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Old April 3 2009, 05:38 AM   #1
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Anybody reading Star Trek: Crew (SPOILERS)

Written and drawn by John Byrne, the mini-series features an interesting take on a pre-TOS Federation as seen through the eyes of Pike's future exec Number One (and still has no name ). The comic is in fact dedicated to Majel Barret-Roddenberry memory which was thoughtful.

Byrne really went all-out in giving the book a pre-TOS feel, from the uniforms as seen in the TOS pilot to mentions of time-warp as opposed to just warp speed.

One big flaw in the first issue features a Constitution class prototype (circa the 2240's as the ship is brand new, complete with NX designations, which is revealed later to be christened as the Enterprise at a later date) being rescued... by the Constitution, which makes little sense to me.

The second issue features an alien marauder that looks very much like a Ferengi vessel that of course never gets identified .

All-in-all, it has a cool retro feel to it and features for the first time some back story on Number One.

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Old April 3 2009, 06:49 AM   #2
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Re: Anybody reading Star Trek: Crew (SPOILERS)

I like the exploration of the Pike-era, actually the April-era. Nice touches all around for the pre-TOS feel. I'd like to see a clunky Dedaelus-class ship!
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Old April 5 2009, 04:21 AM   #3
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I've been digging it. Byrne has managed to capture the feel of what watching an April-era series might have felt like.
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Old April 5 2009, 12:41 PM   #4
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I'm enjoying this - like Mike said, the pre-TOS texture of it is good.
I especially liked the Dan Dare spacesuits in issue #2....
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Old April 6 2009, 07:11 PM   #5
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I've never been a huge Byrne fan but his Trek work for IDW has been great.
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