InterestsIn no particular order: Star Trek, sci-fi in general, film history, filmmaking, criticism, etc., comic books, oddball Trek collectibles, foreign travel, space exploration, the JFK assasination conspiracy, any HBO original series, Annette Funicello, dogs, the film "Apocalypse Now", the TV series "Lost", The Doors.
Wolfgaurd--RE: TNG: The Space Between--Yes, I'm aware of it's upcoming release, but thanks for your tip just the same. The covers, as well as the "alternate" cover for Star Trek: The Manga will ultimately be seen in Trek Artifacts.
By the way--I LOVE your mock version of those insideous motivational poster prints designed for offices! PLEASE MAKE MORE!!!! I'd love to see one with the Founders about keeping order....--Zardoz has spoken
For all those interested in the various Star Trek comics--I'll be writing articles on and posting all the covers from the Gold Key series (1967-79) and the first Marvel series (1980-82) in Trek Artifacts, a new series of specials at TrekCore. The first Gold Key issues should be up by next weekend. I had intended to post only selected issues of the various DC, Malibu, 1990's Marvel, and Wildstorm series', but if there are enough of you out there that want to see all the covers--or as many as I have anyway--please let us know. I have complete runs, or near-complete runs, of the DC TOS and TNG series, the Malibu DS9 series--and most of the specials--as well as about half of the '90's Marvel, and '00's Wildstorm material. If any of you have issues I don't and can provide scans of the covers, that would be greatly appreciated. We'll get to those details as I get closer to posting articles on those comic series but those with complete runs of the '90's Marvel and/or the '00's Wildstorm stuff should let me know via e-mail or a post here at the board, or through Michael Broadhead.
I know jack about this new TokyoPop ST graphic novel...is it out already? It'll no doubt be repulsive to those that don't care for Manga style (like me) but I'd still like to check it out. I'm sure DC/Wildstorm or some other publisher will do more ST comics as we get closer to the release of the next movie.
When I first saw the teaser poster for STXI my first thought was that Paramount was going to finally do the "Kirk & Spock at the Academy" movie that Paramount's brass has wanted to do since 1988 ( ST:V was originally to be that movie) and that has been the bane of fans ever since. But Abrams comments reassure me that that's not going to happen. The man has done an amazing job with Lost (not to mention all his other stuff) and has always kept his word when it comes to announcing intentions and directions of whatever he's working on. I've long thought that the next ST movie should feature characters and concepts from all the various series, or at least from the modern series, since they all occour in the same time frame. Who wouldn't love to see a meeting of Worf and B'ellana Torres? Or a Picard-Sisko-Janeway team-up? The loose threads of DS9 alone provide more than enough material for a great film, and with the wealth of characters, races, concepts and ongonig plot arcs, they could make the greatest ST film of all time. Personally, I'd be satisfied with something entertaining, competent, and respectful to the Trek legacy and there proabably isn't anyone alive who can do better than Abrams.