STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS Issue Two Is Out!! Does It Offer Clues Regarding J.J. Abrams’ Mysterious, Fast-Approaching Motion Picture??
IDW is cranking out a comic-book prequel to “Star Trek: Into Darkness.” Its story is co-authored by Bob Orci (who co-scripted the last Star Trek movie and the one coming out May 17). The second issue of “Countdown to Darkness” came out yesterday.
We learned in last month’s first issue that Abrams’ alternate Trek universe contains one Robert April – a character to which audiences were first introduced in “The Counter-Clock Incident,” a 1974 episode of the Saturday-morning “Star Trek” animated series. In the cartoon, it’s revealed that April was the first captain of the Enterprise long before it fell into the hands of Chris Pike and Jim Kirk.
In the new comic series, everybody in Starfleet believes April to be dead until it’s discovered that April is actually living among a primitive civilization on Phaedus IV and using the Federation’s cherished Prime Directive to wipe his hinder on a daily basis. This issue reveals (among other things) April’s motivations.
Some interesting stuff attends issue two. Does any of it relate significantly to the upcoming movie? We’re employing stolen Romulan cloaking technology in the interest of protecting the unready and unwilling from spoilage:
* In the Abramsverse, we learn, April and Pike did not command the same Enterprise. April commanded an Enterprise commissioned somewhere between Jonathan Archer’s NX-01 and Pike’s NCC-1701. We get to see April’s ship in flashback, but we’re always looking up it from an angle that prohibits us from seeing what number might be painted atop its saucer section.
* We learn April’s first officer was a fellow named Alex Marcus. Of course we’ve known for a while now that in “Into Darkness” Alice Eve inherits the “Wrath of Khan” role of Carol Marcus. Is Kirk boning the daughter of a former Enterprise captain?
* While Kirk and Spock are stuck planetside, Acting Captain Uhura from orbit greets a commercial vessel piloted by what appears to be a hot blonde Bajoran girl who calls herself Mudd. Daughter of Harcourt Fenton Mudd? Wife?
Craving more of “Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness”? Issues one and two are on sale now.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- BARBIE. The Movie. -- 148 total posts 18 posts
- There Will Soon Be No More Orci / Kurtzman Movies!?!? + One Of Them Is Pushing To Direct The Third JJVerse STAR TREK Film!! -- 352 total posts 15 posts
- The First Official BTS Shots From JURASSIC WORLD Are Here!! -- 82 total posts 14 posts
- They're going to have to look for another MIDNIGHT RIDER, because after that tragedy, William Hurt ain't stickin' around! -- 42 total posts 13 posts
- UPDATED (21:55): Trailer taken down by IFC! The trailer for BOYHOOD takes us through a decade-plus of the life of young lead actor Ellan Coltrane! -- 20 total posts 12 posts
- Tom Hardy (as twins) and Emily Browning to star in Brian Helgeland's gangster flick, LEGEND! -- 19 total posts 10 posts
- Robert Downey Jr. seems to be tweeting a picture a day from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron... -- 111 total posts 10 posts
- "Where do you stand on Michael Buble?" "His windpipe?" Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have more celebrity impressions up their sleeves in THE TRIP TO ITALY trailer! -- 30 total posts 8 posts
- Director Colin Trevorrow Talks The Bigger Picture Of JURASSIC WORLD!! -- 71 total posts 7 posts
- Check Out the Trailer for EJECTA - From PONTYPOOL Scribe Tony Burgess! -- 13 total posts 6 posts