Star Trek: The Next Generation bowed out on television in 1994 though its stories continued on the big-screen via four movies; Generations (1994), First Contact (1996), Insurrection (1998) and Nemesis (2002). The Star Trek franchise continued, of course, in the form of three spin-offs; Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. However, in terms of popularity none of the subsequent spin-offs reached the heights of TNG and the loyalty it enjoyed from fans.
Well fans of the TNG can look forward to a new comic featuring their favourite characters as IDW Publishing announces a new series based on the spin-off. The new comic series will be masterminded by Brannon Braga whose Star Trek credentials are of a very high standard; Braga was co-producer on TNG, involved in some of the subsequent films and worked on the spin-off series’. More recently his work has included Flashforward and Terra Nova and while both of them were cancelled after one series that’s less not to say both didn’t have very interesting premises.
“It’s a thrill and privilege to be writing in the Star Trek universe again. This graphic medium will provide the narrative ambition and visual scope this story deserves — the final chapter in The Borg saga!” – Brannon Braga quoted by TG Daily
The synopsis for the new comic is as follows “In a distant future, where the deadly Borg have assimilated the entire Galaxy, Picard, his crew, and some unexpected allies must prove once and for all that resistance is not futile! Packed with mind-bending twists, time-jumping action, and revered, genre-defining characters, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: HIVE promises to be a must-read event for fans of the TNG’s intrepid legacy.”
The cover for the comic features Seven of Nine (as played by Jeri Ryan) from Star Trek: Voyager and the Borg Queen (as played by Alice Krige) in Star Trek: First Contact and the series finale of Voyager. The first issue in the new series will be released in September and ties in with the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation.