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Robert Kowalewski II
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Posted: 19 March 2009 at 7:35am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Since no one has started it yet, did you pick it up?  How did you like it?  I liked the first issue, and the terminology from the original pilot for Warp Drive(Time Warp) is a nice added touch.
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I struggled with that! The original pilot is a diamond in the rough, and so
much was abandoned between it and the second pilot, and the second pilot
and the series. And even once the series was in production, there was
constant tweaking. (What is the name of the authority Kirk works for?)

In the end, I decided to mix and match a bit, when it came to things like
costume and set designs, but for the language, I decided to stay true to "The
Cage". So it's "time warp factors" and the weapon of choice is a "laser"!

(Be sure to do air quotes when you say that!)
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Posted: 19 March 2009 at 7:54am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Air quotes only necessary for fricken "laser beams" (which should of course
be attached to the sharks' heads.)
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Robert Kowalewski II
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I like the way the ship is different from what it's going to become, they're small differences mind you(like the back of the warp nacelles and the larger Bridge), but I like the design work involved.

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Alex Prewitt
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JB - what a great book.  The art, writing, it all rings true.  I really appreciate the sense of size you give to the Connie vessels!  I'm bummed I have to wait a month for the next issue.

"John Byrne - Entertaining this nerd for over 20 years!!!!"

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Posted: 19 March 2009 at 10:46am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Wait...wait.

I thought this came out next week.

Am I to understand that this is out now?

 

$^%^$%^!!!%&#$^%$%^$%!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(runs to car)

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I like the way the ship is different from what it's going to become, they're
small differences mind you(like the back of the warp nacelles and the larger
Bridge), but I like the design work involved



Thanks. One of the small conceits of the TREK universe is that Star Fleet
seems to keep messing about with the design of their vehicles and uniforms.
This opened up quite a canvas for me, given that my series begins about 20
years before TOS. (Also makes my life a little bit easier. If I get something
wrong, I can always say "Oh, er, no, that's not wrong! That was before the
upgrade!!")
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Robert Kowalewski II
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Posted: 19 March 2009 at 11:05am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Yes Greg, it came out yesterday.
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Sean Tourangeau
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Posted: 19 March 2009 at 11:16am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I really enjoyed this Issue.  I especially love the details on the NX-0002.

 

Can't wait for the second issue.

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Mike Farley
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Posted: 19 March 2009 at 11:29am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Sean Tourangeau is the designer of the USS TITAN for the Pocketbooks Titan series. Welcome to the JBF.

I liked this issue a lot.

Something tell perhaps. Normally my LCS gets MAYBE 5 copies of any of the various Trek comics. the owner usually stashes me a copy of the Byrne stuff behind the counter to make sure I get one. But there were at least 20 copies of CREW there yesterday. AND it was in one of the "Pick of the Week" slots.
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But there were at least 20 copies of CREW there yesterday. AND it was in one
of the "Pick of the Week" slots.



Here's hoping he has correctly gauged his audience. Otherwise, another
round of "Byrne doesn't sell anymore!"
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Paul Anthony Llossas
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This issue was friggin' great!  Never cared much for "Number One" but this characterization really intrigued me. Can't wait for issue #2.  And the layouts were awesome.  It actually felt to me like the interiors of a Constitution-Class Starship.  Completely sucked me into the story.  Sorry to sound so fannish, but I rarely read books twice on day I buy them, but this one I did.
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Sean Tourangeau
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Posted: 19 March 2009 at 12:02pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Thanks for the welcome Mike.
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 19 March 2009 at 12:51pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Just bought the last copy on the rack. Loved it. There were a few word balloon errors and typos, however. As well as one reference to "phaser fire".

Great story, though. Enjoyed the references to Number One's name (without actually hearing it), the little differences in the Enterprise (like the spotlights at the base of the B/C deck structure), and the little nods to TOS  ("dunsel", "Great Bird of the Galaxy", etc.).



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Glenn Greenberg
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Had to go to two stores to get it yesterday, as my regular shop completely
sold out by the time I got there.

Very much looking forward to reading this. Don't know exactly when I'll get
to it, but I will!
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Review:

http://trekweb.com/articles/2009/03/19/Comics-Review-Star-Tr ek-Crew-Issue-1.shtml

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Brian Miller
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Posted: 19 March 2009 at 2:03pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Great book. I really liked our new heroine. From her signature on that wall plate, I was thinking her last name could be "Jeffries." Probably wrong, but it's what came into my head.

Really loved how you pulled the Klingons into it. And the transporter murder was very clever.

Kudos on a great first issue.

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Eric Smearman
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Posted: 19 March 2009 at 2:36pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Picked it up yesterday. Read it and loved it.

Gotta admit, the "time warp" and "laser" references threw me a bit. It's been quite a while since I've watched "The Cage" or 'Where No Man Has Gone Before". It took a second reading for my memory to kick in.
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Gotta admit, the "time warp" and "laser" references threw me a bit.

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Having not seen many TNG episodes, they threw me as well.


Really loved how you pulled the Klingons into it.

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I liked the addition of the Klingons too (and JB draws TNG Klingons so well).

Another well written done-in-one story that a non-TNG familiar reader like me was able to enjoy.
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"TNG"?

I think you mean "TOS".
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Posted: 19 March 2009 at 4:08pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

saw the typos, too.  Sure hope they get fixed for the trade.  otherwise great book.


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I think you mean "TOS".

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Yeah.
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Posted: 19 March 2009 at 5:00pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

I haven't been to my LCS yet, but I'm really excited to read this. Angel received a five out of five review last week and Crew gets an A+ review this week. Glad to see these projects getting some great word of mouth.
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Posted: 19 March 2009 at 5:42pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

This was such a fun book to read.  My knowledge of Star Trek lore is rather basic; I half-heartedly watched TOS in syndication way back in the day and have seen most of the movies.  I have got to find TOS and start watching it again to see if they are as fun as JB's Star Trek comics. 
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It's kind of interesting to see all the top notch reviews for JB's recent licensed work which seem to have at least a slightly different audience than the regular comic fanboys. Apparently no-one told the fans of Trek and Angel that you are supposed to hate JB's work--sight unseen even. The books are being judged more on their own merits and not through any "Byrne's an orgre" lens. 
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