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Star Trek Nero # 1 – what was Nero doing while waiting the 25 years for Spock to appear? June 17, 2009

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No we didn’t like Star Trek XI all that much but do did like the Star Trek Countdown comic book prequel.

The same people are now back it and set to bring us the Star Trek Nero series.

Remember that Nero was ‘stuck’ for 25 years waiting for Spock prime to return..what happened during that period?
We know he gets stuck a Rurah Penthe but what else?

That’s what this comic will explore. It’s not out till August, but we’ll be waiting for it!

Ghostbusters The Other Side #4 – So that’s how it ends?! January 21, 2009

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The final issue of the Ghostbusters : The Other Side series is out ..and we don’t like it (much).

The first couple of issues were ok but the big question we had was how are the Ghostbusters going to make it back to the land of the living?

This issue answers that in the lamest possible way – and in a way that makes the rest of this series a waste of time.

They find a rift and walk through – woohoo. How does that work? Doesn’t make sense.

Galaxy Quest Global Warming #5 – What a Lame ending! January 6, 2009

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So that’s it for the Galaxy Quest comic book – after 5 issues.

The first issue of this series was great after that it’s been all downhill with each issue stupider than the next.

Issue #5 is so pathetic i wish i could get a refund for it.

How do our heroes save Earth? Beats me. I think it’s cause they use the word ‘maybe’  on the Judgement ship.

It just doesn’t make any sense at all.

It’s too bad too, this series started out so well, but IDW just sort left it out in the cold to twist in the wind without proper plot oversight.

Ghostbusters : The Other Side issues 1&2 – I ain’t afraid of no ghost December 1, 2008

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We all remember the classic Ghostbusters movie – but what happens after the movie?

 That’s where this new comic series comes in – the basic plotline in issues 1&2 is that that Ghostbusters get ‘whacked’ and end up as Ghosts themselves.

What happens when a Ghostbuster becomes a ghost?

Good question – so far (issue 1 and 2) it’s alot of figuring out what’s going on – but i suspect that issued 3 and 4 we’ll actually see the answer appear.

Will they become ‘mortal’ again? i dunno – but i’d bet so – in any event – solid storytelling and decent art makes this a fun read.

GalaxyQuest Global Warning #3 Review October 17, 2008

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FINALLY the crew get into space again..but not a whole lot happens here..till the final page.

The Thermian’s are on the way..but it looks like the humans are on there own. Overall a decent in-between issue that sets up some plot to come.

In the next issue we’ll finally see what this judgment ship is all about and who the dominatrix is that commands it. Want to take bets that Taggert has a ‘thing’ for this female destroyer of worlds?

So far this series has been a worthy successor to the GalaxyQuest movie and hey maybe this will be the basis of a sequel movie one day? We can only hope……….

GalaxyQuest Global Warning #2 September 11, 2008

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The second issue of Galaxy Quest from IDW is out and unfortunately it’s not as good as the first one —

This whole issue is about the back story – how we got to the point our heroes were at in the first issue..

To be fair it’s good solid stuff that needs to be told – like what happened immediately after the Protector crashed into the fan convention? How did the show get picked up again?

Still we’re always looking for an advancing plot and that’s likely what the next 2 issues should be all about…we have yet to see the new bad guys but we do know that our heroes will…

NEVER SURRENDER.

Galaxy Quest Returns in Global Warning #1 September 1, 2008

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Galaxy Quest (the movie) is now ‘classic’ SciFi movie stuff..but though the movie did well in the theater it never got a sequel (or even a prequel).  That changes now thanks to comic book publisher IDW and the new Galaxy Quest Global Warning series.

First off this is great stuff and if you’re a fan of the movie you must buy this comic.

The storyline is simple enough, the series (after the events of the movie) is getting picked up again by the networks, but just as that’s about to happen a ship appears over Earth…

The pacing and dialogue of this comic match the movie perfectly. The artwork is the weak link but it’s easily forgivable once you get past the first few pages.  A thoroughly enjoyable romp and one that we’ll be eagerly waiting for the next issue on..

Don’t remember Galaxy Quest (the movie)…the trailer has some of the best parts…

Star Trek New Frontier #5 August 10, 2008

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This is it  – the final issue!

It’s entirely predictable and really isn’t a solid ending to this story which overall showed hints of greatness but never really matured.

We learned in issue #4 that there was a parallel universe thing going on and all this issue did was take that revelation to its logical conclusion — back through the rift that they came from.

Sure they destroyed the Paradox..but who didn’t see that coming?

When we first picked up this series at Issue #1 we had our doubts but were still hopeful…unfortunately that hope in this series was a little misplaced.

In general ShowMeSciFi.com has not reviewed Star Trek comics (from IDW) and it would seem unlikely after this disappointing series that we ever will again..but hey you never know and the over-rated Peter David is no doubt to blame for this epic failure.

Star Trek New Frontier #4 July 15, 2008

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Now this is starting to get interesting….
we know see who is really behind the missing Paradox ship …it’s all a meta-verse plot!!

When push comes to shove in the Star Trek canon, reverting to the Mirror (mirror mirror anyone?) is a time honored tradition – sure it’s an easy way out but come on..who doesn’t like the mirror universe?

In our view this issue was superior to Issue #3 that we reviewed last month, in ooooh so many ways…but then again sometime you need to go on a journey to get a destination.

The only real outstanding stuff that still makes no sense is the whole Tholian angle which is poorly included in this issue – and series – overall.

Still with one issue to go, we’re not firmly on board the New Frontier express and frankly we’re excited to get the final issue – #5!

Star Trek New Frontier #3 June 10, 2008

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Yeaaah I know we wrote that the last issue didn’t make any sense (so why would we continue to buy this title right?)..bUT hey there is only so much SciFi on the comic book shelves these days and I want to support my local retailer.

That said Star Trek New Frontier #3 is a decent issue….the plot twists thicken as we learn that Admiral Jelico isn’t quite who he seems to be…we don’t see Shelby at all in this issue (a good thing)..but we do get some humor..from the Romulans of all places

The overall content per issue ..the bang for the buck..is still sorely lacking, but for now I’m hooked on Star Trek New Frontier and i’lll be reading till the end of the series to see where it goes.

Star Trek New Frontier #2 May 22, 2008

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Is it just me or is does this serious just make no sense?

Sure it’s early – we’re only at issue#2 but writer Peter David has already lost me. It doesn’t help much that this issue has so very few actual story pages in either.

I’d guess that nearly 1/3rd of this comic book is ads !!

Considering that IDW charges $3.99 an issue ..i’m not sure that it actually makes sense to buy this series by the issue – if you haven’t gotten into – DON’T.

Galaxy Quest — The Comic Book? May 2, 2008

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What a great movie Galaxy Quest is…

It fires on all the right spoofing cylinders … and i’ve often wondered if they would ever do a sequel…that hasn’t happened..but IDW is now coming out with a comic book.

IDW does Star Trek comic book – which are ok, though often thin on pages and plot.

it’s been 20 years since the cast of Galaxy Quest ruled the airwaves. Alas, the intervening decades have involved lots of sci fi conventions and retail store grand openings and precious few acting jobs for our brave band of thespians. Now, on the eve of the re-launch of America’s most beloved science fiction series, Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues, a world-threatening crisis occurs! Will the Earth survive? Maybe, if Jason Nesmith and his fellow actors-turned-adventurers have anything to say about it! In the immortal words of his alter ego, Commander Peter Quincy Taggart, “Never give up! Never surrender!”

Star Trek New Frontier #1 April 10, 2008

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First off, I have to admit that I have not read Star Trek New Frontier in the regular book formats…so getting it in IDW’s Comic is a first.

It’s written by Peter David the same guy that created New Frontier and coincidentally is the author of Marvel’s Stephen King Dark Tower series too — David is one busy dude.

Star Trek New Frontier is an interesting read though this first issue is entirely predictable…kinda.

There is a new type of Warp drive…ok we’ve heard that before..

It gets stolen …ok..

Now we need to see who stole it and why.

Basic enough plot, decent — though not superb art.  This series looks like one to watch as it moves forward, it has the potential to break some new ground and it will be interesting to see if it actually does that.