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L.I. Underhill is a media critic and historian specializing in pop culture, with a focus on science fiction (especially Star Trek) and video games. Their projects include a critical history of Star Trek told through the narrative of a war in time, a “heretical” history of The Legend of Zelda series and a literary postmodern reading of Jim Davis' Garfield.


  1. Adam Riggio
    February 10, 2014 @ 6:17 pm

    Is there any evidence in this series that the presence of the cat lady officer is an intentional, unintentional, or subconscious, link or eruption of TAS into this comic series that was written as if TAS never even existed?


  2. Cleofis
    February 10, 2014 @ 8:58 pm

    Another question: can we expect -anything- of merit from these comics at all? I always kind of dismissed all the IDW stuff as mediocre pap at best.


  3. Josh Marsfelder
    February 10, 2014 @ 11:04 pm

    Still not sure what you're talking about, here. Though I can confirm the name of the cat lady communications officer is M'Ress, and this is the only mention of her in this series. Pity, as she seemed like a cool character who some fun things could be done with.

    You'll probably enjoy the tack I take with the follow-up series. It's all about coming in and out of phase.


  4. Josh Marsfelder
    February 10, 2014 @ 11:06 pm

    The next issue is a real doozy, and I mean that in the best possible way. Sadly, it's something of a fluke as well. But I have a sneaking suspicion the follow-up series will yield some fascinating erudition.


  5. Daru
    February 11, 2014 @ 1:54 am

    So glad I have not read this. The image of who appears to be Nurse Chapel on the cover just looks terrible.

    Julian Cope in his book The Modern Antiquarian has a whole chapter exploring Ur. He suggests that Ur has been transformed into err, and then is found in words such irritating and irrational, which seem the best fit for this story, with regards to any interpretation of the name Ur.


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