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A Review from a "Hard Core" Fan, I guess.
on October 7, 2002
Although the 2003 Ship of the Line Calendar is much better than last year's disappointing version, there were still some artistic liberties taken that prevent it from being as good as the original 2001 calendar. In reference to the first review, I completely disagree with that assesment and prefer the panoramic representations instead of the traditional calendar layout.
With that out of the way, let me give my opinion of the artictic qualities of this product. Unfortunately, I was only satisfied with 4 of the pictures and the beautiful cover. The creators seem to still be trying for a photographic "artsy" feel to some of the shots, resulting in some images still being a little to dark or too blurred for my taste. When it comes to these calendars, I would gladly trade realism for clarity anyday. Furthermore, some of the featured shots seem to be stills borrowed from the shows and movies instead of brand new original artwork. I don't feel that this year's version was a waste of time or money and I look forward to next year's product. However, on a personal note, I hope that the creators of future Ships of the Line Calendars feature more Federation Starships and realize that shuttles, escape pods, work bees and any other type of smaller craft are not to be given as much prominence as they have been so far in this and past calendars. I would also like to not see any more Klingon Birds-of-Prey in these calendars. They have been seen so much throughout the entire franchise, that they bore me.