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Old April 17 2013, 04:36 AM   #271
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Re: Countdown to Darkness - Review and Discussion

^To be more specific, that's a conjectural design of a Constitution-type ship using Kelvin-era components, as explained here.
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Old April 17 2013, 05:07 AM   #272
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Every time I saw April he reminded me of someone. I assumed the artists might have used an actor as a photo reference. I racked my brain and then it struck me, April looks like Bruce Boxleitner. Then I had second thoughts and decided he looked like Roscoe Born.
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Old April 17 2013, 08:53 PM   #273
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Pretty meager lead-in to the new film. Nowhere near as fun as Countdown was.
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Old April 17 2013, 09:13 PM   #274
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I hope there is at least a reference to April in the film, even if he doesn't appear (which he probably won't; otherwise we would have heard about it).
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Old April 18 2013, 03:20 AM   #275
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Pretty meager lead-in to the new film. Nowhere near as fun as Countdown was.
I totally agree. Countdown to Darkness did nothing to excite me about the new film and the sci-fi/Star Trek tropes really turned me off.
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Old April 22 2013, 01:01 AM   #276
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I just finished CtD. I enjoyed it. If the story and action had been punched up a bit more I would've been happy if this plot had been the movie. I pictured Jon Voight as April.

That being said I didn't enjoy it as much as I did Countdown. There were so many little geek out moments in Countdown and there were only a handful here. Countdown was much less constrained because it could do whatever it wanted in the 24th century for the most part.

It was good seeing Captain April and I'm guessing this Admiral Marcus character is Carol Marcus's dad. Wasn't expecting to see a Mudd or that she would be Bajoran (?). It was also cool seeing the Klingons, though I wish they would ditch the leather helmets and I don't like that new Klingon ship design.
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Old April 25 2013, 05:22 PM   #277
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Overall, I have to rate it as average. Issues 3 & 4 pumped me up for the movie a bit more (I'm already excited for it regardless of tie-in comics), but still the whole shebang wasn't nearly as entertaining as the Ongoing series or Countdown.
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Old April 25 2013, 07:09 PM   #278
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I found CTD to be entertaining on its own merits. But it did nothing to excite me for Into Darkness. The last page felt so tacked on, like, "oh crap, we better throw a mention into Cumberbatch's character!"
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Old May 18 2013, 12:36 AM   #279
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I liked issue #3, right up until the point where April explained how he was able to commandeer the Enterprise. I could not believe that Starfleet copied April's failsafe program from the previous Enterprise into the new Enterprise's computer. My reaction was, "What? How does that even make any foxtroting sense?"

I feel like I've read this particular story before, but I'm having a difficult time placing exactly where.
I felt exactly the same. This is the laziest piece of writing in this series yet. I hate deus ex machina solutions like that. I can not believe that starfleet engineers would be that lazy when setting up the computer systems on the top of the line ships. It's just not believeable at all.
Why would they "copy" it anyways? It's a completely new ship. Just because of the name Enterprise? Ridiculous.
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Old May 18 2013, 12:37 AM   #280
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Is any of this Harry Mudd stuff (i.e. his daughter) in the film?
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Old May 18 2013, 12:49 AM   #281
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The Enterprise suffers a mechnical failure of the main coolant system, probably done by the crews bringing the torpedoes aboard, hanging around the engineering section unsupervised. Marcus has her sabotaged while still at Spacedock.
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Old May 18 2013, 01:54 AM   #282
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Is any of this Harry Mudd stuff (i.e. his daughter) in the film?
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Old May 18 2013, 02:08 AM   #283
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I liked issue #3, right up until the point where April explained how he was able to commandeer the Enterprise. I could not believe that Starfleet copied April's failsafe program from the previous Enterprise into the new Enterprise's computer. My reaction was, "What? How does that even make any foxtroting sense?"

I feel like I've read this particular story before, but I'm having a difficult time placing exactly where.
I felt exactly the same. This is the laziest piece of writing in this series yet. I hate deus ex machina solutions like that. I can not believe that starfleet engineers would be that lazy when setting up the computer systems on the top of the line ships. It's just not believeable at all.
Why would they "copy" it anyways? It's a completely new ship. Just because of the name Enterprise? Ridiculous.
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