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Joe Smith
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Posted: 03 February 2010 at 2:31pm | IP Logged | 1  

Just recieved my issues of AE, and, after 2 issues read, LOVE IT!
GREAT JOB, JB!
the art is representative of the era without mocking it, and the intrigue of Gary Seven plays so well off off Roberta's innocence.
better late than never!
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SO worth the wait!

And, how do I suddenly have a crush on a cat?

CONGRATS, JB!
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As of yesterday, looks like A:E2 is a definite GO. Along with a few other things. Stay tuned for more news!
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As of yesterday, looks like A:E2 is a definite GO.

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Good news!
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Fantastic news!  Loved the first series and have been wanting to see more.



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Joe, I just finished A:E, too!

I'm no Trekkie, and I only have bare recollections of the original TV series, so I had reservations going into it.  A few pages in, and JB hooked me!

TOING!
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I should mention here that it will be a while before A:E2 shows up, as the "other things" will be sliding into the pipeline ahead of it.
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As of yesterday, looks like A:E2 is a definite GO. Along with a few other things. Stay tuned for more news!

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So this sequel series will tell stories which take place in-between the previous issues, right? I seem to recall that's what you'd said before.

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That's one option. Basically doing the GENERATIONS approach, and covering "the between years". Or weeks. Or days.

Whichever way it goes, not likely to extend it beyond the point where I left it in the last issue.

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Great news.  These IDW comics have been great.  Looking forward to some more.
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Looking forward to A:E 2. The first was a fun read.
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wow!  how cool is that!!

I watched the A:E episode on Youtube last night, what a hoot!

Pure love shows right thru, JB.
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Yeah, I doubt Gary Seven had to use his Servo to convince JB to do a second series...
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Too bad Assignment: Earth wasn't picked up as a TV series, that would have been a fun series.  However, it will be fun to have more adventures courteously of JB.
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Hardcore Trekkies tend to dismiss "Assignment: Earth" as one of the weaker episodes of TOS, and not just because it was a stealth pilot. Altho I obviously loved the whole concept (and was a big fan of Robert Lansing), I'll confess that the episode is not one of the strongest. Based on that episode alone, and without the "unlimited budget" I have in the comics, I wonder how well it would have flown as a series.

Sadly, too, we now know that filming the episode was not a pleasant experience for Teri Garr, who might well have declined to return to the role if the series had been picked up. I wonder if someone else could have stepped into Roberta Lincoln's pumps? The dynamic between Lansing and Ms Garr was right on the money.

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However, it will be fun to have more adventures courteously of JB.

One of my favorite typos, ever! ;-)

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Good!  I've been missing my IDW Byrne fix!!

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Assignment Earth remains my favorite of JB's Star Trek work. Which is high praise since I think all of his Trek comics have been outstanding.

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Hardcore Trekkies tend to dismiss "Assignment: Earth" as one of the weaker episodes of TOS, and not just because it was a stealth pilot. Altho I obviously loved the whole concept (and was a big fan of Robert Lansing), I'll confess that the episode is not one of the strongest.

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I'm one of those Trekkies. Although I like the concept of A:E, and the performances of Lansing and Garr, the episode itself is rather blah. And I'm not sure how well a TV series would have worked. Also, for me, it'll always be "the one where Kirk and Spock just stand around for most of the episode".

The premise (the Enterprise casually traveling back in time for "historical research") is also rather far-fetched, and clearly exists only to serve as a way of introducing Seven on then-present day Earth.

I guess the biggest problem for me is that, instead of integrating our TREK heroes into the story in a logical fashion, they're either shunted aside or forced to stand around and watch so that the focus can remain on the guest-stars and their backdoor pilot. Perhaps if it had been done as a two-parter, it could have been more of an epic that made better use of the main characters, instead of treating them almost as guest-stars in their own series.



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However, it will be fun to have more adventures courteously of JB.

One of my favorite typos, ever! ;-)

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Gosh!  Gee, now I'm blushing.
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...so that the focus can remain on the guest-stars...

Which, curiously enough, was and element of Roddenberry's original concept.

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Right, cuz, Gary and Isis ARE the intruders to the timeline.  It keeps Seven more mysterious if we never REALLY know his motives.

Great series, once again, JB.

The scene with Roberta and Isis was awesome.
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That's a curious interpretation, Joe. Seven stated his motives quite plainly in the original TOS episode, and I reiterated them in the first mini. Do you think Seven was lying?
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It would be fun to see Seven work with another Star Ship crew on a mission.
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