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John Byrne
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Posted: 01 October 2008 at 11:36am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Even tho I have not finished the second issue of ANGEL, I have skipped
ahead a bit today to work on the double-page spread that is pgs 2&3 of
the first issue of CREW. Here's a sneak peek of as much as I feel like
showing you, for now. It's about 1/6th of the spread.



Remember, this is the unpainted ship, before her shakedown cruise.

(After scanning, I noticed I had not finished drawing the port side of the
impulse engine housing. That will, of course, be corrected before
publication!)
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Posted: 01 October 2008 at 11:46am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I see perspective lines, and more perspective lines!

Ahhh!

You rock, JB, can't wait for Crew.

Thanks for the preview.
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Gorgeous!

Looks like you've based the art on the production version of the ship (extra windows, "nipple" on lower saucer sensor dome, hangar deck clamshell doors instead of a smooth quarter-sphere), as opposed to the CAGE version. Although only the most hardcore fans (...like me!) would notice that. It could easily be said that the ship went through several refits during her lifetime that would explain such minor changes. (The anal-retentive in me hopes that this pre-painted Enterprise at least has the pilot version's engine spikes, larger sensor/deflector dish, and tall bridge dome, though).

This is the JB Trek series I've been looking forward to the most! I love the idea of seeing the Enterprise's shakedown cruise.

Looks like you're off to a great start, JB! I believe this will be the first Trek book you've done which features the Enterprise in a starring role. That must be quite a thrill for a longtime fan like yourself!



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your such a tease JB !

post it all !

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I also love the ST: TMP-esque drydock structure, with what appear to be (spacesuited, I hope) people standing on it!

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…hangar deck clamshell doors instead of a smooth quarter-sphere…

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Couldn't think how the heck else it could open!!
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post it all !

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That would include SPOILERS!
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…hangar deck clamshell doors instead of a smooth quarter-sphere…

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Couldn't think how the heck else it could open!!

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Yeah, me neither. Wonder what Matt Jefferies' take on it was when he designed it that way.



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ooh, I'm looking forward to this.
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Looks like you're off to a great start, JB! I believe this will be the first Trek book you've done which features the Enterprise in a starring role. That must be quite a thrill for a longtime fan like yourself!

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You have NO idea!

But, to stave off potential disappointment, I should mention (remind?) that the Enteprise is not the featured ship in all six issues of CREW. The first issue details her shakedown cruise, but the storyline then follows the human star thru a couple of lesser ships before returning to the NCC-1701.

You'll most definitely be surprised, too, by at least one character who makes a brief appearance in this issue.

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Couldn't think how the heck else it could open!!

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Yeah, me neither. Wonder what Matt Jefferies' take on it was when he
designed it that way.

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Couple of ways that could swing.

• It wasn't the hangar deck. Not sure when, exactly, the shuttlecraft entered
the mix, but we know that they were not officially part of canon as deep into
the first season as "The Enemy Within". Not enough, at least, for anybody to
feel the need to explain why one could not be sent down to rescue Sulu and
the others.

• Since the interior of the hangar deck had not been designed yet, Jefferies
may have been imagining a circular area, with the doors just rolling over on
a horizontal axis.

Or, just possibly, he could have imagined that the seams would not show,
like the hatch/ramp on Klaatu's saucer.
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Posted: 01 October 2008 at 12:10pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

But, to stave off potential disappointment, I should mention (remind?) that the Enteprise is not the featured ship in all six issues of CREW. The first issue details her shakedown cruise, but the storyline then follows the human star thru a couple of lesser ships before returning to the NCC-1701.

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Yes, I (at least) was aware of that. Still, a brief visit with everyone's favorite ship is a great way to get the series up and running!

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