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IDW “Infestation” Series To Mix Zombies With Star Trek & Other Licensees October 8, 2010

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Today at New York Comic Con, IDW Publishing announced a "first in comic book history" with a multi-title zombie series called "Infestation" that ties together their licensed properties, including Star Trek. We have details below, plus a look at a special NYCC edition of the new Khan series.

 

Zombies invade Star Trek (and Transformers, Ghostbusters and GI Joe)

Are zombies the new vampires? Just a few weeks ago we were showing off the viral video promoting the book "Night of the Living Trekkies" and now IDW are getting into the zombie/property mashup game, but this time it is fully licensed. The "Infestation" series kicks off in January with a standalone book, followed by crossover books with IDW licensed properties, Transformers, Star Trek, Ghostbusters and GI Joe, each of which gets two books and the series wraps up in February with another standalone issue. The two Star Trek issues come out in February and are being written by veteran Trek comic writers Scott and David Tipton. They will be set in the original series era

Here is the promo poster  and press release for the event.

Press release

Zombie Epic Crosses into Blockbuster Hollywood Franchises

IDW Multi-Title Event Starts in January 2011 with Acclaimed Creators

San Diego, CA (October 8, 2010) – A first in comic book history, IDW Publishing is proud to announce INFESTATION! Starting in January 2011, INFESTATION will infect STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS, TRANFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics with zombies, zombies, and more zombies. To help create this multi-dimensional saga, IDW is teaming up with fan-favorite writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (The Thanos Imperative, Legion of Super-Heroes) and artist David Messina (TRUE BLOOD).

“This is definitely one of those ‘there’s no way they’ll ever do this’ kind of events,” said IDW’s Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall. “But not only are we doing something fans never thought they’d see, we’re doing it in a way that should confound and exceed their expectations. And doing it with real pros like Abnett and Lanning just makes it that much sweeter, especially knowing what they’ve got planned as a follow-up to this event.”

Setting the stage for this massive event, Abnett and Lanning will pen INFESTATION #1, launching in January 2011. This initial 32-page story begins in IDW’s own ZOMBIES VS. ROBOTS universe, where something goes terribly wrong and ultimately infests the worlds of TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK, G.I. JOE, and GHOSTBUSTERS with zombies and infected robots. From there, the story spins ferociously into each of the four properties throughout February and March, and culminates in April’s bombastic finale, INFESTATION #2.

In February, TRANSFORMERS: INFESTATION #1-2 and STAR TREK: INFESTATION #1-2 will ship bi-weekly. The TRANSFORMERS title will also be written by Abnett and Lanning, with fan-favorite Nick Roche handling the art. STAR TREK will be written by mainstay writers Scott and David Tipton and illustrated by Casey Maloney (Zipper).

March will see the release of the bi-weekly G.I. JOE: INFESTATION #1-2 by writer Mike Raicht and artist Giovanni Timpano, as well as GHOSTBUSTERS: INFESTATION by Erik Burnham (THE A-TEAM: WAR STORIES) and Kyle Hotz (Marvel Zombies).

Artist John K. Snyder III (PHOENIX WITHOUT ASHES) will provide covers for the two INFESTATION issues, as well as 1950s sci-fi film-inspired images for each of the four involved series.

To further commemorate this “decade in the making” event, IDW will be releasing special incentive patches with every issue. Each embroidered, sew-on patch will feature “infected” logos of the four titles. Additional incentives include a painted cover by ZOMBIES VS. ROBOTS co-creator Ashley Wood for INFESTATION #1, as well as a special 16-page sketchbook featuring zombified versions of the perennially popular characters from these four universes, as illustrated by artists associated with each property.

The entire event will make its presence felt on the cover of the January Previews catalog, showcasing a special INFESTATION “quadrtych” image of Snake Eyes, Mr. Spock, OPTIMUS PRIME, and Dr. Peter Venkman under attack from a zombie by LOCKE & KEY artist Gabriel Rodriguez.

“We’ve found a way to involve all of these diverse titles in a massive storyline that has ties all the way back to the early days of IDW,” continued Ryall. “I think fans will be amazed by what we’ve pulled together here, as well as the stories that will come out of this once-in-my-lifetime event.”

Infestation Schedule:

And here is the Star Trek cover.

UPDATE: CBR has more details on the series, here are a couple of key quotes from IDW:

The individual series will show just how our intrepid heroes – folks like Optimus Prime, Dr. Peter Venkman, Mr. Spock, Baroness, and so many others – face down this new and obviously shocking threat, and their desperate efforts to stop it before it can completely consume – both literally and figuratively – their realities.

….

“Transformers: Infestation” and “G.I. Joe: Infestation” are set in the core comic book universes and that “Star Trek: Infestation” takes place during the “Motion Picture” era and will star Spock, Kirk, and Dr. McCoy. “And the ‘Ghostbusters: Infestation’ books take place in the ongoing ‘Ghostbusters’ continuity

 

Khan comic debuts at Comic Con

The first issue IDW’s latest Star Trek series Khan: Ruling in Hell will be in comic book stores later this month, however if you are attending New York Comic Con this weekend you can pick up a special show exclusive edition (featuring the Khan plush doll) at the IDW booth (#2115). IDW will also be holding signings at their booth and have show exclusive editions of  Spike, The Outfit, and True Blood as well.

Here is the cover of the NYCC Exclusive Khan: Ruling in Hell #1.

Comments

1. Cap'n Calhoun - October 8, 2010

Wonder why Doctor Who isn’t tied in with this.

2. Vultan - October 8, 2010

Yeah, zombies… just what Trek needed…
What’s the matter? Couldn’t fit any teenage vampires in there?

sigh…

3. Hat Rick - October 8, 2010

Oh. My. God.

What are they doing to Trek in this comic? Give me a break.

4. Hat Rick - October 8, 2010

Oh, and why does Khan look like Sulu in the IDW comic? Hmm?

THIS is what happens when there are more than two or three days between TrekMovie.com updates — the universe becomes unglued.

5. OverlordSpock - October 8, 2010

Okay… really?

Does anyone BESIDES IDW think this is a good idea?

6. Hat Rick - October 8, 2010

Here is how Trek should deal with zombies:

[Cue opening dialogue ("Space, the final frontier....")]

Spock: “Captain, there are reports of zombies …”

Kirk: “That’s illogical, Spock. There are no such things as zombies.”

Spock: “Quite correct, Captain.”

[Cue closing credits.]

THE
END.

7. Erik Parrent - October 8, 2010

Actually, I think it sounds like fun.

8. Hat Rick - October 8, 2010

Yeah, it’s fun until someone someone loses an eye.

Which is actually quite zombie-like, come to think of it.

Ew.

9. Kevin - October 8, 2010

Thank God the comics & books aren’t Canon. Zombies & Star Trek together would be so gay. Plus, we need fresh monsters. ll of the old ones (zombies, vampires, serial murderers, etc.) are so cliche now that I’m sick of them/not entertained by them anymore. It’s gone beyond cheesy to straight up garbage.

10. Will - October 8, 2010

Quick, to the cross-marketing-mobile!

11. Hat Rick - October 8, 2010

10, LOL!

12. Mike - October 8, 2010

This sounds extremely lame

13. Elliot - October 8, 2010

Literally the stupidest idea I have heard of in a long time.

And that’s saying a lot…

14. Razorgeist - October 8, 2010

This sounds like fun!

15. Buzz Cagney - October 8, 2010

#2 Vults, I can see it now….. ‘yeh, ooh I’m a 25 year old teenage vampire and I’m so angst ridden. Just look at the angst on my face. I’m ridden with it, I really am. You must be able to see that? Tell me you can?
I don’t want to suck the life out of this red shirted Starfleet dude, but I must. Its what I do. But I do feel guilty about it you know’.

Oh for the days when vampires had style!

16. Vultan - October 8, 2010

#15

Yeah, Buzz, the style in modern horror is definitely lacking (kinda like Frankenstein without the blazer—Seinfeld reference #106). Where’s Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff when we need him? I know that whole dying thing was just a ruse. Really though, I’d settle for Gary Oldman to put the fangs on again. Suffice to say, if it ain’t a Universal monster, I ain’t interested.

Anyway, we need more Twilight Zone and less Twilight. Agreed?

17. Vultan - October 8, 2010

Correction: Where’s Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff when we need THEM?

Oy… I picked the wrong week to quit sniffin’ glue…

18. FarStrider - October 8, 2010

Oh come now. Some of y’all are acting as if Star Trek has never done a zombie story before. . . What do you think the Borg are (the REAL, scary Borg, not the Bastardized versions of “First Contact” and beyond ) if not zombies in SciFi clothing? Heck, even “First Contact” is a fairly decent zombie movie. . .

~FS

19. Buzz Cagney - October 9, 2010

#18 Its ok, but it’d have been better set in a Shopping Mall. Zombies On Space Ships was just plain silly and pushing credibility to the limit. ;-))

Vults, i’d rather see Frank Drebin play a vampire again than watch the rubbish that passes for vampire’s these days. Or even George Hamilton come to that!
Looks like i picked a bad day to give up Krug ‘Clos du Mesnil’ 1990. A particularly fine vintage too. :-(

20. CarlG - October 9, 2010

This sounds utterly ridiculous, yet somehow readable…

Will the characters from the different series be interacting with each other? Cause I can forgive a LOT if a Egon-Spock-Optimus Prime teamup is in the offing.

Come to think of it, how do giant robots even have a zombie problem?

@9: Stay classy, bro. I’m sure Trekkies of all sexual orientations are enriched by your piquant commentary.

21. LeviTinker - October 9, 2010

As farstrider said, The borg are essentitally treks version of Zombies.
personally i think it could be kind of intresting. Its definately very ambitious, iam a bit confused as to if this is a crossover in the fact that we see kirk, interacting with venkman, optimus and the joes against the zombies or if its just a cross over in the regards that its a zombie story line in each of the books.

In anycase it couldnt hurt to give it a read when it hits the shelf

22. Gorn Captain - October 9, 2010

Reminds me of the two Trek/X-Men crossovers Marvel did in the 90’s.

23. AJ - October 9, 2010

Nice to see Star Trek lumped in with properties aimed at 7-year-olds.

24. Saturnynian - October 9, 2010

My God in heaven.

We’ve just passed out the Captain Kirk Nutcracker in terms of sheer stupdity.

How’d CBS let them get away with this tosh?

25. Mee - October 9, 2010

@19

Credibility?

As if everything in Star Trek was credible?

HAHAHAHAHA…

Sorry

:)

26. Jeyl - October 9, 2010

*Looks at the Infestation cover*

….OH MY GOD. It’s the deforming head from the opening of “The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBz–xV4Wvs&feature=related

27. Holger - October 9, 2010

@ 16:

AGREED!!!

And yes, I have the classic Universal monsters in my DVD collection. I tend to watch old movies more and more anyway. Also classic Trek! And I am using THE Star Trek desktop theme. Call me a nerd. Well, I guess I am getting older, this Twilight, Teenage Vampires and Werwolfs blablabla thing does not interest me. Not the slightest frakking bit. Well, call me an oldfashioned nerd then.

Star Trek plus Zombies???
Bones will have to repeat endlessly “He’s dead, Jim.”

No really new and kinda different ideas anyone/anywhere? COME ON…! Even though I hang on to old movies and TV shows I would love to see something fresh and also do not mind reboots when they are done properly (BSG was awesome and The (new) Prisoner was not bad either).

By the way, any news on a new Star Trek TV Series? I want to enjoy TV again…

28. Buzz Cagney - October 9, 2010

Surely that’ll be ‘he’s undead Jim’? ;-)

29. Sebastian - October 9, 2010

Zombies would be a natural fit in the Star Trek universe.

ST has been resurrecting “dead” characters since the sixties (McCoy in Shore Leave, Scotty in the Changeling, Spock in WOK, etc). This time? Something went a little bit “wrong” with the resurrection process….

They could call it “Night of the Living Red Shirts”…. ; )

30. Hat Rick - October 9, 2010

Tying Star Trek in with zombies cheapens Star Trek. I do not recommend it.

The Borg are not zombies. Their existence is explained through pseudo-scientific reasoning, not the supernatural.

Conflating science fiction with horror is to the detriment of science fiction.

(Now, excuse me while I get off this altitudinous equine. ;-)

31. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - October 9, 2010

Hey. IDW. While you are at it why not have Kirk and Spock Tangle with the Wolf Man and The Count Dracula himself. Or have Optimus Prime and Megatron take on the Borg. Or have Species 8472 take on Mermaids from Hell. Come on Guys realy cut loose.

32. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - October 9, 2010

Ok. Have Darth Vader and the Sith Lord take on Q and Trelane. Godzilla and Mothera and Rodan take on the Transformers.

33. The Bear - October 9, 2010

This sounds like a story plot from the old Gold Key Star Trek comics…

34. What is it with you? - October 9, 2010

#30. “Conflating science fiction with horror is to the detriment of science fiction.”

Right. Have you seen Alien, Aliens, or Predator (don’t bother with their sequels). These are arguably better movies than the majority of those in the Trek franchise.

The best Borg episodes were essentially zombie horror stories.

And most zombie movies now rely on pseudo-scientific reasoning to explain their “zombie outbreaks”. I haven’t seen a supernatural zombie since MJ’s Thriller.

35. thebiggfrogg - October 9, 2010

IDW, what a bunch of dum dums!
(Sorry, I’m trying to think on their level).

This about as great of an idea as that ’80s Marvel Star Trek comic with the gnomes. Don’t believe me?
http://io9.com/5241586/boldly-going-where-no-comic-had-gone-before
check about 1/2 way down the page.

36. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - October 9, 2010

Ok. Night at the Musium with all Star Trek. At night all Trek with Kirk and Spock come to life. But Instead of being the good Guys they are very Evil.

37. Alientraveller - October 9, 2010

Oh come on, it’s just a bit of fun! Can’t believe people are poo-pooing on IDW having their more popular properties confront the style of horror that was their bread-and-butter beforehand for a laugh.

38. Kirk, James T. - October 9, 2010

@1 because Doctor Who isn’t all that great…

39. Sharra - October 9, 2010

Remember that Jack the Ripper’s Ghost episode, Trek fans? It was no crazier than this.

40. John - October 9, 2010

Seriously guys, TOS had the crew of the Enterprise fighting Greek Gods, space Nazis, a body-controlling Jack the Ripper, a giant Ameoba, and participating in the Gunfight at the OK Coralle, are Zombies really that rediculous?

41. P Technobabble - October 9, 2010

I’m pretty tired of zombies and vampires….

42. Hat Rick - October 9, 2010

Greek gods are okay, but not zombies. ;-)

Okay, here’s the deal. Why doesn’t Lucasfilm authorize a comic wherein Darth Vader fights Count Dracula? (It’s certainly not because the two don’t dress alike to some extent.)

BTW, that raises the question: Who would win in a fight? Darth Vader, or Count Dracula? Or, for that matter, The Count from Sesame Street? (No fair using the Force.)

43. Alientraveller - October 9, 2010

Well for that matter, Han Solo and Indiana Jones did fight zombies in novels last year.

44. Adam Shepherdson - October 9, 2010

Wow can nobody enjoy a fun fantasy story about zombies and trek? Those are two of my favourite things! My bookshelf has a collection of Trek Books, and a Collection of Zombie books (Max Brooks Zombie Survival Guide Series is awesome, I met him last year at Fan Expo in Toronto, he is a cool dude!).

Anyways, point of my ramble, just relax and enjoy the little things, you are right it is not Canon, but its FUN! try to remember to not take everything so seriously! Besides, Enterprise did a Zombie Vulcan Episode in 3rd Season, it was fun!

45. Red Dead Ryan - October 9, 2010

Folks should check out “Impulse”, a zombie episode from the third season of “Enterprise” where the crew of the NX-01 find a derelict Vulcan ship in the expanse and the Vulcans had become zombies.

46. Andy - October 9, 2010

I think it’s fun!

47. MvRojo - October 9, 2010

This could be entertaining. Marvel did a couple Trek/X-Men crossovers in the late 90s that were decently fun and entertaining.

48. Paulaner - October 9, 2010

I like zombies and I like Star Trek. So, I like this.

49. Buzz Cagney - October 9, 2010

#45 and yet Enterprise gets cancelled. Who’d have thunk it.

50. Paulaner - October 9, 2010

As someone already pointed out, Borgs are zombies. I remember watching “Q Who” and thinking: “jeez, these are the lamest Trek villains in history”.

51. Hat Rick - October 9, 2010

Speaking of crossovers, a slightly more realistic notion is the brain slugs from Futurama that control your actions whilst atop your noggin.

Here is a super-realistic picture of them:

http://geekcrafts.com/crocheted-futurama-brain-slug/

The thing is that you could have them try to control Spock’s brain, only to explode from the sheer volume of logic therein.

They could also try to control the brains of local politicians, only to die of sheer starvation.

The possibilities are literally infinite. (Yes, literally infinite. (So it’s not literally true. So?))

52. Areli - October 9, 2010

I love zombies and I love Star Trek but I do not love this. I might read it, but if they don’t give a logical explanation of the zombies existence, then I refuse to enjoy it.

53. Red Dead Ryan - October 9, 2010

#49

Well, we also did have “Spock’s Brain” (it could be considered a zombie episode) during the third season of “The Original Series” leading up to its cancellation. Hmmmm…….

54. Sarah - October 9, 2010

I’d love to see them mix Star Trek and Ghostbusters. Very cool!

55. Gary - October 9, 2010

Can’t wait to see the zombies try to eat Spock’s brain (the “Spock’s Brain” version that is).

56. Stuart Wilson - October 9, 2010

Star Trek and Zombies…. My two favourite things! I’m actually looking forward to it.

57. Losira - October 9, 2010

I figured it out . The ultimate act of vengence of all the redshirts that met untimely deaths…cause sometimes they come back!!

58. Buzz Cagney - October 9, 2010

#53 yeh, who’d have thunk that too!
But I can’t see Enterprise coming back for a series of movies somehow. ;)

59. CarlG - October 9, 2010

@44: Because clearly any TRUE FAN would know that Trek is not mere “fun” pandering to the low tastes of the vulgar unwashed masses, but SERIOUS BUSINESS only fit for the delectation of enlightened beings. CLEARLY only a FOOL would consider this anything but a BLATANT attempt by IDW to RUIN Star Trek FOREVER!!one11!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RuinedFOREVER

*This condition can also manifest in random breakouts of ALLCAPS.

60. Hin and Kee - October 9, 2010

I hope this zombie-crossover-megaevent-business will be succesfull, and we can read real fan favorite Star Trek comics too, from the profit.

For example:

Titan ongoing. Captain Riker on the bridge!

Enterprise finale. Commander Tucker on the bridge!

etc…

61. Holger - October 9, 2010

What’s the story about this wave of zombie comics?

62. Khan was Framed - October 9, 2010

Cool…I love IDW’s line & think the comics have the freedom to explore some fun mash ups like this, although Trek already has a race of zombies; the Borg.

I want to see some more creative combos, like Trek vs. Aliens or Klingons vs. Predator.

63. AJ - October 9, 2010

I think a Star Trek/Bugs Bunny crossover would be great. Bugs would dress up like a lady, and Kirk would fall for it every time.

“Ehhhh, (chomp, chomp) What’s up, Spock?”

(runs and hides)

64. The Bear - October 9, 2010

@# 63 AJ: ROFLM Vulcan Ears Off!!

65. ModelMaker - October 9, 2010

remember the x-men/star trek crossovers that marvel did in the mid 90’s?

66. Norbert Steinert - October 9, 2010

Crap! Like Marvels Star Trek – X-Men Team-Up was before.

67. tj - October 9, 2010

Almost all of the new movies are reboot or Saturday Cartoon shows. And I thought that the Movie industry had run out of Ideas. I guess that some of those that are into Zombies should buy at least five of every issue. This way maybe IDW will make all of their comics based on Zombies.

68. NuKirk - October 9, 2010

Apparently those fans who were around for the old days forgot the epic absurdity that was Space Dracula… so yes, this Zombie thing is to be taken with a grain of salt… unless the salt vampire from The Man Trap gets the salt first LOL

I mean if they’re gonna do a supernatural crossover, why don’t they at least do a Star Trek/Buffy the Vampire Slayer crossover LOL see Willow hittin on NuUhura ;)

Or…logically, as comics go, a Superman/Batman and Star Trek crossover: that way they can explain that Spock’s mom actually WAS the descendant of Dick Grayson/Robin from Batman and moreover create a story where a Superman villain threatens the Federation…perhaps Brainiac or possibly Darkseid? Or the inhabitants of New Krypton try to join the Federation? SOMETHING relevant…

69. MvRojo - October 9, 2010

#68. The simple reason they won’t/can’t is that Buffy is with Dark Horse, and DC obviously owns the other characters you mentioned. These are some of IDW’s most noteworthy titles.

70. NuKirk - October 9, 2010

On a separate note: Methinks this Infestation B.S. be a secret ploy by Ensign Sue to infect OUR reality with her all-knowing annoyances too;) LOL j/k

71. Hat Rick - October 9, 2010

Not to diss Star Trek, but the ULTIMATE ultimate crossover would be the obvious one:

Star Wars universe versus Spaceballs universe. We know who would win that one.

Only ONE hyperdrive is capable of that setting known as LUDICROUS SPEED. Only ONE universe features starships with the ability to go PLAID. And that ain’t the one paying Mr. Lucas’s bills.

72. NuKirk - October 9, 2010

P.S.— WELL… true about what you said, #69 about the Buffy thing BUT I was being sarcastic there LOL and yes I know…BUT the Superman one could also work as a film crossover if done right, after all major studios have teamed up before LOL

73. NuKirk - October 9, 2010

After all, the Star Trek Enterprise ppl HAD intended if there’d been a Season 5 to actually do a nuDoctor Who/ENterprise crossover, so that kinda teamwork IS possible…

74. NX01 - October 9, 2010

The Zombie on the cover of that Star Trek Zombie cover looks like the Salt Monster from the ” Man Trap”

Relax fellow Star Trek fans this will be ok.
Even if this 2 issue series is bad , it can’t possibly be any worse than Star Trek 5

75. Phaser Guy - October 9, 2010

IDW – ran out of ideas.

76. Red Dead Ryan - October 9, 2010

62

How about Species 8472 versus Aliens? Or a Klingon/Highlander team-up? Perhaps a Star Trek Dominion versus Star Wars Empire beat em’up?

77. Corinthian7 - October 9, 2010

This is definitely one of those ‘there’s no way they’ll ever do this’ kind of events,” IDW’s Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryal

I think he meant to say ‘there’s no way they should ever do this’.

78. Vultan - October 9, 2010

“Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryal”

Oh man… anybody with a pompous title like that shouldn’t be anywhere near comic books, let alone the creative field. I guess “Master and Commander of Creative Marketing and Pandering to the Masses” wouldn’t fit on his business card.

79. Matthew - October 9, 2010

I Hate IDW

nuff said…

80. Alex - October 9, 2010

Bring them down

Preserve Gene’s Vision of Star Trek
Don’t let them destroy it.

81. Ryan - October 9, 2010

#80

Agreed. Gene and Majel must be rolling in their graves right now…
The Trek Actors should get involved to stop it from happening

82. Jim Nightshade - October 9, 2010

hmmmm im all for abott & costello meets star trek—hey abott!–whos the first—-officer? Spock? if spocks the first whos the second?–

83. OneLogicalVoice... - October 9, 2010

I believe that IDW should proceed with creating an “Infestation” series…
But WITHOUT Star Trek as one of the crossovers.

It would be curious as to how many people would actually sign a petition to block the creation of Star Trek: Infestation. Well, if one ever came to exist, I would be the first to sign it. Plus the existence of zombies, are impossible, and illogical.

84. Red Dead Ryan - October 9, 2010

I’m pretty sure Gene Roddenberry wouldn’t have a problem with this. I mean, c,mon people, take it easy! Its supposed to be fun! FUN! Remember that, guys?

85. Vultan - October 9, 2010

#84

Since Roddenberry forbade space pirates from appearing in his creation, somehow I think he would’ve been against zombies going after Spock’s brain. But who knows… this was the same guy who put lyrics into the Star Trek theme just to make some royalty bucks.

86. Buzz Cagney - October 10, 2010

Roddenberry was also against kids and robots being in TOS because he wanted it to be taken seriously. He’d had a change of heart by TNG i guess. Or he didn’t want it to be taken seriously. To this day i’m still not entirely sure which.

87. The REAL Jim Kirk - October 10, 2010

Spock and I have faced off against MANY zombies in our travels. They’re called Voyager fans.

88. robowarrior - October 10, 2010

Stupid stupid stupid.

89. thebiggfrogg - October 10, 2010

You got chocolate in my peanut butter! You got peanut butter in my chocolate! Two great tastes that go great together. Zombies and Trek though tastes like sh**!

Save the mashups for the teen fanboys on Youtube. Yeah, fun is fun and Trek did some stupid stuff in the past, but that is no excuse to go diving off the diving board of stupid.

90. thebiggfrogg - October 10, 2010

That said, the zombie on the cover looks like the remains of Khan from STWOK. Talk about ruling in Hell! Undead too!

91. Earthman Jim - October 10, 2010

What is with most of you people? Your minds are open enough to accept Star Trek, but at the first mention of zombies you close your minds and refuse to give it a fair chance? This is sad. Didn’t your parents ever tell you not to judge books by their covers? I’m telling you not to judge comics by their story ideas! This Star Trek zombie story could be really fun and entertaining, but you won’t know unless you give it a chance and read it. If you read it and decide you don’t like it, then you can bitch all you want to untill the cows turn purple and green, but quit bitching about something you know nothing about yet! Just because Spock looks and talks different than you doesn’t mean he’s a bad person. OPEN YOUR MINDS TO NEW THINGS

92. Earthman Jim - October 10, 2010

Did anyone read Night of the Living Trekkies? I forgot who I was talking to. Of course most of you didn’t read it because your closed little minds thought the mere idea of it was stupid so you didn’t give it a chance. I read it and I enjoyed it. That book had zombies in it, and it was really funny too!
And now for another public service message to the Trekkies who have closed minds. DON’T TAKE THINGS SO SERIOUSLY, LEARN TO HAVE SOME FUN
YOU DON’T QUIT PLAYING BECAUSE YOU GET OLD, YOU GET OLD BECAUSE YOU STOPPED PLAYING!
DON’T GET OLD, BE YOUNG AT HEART, LIFE’S TOO SHORT TO BE OLD.
ENJOY THE WONDERFUL CREATIONS OF MANKIND AND BE THANKFUL WE HAVE THE FREEDOM TO CREATE AND ENJOY THESE THINGS.
BE KIND TO ZOMBIES, THEY MIGHT BE YOUR NEIGHBORS!

93. Buzz Cagney - October 10, 2010

And we do have a Trek actor already adept at finishing zombies off in Simon Pegg. Scotty of the Dead. I think it could work. I know it could work.

94. Hat Rick - October 10, 2010

There has to be a scientific or pseudo-scientific reason behind the zombies, though. Like there are cybernetic implants in them, that they were made that way through nanotechnology injected subcutaneously, that they are connected into some kind of hive-like structure, and that they are headed by a central control, or queen, if you will.

95. NX01 - October 10, 2010

Well said # 92
#93 Scotty of the dead was a Really fun movie, lol ; )

96. Nuallain - October 10, 2010

I believe it came up before that a condition of the Doctor Who license is that there’s to be no crossovers with the other titles. Even though this would be a pretty oblique one (since it could be done simply as the Doctor fighting zombies in the same month as zombies happen to appear in the other titles) it’s probably still been nixed by that clause.

97. Vultan - October 10, 2010

#86

I’m not sure either, Buzz. Roddenberry seemed to be a man of contradictions. He was against kids being in TOS, yet there was “And the Children Shall Lead” and “Miri.” He said several things that could be considered anti-religious, yet he helped write “Bread and Circuses,” which came across as very pro-Christian—well, maybe Gene Coon was responsible for that; I’m not sure. Anyway, Roddenberry was and still is not an easy guy to categorize. And I suppose we Trekkies are ALL better off for it. :)

98. John from Cincinnati - October 10, 2010

Looks like crap.

I won’t be buying it.

99. John from Cincinnati - October 10, 2010

It’s official, I have lived long enough to witness the Trek franchise be marginalized, watered down, leveraged by non-Trekkers and now eviscerated.

100. GarySeven - October 10, 2010

If people think Star Trek should be about stories based in science fiction (as in Science), instead of the latest fantasy pop trends that tweens love, then clearly such people have no sense of humor at all.
Makes a lot of sense, if you don’t think about it.

101. GarySeven - October 10, 2010

Upon further reflection, I do think you can intelligently mix zombies and Star Trek. #6 showed how. And so much for how people who don’t want zombies in Star Trek have no sense of humor. The people saying that aren’t being humorous, but #6 is.

102. Hat Rick - October 10, 2010

Thanks, 101. :-)

103. Kirk's Toupée's Girdle - October 11, 2010

@ 1

Doctor Who comics are still being produced by IDW Publishing along with BBC Books ;)

104. Digginjim - October 11, 2010

I like Trek

I like Zombies…

but together…..?

I don’t like.

that is all.

105. Desstruxion - October 11, 2010

Trek zombies. That’ll be dumb.

106. anti-matter - October 11, 2010

my childhood dream has been achieved if someone has merged Ghostbusters and Star Trek

107. Sunspot - October 11, 2010

Okay, I admit this is not my cup of tea, mixing Star Trek and zombies, but this is not the first time for this sort of thing. About ten years ago there was a Star Trek Next Gen crossover with the X-men. And there was the totally silly Star Trek Voyager presents The Adventures of Captain Proton. And when you mention zombies, I recall an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise that I remember as the “Attack of the Killer Vulcan Zombies” (real episode title was “Impulse”) that involved a ship full of vulcans turned into some sort of zombies.

So…even if this isn’t high art or fine literature, it is not the first time that Trek has ventured into these waters.

108. Daoud - October 11, 2010

Doesn’t anyone remember “Catspaw”?

Black cats, witches and wizards, orbs, castles, stockade, etc.?

(Although, at least it “was explained” later as aliena Sylvia and Korob drawing upon the thoughts of the crew to create the “House of Horrors”…)

109. Hat Rick - October 11, 2010

108, there’s a *reason* no one remembers “Catspaw.”

Just kidding. ;-)

In the episode, there was at least an attempt to make rational sense out of what amounted to a Halloween special, which I think made it acceptable to the more scientifically oriented among the fans.

110. Buzz Cagney - October 11, 2010

#94 it couldn’t work could it. 8-/

Vults, that Seinfeld quote was great by the way. Me likey. :-D

111. Woulfe - October 11, 2010

The Enterprise visits the planet Neewollah and encounters the following….
Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Wolf Man & more….

The comic would need to be in glorious Black & White to set the mood….
Every now & then 2 guys would be run into one of whom says the following….

“Hey Aaaaaaaaboooooott”

– W –
* Tongue planted firmly in cheek *

112. Dennis Bailey - October 11, 2010

Trek zombies? Why not – been seeing them in the autograph lines at conventions for years.

113. Majicou - October 11, 2010

Some of you guys should be careful about pulling the “Ruined FOREVER” alarm so many times in so short a span. You might end up breaking it.

On second thought, keep it up.

114. Chris Dawson - October 11, 2010

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

115. Primus - October 11, 2010

@9 & 44 These may not be canon in your corner, but damn, that’s one of the most awesome things about Transformers: EVERYTHING is canon, EVERYTHING counts because it took place SOMEwhere.

And the TransTech will probably make note of it, give it a new Universal Stream designator and catalogue number (something like Eachtra 211.9 Gamma), and watch to make sure nothing comes crawling around to their little corner of reality.

116. Hat Rick - October 11, 2010

The “Ruined Forever” alarm can only be activated by no fewer than three bridge officers. The protocol must include the term, “Destruct.”

Unless I am mistaken, said bridge officers have not enunciated the requisite protocol.

False alarm.

;-)

117. thebiggfrogg - October 11, 2010

How about Trek and Muppets? The Muppets have already been to space…the final frontier. How about Trek and Gossip Girl (the tweens seem to love that show). Granted Trek wasn’t always Hamlet, but at some point this stuff gets to be a bit much.

BTW, it won’t ruin Trek forever. I’ll just ignore it. Same way with my post-ST:TMP Marvel Trek comic collection I ignored the gnome issue. Unfortunately I subscribed so I ended up with it anyway.

I guess everyone has their own “Star Trek.” That is probably part of the magic. My Trek does not include zombies.

118. BeatleJWOL - October 12, 2010

Well, the second Star Wars book to involve the undead is coming out soon…I suppose it’s about that time for Trek. :)

119. Nuallain - October 12, 2010

#116 The special code for the Ruined Forever Alarm also is made up almost entirely of ‘A’s and ‘1’s and is, thus, utterly unbreakable.

120. Chris Dawson - October 12, 2010

……… nnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooo . . . . . . . . .

121. MJ - October 12, 2010

I have one word for this:

BOYCOTT!!!!!!!!!!!

122. MJ - October 12, 2010

Is the cover of the “Ruling in Hell” comic book suppose to be a joke? If not, then this is absolutely ludicrous — what were they thinking? This looks like my eight year old drew it — a teddy bear kids view of Khan who is sized like a 4 year old. Give Me a Break!!!

123. thebiggfrogg - October 12, 2010

122. The whole comic book is like that cover! Khan’s greatest nemesis on Ceti Alpha V are a group of Care Bears marooned by a group of disgruntled Klingons. ; )

124. Bucky - October 12, 2010

I have one word for this:

AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Seriously, who hates Zombies and Star Trek? They both rock! It’s like peanut butter and chocolate together at last!

125. MJ - October 12, 2010

124 — Star Trek with Zombies actually makes me long for the days when Ensign Sue was all I had to deal with….

126. MJ - October 12, 2010

92 – “Did anyone read Night of the Living Trekkies? I forgot who I was talking to. Of course most of you didn’t read it because your closed little minds thought the mere idea of it was stupid so you didn’t give it a chance. I read it and I enjoyed it. That book had zombies in it, and it was really funny too!”

Earthman Jim, enough please with your self-admiration society party gig about how expansive you mind is compared to the rest of us. Fine, you like Trek with Zombies unabashedly and are ready to order the lunch box and toy tie ins…we get it! Now stop browbeating the 90% of us who can’t stand it please….

127. CarlG - October 13, 2010

@113, 116: Drama queen fandom has the same relationship with the “Ruined FOREVER” button that Voyager had with the Reset Button.

128. Tabela - June 12, 2011

I appreciate, lead to I discovered just what I was having a look for. You have ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

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