And_Death_Shall_No_Dominion_coverExploring the Star Trek Universe through comics. Spanning four decades reviewing the newest stories & those from the comic archives.

Welcome to issue one of “The Holodeck”. In this week’s issue we give you a look at what Star Trek comics are available this month and for our main feature we look at the classic DC comic story: “The Worst of Both Worlds”. We discover what it would have been like if the Borg had defeated the Federation and the impact upon the crew of the Enterprise.

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Worst_of_both_worlds_coverHolodeck Memory Bank

Issue 1: DC Comics #47 TNG:The Worst of Both Worlds

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore / Rod Whigham

Our Thoughts: The story starts slowly but picks up once the crews meet each other although the first meeting is somewhat lacking. A great premise that hopefully offers more as the story develops. Art work is slightly disappointing.

The Final Verdict: Overall, a slow first part of this epic story.

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Belly_of_the_beast_coverIssue 1: DC Comics #48 TNG:The Worst of Both Worlds

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore / Rod Whigham

Our Thoughts: The art again is disappointing which in some ways detract from the story but the story itself picks up at a steady pace with the cliff hanger at the end most unexpected.

The Final Verdict: Overall, an improvement from the first part.

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Armies_of_the_night_coverIssue 1: DC Comics #49 TNG:The Worst of Both Worlds

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore / Rod Whigham

Our Thoughts: This issue has a dreadful cliff hanger, one that doesn’t surprise anyone. A few continuity errors within the story itself while the overall arc continues at a good pace. Some improvements in the art .

The Final Verdict: Overall, the story builds up to its dramatic climax.

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And_Death_Shall_No_Dominion_coverIssue 1: DC Comics #50 TNG:The Worst of Both Worlds

Writer: Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover artist: Jerome Moore / Rod Whigham

Our Thoughts: The story comes to a dramatic ending but somehow manages to leave us with more questions than answers. The solution seems somewhat forced upon us but wraps everything up in a neat & tidy bow.

The Final Verdict: Overall, a great premise for a story we were all wondering about. The story itself moves at a great pace but the art sometimes lets the story down and a few plot errors slightly detract from a good story. Some missed opportunities for sure.