Preview of Star Trek Movie Adaptation #1 – Includes Deleted Scene

On Friday we previewed IDWs TNG Ghosts #4, but this week IDW is also kicking off its six-issue 2009 Star Trek movie adaptation. We now have the preview of that, and as you will see,  the adaptation will include deleted scenes from the movie (starting on page 1). Check it out below.


Preview: Star Trek Movie Adaptation #1

Writers: Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Tim Jones, Mike Johnson, Artist: David Messina


JJ Abrams’ blockbuster revitalization of the Star Trek franchise was the most thrilling film of the year. Now, under the direction of Abrams and screenwriters Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman, comes the highly anticipated graphic adaptation of the film! Additionally, new scenes and moments cut from the movie are revealed—an event no Star Trek fan can dare miss!

ST09 Adaptation #1 covers

ST09 Adaptation #1 5-page preview:


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The Star Trek movie adaptation #1 arrives at Comic stores next Wednesday, February 24th. The first three issues (out of six) of the movie adaptation are available for pre-order at TFAW.














Also This Week: TNG Ghosts #4 & Romulans TPB

In addition to the the adaptation, IDW is also releasing the fourth issue of their TNG: Ghosts series, and the trade paperback for John Byrne’s Romlulan series. Here again are summaries, covers and pre-order links for those:

TNG Ghosts  #4

Writer: Zander Cannon, artist: Javier Aranda, cover: Joe Corroney

With Captain Picard shifted into another dimension, Commander Riker takes command of the Enterprise and negotiates with Worf’s hot-tempered captors for his release. Troi tries to pick through the noise in her patient’s head to unravel information on the extra-dimensional ghosts. Meanwhile, the missing Picard finds himself in a peculiar leadership role.

Read the TrekMovie exclusive 5-page preview of Ghosts #4

You can order it from TFAW, along with other issues from the series.











And the entire series will be combined in a trade paperback, which comes out in June 2010. You can pre-order that at Amazon

Star Trek: Romulans: Pawns of War
John Byrne (w) & (a) & (c)
Collecting legendary creator John Byrne’s tales of STAR TREK’s Romulans in one volume. This special edition tells tales leading up to the seminal “Balance of Terror” episode. Included within is the Romulans Alien Spotlight, the two-part Hollow Crown story, and the three-issue Schism series. As an added bonus, Byrne writes and draws an all-new 12-page “Balance of Terror” adaptation just for this collection.


The Byrne Romulans series has shipped to some stores already, but most will have it this week, and it can be pre-ordered at Amazon.


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No idea why anyone would want to buy this! The only time I bought a movie adaption comic was ‘Search For Spock’ and that was only because it was released in the UK a couple of weeks before the film.

Not bad. Glad they’re not reusing the same old Narada stamp that plagued the Countdown and Nero issues.

@1: “No idea why anyone would want to buy this!”

I’ll give you one right now. No lens flare.

Check out George’s TOS communicator! I never noticed that before.

This would be a good purchase if you wanted a cohesive version of the Orci/Kurtzman/Jones/Johnson/Messina version of “Star Trek”, including Countdown and Nero. Maybe a giant, oversize hardcover that would have the story in roughly chronological order (Countdown, Issue #1 of this, Nero, the rest of the issues of the movie adaptation). Of course, that’s just being a completist. But it would be nifty to have it all together like that as one big story. As it stands right now, I have Countdown in floppies and I’m going to buy the Nero TPB off Amazon right after I hit “Say It!” so dunno how this would work for me personally. Maybe as a cheap trade.

A new Byrne adaptation of Balance of Terror in his ST: Romulans collection? Awesome.

Can’t wait to check this one out. I know he’ll have done this classic tale justice.

Gonna wait till the full edition comes out.

What I hate about these IDW books is that the pages seem to stick together and rip as if the book was assembled before its ink could properly dry, and that half of each book is composed solely of advertisements.

Amazon just shipped my “STAR TREK: Romulans” TPB pre-order!


Regarding the John Byrne Romulans collection: How in the world do you adapt a 50 minute television episode in only 12 pages? Sounds like it would only be a summary of the ep at best.

Anonymous, maybe you should stick to the TPBs. I find those more satisfying myself

Finally! The art looks pretty good!
(and I’m picky about that).

Would be good to see how all of the deleted scenes were meant to fit into the movie. After watching them I thought most would have improved it, but I’m not an editor or director.

4. Toonloon

If you watch the part in the movie when Kirk’s mom is talking to George on her way off the ship, she is using a TOS style communicator. Pretty cool.

4. Toonloon

here’s some photos of the communicator (scroll down):

To me it looks bad. Most of the things in the new movie look just great, but not the props :( They don’t work for me at all.

Besides, it would’ve made much more sense, had they utilised and modernised “The Cage” transparent communicator:

seriously, anyone else notice the Lt. Commander stripes George Kirk wears on the alternate cover?

I think captain’s stripes are wrong…

I think Mr. Helmsworth would have made an even better Kirk than Mr. Pine. At the very least, he looks more like Shatner.

Is it me or does Sarek look surprisingly more like Nimoy as Spock rather than the new Sarek?

>>>>Regarding the John Byrne Romulans collection: How in the world do you adapt a 50 minute television episode in only 12 pages? Sounds like it would only be a summary of the ep at best.

it’s essentially told from the viewpoint of the Romulans only, using almost all the episode dialogue verbatim…

no Kirk (or even the Enterprise for that matter) until the final panels…

@17: there does seem to be some slight uniform alterations here…interesting…

On the off chance that Bob Orci is reading this: how exactly does stardate 2230.06 (which also appears in the deleted scene) fit into the stated rule that the decimal starts at .1 as the first day of the year? The zero doesn’t seem to be merely a placeholder (= .6), since .006 would make more sense if the count goes up to .365 or .366.

Was the decimal supposed to represent the elapsed fraction of the year originally, before it was revised to become the day of the year?

They slightly converted the stardate in JJ’s Star Trek to reflect the calendar date and the time of day in the stardate somehow if I remember correctly…

@21: Could be the decimal is the month…just a guess…