TrekInk: Exclusive Preview – Star Trek Movie Adaptation #2

Next week IDW continues their adaptation of the 2009 Star Trek movie with the second issue out of six. Just like with issue one, the series continues to present an extended version of the film with the deleted scenes inserted. Check out our exclusive  5-page preview below.


Preview: Star Trek Movie Adaptation #2

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


The official comics adaptation of the blockbuster film Star Trek continues in this mini-series presented by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman!

Follow young Kirk and Spock on their journey towards Starfleet Academy and witness Kirk’s first encounter with the USS Enterprise! Brought to you by the creative team behind the best-selling Star Trek: Countdown, this series includes scenes not included in the original film!

ST09 Adaptation #2 covers

ST09 Adaptation #2 5-page preview:


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The Star Trek movie adaptation #2 arrives at Comic stores next Wednesday, March 17th. The first four issues (out of six) of the movie adaptation are available to order or pre-order at TFAW.














Out this week: Star Trek: Alien Spotlight, Vol. 2 TPB

And just released this week is IDW’s second collection of Alien Spotlight comics

Writers: Keith R. A. DeCandido, Ian Edgington, Stuart Moore, Andy Schmidt, David Tipton, Scott Tipton (w)
Artists: Elena Casagrande, Mike Hawthorne, Wagner Reis, J. K. Woodward


Cardassians, Klingons, Q, Romulans, and Tribbles. Five different and distinct alien races, all part of the Star Trek Universe. Five stand-alone stories that take you on unique and intriguing adventures, each focusing on an alien species that has come into contact—and often conflict—with the Federation of Planets!

[available at TFAW for $17.99


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on the main page….i thought this was going to be a story involving spock’s brain! lol that’s what the cover looks like. especially on the main page thumbnail.

Was Greg Grunberg ever cast for filming? Or was he hired specifically for the voice-over?

Either way, great drawing of the Uncle Kirk. One-strap overalls is VERY TOS.

Greg Grunberg was only cast for the voice over on the phone as the “stepdad”

They had a different actor in the deleted scene when the character was originally the Uncle.

Fascinating, wonder how many panels were actually shot for movie, but cut… would like see all cut scenes someday in extended edition (if I live long enough)

^^^ I’d have to break out the DVD again, but I think all the deleted scenes used in this comic adaptation are on the 2nd disc of the DVD.

I like the additional dialogue between Sarek and Amanda. I findi it odd, though, that the interior art is so much nicer than the covers.

This is off topic I know, but I read in the paper this morning something about the possibility of a joint Russia-India moon mission. Interesting, to say the least…

@4 I hope you’re not Ocampa! LOL

Glad they got the blood color right in this one, lol. I was honestly glad they deleted the scene with Kirk’s brother running away. When Kirk’s born we’re given the distinct impression that he’s the first child, especially from his dad’s reaction. Unless that’s his half brother from a different father it just wouldn’t have worked. Still, doesn’t speak well of Kirk’s mother if she left her child/children with such a horrible step father.

The movie is still too fresh in my mind to fully enjoy the miniseries. Although, the ‘deleted scenes’ are a great addition. Never saw those.

Alien spotlight is more interesting at the moment. I have to get my hands on a copy.

and @8:

You’re absolutely right, I haven’t thought about that. On the other hand, I don’t think it makes the opening scenes less compelling. A birth is always special, that goes for the second one as well ;)

“What is the central assumption of quantum cosmology?”
“Everything that can happen does happen, in equal and parallel universes.”

Nice nod. In Trek 09, this is clearly meaningful, don’t you think? It’s a matter of quantum cosmology ;)

I really didnt see a problem with the deleted scenes and with all due respect to JJ, the excuse(s) given for taking them out just didnt hold water. I dont think they would have made the audience “think” anymore than they already had to, they may have actually helped the audience keep up with the story a bit easier. But nothing is totally perfect and hind sight is of course 20/20.

The only two deleted scenes that might have worked were Spock’s birth and Rura Penthe. The others not so much. But it is easy to second guess J.J Abrams decision to exclude them. Those scenes have to make sense in the overall theme of the movie without being a diversion.

I’m looking forward to picking up “Alien Spotlight” volume two. I think I will wait for the TPB version of the movie adaptation. I have far too many single issues of various comics.

And I hope that IDW considers doing “Enterprise” and maybe even “Voyager”.

How does the Enterprise look in the comic?

The reveal now won’t be as what is could have been if the comic came out before the movies release.

They put out a lot of junk for the new movie, but no making of book, a very limited exclusive in cinefex and a really great artbook.

The new film was under merchandised, as if they were wondering if it was going to fail and lose them hundreds of millions of dollars.

#10: Of course, it smacks a bit of desperation, with the word “equal.”

As if.

looks good- extra scenes r great- art great- timing- bad- lol whay the didnt time a comic adaptionto the movie release i will never know…


‘cuz JJ wanted to keep everything under wraps until the film was released. Remember?

14.. That word is in there to help those who can’t quite get their minds around the concept.

this is very random, but why was tom hardy wrongly used in nemesis? they took a good actor and totally wasted him with a bad wardrobe and bad lines. have you seen him in band of brothers? the dude was excellent in that series …and pretty hot on top of that.

#13 yeah those are the two big ones. Although I can “kinda” see why Spocks birth was taken out because it was how the movie originally began from what they said in the commentary. But theres been lots of movies that had good scenes deleted that should have stayed in.


Love it! I hope my buddy is reading this….

P.S.: I am really enjoying this adaptation so far. I’ll be looking for issue #2 on Wednesday!

#16 That happens with a lot of movies from what I understand. But I do remember back in 05 I purchased a Star Wars ROTS graphic novel before the movie came out. That didnt stop me from watching it in the theater though. :}

#17: That’s exactly what I said ;)

Jim’s brother’s name is Sam, or did Nero screw that up too? Retroactively or magically or whatever since he can make anything needlessly change in the universe or so it would appear.

Steamblade, Jim’s brother’s name is George Samuel Kirk, Jr. Hence, the name George or Sam could have been used at different times.

Didi anyone actually find this issue today?? My comic shop didn’t get it and I noted the release date on a comic site to be March 31st.