The Rift

A mission of peace could trap Spock halfway across the galaxy, forever…

TOS #057 Cover

  • Stardate Unknown
  • Released November 1991

Every thirty-three years, a rift in space connects the Federation with a mysterious race called the Calligar who live on a planet hundreds of light years away—much too far to travel in a starship. Captain Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise are dispatched to transport a Federation delegation of diplomats, scholars, and scientists who will travel to Calligar directly during the brief period of time that the rift will be open.

Mr. Spock leads the Federation party as they travel by shuttle through the rift just as a group of aliens arrive in Federation space. The meetings go smoothly until the Calligar take Spock’s party hostage and Kirk discovers that the aliens are keeping a deadly secret. With angry Tellarite and Andorian fleets ready to attack the Calligar, Kirk must save Spock and the others before war breaks out and the rift closes for another thirty-three years.

Written by: Peter David


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“We are both intelligent, reasonable peoples,” Kirk said evenly. “I’m certain we can work matters out to our mutual satisfaction.”

“Are you willing to bet your crew on that, Captain Kirk?” asked Macro. “Because until such time that you return our Master Builder to us, we will hold on to your contact team. And I remind you, Captain, the rift will close in just a few hours. I suggest you use the time wisely.”

Kirk sagged back in his chair and rubbed his forehead. “Perfect,” he said. “Just perfect.”

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