral Zone...where they are promptly arrested and taken to Romulus to stand trial for espionage against the Empire. Spock-Prime begins a journey to find a new home for the Vulcan race. Declared a non-Vulcan by the rest of his race, Spock-Prime seeks an alternative method of aiding them in their search for a new homeworld. The Romulan resistance rescues Spock.
Star Trek: Legacy of Spock (Part 4)
"Legacy of Spock"
Part 4
"Return of the Archons" Part 1 "Return of the Archons" Part 2 "The Stars Flying By" "The Truth About Tribbles" Part 1
Star Trek #58 Star Trek #9 (IDW) Star Trek #10 (IDW) Star Trek #17 (IDW) Star Trek #11 (IDW)
The Romulans commence an attack against the Vulcan fleet. The Enterprise investigates the mysterious planet Beta III and the rumored-only-to-exist U.S.S. Archon. The crew learns the startling secret of Landru. The secret origin of Leonard McCoy. An exploratory mission to the Iota Germinorum system brings the Enterprise to the homeworld of the tribbles.
"The Truth About Tribbles" Part 2 "The Redshirt's Tale" "The Only Place I Fit" "Mirrored" Part 1 "Mirrored" Part 2
Star Trek #12 (IDW) Star Trek #13 (IDW) Star Trek #14 (IDW) Star Trek #15 (IDW) Star Trek #16 (IDW)
What is the cure for a population explosion of tribbles? Lt. Hendorff records a letter to his parents, detailing his life aboard the Enterprise. The origin of Keenser! In the new Star Trek timeline, things take a very different turn in the mirror universe. In the mirror universe, Kirk instigates his plan for Vulcan.
"Countdown to Darkness"
Part 1
"Countdown to Darkness"
Part 2
"Countdown to Darkness"
Part 3
"Countdown to Darkness"
Part 4
"Gorn, But Not Forgotten"
Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #1 (IDW) Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #2 (IDW) Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #3 (IDW) Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #4 (IDW) Video Game
The Enterprise investigates a technological anomaly on the otherwise primitive planet of Phaedra. Kirk faces a Prime Directive conundrum when he and Spock meet former Enterprise Captain Robert April on the surface of Phaedus IV. Spock attempts to rescue Sulu and Hendorff from the Shadow forces, while Captain April has plans of his own. April takes control of the Enterprise with the intention of handing it over to the Klingons. A new intergalactic species called the Gorn attack the colony of New Vulcan.
Star Trek: Khan (Part 1) Star Trek: Khan (Part 2) Star Trek: Khan (Part 3) Star Trek: Khan #4
Star Trek Into Darkness "Khan"
Part 1
"Khan"
Part 2
"Khan"
Part 3
"Khan"
Part 4
Movie Star Trek: Khan #1 (IDW) Star Trek: Khan #2 (IDW) Star Trek: Khan #3 (IDW) Star Trek: Khan #4 (IDW)
The genetically-enhanced, homicidal superman Khan rears his head in a different way in the new timeline. The Federation trial of Khan begins! Khan relates how he and his fellow Augments took over the world in the 1990s! Khan relates the time of the Eugenics Wars and the retreat from Earth of he and his followers aboard the Botany Bay. Khan's early days as a member of Section 31 are revealed.
Star Trek: Khan (Part 5) Star Trek: After Darkness (Part 1) Star Trek: After Darkness (Part 2) Star Trek: After Darkness (Part 3) Star Trek: Here Today, Gorn Tomorrow
"Khan"
Part 5
"After Darkness"
Part 1
"After Darkness"
Part 2
"After Darkness"
Part 3
"Here Today, Gorn Tomorrow"
Star Trek: Khan #5 (IDW) Star Trek #21 (IDW) Star Trek #22 (IDW) Star Trek #23 (IDW) Star Trek #24
Khan's trial comes to an end. As the Enterprise is about to embark on its five-year mission, Spock undergoes pon farr. Spock amok! With the planet Vulcan destroyed, is there a cure for the madness for pon farr? A small human mining colony on the planet Parthenon 559 suffers a seemingly unprovoked attacked by a Gorn contingent.
Star Trek: The Khitomer Conflict (Part 1) Star Trek: The Khitomer Conflict (Part2) Star Trek: The Khitomer Conflict (Part 3) Star Trek: The Khitomer Conflict (Part 4) Star Trek: Parallel Lives (Part 1)
"The Khitomer Conflict"
Part 1
"The Khitomer Conflict"
Part 2
"The Khitomer Conflict"
Part 3
"The Khitomer Conflict"
Part 4
"Parallel Lives"
Part 1
Star Trek #25 Star Trek #26 Star Trek #27 Star Trek #28 Star Trek #29
Encouraged by Section 31, the Romulans launch an attack against the Klingon colony on Khitomer. Commander Kor takes Kirk and his landing party prisoner and returns them to Kronos. While battle rages over Kronos, Spock sets the Enterprise on a course right into the middle of it to rescue the landing party captured by Kor on Khitomer. Can Kirk stop the Romulan plan for massive destruction on Kronos? Starfleet sends the Enterprise to investigate a space-time anomaly in the Campor system.
Star Trek: Parallel Lives (Part 2) Star Trek: I, Enterprise (Part 1) Star Trek: I, Enterprise (Part 2) Star Trek: Lost Apollo (Part 1) Star Trek: Lost Apollo (Part 2)
"Parallel Lives"
Part 2
"I, Enterprise"
Part 1
"I, Enterprise"
Part 2
"Lost Apollo"
Part 1
"Lost Apollo"
Part 2
Star Trek #30 Star Trek #31 Star Trek #32 Star Trek #33 Star Trek #34
The two Enterprise crews team up to formulate a method of returning to their respective realities. The secret origin of Science Officer 0718. The sentient planet seeks to eliminate the contaminants on Enterprise...the crewmembers! An Enterprise away team discovers what seem to be old Earth artifacts on an unexplored planet. The Enterprise makes a startling discovery about Hinrichs V.
Star Trek: The Q Gambit (Part 1) Star Trek: The Q Gambit (Part 2) Star Trek: The Q Gambit (Part 3) Star Trek: The Q Gambit (Part 4) Star Trek: The Q Gambit (Part 5)
"The Q Gambit"
Part 1
"The Q Gambit"
Part 2
"The Q Gambit"
Part 3
"The Q Gambit"
Part 4
"The Q Gambit"
Part 5
Star Trek #35 Star Trek #36 Star Trek #37 Star Trek #38 Star Trek #39
Q introduces himself to Kirk and the Enterprise crew, with a plan to show Kirk that there is such a real no-win scenario. The Enterprise finds itself over 100 years in the future, when the Federation no longer exists. Sisko brings Kirk to the Klingon-subjugated Earth, governed by Chancellor Worf. On Earth, the Defiant comes to the rescue; on Bajor, the resistance suffers a betrayal. Gul Dukat, possessed by the Pah-wraith, takes command of the Enterprise and escapes into the Bajoran wormhole.
Star Trek: The Q Gambit (Part 6) Star Trek: Crossed Signals Star Trek: Academy Games Star Trek: A Search for Answers Star Trek: Scavenger Hunt
"The Q Gambit"
Part 6
"Crossed Signals" "Academy Games" "A Search for Answers" "Scavenger Hunt"
Star Trek #40 Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #1 Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #2 Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #3 Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #4
Q needs Kirk's help to win a no-win scenario that threatens the existence of the entire Q Continuum. Cadet Uhura picks up a strange signal she can't identify in the long-range sensor lab. In 2258, Cadet Uhura enlists the help of Cadet Kirk to solve the mystery of Wagner-219, while in 2261, Cadet T'Laan rediscovers it. In 2258, Uhura and Kirk face repercussions for their violation of the Starfleet archives. In 2261, T'Laan continues to question her participation at Starfleet Academy. In 2258, Uhura and Spock reconcile; in 2261, T'Laan's team comes into contact with Wagner-219.
Star Trek: The Rescue Star Trek: Behemoth (Part 1) Star Trek: Behemoth (Part 2) Star Trek: Eurydice (Part 1) Star Trek: Eurydice (Part 2)
"The Rescue" "Behemoth"
Part 1
"Behemoth"
Part 2
"Eurydice"
Part 1
"Eurydice"
Part 2
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #5 Star Trek #41 Star Trek #42 Star Trek #43 Star Trek #44
T'Laan's team comes to the aid of the Slayton, lost in space a century ago. The Enterprise encounters a lone alien who has lost his entire world. The Enterprise faces down the star-eater! The Enterprise finds itself stranded in the Delta Quadrant, decades away from home. Eurydice takes the Enterprise to the Dark Market.
Star Trek: Eurydice (Part 3) Star Trek: The Tholian Webs (Part 1) Star Trek: The Tholian Webs (Part 2) Star Trek: Deity (Part 1) Star Trek: Deity (Part 2)
"Eurydice"
Part 3
"The Tholian Webs"
Part 1
"The Tholian Webs"
Part 2
"Deity"
Part 1
"Deity"
Part 2
Star Trek #45 Star Trek #46 Star Trek #47 Star Trek #48 Star Trek #49
The Enterprise and crew are traded as property to the Syndicate at the Dark Market. The Enterprise becomes trapped in a pocket of interphase space, driving some of the crewmembers insane. The Enterprise is separated into its primary and secondary hulls, each surrounded by a Tholian web! Lt. Sulu is given his first away team command, observing a pre-warp civilization. The Enterprise faces the "god" of the native population of the Banks-216 system.
Star Trek: LiveEvil (Part 1) Star Trek: LiveEvil (Part 2) Star Trek: LiveEvil (Part 3) Star Trek: Reunion (Part 1) Star Trek: Reunion (Part 2)
"LiveEvil"
Part 1
"LiveEvil"
Part 2
"LiveEvil"
Part 3
"Reunion"
Part 1
"Reunion"
Part 2
Star Trek #50 Star Trek #51 Star Trek #52 Star Trek #53 Star Trek #54
The Enterprise is transported via an ion storm to the mirror universe. Kirk and his landing party meet the mirror universe Khan. Kirk must count on the mirror Khan to escape from the mirror universe. Lt. Gaila returns to the Enterprise for a reunion in more ways than expected. Gaila and Kai are abducted by their mother and forced into servitude on Vondem.
Star Trek: Manifest Destiny (Part 1) Star Trek: Manifest Destiny (Part 2) Star Trek: Manifest Destiny (Part 3) Star Trek: Manifest Destiny (Part 4) Star Trek: Altered Encounters (Part 1)
"Manifest Destiny"
Part 1
"Manifest Destiny"
Part 2
"Manifest Destiny"
Part 3
"Manifest Destiny"
Part 4
"Connection"
Part 1
Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #1 Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #2 Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #3 Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #4 Star Trek #59
The Enterprise crosses paths with a particularly ruthless Klingon commander. Commander Sho'Tokh leads a boarding party onto the Enterprise. The battle for the Enterprise continues! Kirk's showdown with Sho'Tokh. Captain Kirk wakes up on an alternate version of the Enterprise.
Star Trek: Connection (Part 2) Star Trek Beyond      
"Connection"
Part 2
Star Trek Beyond      
Star Trek #60 Movie
Each of the two Enterprises finds itself in possession of the alternate universe probe of the other as they attempt to determine the nature of the space-time anomaly that has been causing the minds of the two crews to switch. Halfway into its 5-year mission, the Enterprise is waylaid by a threat never seen before and the crew left stranded on an uncharted planet.