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Episode ST.2: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, part 2

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I believe that's the angriest Kirk I've ever drawn.

Not only does Wrath of Khan deliver on the villain and the story, but it has possibly the most shocking scene in all of Star Trek: Spock's death. I could have done twelve panels just on that one scene, but practicalities forced it to be condensed slightly.

Even though these uniforms are cool, they're a lot more fiddly to draw than previous ones. There are way too many details to remember. I had to scan this strip three times after noticing in earlier scans that I'd missed details, and got out the pens again to add them in.

Transcript

13
Khan: Genesis! Give it to me!
Kirk: Now, Spock!
Spock: Reliant's shields overridden.
Sulu: Firing phasers!
14
{on Regula I research station}
Chekov: Admiral... Khan killed everyone.
Saavik: The survivors beamed inside the planet.
McCoy: Chekov, you have an eel in your ear!
Chekov: Sorry, can't hear you. I have an eel in my ear.
Kirk: Allons-y!
15
{inside Regula}
Spock: {over communicator} Captain Spock here. If we go by the transparent code, hours could seem like days. Enterprise power won't be restored for six "days".
Kirk: What are you trying to say, Spock?
16
Kirk: Carol...
Carol: Meet your son: David.
Kirk: Son? I missed him growing up. Missed his teenage years...
David: I hate you.
Carol: You didn't miss much.
17
Kirk: Well, at least the Genesis device is safe down here.
SFX: Beam
Khan: {over communicator} I have it now, and you are stranded. Buried alive... buried alive...
18
Kirk: KHAAAAN!!!!
Caption: Yell echoes... in space!!
19
{Enterprise bridge}
Caption: Six hours later:
Spock: Welcome back, Admiral. Reliant outguns us. But in the Mutara Nebula, we will both be blind.
Saavik: You knew we'd escape. Why did you scream?
Kirk: Never let a good emoting opportunity pass you by, Saavik.
20
Spock: Khan is intelligent, but his pattern indicates... two-dimensional thinking.
Kirk: Three dimensionally torpedo his arse!
Sulu: Aye, sir!
21
Khan: {on viewscreen} Kirk... From Hell's heart I stab at thee! For hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.
David: He's activated Genesis! We have four minutes!
Kirk: Scotty! Warp speed or we're deader than the costumes from the last movie!
Scotty: {over communicator} We cannae!
22
{Engineering}
Spock: I shall fix the warp drive.
McCoy: No! The radiation, Spock! It's suici—
Spock: Remember.
Caption: Mind meld!
23
Caption: Spock sacrifices himself to save the ship:
Spock: The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Or the one.
Kirk: Unless the one is me, sure.
24
Caption: Spock's funeral
McCoy: And what lesson did you learn about age, and coming to terms with the flawed actions of your past?
Kirk: All's well that—
McCoy: Don't you dare.


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