“Rain forecasts are fascist!”
That’s a riot if he’s kidding. If he’s not…
…then it’s unfortunately typical of that type of people.
Who’s Cartwright in 2005? Not Matt Cartwright (looked up from a quick Google/Wiki search)?
Or will he become STIV & VI’s Admiral Cartwright’s ancestor?
This is a universe that slowly diverged from ours the moment Clarke Gable hit early stardom in 1930. Expect the unexpected.
Thank you for that. Trying to shoehorn Trek continuity into recent history becomes more foolish the older Trek gets.
IDK if it’s foolish. The Eugenics Wars were vaguely in the future of the 1960s, and I don’t see the issue of them being vaguely in the future of the 2010s. I don’t think Carey Wilber or Gene Coon foresaw anyone remembering or caring about Space Seed by 2015. And a future production having a line of dialogue like “the Eugenics Wars of the 2040s” really wouldn’t invalidate much of anything about Space Seed, TWOK or… ahem, STID.
That said, I appreciate Mark’s aesthetic choice to stick with TOS as the spirit vision for his comic. I admire its purity. The googie-esque sensibilities and bold colors of TOS really work with comic art in a way that feels crunchy and satisfying, and the writing so far has been focused and on-the-ball without the eye-rolling indulgences that plague a lot of fan productions.
Oh yeah, and I’m calling it: Cartwright is Nancy Cartwright. Lisa Simpson’s moving up in the world.
I always thought the diverging point was WWII. Why Clark Gable in particular?
Dunno what evidence there is of a schism in WWII. I do know that Edith Keeler mentions taking Kirk to a Clarke Gable movie two years before the guy starred in anything notable. Probably a production mistake, but as a textualist I take it seriously.
Oh, OK. I didn’t know that. Fair enough.
Yes! Thank you for updating, I was eagerly awaiting the next one.
And now I’m back to the wait again…
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