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Old September 19 2009, 06:34 PM   #46
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Re: More IDW - yes please!

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What is this thing with the actors signing-off on likenesses? I was under the impression that actors signed away such marketing rights when they agreed to do Trek [or most franchises].
Contracts of the 80s and 90s (and beyond) have very different wording to those of the 60s. Recently it was mentioned here that the original cover of the forthcoming Kevin Ryan "Errand of Fury" novel was to have featured the TOS Organians, but that there was no permission for one of the deceased actors so the cover would be changing.

DC Comics had to draw a bald Garth of Izar, a ST III Captain Styles with no mustache, and a fat guy who vaguely-resembled Harry Mudd's physique for various issues. Due to likeness permissions not being on record. When DC wanted to bring back Saavik in Series II, she had to resemble Robin Curtis, not Kirstie Alley, even though Kirstie's Saavik was more popular. And so on.

Sometimes the families of deceased ST guests might be happy to sign off. Others might insist on a royalty. Others might want approval of finished sketches, or they might refuse outright. It may vary from actor to actor, too, depending on their (and their agents') clout when contracts were signed. Welcome to Hollywood: a land of red tape.
There's also the likeness of Pike in Star Trek, Annual #2, Series II. Artist Gordon Purcell wasn't allowed to use Hunter's exact likeness, and he stated that he just drew a Superman-like facial structure, without photo reference, remembering that Hunter had chiseled, superhero features. But it was so close to looking like Hunter that they had to go back and draw a mustache on him!
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Old September 21 2009, 12:35 PM   #47
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I assume Teri Garr had to sign off on her likeness?
Byrne doesn't do likenesses, does he? His Gary and Roberta don't look especially like Robert Lansing and Teri Garr to me, just like John Byrne-style characters of similar physical types to those performers. Much like the Harry Mudd in DC's comics wasn't modelled directly on Roger C. Carmel but was just a similar type.
He hasn't in the past, but in Schisms his Kor and Koloth come pretty close to John Colicos and Wiliam Campbell in those roles.
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Old October 3 2009, 11:09 PM   #48
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D.C. Fontana wrote IDW's Star Trek Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment miniseries (which features TAS's Lt. Arex).
the mini-series is a sequel to "The Enterprise Incident"
which she wrote for TOS.
http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Year...ise_Experiment

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If you like Dorothy Fontana, she wrote "Star Trek: Year 1, Part 2." or something like that. If you wonder whatever happened to Arex and the female Romulan commander, you'll find out here with pencilling by (IMHO) the best artist in the Trekiverse, Gordon Purcell.
Where can I find these? Are they very hard to find and expensive as collector items or fairly cheap?
I'm a comic book newbie and have never bought any comics except The Complete Comic collection on DVD-ROM.
Has D.C. Fontana done any other stories for comic books or graphic novels.

Do you guys have an opinion on what her best work is for comics ?
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Old October 4 2009, 12:52 AM   #49
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Captain Randy Hall wrote
If you like Dorothy Fontana, she wrote "Star Trek: Year 1, Part 2." or something like that. If you wonder whatever happened to Arex and the female Romulan commander, you'll find out here with pencilling by (IMHO) the best artist in the Trekiverse, Gordon Purcell.
Where can I find these? Are they very hard to find and expensive as collector items or fairly cheap?
I'm a comic book newbie and have never bought any comics except The Complete Comic collection on DVD-ROM.
Has D.C. Fontana done any other stories for comic books or graphic novels.

Do you guys have an opinion on what her best work is for comics ?
This is Fontana's only comic work that I know of. As such, it's her best comics work ever

You can order the trade paperback from Amazon.
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Old October 7 2009, 02:38 PM   #50
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Christopher wrote
D.C. Fontana wrote IDW's Star Trek Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment miniseries (which features TAS's Lt. Arex).
the mini-series is a sequel to "The Enterprise Incident"
which she wrote for TOS.
http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Year...ise_Experiment

Captain Randy Hall wrote
If you like Dorothy Fontana, she wrote "Star Trek: Year 1, Part 2." or something like that. If you wonder whatever happened to Arex and the female Romulan commander, you'll find out here with pencilling by (IMHO) the best artist in the Trekiverse, Gordon Purcell.
Where can I find these? Are they very hard to find and expensive as collector items or fairly cheap?
I'm a comic book newbie and have never bought any comics except The Complete Comic collection on DVD-ROM.
Has D.C. Fontana done any other stories for comic books or graphic novels.

Do you guys have an opinion on what her best work is for comics ?
Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment was actually Dorothy's first-ever work in comics. It's co-authored by DS9 scribe Derek Chester, who was also making his comics debut. (Not that you'd know this by reading the series; their scripts came in virtually note-perfect.)
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Old October 7 2009, 06:13 PM   #51
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Any plans for the Year Four series to continue?

Also, I've heard something about a Captain's Log series which might include Titan? Anything more on this?
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Old October 9 2009, 07:58 AM   #52
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I'm trying to get whole Spock Refelections series. I got all 3 of the series and plan on getting the 4th one when it comes out. I'm really enjoying it very much. I have The Countdown,Nero,Missions End,Wrath of Khan too. I'm looking forward to movie adapaton of Star Trek XI when it comes out. There suposed to be 6 in the series, which means they added the delted scenes in it which was not in the movie. I think the apdation series starts in January.
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Old October 9 2009, 09:11 AM   #53
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The David Mack who writes Trek novels has written comics. http://www.infinitydog.com/biblioindex.html

Search for "Divided We Fall"
Was that ever put into an anthology? I have the last two parts, but not the first two.
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Old October 9 2009, 02:54 PM   #54
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"Divided We Fall":
Was that ever put into an anthology? I have the last two parts, but not the first two.
No, WildStorm had already let the license lapse, but it did come out in two foreign language trade paperback omnibuses. I have it as individual issues in English - and as "Symbiose", in German by Dino Entertainment.

There was also one in Spanish by Recerca Editorial.

http://homepage.mac.com/mmtz/stcomix...ormtngtpb.html
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Old October 9 2009, 04:55 PM   #55
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The David Mack who writes Trek novels has written comics. http://www.infinitydog.com/biblioindex.html

Search for "Divided We Fall"
Was that ever put into an anthology? I have the last two parts, but not the first two.
All four issues are available for sale at Mile High Comics for between $3.20 and $4.00 apiece.

http://www.milehighcomics.com/cgi-bi...0117&snumber=1
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