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Preview: Star Trek: Year Five #19

Star Trek: Year Five #19

(W) Jim McCann (A) Angel Hernandez (CA) Stephen Thompson
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

A pandemic raging across Alpha Centauri. A powerful enemy aboard the Enterprise. With death lurking around every corner, the crew will face down one of their greatest challenges yet in the shocking concludion to this episode from Eisner-winning writer Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men) and superstar artist Angel Hernandez (Star Trek: Picard)!

Star Trek: Year Five #19

Preview: Star Trek: Voyager: Seven’s Reckoning #4 (of 4)

Star Trek: Voyager: Seven’s Reckoning #4 (of 4)

(W) Dave Baker (A/CA) Angel Hernandez
In Shops: Feb 10, 2021
SRP: $3.99

The battle may be over, but the worst is yet to come. Torn between her growing attachment to an alien race and her new commitment to the Prime Directive, Seven of Nine must choose between altering the course of an entire society and her place aboard Voyager in the conclusion to this story set during Voyager’s amazing fourth season from writer Dave Baker (Action Hospital, F*ck Off Squad, Star Trek: Waypoint) and artist Angel Hernandez (Star Trek: Picard Countdown, Star Trek/Green Lantern).

Star Trek: Voyager: Seven’s Reckoning #4 (of 4)

Deep Space Dive: a Star Trek Deep Space Nine podcast. Ep 3rd Wave Feminism

DS9 premiered at the height of third-wave feminism. In this episode, we’ll look at how Star Trek Deep Space Nine incorporated feminist thought of the ‘90s into its depictions of women and gender. Also, how that explains why Major Kira is always wearing a full face of makeup even when she’s roaming caves with a phaser rifle. And how the real villian isn’t just the Dominion, it’s Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Got questions? Recommendations? Deep Space Dive now has our own email address: DeepSpaceDivePodcast at gmail! 

and soon we will have our own RSS, I promise.

Follow hosts: Elana Levin and Dr. Sarah Daniel Rasher

Review: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Too Long a Sacrifice

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Too Long a Sacrifice

Rene Auberjonois was one of those actors whose calming voice, steady demeanor, and gravitas made him both inscrutable and mesmeric. I remember watching him as a child on the all time classic, Benson. Looking back now, his character of Clayton, was the Squidworth (Spongebob Squarepants)of that show. He would go on to portray even more memorable characters throughout the rest of his years.

One of my favorite characters that he brought to the screen and much more deserving of his talents was Constable Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. His keen eye and sharp mind made for a memorable performance as the lone lawman on this classic iteration of Star Trek. The show pushed on the actors’ strengths, even more so with Auberjonois’s talents. In Constable Odo’s solo adventure he uncovers a mystery. In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Too Long a Sacrifice, the character unravels his own Murder on the Orient Express aboard the space station.

We open on Garak and Bashir having lunch, when suddenly a bomb goes off in Lavin’s Eatery, leading Odo to arrive on deck, to investigate. Eight dead bodies are found, leading Odo to question everything, even pondering the possibility that Quark may be a suspect and finding a clue in Rodinum darts. Sisko handles the diplomatic fallout, which pushes Odo to find the truth that much more integral. Everyone on board including Worf has their own suspicions about who is at the center of this deadly massacre, but what doesn’t help, is the consistent accumulation of dead bodies, even those who were suspects. Eventually, he gets help in the form of Inspector Retlaw, of Federation Security, who is also a Betazoid, making him an empath, leading to someone who was seen putting together an arms deal, just days before, Vedek Teler. By book’s end, remnants of past hostilities and avarice of others haunt the guilty party, and Odo to both be empathetic yet firm in his decision to arrest them.

Overall, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Too Long a Sacrifice is a searing crime noir that is only upended by its setting, and its excellent characterization. The story by the Tiptons is superb. The art by the creative team is alluring. Altogether, a story that brings us back to the space station, in this fun murder mystery.

Story: David Tipton and Scott Tipton Art: Greg Scott, Ricardo Drumond, Felipe Sobreiro, and Neil Uyetake
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.4 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Too Long a Sacrifice

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Too Long a Sacrifice

(W) Scott Tipton, Denton J. Tipton (A) Greg Scott (CA) Ricardo Drumond
In Shops: Jan 27, 2021
SRP: $15.99

Return to DS9 as death casts its shadow on the space station in this murder-mystery.

Constable Odo searches for truth amid a web of treachery and lies but everyone on the Promanade has a motive for this murder, be it vengeance, justice, or old-fashioned greed. With the murderer on the loose, the inhabitants of Deep Space 9 start to divide into factions, made even worse when the Ferengi government gets involved. Further complicating the issue, conflict between Constable Odo and the Federation’s hand-picked criminal investigator threatens to derail the investigation itself!

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Too Long a Sacrifice

Preview: Star Trek: Voyager: Seven’s Reckoning #3 (of 4)

Star Trek: Voyager: Seven’s Reckoning #3 (of 4)

(W) Dave Baker (A/CA) Angel Hernandez
In Shops: Jan 20, 2021
SRP: $3.99

What has gone from a long simmering conflict has exploded into all-out war. Seven of Nine has chosen her side, but even with her help, victory is not assured, and what will it mean for her place in the crew of Voyager when the dust finally settles? An all-new adventure set during Voyager’s amazing fourth season from writer Dave Baker (Action Hospital, F*ck Off Squad, Star Trek: Waypoint) and artist Angel Hernandez (Star Trek: Picard Countdown, Star Trek/Green Lantern).

Star Trek: Voyager: Seven’s Reckoning #3 (of 4)

Deep Space Dive: a Star Trek Deep Space Nine podcast. Ep 2: Unionize Quark’s!

Rom quotes Karl Marx and organizes a labor union at Quark’s Bar– of course, this merits a full episode of our new DS9 podcast. Join our guest, labor unionist & Trekkie Asher Huey for a close look at Bar Association, Season 4 episode 9.

This is the second episode of our podcast spin-off series, “Deep Space Dive” a Deep Space Nine podcast hosted by Elana Levin and Sarah Daniel Rasher

In each episode we do a deep dive into the text and subtext of this most political of Star Trek series, often with expert guests like the one we had today. Asher Heuy is the digital director of the American Federation of Teachers. Startrek.com profiled this activism and love of Star Trek in 2019. You can follow him: https://twitter.com/asherhuey

Follow Deep Space Dive’s hosts – https://twitter.com/Elana_Brooklyn and https://twitter.com/pas_deChat. Send us your DS9 Questions! Or your questions about unionizing your workplace!

We’ll be launching a new RSS just for Deep Space Dive episodes soon. — thank you for your patience, comics folks who aren’t Trekkies. We haven’t forgotten about you! I’ve got some huge comics guests coming shortly.

Preview: Star Trek: Year Five #18

Star Trek: Year Five #18

(W) Jim McCann (A) Angel Hernandez (CA) Stephen Thompson
In Shops: Jan 06, 2021
SRP: $3.99

The Enterprise receives a distress call from Alpha Centauri and arrives to find a planet in the midst of a deadly global pandemic. But is nature responsible for this new virus, or is there something more sinister at play? The final voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue in this new episode from Eisner-winning writer Jim McConn (Return of the Dapper Men) and superstar artist Angel Hernandez (Star Trek: Picard).

Star Trek: Year Five #18

Deep Space Dive: a Star Trek Deep Space Nine podcast. Ep 1: Garak

DS9 is the Star Trek with the greatest focus on political concepts like colonialism, feminism, queerness, and post-scarcity economics. Join hosts and guests who aren’t just Trekkies but activists, academics, artists, therapists, and more as we do a deep dive into the text and subtext where few Star Trek podcasts have gone before.

We’re discussing Deep Space Nine’s themes and characters– not doing recaps. Also: spoilers.

Co-Hosts: 

Elana Levin, also the host of Graphic Policy Radio, has worked at the intersection of comics, nerd culture and social change for over a decade. Biggest Trek cred? Giving a speech on fan activism at a rally organized by Leeta/Chase Masterson. 

When not getting paid to use math to save the world, Sarah Daniel Rasher writes about film and figure skating. They were the founding Captain of their high school Star Trek club and once got Nicole De Boer to kiss them at a convention.

Episode 1: 

Garak: All The Boys Think He’s a Spy

Is he a spy? Is he evil? Is he dating Bashir? One thing’s for sure, he’s everyone’s favorite character.

Preview: Star Trek: Year Five #17

Star Trek: Year Five #17

(W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A) J. K. Woodward (CA) Marc Laming
In Shops: Dec 30, 2020
SRP: $3.99

At last – the super secret origin of Gary Seven! Who was Gary Seven before AEGIS turned him into a time-traveling secret agent? What, exactly, does AEGIS want? Answers are revealed and secrets are exposed in this fully painted stand-alone spy thriller from showrunners Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (Gotham City Garage, Green Arrow) and fan-favorite artist J.K. Woodward (Star Trek: Mirror Broken, Harlan Ellison’s Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever)!

Star Trek: Year Five #17
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