I thought it’s all been a little grim so far so lets shoot for bittersweet instead. Originally I wasn’t even going to have Odo in the tuxedo, I was going to have it just prior to that to give the more traditional look. But then I thought it probably important to capture the tux and if I was doing that I might as well have him rejoining the sick Great Link.
I liked the idea that we already know Colonel Kira is a soldier and so being promoted and made responsible for stuff must be a challenge for her when she just wants to get out there and fight.
Which is why I didn’t draw her just kicking ass, even though she is, just not in a physical sense.
I’m enjoying the freedom I’ve got to do this card set the way I want to despite it being a commission set. The theme is broad enough that I can approach stuff from different angles and I’m just having fun with it as a series.
So with this set I intend on putting some of the crew out in the field, on the frontlines and I thought O’Brien definitely needs to be repairing something. So I’m letting him take cover behind rocks whilst he tries to repair what I can only guess is either a power module or targeting component of his phaser rifle.
I’ll be posting some info about how to order these as a set sometime pretty soon (I want to get all the ABCs of Trek out the door first before I start pre-ordering the next sets).
What I was imagining is a full crew shot of the original Enterprise crew circa Star Trek 2, in their spiffy red uniforms. Including Saavik. Maybe Scotty in his white Engineering outfit. Not sure if Bones had a Sickbay outfit for the movies or not. The setting could be the Enterprise bridge, or something else equally cool that I’m not thinking of. Working in a scribble of the movie era ship itself would be a bonus, but I can’t say how that would fit in what with looking at the crew in the interior.
And from that description is was my turn to use some problem solving and work out how I could do it. Obviously there was no scene in Wrath of Khan that features everyone plus the Enterprise so I knew I was going to be going off-script to be in the same room.
Then I really wanted to include the Enterprise and my original thoughts were include it on a view screen in the background – I tossed that idea around a lot.
I love the scene in Star Trek III when the wounded Enterprise limps in to home so I decided to set this in space dock and just have them all there – no canon reason (Chekov was on board the Reliant and Scotty wouldn’t be wearing his radiation suit no matter how neat it looks).
So just a reminder for everyone who’s ordered the commissions they’re all going into a queue of first ordered – I’m working my way through them but they’re going to be months in the completion because you really don’t want me to rush them. You might get a message about being in the queue which is more me trying to manage the great list from an administration point of view.
I don’t have children so I have no wolf in this fight but when I was a kid it was television that was going to turn our eyes square and ruin our lives if we watched too much of it. Now it seems that computers and tablets are the problem.
I’m sure there is a problem but I wish I had an iPad and access to the world’s repository of information at my fingertips when I was a kid. I can’t imagine what it’s like to instantly be able to find out about something with no delay. Well I can obviously I have that access today but wow it would have been mind-blowing to be carrying around a rectangle that not only can play high definition episodes of Star Trek but could also tell me the distance between Earth and the Sun just be asking it.*
It just kind of feels that every piece of new technology is a problem for the children of that generation.