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Geek Peek: ‘Star Trek’ Ice Creature Concept Art
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Earlier today, I wrote about the latest issue of Wired magazine, which is loaded with all kinds of Star Trek goodness and how I had to search all over town for it (and by the way, I realized that a 1-year, 12-issue subscription is a mere $10, so I think I might just go for it).

At the time of my posting, Wired didn’t have any content from the printed issue up on their site yet, though now, I see that they have the feature on master creature creator Neville Page, “Star Trek’s Beast Master Reveals How to Create a Monster,” which I briefly mentioned in my post. The story includes artwork and photos of Page’s previous projects and gives us a look at his concept art for the ice creature from the new Star Trek film, which Page nicknamed “Big Red.”

In Slide #6, Page talks about coming up with the design for Big Red, and seriously, it wasn’t a pleasant task.

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New Spock Origin Comic In JJ Abrams Guest-Edited Issue of ‘Wired’
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I spent a lot of time this weekend driving around Brooklyn, searching for the recent issue of Wired. Apparently, unless you’re looking for guns and ammo, fishing, or nudie rags, you won’t have much luck finding a magazine like Wired in this town. (This is still New York City, right? Could have fooled me.)

So, into Manhattan I went to a magazine megastore and found the issue, called “The Mystery Issue,” which was guest-edited by Star Trek director JJ Abrams. Inside is Abrams wrote an essay, “The Magic of Mystery,” about enjoying mysteries and solving puzzles in our “Age of Immediacy” and how spoilers ruin the intended experience for people. Abrams also picks the items for the monthly feature “What’s Wired” and there’s a small feature on “Big Red,” the nickname for the monster seen on the ice planet in the upcoming Star Trek.

But the item that really made search the borough and beyond was the 6-page mini-comic book, When Worlds Collide, which finds a marooned elder Spock reflecting on obstacles he overcame in his youth and challenges faced as a crewmember of the USS Enterprise, all of which are flash-backed to. This short, but highly interesting little story ties in to the upcoming film, which see Leonard Nimoy returning to the franchise in his memorable role as Spock.

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