Saturday, 25 July 2015

New images of Anovos' phasers

After having recently previewed them at the San Diego Comic Con, Anovos have now released a load of images, via, of their forthcoming range of Star Trek phaser props. Continue below to check them all out:

First up is the Picard variant First Contact phaser rifle, which will include "LED indicators, flashlight, phaser emitter light, trigger, rechargeable battery and a carry strap. Internal component details are accessible via underside flip-down panel. Sound bytes, accurate to scene".

Star Trek Beyond: New alien, new actor, and more

Last week Omaze launched a fund-raising campaign tied to the production of Star Trek Beyond, which will see one person who donates win a walk-on role in the film, and six others getting a chance to visit the sets and meet the cast and crew. Now the first of those six winners has been announced (one person will be select each week of the campaign), and Omaze have released a new video to mark the occasion, including some behind-the-scenes glimpses from the production, such as this new alien!

Continue below for more updates from the production of Star Trek Beyond.

Friday, 24 July 2015

The Tholian Webs, part 2 preview

This week's new Star Trek comic release is issue forty-seven in the nuTrek ongoing comic series, the second half of The Tholian Webs. Written by Mike Johnson, with art by Rachael Stott, the story begins with the Enterprise in pieces, and ensnared in the titular webs. Continue below for a five page preview.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

ThinkGeek keeps us in uniform at all times

ThinkGeek, ever keen to maintain the standard of dress for Starfleet officers in the 24th century, have already offered us socks, ties, T-shirts, hoodies, dresses, pajamas, and even baby-clothes, all inspired by the TNG uniform. Now in their determination to uphold Starfleet's dress codes they've added two more types of clothing to their catalogue, to ensure whatever we are doing, we're never out of uniform! Check them out below, plus another new release that Starfleet officers definitely shouldn't be handling.

Available in all three department colours, the new TNG uniform apron is ready to protect you from unexpected tomato discharges when chopping up pizzas using the Enterprise-D, or any other kitchen protection needs.

These are a sequel of sorts to the TOS uniform apron released a couple of years ago. A completely new innovation is the TNG uniform cardigan, which is also offered in all department colours.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Starships Collection's Saber, Romulan Bird of Prey, Tactical Cube, and USS Kelvin

Three more issues of The Official Starships Collection have been solicited, giving us three new images of issues fifty-seven to fifty-nine: The Saber class, 23rd century Romulan Bird of Prey, and Borg Tactical Cube. Continue below to check them out, plus some new images of the USS Kelvin model.

Friday, 17 July 2015

IDW's October Star Trek comics

IDW have announced their October releases, which include two new Star Trek comics, plus their latest omnibus book. Continue below for all the details:

Star Trek (ongoing) #50 - 5 Year Mission: TBA, Part 1
Written by Mike Johnson, with art by Tony Shasteen.
Don't miss this special anniversary issue that kicks off an epic new 3-part adventure! For the first time, the crew of the new movie franchise will meet its evil Mirror counterpart! It's Enterprise vs. Enterprise, Federation vs. the Terran Empire, with the fate of two universes at stake!
As previously announced, they are going to town with this issue to mark the fiftieth issue benchmark. There will be bonus content "including behind-the-scenes looks at the last 50 issues of Star Trek…with hints about where the series is going, and what IDW will be doing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the series in 2016!".

There will be four covers too! The main cover is Tony Shasteen wrap-around design, then there's also a subscription variant photo-cover, and blank cover (so you can get a bespoke design by an artist), and an "Artist's Edition" cover by Rachael Stott. Only two have been released so far:

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Anovos' Star Trek phaser replicas

Anovos, makers of high end costume replicas have revealed plans for a new range of Star Trek prop replicas, starting with no less than five different phasers! A few of these were on display for the first time at the San Diego Comic Con over the weekend. Continue below to check them out.

There were three different type 3 phaser rifles on show, two designs from First Contact, and the TNG/DS9 TV era rifle, specifically modelled on the prop as seen in The Siege of AR-55. These will include, in various combinations depending on the model, LED displays and other light features, such as the phaser emitter, functioning access panels with internal details, and retractable straps.

Her Universe's new Star Trek costume pieces

At the past weekend's San Diego Comic Con Her Universe launched two new items of clothing in their Star Trek range, and included Star Trek themed design in their fashion show. Continue below for all the details.

Several new designs from the worlds of Marvel, Star Wars, Studio Ghibli, and, of course, Star Trek, have been launched to coincide with the Comic Con. Both of the new Star Trek pieces are based on TNG costumes. That includes the rather brilliantly named, The Captain Picardigan, a cardigan based on the TNG uniform:

Then there's the more directly translated Deanna Troi costume dress, based on her purple dress:

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Omazing opportunity to be in Star Trek Beyond

Fund-raising platform Omaze has launched a new tie-in with Star Trek Beyond, to win a walk-on role in the film, while raising funds for several different charities.

By making a donation to the fund-raising pool you get entries into the prize draw, from which one person will win the walk-on roll. Additionally in each of the six weeks of the campaign one person will win a place in the "Star Trek: To Boldy Go Crew", getting them a trip to the sets, to meet the cast, and watch scenes being filmed. Here's the cast, on the sets of Star Trek Beyond, to tell you all about it. Watch out for the Enterprise bridge's new disco mode at the end!

Donations start at $10, and for every dollar donated you get ten chances to be drawn. You can donate anything up to $100,000, with donations above $10 buying rewards, ranging from thank you cards and videos from the cast and crew, and T-shirts, up to prized relics from the production; original concept art and props, and then at the very top end, advanced screenings of Star Trek Beyond, and a replica captain's chair.

Each of the main cast of the film have nominated a charity, and in honour of Leonard Nimoy, his wife, Susan Nimoy also nominated one. The funds raised will be split equally between these organisations, which are as follows:

Monday, 13 July 2015

Bif Bang Pow's latest bobble heads and more

Bif Bang Pow revealed several new Star Trek toys in displays at the San Diego Comic Con, including new characters in their ever expanding range of Star Trek bobble heads. Following on from the range of TNG characters that built a bridge, there will be two characters to populate Ten Forward, the unlikely pairing of Q and Guinan. A more common pairing comes from the latest renditions of Kirk and Spock, this time bobbling their way through the kal-if-fee. And finally there will be another Spock, this time in his The Voyage Home robes, and this one will also have a sound feature. As yet there are no release dates for any of these new designs.

There will be Star Trek variants of all the The Big Bang Theory characters in Bif Bang Pow's range of three and three-quarter inch action figures (which should nicely complement the actual Star Trek characters in the range of similar figures from Funko). Bif Bang Pow had all these on show among the regular versions of the characters, check them out after the jump: