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Review: Star Trek: Waypoint #6

Star Trek: Waypoint #6 by Gabriel HardmanMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Interesting collection of short stories from the Star Trek Universe. I think my two favorites were Naomi Wildman's comic, and the Phase II era stories. Reading the stories in this anthology made me wonder if we'll see any Phase II era stories pop up in the future.  It might be an interesting look in an alternate era.View
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Review: Airship Enterprise: The Infernal Machine

Airship Enterprise: The Infernal Machine by Brian DenhamMy rating: 3 of 5 stars This was something that had come across kickstarter a while back (before I really looked at kickstarter). It is an interesting take on Star Trek through a steampunk lens. I am not all that interested in steampunk as a genre but this wasn't a bad story. I think for Trek fans you'll find enough to keep you going,
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Review: Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #4

Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #4 by Erik BurnhamMy rating: 3 of 5 stars This comic book series wasn't that bad but it really felt sort of like a rehash of the movie in the setup. I wonder if this was meant to be a reboot, or kickstart, of a Galaxy Quest series of comics, and they just didn't get the response that they needed to continue to create new materials in this universe.
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Review: Z Nation #6

Z Nation #6 by Craig EnglerMy rating: 5 of 5 stars This was an interesting side story to the Z-Nation series. The writers somehow managed to make this universe more disturbing with zombie cows, zombie whales, and cruise director that takes over a cruise ship and enslaves the passengers. One of the things that isn't really addressed in most zombie shows and movies is whether or not the virus
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Review: 24: Legacy - Rules of Engagement #5

24: Legacy - Rules of Engagement #5 by Christopher FarnsworthMy rating: 4 of 5 stars An enjoyable prequel to the TV series 24: Legacy. I guess I should have read this before seeing the show :-) The five part series of comics (reviewing the last one, but it really covers all of them) is the story of the protagonist of the show, jumping back in time to two times in his life (one as a drug
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Review: Star Trek: Captain's Log

Star Trek: Captain's Log by David TiptonMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I wasn't sure how much I'd enjoy reading stories about secondary captains (Jelico, Sulu, Hariman), i.e. those not seen on screen for very long - but these were actually quite good short stories. I wouldn't mind having more Hariman or Jelico stories come our way! It was also interesting to see the excelsior class go from brand
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Review: Star Trek Romulans The Hollow Crown - 2008

Star Trek Romulans The Hollow Crown - 2008 by John ByrneMy rating: 4 of 5 stars An interesting continuation of the story that started in Romulan Schism where you see the Klingon's plot of circumventing the Organian Peace Treaty. Overall and interesting story, but I feel like Klingons and Romulans lack a bit of depth. For all the honor being touted by the proponents of the Klingon way, there
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Review: Star Trek Romulans Schism - 2009

Star Trek Romulans Schism - 2009 by John ByrneMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Interesting short story with Koloth and Kor as some of the main cast (along with the original "#1") about the federation and a cloaking device, and a feud of a romulan with Kirk that leads to the dissolution (some might say "schism" ;-) ) between the romulan and klingon empires. Now...why do the Klingons have an emperor
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Review: Star Trek New Frontier: Turnaround

Turnaround by Peter DavidMy rating: 3 of 5 stars I guess this was New Frontier's version of a Mirror Universe cross-over. I've read some New Frontiers books in the past but I am not as familiar with the characters that were on the TV shows. Despite this, the story wasn't that bad if you can deal with the feeling that you are coming to a story part-way through a series. I guess I need to
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Review: Mirror Images

Mirror Images by Scott TiptonMy rating: 4 of 5 stars An interesting look into how Mirror Kirk got to ascend to the captaincy - with an interlude of how Mirror Picard ascended to the captaincy as well. Definitely need more adventures of both of these mirror crews (TNG and TOS).  Of course there is a big disconnect between the events of Mirror Universe in DS9 (empire has fallen I think)
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Review: Con Mans Spectrum #0

Con Mans Spectrum #0 by Alan TudykMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Interesting comic which sets up the firefly-like universe of ConMan's fictional universe. Too bad that the story doesn't seem to progress past issue 1 (maybe do a spin-off? ;-) ) Maybe I should check out issue 1 on Amazon.  Con Man is (was?) one of those crowdfunded  mini series (now on the comicon channel on Amazon) that
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Review: Star Trek: TNG: Mirror Broken #5

Star Trek: TNG: Mirror Broken #5 by Scott TiptonMy rating: 5 of 5 stars The six comic arc for this story was quite an interesting "pilot episode" for a Next Generation Mirror Universe crew. Picard starts from the Stargaze and...ummm...earns (?) his way onto commanding the I.S.S. Enterprise. This was an interesting glimpse into the Terran Empire at the time of the Next Generation, but it
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Review: Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Volume 1

Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Volume 1 by Arnold DrakeMy rating: 2 of 5 stars As a piece of cultural history this was OK. Some interesting stories, but they read more like the off-brand Kirk, Spock, and McCoy... Perhaps think of them as Kork, Speck, and McKay of the series called "Star Blazing" and you're good to enjoy without feeling weird about "space esperanto" and going to a different
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Review: Star Trek Volume 1

Star Trek Volume 1 by Steve MolnarMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Both stories in this volume are titled after TOS episodes...which not surprisingly were comic adaptations of classic TOS episodes. As I was reading this collection I was getting mental images of the actual episodes and I was wondering why.  I a quick stop at Memory Alpha told me why! Overall this was not bad, but I think I was
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Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Gorn Crisis

Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Gorn Crisis by Kevin J. AndersonMy rating: 3 of 5 stars This was an OK graphic novel. The watercolor inspired art direction didn't really do much for me. It wasn't bad, it just was not something that I was drawn to as compared to other comics I've read. The story was also mediocre. I was expecting more in-depth Gorn lore, and it seemed like a very throw-away
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Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation - Hive

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Hive by Brannon BragaMy rating: 4 of 5 stars An interesting post-nemesis cross-over between TNG crews and Titan (how else would you get Troy and Riker back?). The story is pre-JJ (where we already see B4 as having morphed into data), and this comic sets the stage for that to happen. A future Locutus, after the Borg have conquered everything, sends Data into
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Review: Star Trek: Nero

Star Trek: Nero by Mike JohnsonMy rating: 4 of 5 stars An interesting filler graphic novel that tells us what happened to Nero and his crew between the time the went back in time, and when they started their psychotic trip to destroy the federation. Where did they get the Borg tech though for the Nereda? Did we ever find this out and I am just blocking it? Also, in the Kelvin-timeline,
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Review: Star Trek: Starfleet Academy

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy by Mike JohnsonMy rating: 5 of 5 stars [SPOILERS] Quite an interesting adventure that kickstarts at least 2 new groups of crews in the Kelvin-timeline of Star Trek. I'd read more of this. The comic starts off with the TOS crew, when they were in their academy days (well Kirk, Spock, and Uhura...and a little bit of Chekov), but it really focuses mostly a new
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Review: Star Trek Classics: The Next Generation: Enemy Unseen

Star Trek Classics: The Next Generation: Enemy Unseen by Keith R.A. DeCandidoMy rating: 0 of 5 stars This was an interesting collection of Next Generation comics. There were some very odd stories in this collection where the story was more than a little odd, like having Picard and Troy being quite nimble and round-house some aliens in the jaw... The design of some aliens reminds me a little
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Goodreads year-end-review

Couldn't escape the GoodRead year-end-review!I am generally very conservative when I set my reading goals each year because I tend to think of books as thick things that take a long time to get through.  However, as this year has proven again I've read more books than I expected.  If you notice, you'll see that it's a lot of comic books and star trek novels (audiobook or text-to-speech ebooks
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Mirror TNG!

Woah!  I don't often pay attention to the annual Free Comic Book Day (perhaps because I haven't really been reading comic-books regularly for the past 25 years), but this time around it seems like I can't miss it.  IDW will be putting together Mirror Universe stories, and it looks the TNG will be getting the mirror universe treatment.  Out of all the Star Trek series only TNG and Voyager
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Need more Jericho!

Back in 2006 there was a new show on TV which was good (which means that it was cancelled - HA!), called Jericho.  It was an action, mystery, drama type of show where a number of nuclear devices were detonated (simultaneously I think) throughout the continental US. Since the seat of government, DC, was destroyed there was some understandable chaos.  What emerged were the Allied States of
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Art imitating life?

I have been reading some Star Trek related literature and comic books over the past year (figured that there is plenty there to keep me entertained since there is no trek on TV...yet).  I came across this in a comic book recently (I think it's from the Year Four missions):
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Revolution story wrap up - a bit of a let-down

[Spoilers] Recently I found the series of four digital  comics which wrap up the television series Revolution which I has been watching on Netflix (see related post from a week or so ago).  The second season ended in a bit of a cliffhanger, so the story was just dangling out there.  The linked video on youtube is a commentary by the writers on the first comic book.So, what happens in
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Television rewind: Revolution [spoilers]

Another of the TV shows that I caught up on (thanks Netflix!) is a show that aired a few years ago called Revolution. The series kicks off with someone coming home and instructing their family to fill up all empty containers with fresh water, fill the tub, fill the sinks, and so on. He looks at this pendant he's got and...power goes off!  Oh snap!Flash forward to 15 (or so) years after the power
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Summer show catch-up: Agent Carter

One of the shows that's been flying under my radar for a couple of seasons is Marvel's Agent Carter. Since it's summer, and fairly quiet on the new TV show front, I thought it would be great to catch-up and see if this show was any good. The show follows Peggy Carter, from the Captain America movies, after the conclusion of World War II.  The SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) still exists,
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Daredevil Season 1 | Done

I am most likely late to the party, but recently (just as season 2 was released) I started watching Daredevil on netflix.  I was curious to watch this made-for-streaming show, but the informal reviews I'd heard from friends made it sound marginal (at best).  In any case, having finished season 1 (spoilers to follow) I can say that I am actually liking this show much more than I thought I
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance | Done

This past weekend, after what seemed to be a long long time (but actually wasn't all that long), I finally beat Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.  You know, it wasn't a bad game.  I got it used for $7, and I didn't know what to make of it.  I always try to avoid dungeon crawlers, despite the fact that I end up liking them in the end.  The same was true this time around - I bought the game
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CIA: Operation Ajax - interesting comic book!

This is a pretty interesting comic book (based on real events).  This is so nicely done that others need to pay attention to it!  It really showcases what you can do when you really utilize the medium you have to work with and break out of existing constraints (that are not necessarily your current medium's constraint)CIA : Operation Ajax for the iPad from Cognito Comics on Vimeo.
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Assassin's Creed based comic book coming

Well, according to Joystiq an Assassin's Creed comic book story is coming along, and from this video it seems like it's based in the USSR.I have to say that I am becoming a fan of the series!
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