We all know how Captain Kirk’s five-year mission starts, but did you ever want to learn how it ends? IDW Publishing will soon be telling that part of The Original Series story with a new comic book series, Star Trek: Year Five, all about the final year of the Enterprise’s iconic five-year journey.
Since The Original Series was set during the first three years of the five-year mission, there has always been the untold story of what happened after. It was previously explored back in 2007-2008 with IDW’s Year Four miniseries, which centered around the fourth year of that mission. And while this technically isn’t the first time Star Trek has delved into the final year of the five-year mission — The Animated Series was reportedly set during that time — it is the first time that the franchise is doing it officially.
Star Trek: Year Five comes out in April.