Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Discovery #10: Despite Yourself trailer

CBS have released a trailer for episode ten of Discovery, Despite Yourself, to get us in the mood for the series return, in January! Continue below for a detailed look:

Monday, 13 November 2017

Review: Discovery #8 - Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

I have pretty mixed feelings about Discovery's eighth episode, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum. There's an awful lot going on in this episode, maybe too much... As we return to the more serialised story after two fairly standalone episodes we also seem to be returning to Discovery's familiar air of mystery; who is playing who? What is everyone's real motivation? Continue below for my thoughts (spoiler filled) on those unfolding mysteries.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Help decide the next Eaglemoss ships, plus high res photos of new and forthcoming Starships Collection releases

Lots of Eaglemoss updates today, including news and images of Discovery ships, and future Eaglemoss publications. But starting with a chance for us to help decide what comes next in The Official Starships Collection.

USS Titan and USS Aventine, by Nils Walter
Following the glorious sell-out success of the USS Titan and USS Aventine, two ships from the Star Trek novels released as Starships Collection bonus issues (brought to the collection at least in part thanks to demand demonstrated by petitions started right here on The Trek Collective), Eaglemoss have launched a survey so that we can help pick further ships to be released as bonuses.

There are seven ships to choose from, hailing from quite a variety of backgrounds:
  • The SS Bonaventure from TAS.
  • USS Bonaventure from the Ships of the Line calendar.
  • USS Enterprise-F from Star Trek Online.
  • Klingon D4 class designed by John Eaves for Enterprise (and seen in Ships of the Line since).
  • USS Enterprise-D with saucer separation.
  • Assimilated version of USS Voyager.
  • USS Altair, a Doug Drexler concept ship which has also appeared in Ships of the Line, but dates back to being a concept for Voyager.

Discovery 2018 episode details, and Into the Forest I Go images

CBS have announced details of the second block of Discovery episodes, which will complete the first season. The last six episodes will start with episode ten, Despite Yourself, available from the 7th of January, that means the final episode of series one should arrive on the 11th of February. They have also released a blurb for episode ten:
While in unfamiliar territory, the U.S.S. Discovery crew is forced to get creative in their next efforts to survive opposing and unprecedented forces and return home.
Meanwhile, episode nine, Into the Forest I Go, the final episode until that January return, will be available this weekend, and CBS have released their usual batch of stills from the episode. Continue below to check them all out:

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Danilo's 2018 Star Trek calendars, including glorious Gold Key calendar

UK Star Trek calendar publisher Danilo have got three calendars out this year, featurings TOS, ships, and Discovery. Continue below for previews of them all.

Danilo don't publish a TOS calendar every year, but have done some before, and previous releases, like their US counterparts, have generally been pretty familiar TOS photos and screencaps. But this year they've gone an entirely different and totally delightful route, with an entire calendar of Gold Key Comics cover art! I hope this does well, as there's great potential in it continuing as a series, using Gold Key again, or art from hundreds of other Star Trek comics over the years.

Discovery mid-season finale, Into the Forest I Go trailer

We are approaching the final episode in this half (or three fifths) of the season of Discovery, and the trailer for Into the Forest I Go makes it looks like it's going to be an exciting last (for now) episode. Check it out:

UPDATE: Here's the blurb for the episode (thanks Alex Sz for reminding me I'd missed it!):
Bypassing Starfleet’s orders, Lorca uses the U.S.S. Discovery crew’s ultimate asset, the ship itself, in an effort to end the war with the Klingons once and for all.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Anovos reveals Discovery phaser pistol prop replica

Anovos have revealed their first Star Trek Discovery prop reproduction, a phaser pistol. Like the uniforms they have already announced, the phaser is a highly accurate reproduction of the original prop - In this case with the exact same 3D printed construction as the hero props on the show. Continue below for all the details and lots of images.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Review: Discovery #7 - Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad

Week after week each episode of Discovery just seems to get better. Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad, episode seven, is by far the most standalone in the series so far, and so very very Star Treky. Continue below for my spoilery thoughts on last week's episode.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Behind the scenes of Discovery: Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad

The crew from Star Trek: Discovery have had lots to share from the production of the latest episode, Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad, so continue below for lots of behind the scenes goodies from the episode.

Let's start with Harry Mudd's gloriously whacky Andorian helmet, which was made by Walter Klassen FX, who shared these beauty shots of the piece on Instagram:

Saturday, 4 November 2017

QMx's 1:6 scale Khan figure

QMx have revealed the details of the latest release in their 1:6 scale Star Trek articulated figure range, a Space Seed version of Khan Noonien Singh.

Like all the figures in this series, the twelve-ish inch tall figure includes an unnervingly realistic head sculpt, minutely detailed clothing, accessories, hands for various poses, and a display base. Khan has a slightly more limited range of accessories than previous figures, but he makes up for that in quirkiness, with a crushed phaser included, plus the rod he and Kirk fight with in engineering (an moment you could of course recreate if you can get your hands on one of the already released Kirk figures). Continue below for lots of images of the new figure: