Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Star Trek vs. Jungle Girl


If you just can’t wait two days to see Star Trek, you might consider picking up the fine four-issue comic book prequel series, set a decade after the prior film, Star Trek: Nemesis, depicting some familiar faces and major events, and leading directly into the opening moments of the new film (remember, there’s time travel). The producers of the comic, the company IDW, do a great job of visually capturing the feel of both space and theatre-going through heavy black backgrounds [UPDATE: And you can check out this article about the new Star Trek movie for which the New York Post, with a little help from me, interviewed and photographed my Trekkie (and professional voiceover actress) friend Hilary Thomas].

By contrast, IDW was not able to convince retailers to buy my friend Janet Harvey’s Jungle Girl comic book a few years ago, a tragedy made all the more annoying by the fact that a completely unrelated character named Jungle Girl is now all the rage. Maybe Janet (who reminds me of Laura Prepon from That 70’s Show, incidentally) should try to write a fill-in issue based on her own stuff — or offer to do a parallel-universe Jungle Girl?

Tonight, though, the place to get your human-vs.-beast action is at our Debate at Lolita Bar (8pm) on animal welfare between Mariann Sullivan and Justin Shubow. Please visit our underground lost civilization.

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