Holy ....! Doctor Who/Star Trek Crossover coming From IDW!

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  1. Admiral_Young

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    ^ That would probably be a good guess. TNG perspective issue leading up to the holodeck I'm guessing. The art is still not impressing me.
     
  2. Allyn Gibson

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    Kinda sorta. :)

    Picard does the "Picard Maneuver" when he finally meets the Doctor!

    The last page is a moment of true geekiness. :)
     
  3. Admiral_Young

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    Finished reading issue two and I thought it was much improved over the first issue. The writing team has all the characterizations down from both the Doctor, Amy, and Rory and the TNG crew. As Allyn mentioned there were a lot of fun stuff in this issue. I still can't stand the art work. The likenesses are there perfectly, but it really does come off as painted photoscanned work. I'm guessing they went with this direction with the art to give the comic the feeling of a television episode, but again it doesn't work for me. Also interesting how they've chosen to ignore the fact that "Star Trek" is fiction in the "Doctor Who" universe...like the Doctor not knowing the word Klingon until he meets Worf.
     
  4. StCoop

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    What's more interesting is that while he's never heard of Klingons before he sees Worf, once he does he "remembers" them. Looks like they are going to be treating the characters as being from two seperate universes where are starting to merge.
     
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    Well, since the cover to either issue 3 or 4 (I forget which) shows
    the Fourth Doctor and the TOS crew,
    I imagine some sort of time-altering, timey-wimey stuff is going to come into play somehow as well.

    And for the record, I really like the artwork. I'd been fearing we'd get someone like Martin Geraghty (who draws the DWM strip) or Pablo Marcos (who drew a lot of the really bad early TNG comics) on art.
     
  6. Saga

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    Frank Frazetta? Joe Jusko? Jeff Jones? Marko Djurdjevic?
     
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    never read their stuff.
     
  8. Saga

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    ...uncultured swine! :p
     
  9. Admiral_Young

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    I'm a big fan of Marko's work...oh man...if he had done this crossover...now that would have been something special!!
     
  10. Pindar

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    Issue 2 was good, it is indeed the reverse of issue 1 being trek heavy. Good though, it certainly had the feel of an episode of TNG. My only gripes are the price and how far each release is.
     
  11. Admiral_Young

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    They're a month apart which is standard for monthly series, even a mini-series. I agree that it felt like a TNG episode. The first episode did not feel like a "Doctor Who" episode despite the writers getting the characterization of the Doctor, Amy, and Rory bang on.
     
  12. Kelso

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    This issue was good, but the preview image for next month had me jumping up and down...

    Kirk and Spock fighting the old school Cybermen with the fourth Doctor!!

    I can't wait!
     
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    The problem i have with the painted art in this book is it looks like it was cut and pasted from screencaps and then ran through a paint programs medium filters.
     
  14. Admiral_Young

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    ^ That's exactly what it looks like and what my problem with it is as well.
     
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    I swear, I could almost name the episodes some of the images were taken from.:lol:
     
  16. Allyn Gibson

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    That's what it looks like, but that's not the way Woodward works.

    He actually works in the same way that Alex Ross works -- model shots, pencils, and then paints over the pencils. The difference between Ross and Woodward is that Ross' models are people he's hired, while Woodward's models (at least for this series) are screencaps and promo shots. He's working from the same material that you, as a viewer, are familiar with.
     
  17. Professor Zoom

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    Ross does it a WHOLE lot better though. Some of those panels in DW/Star Trek look like a high school student painted them... I couldn't tell who was who the work was so muddled.
     
  18. Kelso

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    The think the artwork looks pretty fantastic.
     
  19. Nerys Myk

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    He should be able to hid his sources better. Some doesn't even match the dialog/scene.
     
  20. The Wormhole

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    Well, finally got around to checking out Issue 2, and although I did enjoy it, I didn;t think it was as good as issue 1.

    As predicted, this is more of a Trek related story, though now the Doctor and his companions are properly teamed up with the Enterprise crew, so the fun can begin.

    We spend the first part of the issue on an aquatic world which Starfleet has a really unsafe mining operation on in order to get resources to rebuild ships after the losses at Wolf 359. Due to crappy safety standards, there's accident and a flood, but everything turns out okay, and the Enterprise takes off. Oh, and there's some reclusive aliens living on the world, who after a long-winded hello, declare they prefer to keep to themselves and disappear. After the accident, they show up, provided a long-winded explanation for why they can't help out and disappear. And just what is the deal with the female officer that is always wearing a pair of goggles? That just looked weird.

    Really what does any of this have to do with the story? Of course, one could also argue what does hunting an alien criminal in ancient Egypt have to do with the story, and you're right, it doesn't. But at leat that was interesting and exciting, this just feels like filler.

    But once everyone meets up, the story begins it's fanboy orgasms, but too late because everything is over.

    Whatever, we now have the setup out of the way and can move onto the actual story. Bring it!
     
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