Monday, 15 January 2018

Voyager: Architects of Infinity cover, and other new Trek-novel covers

With a thin release schedule of Star Trek novels this year (due to a still pending license renewal), there aren't so many book cover reveals lately. So this should be exciting day! Simon and Schuster have now released the cover for the next book in Kirsten Beyer's Voyager relaunch series, Architects of Infinity. The cover features Voyager and a Vesta class ship (presumably the USS Vesta) both firing off phasers and torpedoes!

Friday, 12 January 2018

2019 Star Trek calendar range revealed

Universe Publishing have revealed their line-up of Star Trek calendars for 2019, which features six different designs, continuing every format they offered for this year. Continue below to check out what is on offer.

Now one should note off the bat, that these are very early listings, and the artwork for at least some of them will certainly change before their release later in the year.

That could not be more true than for the Ships of the Line calendar. The latest in the long-running series, this calendar will feature loads of brand-new starship artwork, in panoramic format - For now though the interior previews are re-using images from this year's edition to illustrate the style. The cover image currently in use, featuring a visit from the Enterprise-E to the new Deep Space 9, doesn't seem familiar to me though, but lacking a spacey background I suspect it is also a stand-in.

Discovery 1x11: The Wolf Inside previews

Ahead of the release of the next episode of Discovery, The Wolf Inside, CBS have released a trailer and a bunch of stills to tease of things to come. Continue below to check them out, plus extra images from the previous episode released since it's airing.

Let's start with the trailer, that has a lot of interesting stuff going on!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Round 2 Models: New Oberth class, Klingon BoP, and Defiant, plus recent reissues

Round 2 Models are keeping themselves busy in the Star Trek universe lately, with several new model kits on the way, and a run recent reissues. Continue below to catch up with all their latest kits.

Tantalisingly, in a recent blog post they mentioned they are "working on another brand-new kit. It will be big, and probably unexpected" which they expect to release in August. But they're not ready to tell us what it is just yet. They have however announced something smaller already.

On the way is what I believe is the first ever kit of the Oberth class USS Grissom. They are releasing it at 1:1000 scale, in a two-pack of snap-kits with a Klingon Bird of Prey, which is also a new kit.

They have posted photos of mock-ups of both models on their blog, here are a few of those images, but there are many more on the original post, where you can also read about tweaks they will be making to these before the final release.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Latest Star Trek comic covers from Discovery and Kelvin titles

IDW and their artists have revealed several new covers for forthcoming Star Trek Discovery and Kelvin timeline comics. continue below to check them out.

First up we have the reveal of the retail incentive covers for the second issue of Discovery: The Light of Kahless. One of those two is the latest in Declan Shalvey's ships series, which this time features the Klingon Sarcophagus ship. This cover is coloured by Jordie Bellaire.

First look at Eaglemoss' Phase II concept USS Enterprise model

Eaglemoss' next concept art bonus model in The Official Starships Collection is the Phase II version of the USS Enterprise, and thanks to a new listing on Eaglemoss' shop, we now have the first images of the model.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Review: Discovery #9 - Into the Forest I Go

Ready for the start of Discovery's second chapter, I sat down to rewatch the last episode, Into the Forest I Go, and finally reflect on what was a really outstanding episode!

This one had so much going on, with one of the best space battles in Star Trek history, exploration of subjects that, though they shouldn't be, are still pretty edgy and not well explored in TV, and a beautiful symmetry to Burnham's arc that would have made this a pretty satisfying season finale had the series been shorter. Continue below for my thoughts on all those points and more.

New TOS action figures from NJ Croce and Mega Construx

Lots of unconventional new TOS action figures to look at today. Starting with the new bendable figure range from NJ Croce. Coming soon will be several six-inch TOS characters in this bendy rubbery format. Initial releases planned include a transporter room four pack, containing Captain Kirk, Spock, Doctor McCoy and Scotty.

Discovery 1x10: Despite Yourself previews

The second chapter of the first season of Discovery is just hours away, and so naturally CBS have been teasing us with a new clip, images, and more, of episode ten, Despite Yourself. Plus we've got a few hints for the rest of the season, and the second season too!

But first, on Facebook they released a short video which features both a behind the scenes segment and clip from the show (but alas it's region locked so only viewable to those in the US, but...) Here's the clip segment (handily uploaded to Youtube by TrekSpace), with a surprise attack on the Discovery!:

Saturday, 6 January 2018

First twelve Eaglemoss Discovery ships revealed

Hot on the heels of new images of the first two models in Eaglemoss' Discovery Starships Collection, have new released images of the first twelve ships due to feature in the model and magazine series, which should take us all the way through this year.

There's an almost even split of Starfleet and Klingon designs on the way, with the first three releases all being Starfleet, so they take slightly more slots. There's no running order yet for the rest of the series, but I would anticipate them doing what the original Starships Collection normally does, which is alternating between Starfleet and alien designs.

These new images also give us the best look yet at many of the new Discovery designs, especially the impressively diverse range of Klingon ships. Continue below to check them out: