The Next Generation of Starship Design
While scanning pages of “The Book Of Original Drawings”* for our Season 1 & 2 CD I found lots of old sketches for comics that never got made. Some of them are still worth revisiting, including this one:
The original joke essentially covered the first two panels of this strip. The remaining three panels were going to be the Easter Egg. But I decided that I liked the Easter Egg more than the original joke, and those panels got promoted. Of course that then meant coming up with a different Easter Egg…
* The reference to “The Book Of Original Drawings” will make sense to anyone who buys the CD and then listens to and watches the interview on it.
Data: I'm sorry Captain…
[Scene shows an exterior view of the ship - it's just a simple flying saucer]
…but what do you mean by "Section"
Picard: …so if there are no other sections of this ship, where does that turbolift go to?
Data: What turbolift?
Picard: That big red door, right behind you.
Data: Captain… that's the airlock
[External view - a body is floating in space outside the ship]
Then you'd better contact Starfleet and tell them there's been a terrible, terrible accident…