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IDW Explores The Final Year Of The Original Mission In 'Star Trek: Year Five'

Written by sdsichero on Tuesday, January 22 2019 and posted in News with Benefits

IDW Explores The Final Year Of The Original Mission In 'Star Trek: Year Five'

Boldly going where some have gone before…

Source: 'Star Trek: Year Five' to Explore Hidden Chapter of Enterprise History

IDW will be plumbing the final year of the U.S.S. Enterprise's original five year mission under Captain James T. Kirk with the creatively named Star Trek: Year Five (the company also had a Star Trek: Year Four  title, so it's even less surprising). The original television series ran for three year, effectively only covering the first three years of the stated five-year mission, but of course, novels, animated work, and comics covered later years in the mission, and the movies covered what happened afterwards.

The initial arc of the upcoming comic series will be written by the team of Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, with art duties handled by Stephen Thompson. Later issues will be written by Brandon Easton, Jody Houser, and Jim McCann. Lanzing gives us an idea about what Kirk will be facing in his final year of the original mission, saying the actions of Kirk and his crew:

"… will have huge ripple effects, from the outbreak of war in the Alpha Quadrant to an unprecedented strain of trust with Spock. We'll turn a mirror on modern society, just as [the original television series] did in the 1960s, and go boldly towards meaningful, heartfelt stories."


It sounds like Star Trek: Year Five will have a finite amount of issues, as Lanzing has also said that the comic series has:

"… a beginning, a game-changing middle, and a definite end."


Star Trek: Year Five leaves spacedock in April.

startrekidw-tos-year-five-cover.jpgStar Trek: Year Five #1 cover by Greg Hildebrandt



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