Worf And Spock Are Teaming Up In A New Star Trek Adventure On The Defiant

Worf, Spock, Lore and Ro are teaming up in the IDW comic Star Trek: Defiant.

By Michileen Martin | Updated

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From the cover of IDW’s Star Trek: Defiant #1

Two Star Trek icons are teaming up in the funny books. Worf and Spock will be part of the same crew in the upcoming IDW comic Star Trek: Defiant along with The Next Generation‘s recurring Bajoran character Ro and Lore – the dark twin to Brent Spiner’s Data. The comic spins out of IDW’s flagship Star Trek comic, whose heroes are similarly pulled from different corners of the Trek mythos.

Ever found yourself thinking that Trek has far too many aliens with seemingly limitless power like Q and the Prophets? Well, in the flagship Star Trek comic, someone gets the same idea and starts hunting down and killing all of those entities they can find. Set between the conclusion of Star Trek: Voyager and the events of 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis, the comic unites the DS9 characters Ben and Jake Sisko, the TNG crew Beverly Crusher and Data, Voyager‘s Tom Paris, and Scotty from the original series (who winds up in the 24th century thanks to the TNG episode “Relics”) aboard the U.S.S. Theseus to find out what’s happening to the galaxy’s gods.

Worf is along for the ride as well until the god killer is not only discovered, but it’s revealed his son Alexander is working for him. This brings Worf together with Spock and co. in Star Trek: Defiant, written by Christopher Cantwell with art by Angel Unzueta. With IDW describing the series as “Dirty Dozen meets Star Trek,” it’s a sure bet Worf’s approach to hunting the god killer is going to be a lot less conventional than Sisko’s.

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From IDW’s preview of Star Trek: Defiant #1

The Star Trek comics have never been considered canon, but this will nevertheless represent a bit of Trek history in terms of interaction between Worf and Spock. Thanks to the relatively long lives of Vulcans, the late Leonard Nimoy guest starred in the TNG two-parter “Unification” as Spock, but didn’t share any scenes with Michael Dorn. Defiant will give us the first meeting between the characters.

On TNG, it’s usually Data who’s more closely associated Spock, but the argument could be made that Worf has much more in common with the iconic Vulcan. While Worf is not biologically half human like Spock, he was raised by humans and has spent much more time around them than he has other Klingons. Both know exactly what it’s like to feel stuck between two very different worlds.

The first issue of Star Trek: Defiant hits comic book shops this Wednesday, March 15th. While you’re checking out the team-up between Worf and Spock, you might also consider the flagship Star Trek comic. It’s written by Colin Kelly and Jackson Lanzig, the same writing team that conceived the excellent love letter to the original series, IDW’s Star Trek: Year Five.