April brings us IDW’s Star Trek Into Darkness prequel comic book, Countdown to Darkness #4.
What is that?
Well, as we reported earlier, this mini-series debuts this month, January 2013. It is the official prequel leading ito the new film. The previous film also had the successful Star Trek: Countdown mini-series from IDW that is available in trade paperback (highly recommended by moi).
Anyhow, in April we see the debut of Star Trek’s new Klingons on the cover of the IDW prequel comic one whole month before the debut of the Star Trek 2 film from J.J. Abrams on May 17, 2013. That IDW cover is below!
In addition, Trek News has a look at the Klingons that were on the cutting room floor of the first film. One pic is below too.
Also in Star Trek news, The Next Generation (TNG) era may see a new TV series featuring Starfleet Captain… Worf. Klingon, Worf. The actor who played Worf, Michael Dorn, has been shopping around this TV series idea. He seems optimistic despite TNG being a different continuity than the rebooted J.J. Abrams film franchise. Dorn dishes to Trek News on his Star Trek: The Next Generation TV plans. Here’s an excerpt:
“I had come up with the idea because I love the character and I think he’s a character that hasn’t been fully developed and hasn’t been fully realized. Once I started thinking about it, it became obvious to me that I wanted to at least put it out there, which I have, and the response has been pretty amazing. We’ve been contacted by different individuals–I can’t say who and all that–about wanting to come on board and be part of this. Also, there’s all the political stuff going on with the new movies, with J.J. Abrams and Paramount and all that stuff, which I have no clue about and what it all entails, but that’s where it is right now.”
“Interestingly enough it has gotten traction. I was very surprised, I was on a movie not too long ago, where one of the producers was basically lobbying to be part of it. He was like “Michael, I’d love to write it, if you haven’t.” So at this point, my agents and my manager are looking at all the avenues and trying to figure out which is the best one. My agent and manager have been in the business for awhile, so they’re very savvy about where to start and how to get it going. Like I said, in this business you never know and I’ve been through pitching things and I never want to do that again [laughs]. It’s pretty brutal, but definitely I think once again, if Paramount or CBS or anybody thinks this is a viable thing, they’ll jump on it.“
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Tags: David Messina, IDW, J. J. Abrams, Klingons, Mike Johnson, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek: The Next Generation