If you find yourself a little confused by the latest issue of IDW’s Star Trek then you could be forgiven.
The reimagining of Original Series episodes with the characters from JJ Abram’s revamped Trek world was always a bit of a head scratcher.
But that was nothing compared to this reimagining of an alternate time line Trek universe that is already a reimagining of the Original Series. Does your head hurt yet?
Events in this comic book vary wildly from the Original Series episode as we begin with the new continuity version of Scotty (Simon Pegg if you will) explaining the concept of alternate timelines to Dr McCoy.
The action then cuts to an alternate timeline where Captain Spock of the Enterprise is overseeing the final surrender of the Klingon Empire to the Terran Empire (that’s the bad version of Starfleet for you non-Trekkies out there).
The action soon heats up when it emerges that the Klingons are holding a very powerful figure as prisoner and Commander Kirk decides to use that to his advantage.
Betrayal and deception are the name of the game here as writer Mike Johnston shakes off the shackles and has some fun.
The Mirror Universe was always a welcome departure from the quite often straight-faced confines of everyday Trek.
It’s a step up from previous instalments in IDW’s reimagined line and the ending is so shocking that you can’t help but eagerly await the next chapter.
4 out of 5 nerds