Walter Koenig, best-known to Star Trek fans as Pavel Chekov, will be writing a new four-issue comic miniseries which will be published in 2011.
The miniseries, titled Things To Come, will be published by Bluewater Productions and features a story set in a post-apocalyptic world where vampires have become the dominant species.
In Things To Come, the vampires are seeking identity in the harsh environment that remains after the destruction of the world by humans. “The one intelligent species that can survive in this post-apocalyptic world are vampires,” explained Koenig, “and they are a bridge from what has gone before, which is this self-destruction of the human race, and what will come after. They are in pursuit of their own meaning. Why are they there? Why have they been created?
“There are those among them who think it is an act of god, and those who thoroughly reject that idea.”
Koenig is aware of the current vampire craze, but he plans on offering a different version of the creatures than is already out there. “As pretentious as it sounds, I don’t want to mimic what has gone before,” he said. “My purpose isn’t to capitalize on a theme, but inject it with some fresh ideas. That’s what makes writing fun for me. It’s always been what makes writing fun for me.”
Back in the 1990s, Koenig was the author of Raver, a three-issue comic series which was issued by Malibu comics. Bluewater Productions plans on reissuing that series next year and Koenig plans on writing a brand-new story for the series, with a new “more topical” story that offers a “metaphor for our involvement in foreign lands.”