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Old August 17 2013, 01:25 PM   #451
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23rd century Romulan ships all look like the Narada??


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Old August 17 2013, 02:36 PM   #452
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Old August 17 2013, 02:48 PM   #453
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Didn't the "Vulcan's Vengeance" storyline in issues 7-8 show the Romulans getting hold of the Narada's specs?
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Old August 17 2013, 03:28 PM   #454
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Ah, if they did that in an earlier issue it's suddenly much less of a problem. I had this vision of all 23rd century Romulans being rewritten as bald, tattooed and flying black squid ships just because Nero did.
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Old August 17 2013, 03:45 PM   #455
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^No, "Vulcan's Vengeance" showed the 23rd-century Romulans with hair and no tattoos, and I believe we saw some BoP-style Romulan ships in it.
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Old August 18 2013, 04:10 AM   #456
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So do the Gorn issue and the Romulan/Klingon War issues have titles?
The Gorn issue doesn't seem to have a title anywhere in the issue...
Maybe whoever wrote the title had Gorn Orff before they had a chance to use it.
Or maybe they did have would but it just would Klingon.
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Old August 18 2013, 10:41 AM   #457
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Well the gorn issue was incredibly lightweight with almost no plot at all. I think single issue stories only work well as character pieces and not always then. What was interesting was the amount of canon and backstory that was referenced, including, I assume, the plot of the game. I'd buy a comic version of the game plot actually.

I did like that they put some effort into the landing party so we had to male and two female secuirty guards - success! - and it was nice to see that the third tier regulars such as Zahra and the orion dude Kai making an appearance.

It felt very much like a filler issue to make up the numbers for the trade paperback but plot elements will be carried forward so lets see where it leads...
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Old August 18 2013, 11:29 AM   #458
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I pretty much am in agreement with what you've said. I would have liked to have seen a comic book adaptation of the game as well, or a novelization.

I had been looking forward to this issue, but the story came off as nothing special and bit predictable. I was hoping to learn more about the new take on the Gorn, and while we get a rehash of the new Gorn origins and a little bit more, I didn't think it was enough. I was also hoping they would reconcile the new Gorn origin with a more traditional take on the Gorn, and I think there was a sliver of opportunity there but they didn't go that route.

I also thought Kirk sidelining Spock was odd, though it was nice that they referenced Into Darkness and the comics After Darkness as for Kirk's reasons why.

I also liked the security team and hope we see more minor characters get face time and development. I think they need a regular security officer. Even if it's just for the comics.
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Old August 27 2013, 04:00 PM   #459
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Sorry if I'm dragging the discussion back to the previous arc again, I've always struggled to wrap my head around the concept of Pon Farr and I thought the Ongoing take on it was quite interesting.

Spoilers ahead for those who haven't read the After Darkness arc.

My question is, why did tricking the Vulcans' bodies into thinking they were on Vulcan cure their Pon Farr effects? In Amok Time, Spock did not get cured of his blood fever simply by beaming onto Vulcan. If someone could clarify this, I'd really appreciate it.
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Old August 28 2013, 04:33 AM   #460
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^ Because... magic!

It's just one of those strange affects that Nero's temporal incursion had, just like he somehow gave Vulcans in plak tow evil red glowy eyes!
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Old August 28 2013, 12:06 PM   #461
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Isn't it something to do with Vulcan having blown up accelerating their Pon Farr cycles so they come much earlier than they should? Apart from that, I really don't know what to say about this.
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Old August 28 2013, 02:58 PM   #462
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Isn't it something to do with Vulcan having blown up accelerating their Pon Farr cycles so they come much earlier than they should? Apart from that, I really don't know what to say about this.
Hmm I don't recall them saying anything about that, but I could re-read it again. I know that it was mentioned that some Vulcans got so overcome by grief after the destruction of Vulcan that they descended into a Plak Tow kind of madness, but curing them shouldn't be the same as curing Spock, who was actually undergoing Pon Farr.
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Old August 28 2013, 06:51 PM   #463
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Ohhh dear. Sounds like we've got problems.
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Old August 28 2013, 10:16 PM   #464
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Violent outbursts can ameliorate the effects of Pon Farr - the problem on New Vulcan was that this didn't seem to help. I think the assumption was that something in the Vulcan atmosphere helped this process (most likely bacteria but they also took into account exact composition, gravity, magnetism etc). Not sure why they had women there though - while I'm a fan of being more inclusive, I always thought Pon Farr was a male thing.
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Old August 28 2013, 10:29 PM   #465
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^Enterprise confirmed that Vulcan females experience pon farr as well. T'Pol underwent premature pon farr in "Bounty," and Mirror Trip "helped" Mirror T'Pol through her pon farr.
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