The Boston Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup group had a hand in selling out Coolidge Corner Theatre on Monday to wrap up Season 7 of the theatre’s Science on Screen series with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Before the screening of the scratchy print, NOAA‘s Dr. David Wiley educated the audience on his research on humpback whales in Stellwagen Bank and how the magnificent creatures use their flukes to create giant splashes to trap dinner.
We trapped our own meal—fruit roll-ups from the concession stand and Cokes. Just like when we first saw the film in 1986.
At Boston Comic Con this year, I scored Star Trek Motion Picture Trilogy from a $5 bin in preparation for the screening. IDW’s trade paperback collects comic book adaptations of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and our favorite, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. The latter of the two books were originally published by DC Comics in association with the release of the films, and have been digitally recolored and remastered.
That’s not all for reprints and modern takes on our favorite galactic ambassadors.
IDW Publishing has the rights to new and old Trek comics of all generations.
LeaguePodcast’s very own John Hunt colored 2009′s Star Trek: Mission’s End five issue limited series, featuring a younger Kirk in a lost tale set in the time right after the original series went off the air. Fans of the DC Comics run may want to check out the Archives. Volume One features the Best of Peter David (Hulk, X-Factor). Mike W. Barr (Batman: Year Two) is featured in Volume Four, Best of Deep Space Nine.
But what of the budding romance between Spock and Uhura? Aren’t fans more concerned with the newest and best? Christopher Pine is the face of Kirk, now.
Don’t be blue, my Andorian friend.
The new, or alternate timeline crafted by the temporal incursion of the Narada in 2387 has been logged by the Starfleet Captains at IDW starting with the 2009 Movie prequel Star Trek Countdown. Countdown delves deep into the origin of tattooed villain Nero.
Star Trek—IDW’s ongoing series picks up where the movie left off. Volume One contains adaptations and reimagining of Original Series plots with the dynamics of the new crew.
I had faith in this book and have loved watching the Original Series episodes after finishing the issues.
By issue 7, the universe is enriched by original stories in the alternate timeline examining the consequences of the planet Vulcan being destroyed. Movie writer and producer Roberto Orci oversees these stories to ramp up excitement and flesh out details of the new timeline. Issue #11 drops in July, starring your favorite asexual fuzzballs, the Tribbles.
Serious comic book and sci-fi fans might also enjoy the crossover books being published right now. Warning — these books are not for the average nerd! You must be a super-nerd, card-carrying League member or Starfleet cadet to qualify! Star Trek / Legion of Superheroes is written by Chris Roberson (I, Zombie; Fables) and twists time up like red licorice rope. Spoilers -- Its Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation #1! Captain Jean-Luc Picard and The Doctor force a timey-wimey engagement that’s going to have comic shop owners wearing earplugs on the day of release. Mash-up catch phrases from the two shows will make your brain seep out from every socket.
“Bad Wolf, Number One. Engage the fish sticks and custard. Make it so!”
BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE! CHECK OUT LEAGUEPODCAST.COM — BOSTON’S COMIC BOOK AND POP CULTURE PODCAST — “Thinking about Comics since 2009″!
League of Ordinary Gentlemen Podcast Episode #115 — Mother’s Day Moaning
The boys are back to discuss The Avengers second-week record gross, what it means, how the good movie actually was, and what that means. Plus, Free Comic Book Day, expensive Mother’s Day cards, and mean, old 3rd grade teachers.