Tuesday, March 30, 2010
But I was raised on The Next Generation. My mother developed a Trek habit while I was in utero, watching Shatner and Nimoy in late-night syndication while I bounced around her insomniac belly. And she viewed TNG as a virtuous bit of television, whose plots and philosophical think-pieces were the perfect antidote to the mindless timesuck of MTV. So instead of VJs and music videos, I spent my elementary school years with aspirant androids and Wesley Crusher. While in recent years, I've grown a bit bored with TNG's morality plays, I still like to catch the occasional episode flitting through the TV schedule.
Now what if those random episodes were actually goofy little comics? Artist Jess Fink just started watching TNG for the very first time, and she's both reviewing the episodes on Twitter and posting cute, sketchy comics about each episode to her LiveJournal. So what has she learned so far? Mostly that Captain Picard is incredibly sexy.