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Old July 22 2009, 02:20 PM   #16
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Re: Star Trek Newspaper Comic Strips

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Old July 22 2009, 03:09 PM   #17
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Well, the UK strips c. 1970 have finally caught on that Dave Bailey isn't a regular character and Sulu, Scotty, and Uhura are. And they finally have shuttlecraft instead of "space wagons." They're still getting the uniform colors wrong, though, and the stories and characterizations are nothing like ST. Spock is written indistinguishably from any other character, without even a token reference to logic or emotional control. And despite the constant references to the Enterprise being on a mission of peaceful contact, the stories routinely involve fighting enemy aliens or taking sides in wars. So they aren't really ST comics, just generic space adventure comics with the trappings of ST.
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Old July 23 2009, 03:37 PM   #18
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One thing I forgot to add: there's one aspect that the UK comics got "wrong" that I wish TOS had actually done. Intriguingly, in the UK strips, Uhura routinely serves as the bridge watch officer (i.e. she has the conn) while the command crew is away or during the night shift. It's portrayed as perfectly acceptable and not the least bit strange to have a woman in a command position, and this is in comic strips published in 1969-70. That's impressive.

But brother, is this Starfleet ever violent compared to the one onscreen. A very trigger-happy bunch, especially Kirk.
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Old July 24 2009, 02:28 PM   #19
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The uniform colours don't improve - Kirk wears red and everyone else blue.

Check out Chekov in a weird soldier getup...

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