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TrekToday October 20 2008 10:18 PM

'Star Trek XI' Prequel Comics
<i>Star Trek: Countdown</i>, the new comic prequel series that will take fans up to the timeframe of <i>Star Trek XI</i> will kick off in January 2009.<p>As reported by <A class="link" HREF=""></A>, the series, written by <font color=yellow>Mike Johnson</font> and <font color=yellow>Tim Jones</font>, is based on a story by <i>Star Trek XI</i> Director <font color=yellow>J.J. Abrams</font> and writers <font color=yellow>Roberto Orci</font> and <font color=yellow>Alex Kurtzman</font>, will run for four issues. <p>The series will "cover the origin of Nero, the mysterious Romulan who will ultimately threaten the survival of the whole universe." Nero is the villain of <i>Star Trek XI</i> and will be traveling back in time to cause problems. The time frame for the comics is in the <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i> era, after <i>Star Trek: Nemesis</i>. Main characters in the prequel will be Nero, elder Spock and possibly other familiar characters from the <i>Next Generation</i> timeframe.<p>The first issue will appear in January 2009. Subsequent issues will appear every month afterwards, with the final issue and a trade paperback collection of the series to appear in April 2009.<p>To read more, head to the article located <A class="link" HREF="">here</A>.<center></center>

Danoz October 21 2008 12:21 AM

Re: 'Star Trek XI' Prequel Comics
That's pretty cool.

Procutus October 21 2008 01:35 AM

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I've got to admit, I'm kinda looking forward to this. I haven't bought a Trek comic in years, but this will probably cause me to part with some of my money come January. I hope the expectation doesn't prove to be greater than the event.

TheRealNaveed October 21 2008 04:34 AM

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Can't wait! I read the first part of The Hollow Crown, but I was majorly, majorly disappointed.

T'Cal October 21 2008 05:23 PM

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As cool as this is, I would've prefered an animated movie direct to DVD version of the comic story. I'll buy the comics, of course, but I think they would've drawn in a larger audience by going the animated DVD route instead.

Capt.April October 21 2008 08:56 PM

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I'll get 'em.. Always liked Star Trek comics and this will be a good excuse. Of course it's all part of the marketing scheme but heck, it's Star Trek.

I like the continuty with the original series too, it's a reboot but more of an ordered one it'll be great going from TNG ot TOS instead of the other way around..

mostlyharmless October 21 2008 11:36 PM

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This makes me wonder if there are going to be any surprise TNG cameos in the movie.

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