I’ll admit to having been skeptical of the fan-produced Star Trek series “New Voyages (Phase II).” But I just finished watching the episode “World Enough And Time,” starring original Sulu George Takei, and was absolutely FLOORED. It’s easily one of the best Star Trek episodes I’ve ever seen, and that is not an exaggeration. Heart-wrenching and beautiful. I highly recommend it. See the episode HERE.
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Just curious: What webcomics do all of you read besides this one?
One way to tell Galanos and Schwartz apart from their clones (besides the obvious) is that Not-Schwartz occasionally uses incorrect or made-up words in place of the words he means, and Not-Galanos tends to drop words from his sentences. Ah, the imperfections of cloning. Next comic, find out what their big mission is!
Joe Besser – the most forgotten Stooge! (As opposed to Curly Joe, who most casual viewers just think is Curly.) I haven’t see the new Three Stooges movie yet, although I’m interested. But it’s definitely one of those “I’ll watch it when I come across it for free” type of movies.
To give you an idea of how far ahead I plan out stories, the scene of Schwartz and Galanos talking in Schwartz’s yard was shot in January 2011! Some of the sets I use repeatedly aren’t always accessible to me, so I might shoot current scenes as well as scenes I know are coming up just to have those ready and in the bank. We’re actually coming up to the end of “Bootlegs,” which is the longest story I’ve ever done.
Although this comic was written a long time ago, a scene in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation called “Tapestry” that I watched this week echoed the feel I was going for here. I don’t want to spoil anything if you haven’t seen what I think is one of the best episodes of that series, but there’s a scene where Picard gets to see what it would be like if someone else was the captain of the Enterprise and he was stuck at a lower rank doing menial, safe jobs. Pretty haunting, frustrating and even chilling. In the case of Schwartz and Galanos, they’ve always been those guys stuck with a lot of the menial jobs. Pays to have some initiative and drive sometimes, doesn’t it? And you certainly wouldn’t want to see yourself eclipse yourself!
The Blacktron ship belongs to Lt. Verwaand, of course, and was shot into space with the Hooting Space Monkey attached by Commander Valkyrie.
In staging this comic, I tried to use a lot of inverse design between the scenes with Schwartz and Galanos, and the scenes with their clones. The base and the background used in the scenes with the originals were both turned upside down for the scenes with the clones. The clones are standing in opposite positions from the original Schwartz and Galanos, and the respective ships of each Galanos are pointed in opposite directions. Just a little thing, but I thought it was neat to do.
I was going to use this post to ask you guys to support the fan-created LEGO “Shaun of the Dead” Winchester set posted on LEGO CUUSOO, but it just hit the 10,000 votes it needs to be considered by The LEGO Group as an officially-released set! This is amazing! Congrats to its creator, Yatkuu! Man, do I want this thing. An empty display shelf awaits it, and I have Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” in my iTunes queue. Simon Pegg, Shaun himself, is to thank for getting this set the attention that it needed. He asked people to vote for it during an appearance on Conan O’Brien’s show, along with recounting a prank on his Twitter followers that was so devilishly awesome that the man must have a kinship with this comic’s own Commander Schwartz! Click the link in the previous sentence to watch the video!
You may have noticed that my Twitter account has changed from “LegoSpaceComic” to “SpacetheComic“. It’s for the same reason I consider the comic’s official name to be SPACE: The Comic and have dropped “Lego” from the title. The LEGO Group is pretty easygoing about webcomics and other creative ventures that use their products, but one of the main things they ask is that you don’t use the word “Lego” in branding an unofficial product. If you want to read more about LEGO’s “Fair Play” rules, read this thread at the Brick Comic Network, and see the “Fair Play” policy on the official LEGO page HERE. Very handy to have if you’re considering a brick comic (as we call them) or website about LEGO of your own.