Ugh. Wife got rear-ended, bumper is now gone, insurance is calling the car a loss and just giving the value of the car...and now we are gonna have to go car shopping (which was part of our plan, but it just feels irritating to have it accelerated). We were hoping to keep my wife's current car for a while as like a spare. That seems like a shot plan now.
I just did a little digging for STAR TREK BOLDLY GO and thats what I found. From Mike Johnson's IGN interview, it's going to pick up (from what I gathered) at least a few weeks after Beyond. Kirk will be given command of the Endeavor and some of the crew will be with him - others won't.
They're creating new MAIN characters (and seeing some of the previewed art IGN had, THANK GOODNESS we're NOT getting the cover art). From what I gathered, those main characters will be with Kirk and crew on the Endeavor. As the synopsis mentioned, Spock and Uhura go to New Vulcan for some odd reason. I'm guessing those new characters are Kirk's new comms/ops officer and science/first officer.
It sounds like, at the time of them writing and making issues 1 and 2, they don't have ANY official drawings or plans for the Enterprise-A as of yet. As Johnson said, "We won't see the Enterprise for quite a while in this new series," which means that they're probably getting stuff approved by Bad Robot, or Bad Robot's still designing the Enterprise-A and IDW doesn't have the drawings as of yet.
The interior designs seem to mimic the "original" Enterprise - which I'm going to throw a guess that Endeavor is also a Connie. The ship was originally mentioned in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - but her captain as killed by Khan in that joint chiefs' meeting. But it seems that Kirk will be getting that ship (I know it's like X amount of years after STID but apparently, Kirk's ship is the Endeavor).
^ Well, sort of. They're still doing occasional quasi-remakes of classic episodes. In a fairly recent collection, they did a partial remake of "The Tholian Web" but with newer elements. I find the IDW books more interesting when they do all-new stories; like the one where the crew met an Enterprise with a gender-swapped crew; it was crazy, but kind of fun. I loved Jayne T Kirk. They could've went a lot further with that idea IMO, but I think they were being mindful of their younger audience members...
To celebrate 50 years of STAR TREK, here are some rare behind the scenes images from THE MAN TRAP, the first episodes telecast by NBC on September 8, 1966. The woman in the salt vampire costume is industry veteran Sandy Gimpel Gus