Another issue, another creative shift.
Speaking of meaty, Kirk and Hester continue their star-crossed romance until it was revealed that the insanity wave is somehow connected to Hester’s grandmother and a mission she went on years earlier. Other than sounding like an energy drink or a virility drug, The Sustainer is the caretaker of the people of Solopziz and puts Kirk and Spock through many arduous tasks. A few characters that usually aren’t in the spotlight get a chance to shine in this issue.
It was a bit paint by numbers, but Pasko plate spins many plot threads to come up with an exciting adventure while Cockrum is his usual awesome self, particularly with the design of the Mox. 1 Image(s) from Star Trek Vol 1 3; Footnotes That was pretty intense.