Anybody reading Star Trek: Crew (SPOILERS)

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Jiraiya, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Jiraiya

    Jiraiya Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    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.

    J
     
  2. HIj'Qa

    HIj'Qa Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    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!
     
  3. Mike Farley

    Mike Farley Commodore Commodore

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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.
     
  4. James Swallow

    James Swallow Writer Captain

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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....
     
  5. ToddKent

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    I've never been a huge Byrne fan but his Trek work for IDW has been great.