Faces of Fire

On a remote planet, Spock and a young boy named David Marcus are caught in a desperate Klingon power struggle.

TOS #058 Cover

  • Stardate 3998.6
  • Released March 1992

En route to Alpha Malurian Six to settle a dispute between two religions, the U.S.S. Enterprise first stops to do a routine check on the progress of a terraforming colony on Beta Canzandia Three—a colony whose inhabitants include Carol and David Marcus.

While Spock is left behind at the terraforming colony to continue his scientific studies, the rest of the crew heads to Alpha Malurian Six to find the dispute has turned to war.

As Kirk, McCoy, and Scotty search for a solution to end the conflict, a ship piloted by a Klingon faction arrives at the terraforming colony to take control of the facility. When colonists are imprisoned, Spock and David must defeat the Klingons or face certain death…

Written by: Michael Jan Friedman


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“What’s your last name, son?”

For the first time since they’d come in, David looked to his mother. He seemed confused. Carol Marcus patted him on the shoulder. “Would you excuse us a moment? I have to discuss something with Dr. McCoy.”

As the doors shooshed closed behind the boy, she returned the doctor’s scrutiny. There was a decidedly no-nonsense cast to her features – something Bones would have called defiance under different circumstances.

“Dr. McCoy,” she began, lifting her chin slightly, almost exactly the way the boy had earlier. “A long time ago, I knew Jim Kirk quite well.”

He nodded. “The captain has mentioned you once or twice. But—”

“He doesn’t know about David,” she interrupted. “And I want to keep it that way.”

Suddenly all the pieces fell into place. McCoy cursed softly.

“You understand what I’m saying,” she observed.

“You’re damn right I do,” he said. “That boy is Jim’s son.”

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