Star Trek: The Next Generation #78
DC Comics (December, 1995)
WRITER: Michael Jan Friedman
PENCILER: Gordon Purcell
INKER: Terry Pallot
COLORIST: Rick Taylor
LETTERER: Chris Eliopoulos
EDITOR: Margaret Clark
With the Hornet now in the alien dimension, McRobb is worried about his family. However, thanks to the project he was working on when this all went down he comes up with a solution to reopen the gateway so the Enterprise and their potential ally can head in and rescue the other ship. The “bad” Solanagen invade the Hornet and take hostages when our heroes show up. Haggler is killed in the confrontation but her actions save her ship. With everyone back in their proper dimension and the gateway shut for good it’s only a question of whether or not they’ll return.
What they got right: I like the little details, like the Enterprise leaving behind the saucer section (where all the families are) before going into the alternate dimension, and we see them on the battle bridge. We don’t see them separate because that would take too much time and slow the story down but the fact that we see the ship without that section during the rescue shows they were paying attention and trust their audience (who presumably know the show) to figure out what they did. The ending is satisfactory though it is sad that Haggler died seeing as she was the last of her family, but at least she went down saving her crew.
What they got wrong: Geordi wasn’t really thinking about having a family in this story so McRobb telling him not to give up on the idea because of what happened here and Geordi’s personal log seems like something was missing from the story or otherwise this moment is pointless. Also, Troi’s hair looks a lot redder than it should.
Recommendation: A good two issue tale that’s worth checking out.