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Old April 26 2014, 10:57 PM   #796
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Re: IDW Star Trek Ongoing...

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I wonder the machine planet designed him with anything like vision for more spectra than the visible or great strength.
I would assume his eyes are better than humans' eyes. And most non-humans in Trek are stronger than humans.
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Old April 27 2014, 10:37 AM   #797
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I really liked the idea of an origin story about this character, but the end felt a little rushed:



Anyway, this comic two parter would have made a great tv two parter!
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Old April 27 2014, 10:27 PM   #798
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Every time IDW does a two-parter it seems like people complain it shoulda been a three-parter. Four-parters shoulda been five-parters. Six-parters shoulda been five-parters. People screaming that subplots are either absent or "just filler". And so on. Madness!

For me, finishing the "I, Enterprise" two-parter with "The End for now" suggests that there is definitely more to come for Science Officer 0718, but perhaps not more detail until after the next movie?
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Old April 27 2014, 10:33 PM   #799
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Y'know I wonder where this machine planet was in the prime reality. Maybe the Klingons encountered it first, lost some ships to it, and then brought a task force to annihilate it?
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Old May 10 2014, 05:12 PM   #800
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I hope it shows up in the next movie.
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Old May 11 2014, 08:45 AM   #801
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Every time IDW does a two-parter it seems like people complain it shoulda been a three-parter. Four-parters shoulda been five-parters. Six-parters shoulda been five-parters. People screaming that subplots are either absent or "just filler". And so on. Madness!

For me, finishing the "I, Enterprise" two-parter with "The End for now" suggests that there is definitely more to come for Science Officer 0718, but perhaps not more detail until after the next movie?
I think generally most of the two-parters have had over-simplistic, rushed conclusions, whereas I've felt that all the 4-parters have been fairly satisfying. A few of the shorter stories have worked well but mostly it has felt like they've squandered some really great ideas. The one-shot redshirts springs to mind as a really well done shorter story so it does depend on the material but for sci fi, I think one issue to set up and one issue to conclude leaves little room to tell a decent story with any character development. We end up with a story that is about character development or we end up with a brief sci fi story and I think that those elements work better if combined in one longer story most of the time.

As far as this story goes, we only scratched the surface of the new character with almost no exploration of the sci fi elements beyond brief peril. It was enjoyable enough but I was hungry for more.

Loving the artwork though.
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Old May 11 2014, 12:14 PM   #802
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The art improved compared to the first issues a lot.
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Old May 13 2014, 02:37 AM   #803
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Just got caught up with the collections of this series. After Darkness was horrible. Bad art, a pretty odd storyline that didn't make a lick of sense, really. (Somehow the Vulcans missed that an essential reproductive practice was thrown off? Come on...) Khitomer Conflict was actually pretty good, if perhaps possessing too many moving parts that didn't all come together. (Sulu's sister could have been planted earlier in the series. Perhaps in place of that worthless Gorn issue?)

I think 4-parters would better suit the series. The two-parters were too pared down to be very good. Khitomer Conflict had a nice balance of plot and character beats.
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Old May 13 2014, 03:36 AM   #804
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Just got caught up with the collections of this series. After Darkness was horrible. Bad art, a pretty odd storyline that didn't make a lick of sense, really. (Somehow the Vulcans missed that an essential reproductive practice was thrown off? Come on...) Khitomer Conflict was actually pretty good, if perhaps possessing too many moving parts that didn't all come together. (Sulu's sister could have been planted earlier in the series. Perhaps in place of that worthless Gorn issue?)

I think 4-parters would better suit the series. The two-parters were too pared down to be very good. Khitomer Conflict had a nice balance of plot and character beats.
I concur. Greater issue length would be a major improvement to this series.
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Old May 19 2014, 12:57 AM   #805
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I was already pretty intrigued by the introduction of Q, but this looks like a must pick up for me:


http://www.startrek.com/article/firs...-gambit-part-2
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Old May 19 2014, 02:00 AM   #806
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I was already pretty intrigued by the introduction of Q, but this looks like a must pick up for me:


http://www.startrek.com/article/firs...-gambit-part-2
It looks to me they'll be visiting the Prime Universe? This looks to be very fun - I wonder if Q introduces them to characters from all of the series?

Also 'what has become of the space station once known as Deep Space Nine... and the man called Benjamin Sisko?' is this post 'What You Leave Behind'?

Either way this should be a lot of fun!
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Old May 19 2014, 02:20 AM   #807
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No, what they're visiting is the late 24th century of their universe. DS9 (a Bajoran-made station) and Benjamin Sisko are far enough removed from the Kelvin branching off that they won't look that different from their Prime selves. How the latter might act is a different story.

And all bets are off as far as to the appearance of the Abramsverse versions of the Defiant and the Enterprise D/E...
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Old May 19 2014, 02:22 AM   #808
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I was already pretty intrigued by the introduction of Q, but this looks like a must pick up for me:


http://www.startrek.com/article/firs...-gambit-part-2
It looks to me they'll be visiting the Prime Universe? This looks to be very fun - I wonder if Q introduces them to characters from all of the series?

Also 'what has become of the space station once known as Deep Space Nine... and the man called Benjamin Sisko?' is this post 'What You Leave Behind'?

Either way this should be a lot of fun!
Actually it sounds like they are visiting the JJverse's version of the 24th century.
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Old May 19 2014, 02:34 AM   #809
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It looks to me they'll be visiting the Prime Universe?
Well, the description specifically says, "Kirk and the Enterprise crew are thrust into the future of their new timeline." That implies it's meant to be the Abramsverse 24th century -- unless "new timeline" is from the characters' perspective rather than ours.
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Old May 19 2014, 03:56 AM   #810
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If this is indeed the 24th century of the Abramsverse, then I'm surprised that Roberto Orci and his film crew have let the comics go this far.
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