A few months ago Byrne started posting samples from something he was playing with on his forums, making new photo-comics using screencaps from TOS episodes. Initially he was doing straight retellings of episodes, but quickly landing on the idea of producing a lost episode, using combinations of existing shots, as well as building new scenes by compositing different elements together. Today Byrne announced that CBS and IDW have approved this project for publication, expected some time in 2014.
Here are the most recent iterations of the pages Byrne has so far previewed on his forum - Not necessarily the final versions of the pages. In a story called Strange New Worlds, the crew of the Enterprise return to Delta Vega to find a lost crew-mate. Byrne hasn't posted with dialogue for all pages, so not to spoil what he's up to (preview continues after the jump):
You can see many more images reading back through the posts on John Byrne's forum; it's quite interesting to see how this project has developed over the past few months. Also quite funny to see Byrne's trekkieness in action, here's a comment he made about his own ability to find all the necessary shots:
One of the things I have been noticing, and finding a tiny bit disturbing, is that when I think "Here I need a shot of Kirk doing. . . " I can almost instantly think of the scene. Usually I hear the dialog first, in my head, and this leads me to the pictures I need. And to my great surprise, sometime I even find myself going into the Third Season!!If you managed to miss Byrne's previous Trek comics, just weeks ago IDW published an omnibus of every series he's done so far! Well worth picking up.