Comic Prequel: Star Trek Countdown to Darkness

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by ralph, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. USS Triumphant

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    Really, there was a lot of stuff in the Countdown leading up to the last movie that wasn't in the film or even referenced. The cover of this comic might just indicate that something to do with LTBYLB is in the comic.

    But yeah, that would be a great movie. And I wouldn't change a thing. :lol:
     
  2. Shilliam Watner

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    I enlarged the comic cover and you can definitely see the Enterprise on the left side of the cover headed towards (or coming from) what appears to be a object above the Entrrprise shaped just like the doomsday machine. Go check it out and enlarge it. There is no doubt!!
     
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  3. ralph

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    I saw it too. I saw something that looks like a nascelle and a disc, but, in my opinion, it´s not Enterprise.
     
  4. KirkusOveractus

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    My thinking is that if it is Mitchell, he'll be on the ship commanded by Peter Weller, and that's the one that is affected and causes Mitchell to turn into the god-like person.

    I still think the movie will somehow draw from the book "Heart of Darkness", and it will entail Mitchell becoming like a god to an alien race, with Kirk and crew assigned to find him and stop him.
     
  5. Jackson_Roykirk

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    ^^ I wouldn't mind seeing another retelling of Heart of Darkness -- this time in a major science fiction motion picture. It's been almost 35 years since the last major retelling (Apocalypse Now), and it would be interesting to see the story told against a sci-fi (i.e., "futuristic") backdrop.

    However, I'm not sure if I want a Star Trek film to venture into the territory of retelling that story. If not done subtly enough, it may seem too obvious that's what they are trying to do (put a Star Trek spin on Heart of Darkness), and that could end up seeming trite.
     
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    Perhaps Gary survived the phaser blast? I mean, he was in between forms before he died, maybe that form kept him just enough alive so that he could escape?

    That's my theory.
     
  7. Procutus

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    I'm actually getting intrigued by this prequel comic. Assuming that it will be available through Comixology.com, I may have to check this out.

    I guess if Cumberbatch really IS Mitchell, then this four-part story may just give that away.
     
  8. Set Harth

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    I love the smell of phasers in the morning!
     
  9. The Wormhole

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    Logically speaking, the identity of Cumberbatch's character will be offically revealed before issue 1 of this series hits shelves.
     
  10. Classic Fan

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    I love Benedict. Just as an actor and a person, he has this presence that is intoxicating.

    I'd be disapointed if JJ was doing a Khan rehash, doesn't need doing IMHO, Montalban did it perfectly the first time, perfectly the second time. Although, theres no telling what JJ will do. However, a Gary Mitchell retelling would be pretty awesome.

    I enjoyed the countdown to the previous movie, got my Star Trek mojo back aftert losing it in the early 2000s. Hope this is as good.

    Also, if it is a doomsday machine story would be pretty sweet too. We could have Weller as Commodore Decker and Cumberbatch as the physical manipulative manifestation of the doomsday machine that works as a mind of honey trap for planets and/or civilisations that the planet killer has been programmed to seek out and destroy.

    Sorry, got away from me there. ;)
     
  11. ralph

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    In IMDb cast list, there is a Captain Abbott - Beau Bilingslea. StarFleet captain? Civil captain?
     
  12. M'Sharak

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    Beau Billingslea? Awesome. :)
     
  13. FarStrider

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    Jet Black in da' House! Well, this movie has gotten even cooler. . .


    ~FS
     
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    just looks like shadowing to me. his pecs are "into darkness" :lol:
     
  17. BillJ

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    That is some shitty cover art.
     
  18. Therin of Andor

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    Going by past mini-series, this will be one of five(?) variant covers for issue #1.
     
  19. Amasov

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    The Enemy Within: The Motion Picture? :devil:
     
  20. Dukhat

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    Isn't it amazing what people in this thread thought they saw?

    "It's Cumberbatch!"

    "It's Lokai!"

    "It's Kirk with a ripped shirt!"

    "It's some new starship!"

    :guffaw: