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John Mietus
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Posted: 27 December 2007 at 8:03pm | IP Logged | 1  

Was I the first to suggest JB's Star Trek mini for IDW was a Gary Seven
story? I can't remember.

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Star Trek: Assignment Earth (May)
Comics icon John Byrne provides a prequel to the SECOND STAGE titles
with the February finale of IDW’s Alien Spotlight series in an issue
showcasing the Romulans, the writer/artist’s first-ever illustrated Star
Trek story in a decades-spanning career [CLICK TO SEE PREVIEW AT IDW]. But in May, Byrne will unveil his first full-blown Star Trek comic
series, the five-part, time-jumping Star Trek: Assignment Earth.

The original TV episode "Assignment Earth" had been the Season Two
finale for the Star Trek series. It introduced the cryptic character Gary
Seven and was intended by Gene Roddenberry as the pilot for a spin-off
series that never came to pass. Now, however, Byrne will bring
Roddenberry’s dream to life, delivering the spin-off 40 years after it
would have debuted. The series tells the tale of the interstellar time
traveler and his Earth-born assistant as they covertly confront threats to
the past so that they can save Star Trek’s future.

Byrne will both write and draw the series, which steps one year forward
with each installment, beginning with 1968, the year that the original
"Assignment Earth" episode aired.


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Brad Brickley
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Posted: 27 December 2007 at 8:11pm | IP Logged | 2  

Looks very cool.  JB, looks like an exciting year.
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John Byrne
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Well, since the cat is out of the bag, here's a peek at the rest of that page I
sneek'd a panel from a while back.



When I said I wasn't practicing drawing Teri Garr, I wasn't kidding. Alas, we
do not have the rights to use her likeness.

Fortunately, Isis signed the release.
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John Mietus
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Posted: 27 December 2007 at 8:17pm | IP Logged | 4  

The Gary Seven likeness works for me -- and I look at that woman and I see Roberta Lincoln, even if I don't see Terri Garr. Mission accomplished, JB.

Man, am I looking forward to this!

And no, it was Greg Kirkman who first suggested it was Assignment: Earth. Good job identifying the episode based on JB's early teaser, Greg!

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Al Cook
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Posted: 27 December 2007 at 8:19pm | IP Logged | 5  

Your Robert Lansing is quite good...
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John Mietus
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Yeah, Robert Lansing. That's the actor's name. I couldn't remember. Thanks, Al.

(Edited to add: I'm as giddy as Aric Shapiro every time JB posts another Batman drawing!)

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John Byrne
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I was goofing around with this for a logo. Don't know how close it is to the
final.



It would look better if I could have found a larger version of the original
STAR TREK logo!
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John Mietus
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Posted: 27 December 2007 at 8:33pm | IP Logged | 8  

There's a decent freeware Mac font that duplicates the original Star Trek
logo, JB. I've got it on my work computer -- if I remember to, I'll try to
upload it to my FTP site and provide a link for you. That way you can scale
and warp it to your heart's content.

(Edit) Oh, hang on, I've got it here at home.


Star Trek BT for the Mac

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Cory Vandernet
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Posted: 27 December 2007 at 8:34pm | IP Logged | 9  

Hey John,

Looks cool!

If you're in the market of producing other mini-series' for criminally overlooked Roddenberry properties why not float Project Questor (The Questor Tapes).

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John Byrne
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I'd do QUESTOR in a heartbeat -- one of busted pilots I wish would come
out in a Roddenberry boxed set! -- but I don't know who has the rights.

Plus, not to be too tacky about it -- both leads are still alive, which might
mean likenesses would have to be approved. Always a pain.
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There's a decent freeware Mac font that duplicates the original Star Trek
logo, JB.

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I did a websearch before I made the logo and came up with nada.
Truth is, since it was just a doodle, I was being lazy. I could have scanned
the original any size I like of one of my STAR TREK art books.
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Found it -- the link is in my previous post. Since you're in OS X, all you have
to do is open the .zip archive and throw the folder it creates into the Fonts
folder in your Library folder.
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