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Mark McKay
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Posted: 23 February 2021 at 8:20am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

JB, your shading of the ship makes it feel like it's not shiny (like chrome), but has a texture to the surface. Like brushed metal. 
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Steven Queen
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Posted: 23 February 2021 at 8:38am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I just realized that "Days of Future Past" is a play on the Moody Blues album title. Doh!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 23 February 2021 at 9:09am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

That title and Senator Kelly were Chris’ main contributions to that story.
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Richard Palmgren
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Posted: 23 February 2021 at 9:26am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Here's a quick question as I ruminate on how cool an Elsewhen "New Mutants" spin-off would be starring Kitty, Pablo, Ashley and Logan, with Scott and Jean as the "headmasters":

When developing the original concept that would become the New Mutants, did you have any other characters in mind besides Willie, Kitty and Caliban?
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John Byrne

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Posted: 23 February 2021 at 9:42am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Simple enough answer: no!
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Richard Palmgren
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Posted: 23 February 2021 at 9:56am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Thanks!  
That's what I've thought and read in interviews since the original run, but I figured I'd ask since you're creating and expanding such wonderful characters during this amazing Elsewhen run.
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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 23 February 2021 at 10:37am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

ITEM: "Lady Sybil." Mr. Byrne, you're a rascal! I love it!

ITEM: It's amazing that the Shi'ar can fully restore (so they believe) Lilandra, but wouldn't try to help Jean Grey in the same manner. The Majestrix lover and companion held that girl in as high an estimation as his own daughter - but they left her challenged. Seems a little curious to me.

ITEM: Regeneration Tech vs. Resurrection A&M! The game that NEVER ends! :D

ITEM: As memory serves, Dave Cockrum designed the Legion Cruisers about the same time as he drew the Shi'ar ships, inside and out. For my money, the Shi'ar entire rip-off - er, homage to Star Trek seemed cheap, easy, and undeserving of a creative effort. On the other hand, Cockrum's design of those Legion cruisers made me gasp and drool, even if influenced by Star Trek also. But on one hand, it's as if someone decided to use the Enterprise as a basic design, and then updated, adapted, and modified it; the other was as if someone said, "Take the bridge crew of the Enterprise and give 'em feathers."

ITEM: I agree with many others. The way that you keep so many priceless jeweled eggs juggled in variable gravity amazes me, Mr. Byrne.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 23 February 2021 at 10:45am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

"Lady Sybil." Mr. Byrne, you're a rascal! I love it!

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Well, unless Google lied to me, that's her name.

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As memory serves, Dave Cockrum designed the Legion Cruisers about the same time as he drew the Shi'ar ships, inside and out. For my money, the Shi'ar entire rip-off - er, homage to Star Trek seemed cheap, easy, and undeserving of a creative effort. On the other hand, Cockrum's design of those Legion cruisers made me gasp and drool, even if influenced by Star Trek also. But on one hand, it's as if someone decided to use the Enterprise as a basic design, and then updated, adapted, and modified it; the other was as if someone said, "Take the bridge crew of the Enterprise and give 'em feathers."

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Those of us of a Certain Age will sometimes curse the name of Matt Jeffries, as his iconic Enterprise design immediately installed itself in our imaginations at a genetic level. So many struggled to escape the sauce-with-three-cylindrical-projections model.

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Steven Queen
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Posted: 23 February 2021 at 10:54am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

It was an upgrade from the standard flying saucer  and/or rocket of the 1950's.

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John Byrne

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Posted: 23 February 2021 at 11:12am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

It was an upgrade from the standard flying saucer and/or rocket of the 1950's.

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Very much so, altho it was Jeffries' original intend to avoid the saucer shape. He started with a sphere.

(A favorite moment in "Tomorrow is Yesterday" is when Captain Christopher describes the Enterprise as "...big! Two cylindrical projections above, one below. Purpose unknown!" He does not feel the need to describe the saucer, as its shape would be assumed automatically!)

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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 23 February 2021 at 11:49am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

The Shi'ar being bird-like one could look at their craft as being egg shaped?

Nanoo na... (gasp) wait! Gladiator approaches... with two others! :^.
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Richard Palmgren
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Posted: 23 February 2021 at 12:07pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

 to avoid the saucer shape. He started with a sphere.
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Coincidentally, I wrote an episode of "Enterprise" that had Archer and the Enterprise crew time travel to 2245 and end up on Robert April's shakedown cruise of the Enterprise and April explains the reasons behind the new Constitution class designs; including Saucer vs Sphere
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