The Next Generation’s android crewman was pretty efficient. So when his best friend is the captain of a starship, why wouldn’t he just get himself an entire crew of Datas to staff it? See how delightful that is in a new preview from IDW’s incoming Star Trek anthology series, right now!

Star Trek: Waypoint, first revealed here on io9 earlier this year, is an anthology series covering tales from the shows of the prime Star Trek universe, in celebration of the series’ 50th anniversary this year.

Star Trek Waypoint #1 cover by Marc Laming

Each issue will feature two stories, from a rotating cast of writers and artists, with issue one featuring a post-Next Generation tale from Donny Cates and Mack Chater, and an original Trek story about Uhura from writer/artist Sandra Lanz. Check out the first few pages from Cates and Chater’s story, “Puzzles,” making its debut here on io9.

Star Trek: Waypoint #1 hits shelves September 28.