For all you Star Trek fans, there’s great news! IDW Publishing is launching a new series of comic books on the Star Trek franchise, titled Star Trek: Year Five. The story will continue the Enterprise and Captain Kirk’s five-year mission to seek out new civilisations and life. Year Five, as the title indicates, will be about the fifth and final journey of the spaceship, as per an exclusive report by The Hollywood Reporter. The comics will also narrate the future of the Enterprise’s crew once they return to Earth.
The report added that there will be a number of authors for the upcoming comic series, and they’ll be working on a rotation basis. The writers include Brandon Easton, Jody Houser, Jim McCann and the team of Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing. THR quoted Lanzing in a statement, describing the series as “a vital, hard-hitting, character-focused look at Captain Kirk on his last year in command.” He also added that Captain Kirk’s decisions and actions will have ‘ripple effects’ including an “outbreak of war in the Alpha Quadrant to an unprecedented strain of trust with Spock.”
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The first three years of Star Trek was adapted into a television series. Year Five will apparently be the first extended storyline which will be set following the end of the Enterprise’s mission. According to Lanzing, the series has “a beginning, a game-changing middle, and a definite end.”