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Old August 8 2008, 12:29 PM   #31
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the egregious lack of the X-Men/ST cross overs is a huge pile of SUCK for me, because those are the ones I care most about. (They are in fact the only ST Comics I've ever read) ...

Nevertheless I may just get this so I can finally see what the hype is all about with the Trek Comics.
Sounds like you have lots to catch up on then. Many of them were much better than the X-Men crossovers.
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Old August 8 2008, 08:20 PM   #32
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I can only think of a couple of comics featuring Rand, aside from some of the early Gold Keys (including the first issue, where the colorist misinterpreted her beehive as a wool hat and colored it red). She was prominent in issue 12 of [COLOR=#bbccff]Marvel's 1980-81 series[/COLOR], "Eclipse of Reason" by Alan Brennert and Martin Pasko. And she was featured in the fifth [COLOR=#bbccff]annual of DC's 2nd TOS series[/COLOR], "The Dream Walkers" by Michael Jan Friedman.
Thanks, Chris! "Dream Walkers" was the one I was thinking of.

So... an artist thought her 'do was a HAT? And made it RED?

WHAT WAS HE THINKING?
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Old August 8 2008, 08:40 PM   #33
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^ "That's the most impractical, high-maintenance hairstyle for life aboard ship I've ever seen. Maybe she should just wear a hat."


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Old August 8 2008, 09:20 PM   #34
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^ "That's the most impractical, high-maintenance hairstyle for life aboard ship I've ever seen. Maybe she should just wear a hat."


To quote Kirk, "I know, but really...."

By the way, Vonda's Enterprise: First Adventure indicates that Rand wore her hair like that a kind of rebellion against her past life as a slave. (i.e., she wasn't allowed to let her hair grow, or style it, back on that planet.)

Maybe it's also a way of expressing her confidence. ("What the heck. If I can handle a style like this, I can handle a lot.")

Well, hey! A lot of times, movie-makers have sci-fi babes wear their hair in the most rediculous ways. Remember Princess Leah's cinnamon buns?

But then, I've seen girls wear worse....
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Old August 8 2008, 09:32 PM   #35
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So... an artist thought her 'do was a HAT? And made it RED?

WHAT WAS HE THINKING?
The artists who did the early issues had never seen Star Trek. They lived in Italy, I think. All the artists had to go by was photo reference. Also, keep in mind that the line art and coloring in comics are done by different people. The colorist might never have even seen the photo reference that the penciller saw. He most likely just got line art of a woman with a big conical woven thing on the top of her head, and since he'd never seen the show or the reference photos, he must have concluded that it was a wool hat. I mean, really, to the uninitiated, that's a more plausible thing for it to be than some bizarre, ridiculously overcomplicated beehive hairdo.

Keep in mind that this was the '60s, while the show was still on the air. Nobody had any idea that ST would become some big media franchise that was intensely analyzed to its smallest detail, or that the comics they published would be preserved on digital media four decades later. To them, they were making disposable magazines based on disposable entertainment properties. It was an assembly-line thing, without the kind of care and devotion that gets put into today's Trek comics.
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Old August 8 2008, 09:45 PM   #36
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Come to think of it... do any comic writers ever imagine that "one day, the first editions of my comics'll be worth a cool million"?

I wonder if it ever entered the mind of Peter David....
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Old August 8 2008, 10:59 PM   #37
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"Right! Saavik's pon farr-induced attack on the Enterprise blew open exactly the same parts of the hull that Khan's did, and that's why Kirk's suddenly depressed about Spock's death again in STIII. Absolutely!"
Actually, there's a lot more visible soot and damage in ST III (both on the bridge and to the hull) than we saw at the end of ST II.
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Old August 8 2008, 11:03 PM   #38
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Remember Princess Leah's cinnamon buns?
You're thinking about "Hardware Wars". The buns were eaten off Princess Anne-Droid's head by Chinchilla the Wookiee Monster.
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Old August 11 2008, 10:41 AM   #39
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Of course in the same issue, Spock's "solution" to a problem is as follows:

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Old August 11 2008, 10:53 AM   #40
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Funny and terrible at the same time

It should be interesting to read some of these old timers when I get the DVD but I am glad I never bothered buying the printed collections.
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Old August 11 2008, 01:56 PM   #41
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I don't think we can accuse Dave Mack of being the Angel of Death anymore...
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Old August 11 2008, 02:12 PM   #42
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Funny and terrible at the same time

It should be interesting to read some of these old timers when I get the DVD but I am glad I never bothered buying the printed collections.
Oh, just wait until you see the space pirates a few issues down the road.
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Old August 11 2008, 06:42 PM   #43
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There are no words to describe how I feel about this. September 2 can not come fast enough. I've read most of the current comics-the DC's and Malibu's and Marvel's and Wildstorm's. But it's going to be SWEET having everything in one place to pop into my laptop whenever I want.

I am SUCH a nerd...
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Old August 11 2008, 08:56 PM   #44
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Did Kirk just call Rand HONEY???

Why... I always knew about their romantic attraction to each other, but still.... Talk about OUTTA CHARACTER!
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Old August 11 2008, 09:26 PM   #45
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We just saw Spock angrily blow up an entire ecosystem, and you're complaining about Kirk calling Rand "honey"?
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