IDW Boldly Goes Throughout Star Trek’s History With New Anthology ‘Star Trek: Waypoint’
One of the greatest thing about Star Trek is just how much of it there is, not just in terms of adaptations throughout media, but in setting, characters and eras. To celebrate the iconic sci-fi franchise’s 50th anniversary, IDW has announced a new bi-monthly anthology title telling stories within various eras of Star Trek, titled Star Trek: Waypoint.
Announced today via io9, Star Trek: Waypoint will feature multiple stories per issue set between episodes of beloved Star Trek shows, including the classic original series which starred William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Nichelle Nichols.
The first issue features a story by Donny Cates and Mack Chater set during Star Trek: The Next Generation featuring Geordi La Forge and Data teaming up to crack a mysterious code. The second story by Sandra Lanz features Lieutenant Uhura stranded alone on an alien planet.
Star Trek: Waypoint is set to release this September, and if IDW wants someone with a killer Riker story, they know where I am.
Check out the full solicitation below:
Star Trek: Waypoint #1 (of 6)
Donny Cates, Sandra Lanz (w) • Mack Chater, Sandra Lanz (a) • Marc Laming (c)
A blockbuster bi-monthly anthology to celebrate 50 years of STAR TREK, featuring short stories across all Treks, by the top talent of today and yesterday!
First, a NEXT GENERATION story by Donny Cates and Mack Chater. Unable to decipher a mysterious ship’s coded messages, Starfleet has enlisted its two greatest scientific minds, Captain Geordi La Forge and his best friend Data, to investigate. What they discover will alter the course of scientific human history as we know it!
Then, an ORIGINAL SERIES story by Sandra Lanz, where a crewmember, stranded on a strange planet, encounters a bizarre alien creature. They must learn how to interact, but how?
Head to io9 for an interview with Cates and Lanz, as well as a look at pencil artwork from Lanz’s story.