Khan Comes To Comics
As reported by Newsarama.com, IDW is publishing a comic adaptation of 'Star Trek II: The Wraith of Khan'. Suprisingly, this is the first time the move has been adapted to comics. News-a-rama's Chris Arrant sat down with comic writer Andy Schmidt to discuss the adaptation and subtle difference between it and the move.
NEWSARAMA: And did you take any chances to develop something differently than in the movie, or use any foreshadowing for future events?
Andy Schmidt: I don't do much in the way of foreshadowing future events but there are a couple of things that play differently. For one thin, in the adaptation, you don't know what's wrong with the crew of the Reliant (they're being mind controlled) until much later in the story. This works just as well. In the comic version, it's a question the reader will ask and then get a cool reveal on later, whereas in the film, the audience knows right away. It's a different kind of tension. We also play the ear-worm reveal scene slightly differently. It always bothered me that those slugs were supposed to kill the characters but then just didn't. So, in our version, it's subtle and quick, but Bones (the doctor) actually has something to do with it so that our friend doesn't die. And there are a couple more little twists. But let's be real: this is the great Trek movie. So there's not much to change. I just wanted to keep it exciting and I hope fans will agree. (source Newsarama.com)
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