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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Star Trek #15 – Mirrored Part 1

November 20th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

If you find yourself a little confused by the latest issue of IDW’s Star Trek then you could be forgiven.

The reimagining of Original Series episodes with the characters from JJ Abram’s revamped Trek world was always a bit of a head scratcher.

But that was nothing compared to this reimagining of an alternate time line Trek universe that is already a reimagining of the Original Series. Does your head hurt yet?

Events in this comic book vary wildly from the Original Series episode as we begin with the new continuity version of Scotty (Simon Pegg if you will) explaining the concept of alternate timelines to Dr McCoy.

The action then cuts to an alternate timeline where Captain Spock of the Enterprise is overseeing the final surrender of the Klingon Empire to the Terran Empire (that’s the bad version of Starfleet for you non-Trekkies out there).

The action soon heats up when it emerges that the Klingons are holding a very powerful figure as prisoner and Commander Kirk decides to use that to his advantage.

Betrayal and deception are the name of the game here as writer Mike Johnston shakes off the shackles and has some fun.

The Mirror Universe was always a welcome departure from the quite often straight-faced confines of everyday Trek.

It’s a step up from previous instalments in IDW’s reimagined line and the ending is so shocking that you can’t help but eagerly await the next chapter.

4 out of 5 nerds

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Paddy Ryan, like Buck Rogers, is a man out of time. He's a loose cannon haunted by his past who, when he's not making painful attempts at humour, is busy watching as many geeky films and TV shows as possible. An avid reader, he has vowed one day to start that novel he's been talking about for years. Born in the late 70s, he's an 80s kid at heart who sees nothing wrong with spending hours upon hours watching season three of Robin Of Sherwood. Jason Connery wasn't that bad you know! He's got a million ideas for comic books but thankfully doesn't know anyone with the time to draw them and call his bluff on that one! The Empire Strikes Back is his favourite film, Doctor Who is his TV show of choice and when it comes to books ... well that's a whole other story! I'm Paddy Ryan and you're not...