RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 143,853
Posts: 5,637,171
Members: 25,484
Currently online: 534
Newest member: mid83

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: The Dogs of War
By: Michelle on Mar 28

Takei Calls For Boycott
By: T'Bonz on Mar 27

April-May 2015 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Mar 27

Quinto TV Alert
By: T'Bonz on Mar 26

Shatner Remembers Nimoy
By: T'Bonz on Mar 26

Star Trek Delta Coin Pouches
By: T'Bonz on Mar 25

Takei Museum Fundraiser In Progress
By: T'Bonz on Mar 25

Star Trek 3 Villain?
By: T'Bonz on Mar 25

Montgomery Comic Book Signing
By: T'Bonz on Mar 24

Mulgrew To Receive Award
By: T'Bonz on Mar 24

Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.

Go Back   The Trek BBS > Site Forums > TrekToday News Items

TrekToday News Items Discussion of TrekToday news items

Thread Tools
Old March 12 2008, 11:51 PM   #1
Rear Admiral
Peter David On 'Star Trek: New Frontier'

Playing in the Star Trek universe has both advantages and disadvantages, according to New Frontier author Peter David.

As reported by, the New Frontier series is appearing in comic books as well as in full length novels, even though it took a while for the comic book series to get rolling.

"Wildstorm approached me about doing a second New Frontier one-shot," said David when asked about the delay between the first comic book outing of New Frontier: Double Time which debuted in 2000, and the new miniseries; "but then they lost the license and that was that. IDW got the license, approached me, and away we went."

New Frontier features the starship Excalibur, commanded by Captain Mackenzie Calhoun, who is assigned to a territory once belonging to the Thallonian Empire before its dissolution. Excalibur was sent to the territory by Starfleet due to the old rivalries and wars that started up again with the loss of the major power in that area.

David explained the appeal of writing New Frontier. "The advantage of playing in the Star Trek universe is that you have access to that vast reservoir of possibilities, not to mention an existing audience base. The disadvantage is that you really can't change any of the characters, except that's not an issue in New Frontier. Characters can come and go, get married, get divorced, give birth, die. So it's really, no joke intended, the best of both worlds."

New Frontier is part of IDW's Star Trek: Second Stage lineup which begins with New Frontier: Turnaround, a story about a stolen experimental timeship which must be retrieved. New Frontier: Turnaround arrives in stores this month.

To read more, head to the article located here.

In other Star Trek publishing news as reported by, Star Trek fiction is also appearing in Manga form Aratanaru Michi He is the third original series anthology Manga by Tokyopop. This third series includes stories by Wil Wheaton, David Gerrold, Nathaniel Bowden and Luis Reyes, the editor of the series.

Wheaton talked about his contribution to the Manga series at his website. "Speaking of the manga, I was lucky enough to work with E.J. Su again on the next one," said Wheaton. "He sent in his pencils yesterday. I wish I could show just a little bit of them, because even though it's only pencils, it's absolutely magnificent."

His story, The Art of War shows Kirk having to face his hatred of Klingons while at the same time sympathizing with them.

To read more, head to the links located here and here.

TrekToday is offline  
Old March 13 2008, 01:56 PM   #2
Re: Peter David On 'Star Trek: New Frontier'

It's the pencilers that are the real artists. The inkers and colorists are just tracers.
Looking to build Element #137 (Feynmanium)
Pioneer is offline  


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.