Wizkids recently announced a new line of Star Trek character Heroclix coming out this fall. A few years ago, they released the main cast from the 2009 J.J. Abrams movie (see Sulu above). While the article doesn’t list which series/characters will be in the set, I’m hoping that it will be a mix of characters from all the series and movies. With that hope in mind, I came up with a wishlist that’s divided into two categories: givens (figures that will most likely be in a set) and hopefuls (figures I’d dearly love but are definitely not givens).
UPDATE: An article on StarTrek.com states that this fall’s series will focus on The Original Series. Click here to read the full article.
I came to my Star Trek fandom through The Next Generation. Picard has always been a favorite character of mine and I can’t wait to have a Heroclix version to put with my other favorite characters. I’m hoping for movie version (as seen above) or the jacket version.
Simply put, the Borg are utterly terrifying and amazingly cool at the same time. Since Wizkids has a history of making generic figures for army-building, it’s a safe bet that we could get one or two (or more!) generic Borg. And, in case you are wondering, the Borg clix at the beginning of this article is a custom of mine made from Deadshot, Mr. Freeze, and a Star Wars Super Battle Droid mini.
Locutus of Borg
Many genres, including Star Trek, feature an evil version of the main hero. Usually it’s an alternate universe version of the character. In Locutus, Picard is overwhelmed by the Borg and forced to do horrible things. He is completely aware but unable to overcome the Borg programming.
I remember watching the Best of Both Worlds when both episodes originally aired. I remember the ETERNITY that occurred between those two episodes. In the current era of binge-watching, having to wait months for the next episode seems almost unimaginable.
Captain Jonathan Archer
After The Next Generation, Enterprise is my favorite Trek series. Captain Archer genuinely just wanted to explore and to help people, but he had no trouble stepping up when trouble arose. Over four seasons, he faced Klingons, Andorians, multiple races out to destroy the Earth, alien Nazis, and agents of the Temporal Cold War.
Ramussen, wonderfully played by Max Headroom actor Matt Frewer, appears in The Next Generation Season 5 episode, “A Matter of Time”. This time traveler with a twist is simultaneously insufferable and likable. He later plays a big role in the Star Trek novel Indistinguishable from Magic, by David A. McIntee.
In Star Trek, every race has both good and bad members; even the Borg are no exception to the rule. Debuting in the another Season 5 episode of The Next Generation, Hugh is a Borg who has been separated from the Collective and attains individuality. He shows up in later episodes and novels trying to build a society for Borg who have been freed from the Collective.
Captain Hikaru Sulu
While Sulu is most likely a given for the first set, it may be a few sets before we see a version of him as the captain of the Excelsior. He should have a “Cup of Tea” special ability that mimics the Willpower trait.
While Data had his pet cat Spot, Porthos is the only Captain’s pet (and no, I don’t count the fish in Picard’s office). With a friendly demeanor and a love for cheese, Porthos was practically a member of the crew, much to Subcommander T’Pol’s chagrin. He is also mentioned in the 2009 J.J. Abrams movie, where Scotty confesses to using poor Porthos in a failed transporter experiment. While the movie never reveals what happened to the intrepid canine, Alan Dean Foster gives us the answer in his novelization of the movie. In the last scene, an unnamed beagle mysteriously materializes on the Enterprise without anyone seeing him and proceeds to make himself at home.
Star Trek definitely has its share of time travelers. Star Trek: Enterprise took that theme and ran with it by introducing many villainous time travelers and even a Temporal Cold War. Daniels, one of the crewmen who serves Captain Archer in his private dining hall, reveals himself to a good time traveler who is an agent of a future version of the Federation.
Keenser, Scotty’s engineering sidekick, debuted in J.J. Abram’s reboot and appeared in the two following movies. While he never says a word, he communicates volumes with his looks. His backstory is told in issue #14 of the IDW Star Trek comic book series. His species also has very unusual symptoms when they catch a cold.
Lucsly and Dulmur
Lucsly and Dulmur work for the Federation’s Department of Temporal Investigations. They first appear in the Deep Space Nine episode “Trials and Tribble-ations” as they debrief Captain Sisko after his adventure in the past with Captain Kirk. They later appear in their own book series by author Christopher L. Bennett. The first novel, Watching the Clock, gives their backstory along with a look at the Department’s operations. It also offers insight into the Temporal Cold War from Star Trek: Enterprise. Lucsly and Dulmur would definitely have to be a duo figure.
So Wizkids, that’s my wishlist. Considering the staggering amount of characters made from both the DC and Marvel universes, I don’t think I’m asking too much. I look forward to adding at least some (All!) of these characters to my Heroclix collection.