Thursday, 3 September 2015

Starships Collection updates: Mirror universe, multi-packs, and the First Contact fleet

A few updates from Eaglemoss' Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection. First up: Posting on Twitter, the collection's manager, Ben Robinson, shared the cover for the forthcoming ISS Enterprise, the mirror universe counterpart of the original Enterprise, which is set to be released as the first extra variant issue in the series (separate from the main run). Ben also revealed that they are now also planning to do a mirror universe NX-01 extra issue too.


Meanwhile, the Eaglemoss online shop is now listing a new multi-pack of three Enterprise models, the C, D, and E. They come packaged together, along with a single perfect-bond magazine, featuring the content from the original separate issues. Obviously these aren't aimed at people already subscribed to the series, but if you're picking and choosing it's a neat way to pick up some of the Enterprises.

Monday, 31 August 2015

This Month: August 2015 Star Trek releases

August's Star Trek releases include the full 2016 calendar range, two books-only Star Trek prose titles, and two crossover comics as well! Continue below for details of all those and much more.

Prose

This month's new novel was the third in the Seekers series, Long Shot, a new adventure for the USS Sagittarius from David Mack.
SCIENCE GONE MAD…Bizarre sensor readings lead the Starfleet scout ship Sagittarius to an alien world where efforts to harness a dangerous and unstable technology have thrown the laws of probability out of balance. Now, events that might have occurred only one time in a trillion are hap­pening constantly—to deadly and dazzling effect.

A PLANET IN PERIL…As disasters and miracles multiply globally at an ever-increasing rate, it’s up to Captain Clark Terrell and his crew to shut down the experiment-gone-wrong before its storm of chaos causes the planet’s destruction. But the odds against their success—and their survival—might be too great to overcome.

Trek decs for home and car

A couple of new Star Trek decorative items to grace yours lives: From ThinkGeek, they've added an extra dimension to their range of decals, with this injection molded USS Enterprise emblem to stick to your car. The embossed-style details of the Enterprise are finished in a chrome-effect, and the product description, a little scarily, notes that is has "aggressive adhesive backing"!


TNG boots and bags

Some new Trek-wear to add some TNG flare to your life: From ThinkGeek, their latest TNG uniform inspired offerings are fluffy warm slipper boots, available in all three department colours of course.


Monday, 24 August 2015

Starships Collection updates: New images of Norway class, USS Kelvin, and much more.

Loads of updates from Eaglemoss' Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection for you today, including lots of new photos of the models, a not-so-official solution for DS9's missing stand, and a new milestone on the USS Titan petition. Continue below to check everything out.

First up, the latest photos from The Collection's manager, Ben Robinson, posted on his Twitter account. These are the first photos we've seen of the beautiful Norway class model, which will become as issue sixty-one in the series, due out at in the UK first at the end of this year (and following later in other markets).



Friday, 21 August 2015

Latest Star Trek figures and sculptures

Several of the recent Star Trek action figures and figurines which were first revealed a few weeks ago at the San Diego Comic Con are now starting to appear on maker and retailer websites, and with them come lots of new images to help us check out all the new designs. Continue below to inspect all the latest figurative Star Trek releases.

Due out early next year from Icon Heroes (Things From Another World say January, but Entertainment Earth are predicting February), is the Captain Kirk in chair bookend, a ten inch tall polystone statue sculpted by Gentle Giant. Icon Heroes have released loads of images of this, so you can see all the details:


Twenty ships I want to see in two more years of the Starships Collection

Today marks the second anniversary of the publication of the first issue of Eaglemoss' Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection. With over fifty issues already out, and the series due to continue until at least a ninetieth issue (plus a few specials and bonus issues here and there), there are still loads of cool Star Trek starships designs I would love to see added to the line-up, should the series continue on into the hundreds. So to mark the second birthday, here's my wishlist of twenty ships I would like to see included as the series continues over the next two or more years!

Ringship Enterprise

Almost all the starships Enterprise have already been done, leaving just the Enterprise-A, Enterprise-J, and this, the mysterious ringship Enterprise. First seen among the historical Enterprises images in The Motion Picture, images of this ship were also seen in Enterprise, and a model of it appeared in Into Darkness. That model was based on the Mark Rademaker version of the ship which appeared in the Ships of the Line calendar. An unusual design, with a long history throughout the series, how could the Starships Collection be complete if it omitted one of the Enterprises?

Earth Spacedock

To me, this is the iconic design of the TOS movie era. The sheer scale and utter beauty of Spacedock really helps sell the scope of Starfleet and the Federation as organisations; this universe is way bigger than one ship boldly going. Spacedock is as important design as any of the movie-era ships, and while it's obviously not a ship itself it still deserves a place in The Collection - Hopefully a nice big special-sized space to really do this thing justice.

IDW's November Star Trek comics

IDW have released their solicitations for November, which include three new Star Trek comics, plus a new omnibus book. Continue below to check them all out:

Star Trek (nuTrek ongoing) #51
Written by Mike Johnson, with art by Tony Shasteen.
The Mirror Universe epic continues here as the evil counterparts of the Enterprise crew gain the upper hand! Captain Kirk finds himself allied with the mysterious man known only as Singh, while Spock comes face to face with his deceased mother... now alive and well in the Mirror Universe! Don't miss this all-new original STAR TREK adventure!
There will be two covers for this issue, the Tony Shasteen A cover (pictured), and a subscription variant cover by Lorelei Bunjes (which hasn't been released yet):


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Star Trek Costumes preview pages

Due out in October is Star Trek: Costumes, a new in-depth and richly illustrated guide to five decades of costume design from the series, written by Star Trek behind-the-scenes books powerhouse Paula Block and Terry Erdmann.

The book is the first of several planned Star Trek titles from Insight Editions, and since it was first announced had been full of promise, with the expectation it will be packed full of new and archival imagery and a insights from Star Trek costume designers from across the ages. Now we have our first look at that promise wholly fulfilled, thanks to a selection of sample pages Insight Editions have released. Continue after the jump to check them out:


TNG: Warped covers

The covers for the TNG parody book, Star Trek: The Next Generation - Warped: An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season, have been revealed. Due out in October, the book will detail the secret eighth season of TNG, as previously reported in shorter form by the author Mike McMahan on the TNG_S8 Twitter account. The book features illustrations by Jason Ho. Here's the front cover, continue after the jump to see Data and Geordi washing a space-dolphin on the back: