Is the STAR TREK magazine ending?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Brian, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    And last time I checked, Star Trek is an American program, so... :devil:
     
  2. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    And last time I checked It's editored this side of the pond by an Englishman. Just because you're too lazy to insert a few extra letters in a few words, doesn't mean the civilised world isn't. :p

    Indeed, the whole stiff upper lip and keeping calm and carrying on has a lot to answer for.
     
  3. Captain Robert April

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    Love the sig line, btw...
     
  4. Greg Cox

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    And, of course, it probably doesn't help that many of the writers are American! :)
     
  5. Captain Robert April

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  6. MvRojo

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    It's been international since it's started, which is why the US is on issue #32, and the UK is in #159.
     
  7. PaulSimpson

    PaulSimpson Writer/Editor Captain

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    Oh let's open this Pandora's Box again... What would you like to be different?
     
  8. Mysterion

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    Less use of text on a colored background, please. Can be hard to read at times. Black print on a white background is just fine, IMO.
     
  9. ChristopherPike

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    Regular exclusively commissioned STM comic strip. Like new adventures for the Doctor in DWM. 4-5 pages an issue.

    Me, I'd want it ENTERPRISE based... because not even IDW have got around to that yet.

    Realistically though, it would have to be characters with likenesses of the Abramsverse cast. They're the current generation, unless the next film turns out to be less successful and that universe just spans two outings. Even if that happens, newbies since 2009 will probably still want ongoing adventures with their versions of Kirk, Spock, McCoy et all, for a while after.
     
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  10. Christopher

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    As a rule, film tie-ins don't require likenesses of the film actors to be successful. Plenty of animated series such as The Real Ghostbusters and Men in Black: The Series have had to use original character designs rather than actor likenesses (because those can be expensive and difficult to license), and have not suffered for it. It's the characters that matter, not how they're drawn.

    Keep in mind that in Countdown, when Nero was studying historical records and read about James T. Kirk, it was Shatner's face that was rendered, not Pine's. Which is probably because Shatner's likeness is already licensed for use in Trek comics. As for the movie-prequel comic short that appeared in Wired, it used highly stylized character designs that resembled both the original and new actors to some degree (similarly to how DC Comics ended up giving Saavik a character design that was somewhere between Kirstie Alley and Robin Curtis).
     
  11. Captain Robert April

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    Bring back the technical briefings!
     
  12. Mysterion

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    Seconded!
     
  13. PaulSimpson

    PaulSimpson Writer/Editor Captain

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    This is something that I'm keen to move away from personally as well, however, it does sometimes look like it's all one piece if there's no box outs etc.

    Sorry, we don't have - and never will have - a comics license. The original British mag reprinted some of the old DC strips, and our comics department reprinted Countdown for the UK audience, but we will not be generating content. Personally - I'd love to.


    Not that they were ever in Star Trek Magazine in the first place!! However I think you'll enjoy issue 35 which is a direct response to all those asking about ships and ship design... including a very cool homage to a certain 1980 book...

    Paul
     
  14. Mysterion

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    Sounds promising.
     
  15. PaulSimpson

    PaulSimpson Writer/Editor Captain

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    I've just signed off the final pages - if you liked a certain Chronology, or Blueprints, then there's stuff in here you'll love... (I hope!!)

    Plus some great Vanguard goodness - including imagery about the design of the station that I found incredible when it was sent through

    Paul
     
  16. Mysterion

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    ^^^
    Tease. Am looking forward to this issue.
     
  17. Captain Robert April

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    Now, if only I could afford a subscription, instead of having to take my chances with the newsstand...
     
  18. SicOne

    SicOne Commodore Commodore

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    I just walked into this thread; when will this magazine be out?
     
  19. Reanok

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    I hope you'll do a story about the Enterpise series tenth anniversary or a mention of the upcoming Enterpise novel To Brave the storm please .
     
  20. PaulSimpson

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    It's due to hit newsstands in late June.

    Yes, issue 38 will include material on Enterprise's 10th anniversary - I'm hoping for a special interview but that's yet to be confirmed. As you hopefully know if you read the magazine regularly, we give full coverage to all the book releases...