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Five Year Trek

By The Editor
May 5, 2007 - 00:41

"Space... the final frontier. These  are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Her five-year mission..."  continues here! With that phrase—the beginning of one of the most  iconic monologues to ever be spoken on a TV series—Star Trek was  launched into the pop culture lexicon forever. And while that five-year mission might have only lasted three seasons on television, IDW  Publishing and CBS Consumer Products are proud to announce plans to  continue the five-year mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise. With the  launch of the July-bound Star Trek: Year Four #1, IDW Publishing  returns the iconic cast of the original series to comic books in a  series that presents all–new adventures that capture the true spirit  of the original series for long-time fans and new readers alike.

Star Trek: Year Four is written by Star Trek: The Next Generation:  The Space Between writer David Tischman and features the IDW debut of  artist Steve Conley (Astounding Space Thrills). The series will  follow The Next Generation format of presenting an entire “episode”  in every issue. The debut issue begins an all-new exploration for the  crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise when they discover the Strand—a multi-planet construct of a dead civilization. There they find a brilliant  scientist who’s obsessed with the Strand’s technology. Kirk uncovers  the scientist’s secret, triggering a revolt amongst his genetic  creations, and forcing Kirk to make a hard decision and push the  U.S.S. Enterprise into the crossfire.

“I had a tremendous time working on Star Trek: The Next Generation:  The Space Between," states writer Tischman, “but Star Trek: Year Four  is my Kobiyashi Maru. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are the holy trinity of  science fiction, and writing for these characters is like drinking  tranya at the best Orion lounge in the Quadrant.”

“David Tischman has done an amazing job of capturing the feel for the  original series,” declares his artist, Conley, whose cover art will  emulate the style presented by the ‘60s-era Gold Key Star Trek  covers. “David's scripts call for some wonderful sequences and he  clearly wasn't hampered by thoughts of production costs. I just hope  I can do those scenes justice.”

Star Trek: Year Four (Diamond Order Code MAY07 3530) #1, the first  full-color, 32-page issue of a six-issue miniseries, debuts in July  2007, and features a cover by Steve Conley and a variant cover by Klingons cover artist Joe Corroney.

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