Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever #1 (2014) – By Jason S. Lockard

The TV adventures of Captain Kirk, Spock, Bones and the rest of the crew of Starship Enterprise brought us many memorable episodes. One such episode was; The city on the edge of forever. As with many TV scripts they don’t make it to screen the exact way the writer intended. Now IDW is bringing us a 5 part series of comic books giving Harlan Ellison’s teleplay the actual release it was supposed to look like.

In issue #1 we can see almost immediately that Harlan’s script is not Gene Roddenberry’s vision of Star Trek. Illegal drugs are being sold amongst crew members for profit which, leads to murder. Beckwith, the drug dealing murderer escapes by locking himself in the transporter room and beaming down to the planet! Beckwith becomes the Time-Jumper – not a Crazed McCoy as in the TV show. Eventually when The Enterprise Team arrive on the planet and there they communicate with the guardians watching over it city on the edge of forever.

Harlan Ellison’s darker and gritty teleplay is brought to life by writers Scott and David Tipton. The brothers are a seasoned Trek writing team and give the Trek universe the respect it deserves. Than their is the art work of J.K. Woodward it lends itself to a classical painting! One word Amazing! I can’t wait to continue this series with issue #2!

If you love the original Star Trek this new series is an absolute must have for your comic book collection. I highly recommend you head over to and find out how to get your copy today! You’ll love it!

Moral Rating: violence
Audience: teens and adults, may not be suitable for small children
Genre: comic book
Released: 2014
Rating: A