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New Star Trek comics will act of a prequel of sorts to the next movie

Oct. 3, 2011by:
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STAR TREK 2 doesn't begin filming until February but if you're a die-hard Trekkie, there's a way for you to get your fix a little early. IDW Publishing is relaunching their "Star Trek" comic book line with a new series overseen by TREK co-writer Roberto Orci and the books are expected to serve as a prequel to the upcoming film sequel.

Said comic writer Mike Johnson, "As we get closer to the next movie, the stories will begin to foreshadow the events of the movie, such as possibly introducing new characters we will see onscreen."

In his capacity as Creative Director of the new comic line, Orci met with Johnson and other staff writers and discussed the major beats of the upcoming sequel (note to self: visit Mike Johnson with a rag soaked in sodium pentathol). This included deciding what storylines to avoid so as not to conflict with the film's script and what characters and events can be teased in the comics.

"We can lay in subtle clues to whats coming up," says Johnson, "so that once you see the new movie you can go back and see how it evolved in the comics."

There have been a lot of rumors regarding plots and characters for STAR TREK 2, most notably the return of Khan (KHAAAAN!!!). I'm not much of a Trekkie so I can't speak to eloquently about the universe, but what do you think could (and should) be involved?

Source: Star Trek

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1:03PM on 10/05/2011

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It means NO Gary Mitchel for ST2, as it's the story of the first arc in this comics
To bad, it would have made a great story!
It means NO Gary Mitchel for ST2, as it's the story of the first arc in this comics
To bad, it would have made a great story!
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12:50PM on 10/04/2011
Spock should eat the brains of other Vulcans to gain their powers.
Spock should eat the brains of other Vulcans to gain their powers.
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12:15AM on 10/04/2011

HOLY CRAP!

I used to have that exact comic!
I used to have that exact comic!
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10:57AM on 10/03/2011

Sweet

They'd better bring back Mike W Barr, Tom Sutton and Ricardo Villagran. Because like most Trekkies, I can't let go of the past.
They'd better bring back Mike W Barr, Tom Sutton and Ricardo Villagran. Because like most Trekkies, I can't let go of the past.
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10:18AM on 10/03/2011
They should write a game changing epic story arc entitled 'World War Tribble' if they haven't done so already.
They should write a game changing epic story arc entitled 'World War Tribble' if they haven't done so already.
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