Star Trek 1015: Holiday on Ice

1015. Holiday on Ice

PUBLICATION: Star Trek: The Next Generation #14, DC Comics, December 1990

CREATORS: Michael Jan Friedman (writer), Pablo Marcos (artist)

STARDATE: 43810.7 (between Hollow Pursuits and The Most Toys)

PLOT: While on shore leave on the wintry planet of Grindelwald, Riker and Geordi come across an illegal Ferengi mining facility and are promptly attacked. While the rest of the crew enjoy some fine conversation, the two boys are thrown into an ice pit...

CONTINUITY: Dr. Selar (The Schizoid Man) puts in an appearance.

DIVERGENCES: The Ferengi shuttle looks like a small Marauder rather than the design seen in The Price and later.

PANEL OF THE DAY - Eyepatch suitor gets rejected.
REVIEW: Friedman and Marcos are really good at juggling the conversations that made the show and dynamic action sequences that work well in comics. The Ferengi provide Riker and Geordi with a chance to shine as action heroes, but I'm most happy about seeing an ice planet and Riker's familiarity with that sort of terrain. For practical reasons, one would guess, his Alaskan heritage was never much explored on the show. The plot may seem slim, and it is, but there are a good number of pages given over to the other characters and how they spend their own R&R time. These are light fluff, though Deanna's platonic date with Data is probably the most engaging.

2 comments:

LiamKav said...

Regarding Marcos drawing the Ferengi shuttle like a full size ship, does he also make the same mistake he makes in the Modula Imperative of having the ship fly backwards?

Siskoid said...

It wasn't that clear, but haha yes it is!

 

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