Star Trek: The Next Generation also had a few adaptations, that of the two hour season finale of it's show, and of two of its movies....and here's a little more information on those!
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The comic adaptation came out in June, 1994, being written by the regular comic series writer of Michael Jan Friedman, with art by Star Trek newcomer of Jay Scott Pike (creator of Dolphin, so he was at least an experienced artist, but one who had given up on the monthly comic grind) and inker Jose Marzan Jr., and a beautiful cover by Sonia Hillios. Sadly, the adaptation lacked a little depth, and was the only episode adapted into comic book form.
The comic adaptation came out at the time of cover dates of January, 1995, being written by Michael Jan Friedman, and art by Gordon Purcell, inks by Jerome K. Moore and Terry Pallot, and a cover by Sonia Hillios. While looking more like the regular comics, the adaptation also suffered (most notably by the lack of Kirk on the cover.....as the only team-up of Kirk and Picard, one would have wanted to see that....then again, not the comics fault, as the Next Generation was being positioned to take over from the original cast; the comic followed the movie, and any faults in this book were more from the overworked Star Trek offices, who were producing all this too quickly). There was a regular version of the comic, and a deluxe (pictured at left)...
This also makes one wish for adaptations of episodes "Unification" (with Spock), and "Relics" (with Scotty)....but, such has yet to happen (though the Modala Imperative did tease a little, with the original Star Trek cast facing an unknown menace in a four issue mini-series, to be followed by the Next Generation dealing with that menace in its time, with a little help from Spock and McCoy.....perhaps more of the original/Next Generation team up the fans would have liked to have seen!).
The comic adaptation was written by John Vornholt, with art by Terry Pallot and Rod Whigham, inked by Phillip Moy, and a cover by Jeff Pittarelli and came out in November, 1996. The only real problem with this issue, was that by this time, VCRs were quite popular, and the need for comic adaptations were lessening (as one could now bring the movie home easily...
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