Friday, 31 October 2014

The Primate Directive preview

Starting in December is the latest Star Trek crossover comic series from IDW, The Primate Directive, which brings together the original incarnations of Star Trek and Planet of the Apes. have now released a preview from this first issue, in fact I think this is the Ashcan preview distributed at the New York Comic Con recently. Continuing below you can check out the first five pages of the story:

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Starship Collection's Delta Flyer and Romulan drone

Two more issues of The Official Starships Collection have now been solicited, and and Entertainment Earth have most new images of the models coming in issues thirty-eight and thirty-nine, the Delta Flyer and Romulan drone.

These ships will be coming in January and February in the UK, and March in the US, with the rest of the world to follow as the series catches up in different territories.

More starships news after the jump:

New apparel from Bioworld

Makers of Star Trek apparel, Bioworld, have released several new items. Which you can check out below:

First up, there's a TOS Starfleet delta ring, which also used the Gold Key Star trek title on the side:

The Starfleet deltas also feature in this necklace and earring set:

Continue after the jump for more:

Friday, 24 October 2014

New Star Trek linens range

Trevco have a launched a big new range of Star Trek linens, including multiple TOS designs available as either:
  • 60 x 36 inch throws
  • 16 x 16 inch cushions
  • 60 x 36 inch fleece blankets
  • 28 x 20 inch pillow cases (double or single sided designs)
  • 60 x 30 inch beach towel
  • 22 x 22 inch bandanas (double or single sided designs)
Here is the full range featuring the USS Enterprise blueprint design (the latest reuse of the Haynes Manual illustration), continue after the jump to check out all the other designs in the range:

Star Trek UglyDolls revealed

A few months ago Pretty Ugly revealed they would be releasing a range of Star Trek themed UglyDoll products, and now Urban Collector has posted the first look at those new Star Trek styled characters. Coming in January are two ranges of five characters, UglyDoll's Wage as Captain Kirk, Ox as Spock, Ice-Bat as Scotty, Babo as Doctor McCoy, and Tray as Uhura. All five character will be offered both as twelve inch tall plushes, or three-and-a-half inch clips. Check them out:

Both Urban Collector's listings are to buy them by the case. I'd imagine other retailers will be offering them individually at a later date!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Latest figures: Worf and his wobbling friends

Diamond Select Toys' fourth Star Trek Select action figure, Worf, who was recently previewed at the New York Comic Con, is now available for pre-order on Entertainment Earth, who anticipate he will be arriving in April. The description of the figure states that it "includes a diorama base compatible with the previous Star Trek Select release", although what is shown in the new image is a rather different base design than the Borg decking included with Picard, with a large wall with a Klingon emblem on. Worf will also features several different arms and weapons to allow different action poses, and even two different hair styles!

Entertainment Earth have also recently added listing for more bobble-heads from Bif Bang Pow, continue after the jump for a look at those:

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

8of5's Material Continuum

I quite often get messages from both readers and companies telling me about the latest offers on Star Trek stuff. However I rarely post about such things here because I'm not interested in The Trek Collective becoming some sort of Star Trek shopping channel.

While not wanting to clutter up this site with such news, I do recognise there is interest in knowing about such deals. So I've decided to set up a separate Twitter account where I will post news on Star Trek sales, deals, and bargains, for anyone who is interested.

8of5's Material Continuum is now open, serving the Ferengi in all of us.

PS. Don't forgot there are also my regular Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr pages, to stay up to date with all the usual news from The Trek Collective.

IDW's January releases, and other Star Trek comics news

IDW have announced their solicitations for January, which include three Star Trek titles: The start of a new 5 Year Mission series in the nuTrek ongoing comics, the second issue of the Planet of the Apes crossover, and the omnibus of City on the Edge of Forever. Continue below for full details of them all, as well as some other Trek comic updates:

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #2
Written by Scott Tipton, David Tipton, with art by Rachael Stott.
The colossal crossover nobody ever expected continues! Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew have landed on the Planet of the Apes—but how?! And how are the Klingons involved? Plus: Taylor meets up with Kirk and Spock, but will he greet them with open arms? Or flying bullets?
IDW also note that "each issue features an essay on Star Trek and Planet of the Apes by comedian and über-fan Dana Gould".

This second issue has three covers, and I think IDW have really exceeded themselves this time, with a stunning cover from the series artist Rachael Stott, a great subscription variant cover by Joe Corroney, and a gloriously nostalgic Gold Key style photo variant cover.

Continue after the jump for a look at the other January releases, and more comics news:

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

TNG season 7 bluray details

CBS have released full details of what will be on the final set of TNG bluray releases. Season seven, and the stand-alone release of All Good Thing... are due out in December. Here's CBS's summary of the season seven box set:
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – SEASON SEVEN includes all 25 episodes of the final season and a trove of never-before-seen interviews with cast and crew, including the three-part documentary “The Sky’s The Limit: The Eclipse Of Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “In Conversation: Lensing Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

Along with an unreleased gag reel and exclusive deleted scenes, the seventh season collection features some of the most acclaimed episodes of the series such as the conclusion to the two-part episode “Descent;” Worf’s (Michael Dorn) conflict with his human foster brother who violates the prime directive to save a doomed primitive race in “Homeward;” the two-part episode “Gambit;” Data meeting a woman who claims to be his mother in “Inheritance;” and the stunning, final confrontation between Picard and Q (John de Lancie) in the series finale “All Good Things…”.

Plus, the thrilling final season also features can’t-miss guest appearances from Kirsten Dunst, Terry O’Quinn, and former L.A. Laker James Worthy.
As well as the three-part documentary and round-table mentioned above, there is also Closed Set: A Tour of the Real Enterprise, a behind the scenes video shot by the Okudas on the TNG sets before they were altered for use in Generations. You'll also find a gag real, and audio commentaries on three episodes, two of them newly recorded:
  • Parallels, with Brannon Braga (recorded in 2008)
  • Lower Decks, with René Echevarria, and Mike and Denise Okuda
  • Preemptive Strike, with René Echevarria, Naren Shankar, and Mike and Denise Okuda 
As well as al the old DVD extra features, the set also includes numerous new HD deleted scenes, from the following episodes: Descent, Part II, Liasons, Gambit, Part I, Gambit, Part II, Dark Page, Inheritance, Parallels, Sub Rosa, Thine Own Self, Masks, Genesis, Journey’s End, Firstborn, Bloodlines, and Preemptive Strike!

Continue after the jump for all the details of the stand-alone All Good Thing... disc:

Monday, 20 October 2014

New Cross Cult covers: The Fall, COE, and more

It's been a while since I posted any updates from German Star Trek books publisher Cross Cult, and since my last post their cover artist, Martin Frei, has been busy generating new artwork for many of their forthcoming releases. The most recently revealed new artwork (on their Star Trek books Facebook page) is for two books in The Fall series. Cross Cult will be reusing the US cover art for three of the five books, but they have decided to replace both of the Enterprise-E covers - Una McCormack's The Crimson Shadow, and Dayton Ward's Peaceable Kingdoms.

Here are the new covers, which will be turning up, translated into German, in the winter of 2015/1016. So far Cross Cult have only settled on the German title for one book in the series, The Crimson Shadow, the first of the two cover here, which will be known as Der Karminrote Schatten:

Continue after the jump for the latest new Corps of Engineers artwork, and lots more finalised covers for new Cross Cult releases: