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Old January 19 2012, 09:04 PM   #136
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Re: NEW ONGOING STAR TREK SERIES FROM IDW!!!

Did anyone notice Kirk in issue #5 tapping his shirt insignia to attempt to communicate with Enterprise, a la TNG? Maybe that's why they wouldn't answer...
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Old January 19 2012, 09:19 PM   #137
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Did anyone notice Kirk in issue #5 tapping his shirt insignia to attempt to communicate with Enterprise, a la TNG? Maybe that's why they wouldn't answer...
Ha! Could be another Easter egg. They are metal, rather than leatherette, insignias.

Ah: a few details for #8 have been released, including an appearance by Sarek:
http://www.trektoday.com/content/201...going-comic-8/
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Old January 20 2012, 12:23 AM   #138
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I actually liked this issue the best out of all of them so far. I guess they couldn't use Jennifer Morrison's likeness for Winona Kirk because she didn't look like her, even a few years older. I did like the follow up to that scene! Looking forward to the next part.
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Old January 20 2012, 12:36 AM   #139
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this book just keeps getting better that is way I love IDW.
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Old January 20 2012, 12:46 AM   #140
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I'm really enjoying the series so far. Does this issue feature our first female security guard? I'll be disappointed if she's billed as 'just' another yeoman. All we need then are a few new recurring alien characters to go alongside our humans.

I really like the spin they put on the corvette scene. Suddenly it turns a brat into a human being. Very nicely done. I'm looking forward to reading the rest.
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Old January 20 2012, 02:21 AM   #141
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Does this issue feature our first female security guard? I'll be disappointed if she's billed as 'just' another yeoman.
The character from the episode was a Yeoman named Zahra. And this character was named Zahra, so she's likely a Yeoman. After all, so far everyone in the comics has essentially the same job on the Enterprise as their Prime Universe counterpart.
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Old January 20 2012, 07:01 AM   #142
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is it me or are they looking more and more like the prime characters in each new book. I am so looking forward to first collection to this series. Hardback star trek comics. yes!!!
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Old January 20 2012, 07:39 AM   #143
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Did anyone notice Kirk in issue #5 tapping his shirt insignia to attempt to communicate with Enterprise, a la TNG? Maybe that's why they wouldn't answer...
Ha! Could be another Easter egg. They are metal, rather than leatherette, insignias.

Ah: a few details for #8 have beenn released, including an appearance by Sarek:
http://www.trektoday.com/content/201...going-comic-8/
Is 8 a completly original story?
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Old January 20 2012, 09:21 AM   #144
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Does this issue feature our first female security guard? I'll be disappointed if she's billed as 'just' another yeoman.
The character from the episode was a Yeoman named Zahra. And this character was named Zahra, so she's likely a Yeoman. After all, so far everyone in the comics has essentially the same job on the Enterprise as their Prime Universe counterpart.
I remember her - she was really foxy wasn't she? Since they replaced Mears with Rand (albeit that Rand was in the original script) I was just wondering if Rand might more regularly adopt the yeoman role and that they might have updated the Zahra character to a less servile, more modern role instead. La plus ca change...

I hope they don't follow the casting of TOS too slavishly or we'll see Kirk, Spock, McCoy landing parties despite the logic of using other crew, Uhura will spend almost all her time at her post, and we'll never see any of the groovy aliens that we saw in TMP despite seeing some in the background of the new movie.

As an aside, if we're gong to have a medical emergency in this story, what are the odds of seeing Chapel and will her image be based on an actress who has been cast in the new move?
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Old January 20 2012, 11:55 AM   #145
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Did anyone notice Kirk in issue #5 tapping his shirt insignia to attempt to communicate with Enterprise, a la TNG? Maybe that's why they wouldn't answer...
Ha! Could be another Easter egg. They are metal, rather than leatherette, insignias.
Ohhh! Stolen for a thread in the STXI forum
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Old January 20 2012, 01:01 PM   #146
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Is 8 a completly original story?
#7 and 8, yes.

In Star Trek #7, "The adventures of the new crew of the Enterprise continue in this all new two-part story that takes place soon after the events of the last film! While Vulcans struggle to survive in the wake of their homeworld's destruction at the hands of rogue Romulans, and some Vulcans believe that the logical response can be summed up in one word: revenge! STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci oversees this original story set in the timeline leading up to the blockbuster film sequel!"
http://www.tfaw.com/Profile/Star-Tre...ing-7___399587

"In Star Trek #8, Kirk and crew must “race against time to thwart a renegade Vulcan plot to destroy Romulus.”
Sarek of Vulcan, Spock’s father, will make a guest star appearance...". Written by Mike Johnson, Star Trek #8 will feature art by Joe Phillips, with a cover by Tim Bradstreet:
http://www.trektoday.com/content/201...going-comic-8/
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Old January 20 2012, 11:13 PM   #147
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Does this issue feature our first female security guard? I'll be disappointed if she's billed as 'just' another yeoman.
The character from the episode was a Yeoman named Zahra. And this character was named Zahra, so she's likely a Yeoman. After all, so far everyone in the comics has essentially the same job on the Enterprise as their Prime Universe counterpart.
I remember her - she was really foxy wasn't she? Since they replaced Mears with Rand (albeit that Rand was in the original script) I was just wondering if Rand might more regularly adopt the yeoman role and that they might have updated the Zahra character to a less servile, more modern role instead. La plus ca change...

I hope they don't follow the casting of TOS too slavishly or we'll see Kirk, Spock, McCoy landing parties despite the logic of using other crew, Uhura will spend almost all her time at her post, and we'll never see any of the groovy aliens that we saw in TMP despite seeing some in the background of the new movie.

As an aside, if we're gong to have a medical emergency in this story, what are the odds of seeing Chapel and will her image be based on an actress who has been cast in the new move?
Perhaps they'll use the original stories to develop some of the other characters, and deal with more of the elements of the movie.
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Old January 20 2012, 11:23 PM   #148
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Old January 21 2012, 01:01 AM   #149
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Perhaps they'll use the original stories to develop some of the other characters, and deal with more of the elements of the movie.
Well, having now read the story, Zahra certainly looks and acts like a security guard - I'm happy with that adjustment. The beeping badge - meh - I'm quite hapy with flip-top comms, albeit it's silly in the light of modern tech if they don't have visual capabilities.

Overall, this is the first story where the diversion from the original seems to be substantial, although the focus is still very much on Kirk and Spock. I'm not even convinced that there is going to be a big medical scene on the ship at this stage so Chapel's name check may be all we get.

At the moment, the original re-tellings have been too brief to big up any supporting cast without altering the emphasis away from Kirk and Spock in a significant way. I would certainly like to see original stories where the focus isn't the Big 3, perhaps re-telling an episode from the pov of one of the minor characters, like in Lower Decks, might be interesting? I would really like them to expand the cast to feature more aliens - Keenser's cameo in the first issue wasn't all that inspiring. If they aren't prepared to add some aliens in the re-tellings, maybe original stories could take up that mantle too.

I'd also like them to make use of characters who made only brief appearances in TOS. Riley is always one of the most fun examples but I loved the prickly but smart Ann Mulhall - surely the ship's astrobiologist should have featured in a lot more episodes than she did (ok Mulhall was new in season 3 but no reason why she can't be around earlier in this timeline or even a new, alien astrobiologist). We know of 2 other doctors on board (Noel and M'Benga) so why doesn't McCoy give them a name check instead of Chapel since one of them should be in charge of sick bay when he's off the ship and why not introduce an alien doctor with a medical specialism in xenobiology to make up for TOS humancentric medical team?

The comic has a lot of potential to expand and they are starting to make bigger adjustments. Lets hope they take the comic to some new and very exciting places!
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Old January 21 2012, 02:13 AM   #150
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^Mulhall was from a season 2 episode. And Dr. Noel was a psychiatric doctor, not an MD, so I don't think she'd be in charge of sickbay.
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