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Old May 6 2012, 02:45 PM   #256
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Re: NEW ONGOING STAR TREK SERIES FROM IDW!!!

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Three issues might have helped with the recent original tale, "Vulcan's Vengeance", but then that would wreck the pattern for the next omnibus reprint.
They could've done it as four issues; or they could've done three followed by a small, one-issue standalone tale.
Can't wreck the omnibus reprint schedule, by god.
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Old May 6 2012, 03:08 PM   #257
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Can't wreck the omnibus reprint schedule, by god.
Seems to be a pattern, yes. Earlier IDW omnibuses were much longer. Perhaps why the McCoy mini-series had two adventures squashed in its final issue, and why the Garrett-focus issue of the "Captain's Log" mini-series was abruptly dropped.
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Old May 6 2012, 03:42 PM   #258
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Can't wreck the omnibus reprint schedule, by god.
Seems to be a pattern, yes. Earlier IDW omnibuses were much longer. Perhaps why the McCoy mini-series had two adventures squashed in its final issue, and why the Garrett-focus issue of the "Captain's Log" mini-series was abruptly dropped.
Point being, the reprint schedule isn't going to be an issue if they keep telling these shiitty, truncated stories.

As much as I love Star Trek and as excited as I was when this series was announced, I'm about to drop it. The remakes are uninteresting and the first original story was dumb. My local comic shop doesn't even carry the monthly.
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Old May 6 2012, 11:02 PM   #259
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the reprint schedule isn't going to be an issue if they keep telling these shiitty, truncated stories.
You seem to be under the impression that the rest of the people buying them are of the same opinion as you, and that they plan to stop buying them. They haven't seemed "truncated" to me. As I said, if they were three issues per adventure, you can bet just as many would be saying they were tired of "filler".

If anything, these comic duologies are a placeholder series until the new movie comes out. Each one supposedly has easter eggs for the new movie, so interest is still high, and sales are supposedly better than many previous TNG or DS9 mini-series from IDW.
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Old May 7 2012, 09:19 AM   #260
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Well I certainly find them quite truncated. This last issue and the speedy wrap up was particularly so.

They're interesting, but really a little too brief to do the stories they're telling justice. IMO of course.
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Old May 30 2012, 07:44 PM   #261
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Star Trek #9 is actually the first issue I've liked.
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Old May 30 2012, 09:17 PM   #262
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I had a very quick leaf through part two of "Vulcan's Fury", and I just wanna say I'm glad they kept the look of the TOS-era Romulans! I half expected them to all be bald with tattooes and flying 5-mile long space octopii, as if that's what they always did (kinda like DC Comics' TMP-Klingon version of Kor)

Possible nerd rage incident averted
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Old May 31 2012, 01:09 AM   #263
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Star Trek #9 is actually the first issue I've liked.
Same here, Bill J. I like the twists on turns the story took. It wasn't a straight up word for word adaptation of the episode. they took advantage of these new versions of the characters. Loved the twist at the end about Landru. and wondering where that will lead to next issue.
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Old May 31 2012, 02:32 PM   #264
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Star Trek #9 is actually the first issue I've liked.
I'm wondering if the first page with Sulu is yet another easter egg for the new movie, perhaps a similar scenario for Benedict Cumberbatch's Starfleet-uniformed character?
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Old May 31 2012, 02:55 PM   #265
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I'm wondering if the first page with Sulu is yet another easter egg for the new movie, perhaps a similar scenario for Benedict Cumberbatch's Starfleet-uniformed character?
I just hope to God that it isn't...



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I'm wondering if the first page with Sulu is yet another easter egg for the new movie, perhaps a similar scenario for Benedict Cumberbatch's Starfleet-uniformed character?
I just hope to God that it isn't...



Yeah, they were kind of assholes, but wouldn't it be more absurd that such an organization didn't exist, especially when the Federation was founded at a time when their biggest neighbors were pretty much massive assholes?
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Old May 31 2012, 04:21 PM   #267
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Yeah, they were kind of assholes, but wouldn't it be more absurd that such an organization didn't exist, especially when the Federation was founded at a time when their biggest neighbors were pretty much massive assholes?
I'm just tired of them being the boogeyman.
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Old May 31 2012, 10:41 PM   #268
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I'm just tired of them being the boogeyman.
You mean when it's not the Borg, or Q, or Klingons, or Cardassians, or Romulans - or a random black hat madman with revenge on his mind?
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Old May 31 2012, 11:01 PM   #269
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I'm just tired of them being the boogeyman.
You mean when it's not the Borg, or Q, or Klingons, or Cardassians, or Romulans - or a random black hat madman with revenge on his mind?
Oh no. I have a special dislike for this particular group because they've become something of a crutch for writers and fans alike.
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I'm wondering if the first page with Sulu is yet another easter egg for the new movie, perhaps a similar scenario for Benedict Cumberbatch's Starfleet-uniformed character?
I wondered that too... I could live with that.

This is one of the stronger retold episodes so far. It was nice to see a member of the supporting cast get a bit of meat on their bones. If all the characters get the occasional spotlight like this then I shall be very pleased.

Having said that, the Vulcan story had a strong first episode that limped home in the second issue.

However, they've drifted back to almost no female characters again, which is getting really tiresome.
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