I put off posting this a few days in the hopes we might get some more information, but nothing. So...
Klingons: Blood Will Tell, issue 1, was out just a few days ago, but oddly the comic did not have an individual title. I asked about it IDW's message boards and the writer Scott Tipton revealed the title is:
"Against Their Nature"
It didn't make it into the comic, no one has said why yet.
I also asked about the fleet composition, which on page 19 of the comic is a whole hoard of Constitution and D7 class ships facing off against each other. Personally I'd have liked to mix the fleet up but Tipton explained "we tend to think of the book in terms of the original show, and whenever they talked about Starfleet in TOS, they would mention the 12 Constitution-class starships, so that's what we wanted".
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Sunday, 29 April 2007
I put off posting this a few days in the hopes we might get some more information, but nothing. So...
As is a common theme in IDW gang interviews they strongly reiterate how they are very much trekkies themselves before looking at some of the creative decisions behind the episodic style of The Space Between.
Interestingly on issue four they apparently considered making the guest character Kommandant Ghud a Tiburon (as featured in the TOS episode "The Way to
The full article can be found here.
Friday, 27 April 2007
"Twould Ring the Bells of Heaven"
Thursday, 26 April 2007
A few online shops are starting to list a new wave of Star Trek ships from Johnny Lightning, makers of little die cast ships.
This, the forth set of Star Trek ships from the company will apparently consist of:
-USS Enterprise-A With photon
-USS Majestic With explosions
-USS Defiant With phasers
-Borg Cube With Sphere
-USS Enterprise-D With extras
-USS Voyager With landing Gear
Wednesday, 25 April 2007
After some speculation Rick Whitelock of New Force Comics has confirmed there will be a "Where No Man Has Gone Before" variant of Diamond Select Toys' USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) model. This variant will be the third variation of the model after the standard configuration and the "The Cage" version. It will also apparently be rather limited in availability.
The new ships will join Corgi's existing Star Trek fleet which consists of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), a Klingon Bird of Prey and the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D). If the catalogue date is accurate they should be out in September.
See Mirror Mirror's original scan here, and join the discussion at Art Asylum's forums here.
The debut piece of the Star Trek: Icons bust line is none other than the illustrious Captain James T. Kirk! Whether commanding the U.S.S. Enterprise or romancing multi-colored alien women, now Kirk can be an interstellar addition to any collection. Sculpted by Bill Mancuso and limited to 1,701 pieces, look for more Star Trek Icons to follow! Features hand-numbered base with matching box and Certificate of Authenticity. Window Box Packaging.
Kirk is due in July with Picard and Sisko due to follow later in the year and plans for Janeway and Archer in 2008.
In response to inquiries at Psi Phi's message boards author Kieth R.A. DeCandido has confirmed there plans for more Mirror Universe prose following up on established themes from the two mirror universe anthologies "Glass Empires" and "Obsidian Alliances" realised earlier this year.
On the new releases page they have five pages preview for Blood Will Tell in English and Klingon!:
English: covers 1, 2, 3 & 4, pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Klingon: cover, pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
And on the same page a five page preview for The Space Between: covers 1, 2 & 3, pages 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5. Which includes this newly released Zach Howard cover:
In an article on Klingons: Blood Will Tell, the TOS miniseries starting this week the writers Scott and David Tipton interview each other on the series and Star Trek comics in general, also making light of their Gorn comic, part of the Alien Spotlight series later in the year. They then provide commentary for a five page preview of issue two of the Klingon series. Check out the article here for their thoughts and lots of new imagery. The article also included this David Messina cover for the third issue:
Another article dealt with IDW’s third miniseries, starting in July, Star Trek: Year Four. The article consists of an interview with the miniseries artist Steve Conley. Amongst the items discussed in the article, which can be found here, it's revealed Arex and M'Ress of The Animated Series will be making appearances. There's also some preview art.
Finally with an article sporting this polished bit of art for the TNG miniseries The Space Between:
There is a general overview of IDW's efforts, to be found here, the article includes a full list of writing credits for the Alien Spotlight series:
-Vulcans, by Rick Remender
-Gorn, by Scott and David Tipton
-Borg, by Steve Niles
-Andorians, by Paul D. Storrie
-Orion Slave Women, by Dan Taylor
-Romulans, by John Byrne
On future projects it suggested more TOS efforts from anywhere from TV to movie era, and potentially tie ins to the new movie due out next year. Also mentioned was the desire to do additional alien spotlights and a continued intention to work exclusively with TOS and TNG for the time being. Though worry not, the writer of the article and IDW editor Dan Taylor would also like to explore DS9 and has stated elsewhere he's interested in getting Peter David to work on New Frontier comics.
Monday, 23 April 2007
Check out the rest of TrekCore's STO gallery for some cool images, including my favourite, the Aquatics Lab:
Star Trek Online, a MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) is due some time next year.
Sunday, 22 April 2007
The issue available in June will center around the TOS episode "A Private Little War". The first issue is out later this week, as is issue four of IDW's TNG miniseries The Space Between.
Thursday, 19 April 2007
Kelsey Shannon's previously released cover for "Star Trek: Year Four" will be used for the behind the scenes publication "IDW Focus on: Star Trek". Joe Corroney's cover will be a varient cover for the first issue (and he'll be doing varients for later issues). And this cover by Steve Conley with colors by Leonard O'Grady will be the main cover for the issue:
And for "Klingons: Blood Will Tell" issue 4 we have this cover from David Messina:
-The big news of the issue, Star Trek Magazine get exclusive confirmation from J.J. Abrams that the new Star Trek movie will be featuring James T. Kirk, still no other details though.
-In a feature on Diamond Select Toys’ latest Star Trek efforts it's revealed that the season one Riker figure in the works may, like the early TNG Picard figure coming later this year, also be issued with his bridge chair.
-The upcoming productions section of the magazine also confirmed DST's Wrath of Kahn figure line will be including Spock, Uhura and a third Kahn variant amongst it's 15+ figures.
-On Star Trek remastered David Rossi noted he would be interesting in continuing the project onto Star Trek: The Next Generation, and that he and others involved in TOS remastered would be ready to go if CBS were interested.
-Rossi's confidence it could be done would seem to confirm that the original film footage of TNG must still exist, otherwise remastered in the series to HD would be impossible.
-This issues book excerpt is from the latest in the Vanguard series "Reap the Whirlwind" by David Mack.
-Other articles include an interviews with David Gerrold, George Takei, John Carrigan (on the fan film "Of Gods and Men"), Rich Berman and Susan Sackett (the last written by Michael A. Martin), a feature on the Orions and an extended feature on Star Trek: The Animated Series.
Wednesday, 18 April 2007
--The next New Frontier novel should be out mid next year (2008)
--On more mirror universe New Frontier (following the recent story "Cutting Ties" which was published in the anthology Obsidian Alliances) he had this to say; "I’m kicking around the possibilities in my head, yeah".
--On a new New Frontier comic this; "It has been discussed, yes. Anything is possible"
Peter David will be returning to Trek sooner than any of that though with his new TNG novel Before Dishonor later this year.
Have a chat about it at all at the Trek BBS, here.
Monday, 16 April 2007
Blood Will Tell 4:
Another look at the struggle between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, from the perspective of the galaxy's fiercest warriors, the Klingons! This month, a handful of Klingons battle for control of a Federation starship in this alternate view of the classic "Day of the Dove". Will they be able to commandeer one of their enemies' most powerful vessels? Or are they themselves merely pawns in a larger plot?
Year Four 1:
Space. The final frontier. This is the voyage of the Starship Enterprise. Her five-year mission to explore strange new worlds? It continues here, with the launch of Year Four in the Original Series' five-year mission. Boldly going where no man has gone before are writer David Tischman and artist Kelsey Shannon, who is providing full art and colors on this opening issue, as well as a cover that hearkens back to '60s Star Trek comics. Up first, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the
and the bit extra...
IDW Focus On: Star Trek:
Premiering a week before the debut issue of IDW's new Star Trek: Year Four series, this special Focus On... comic book introduces Star Trek: The Original Series comic book to the IDW universe. Included in this issue is a special, all-new, standalone 5-page Star Trek story, written by David Tischman and illustrated by Year Four artist Kelsey Shannon. This introductory tale will only be available in this special 24-page issue, which also features behind-the-scenes sketches, additional artwork, creator interviews and more. Catch up with IDW's Star Trek universe before the story hits warp speed the following week!
The focus on is a nice little extra suprise, I look forward to that and of course the new comics!
Friday, 13 April 2007
On the Alien Spotlights series Dan Taylor revealed one issue will be set in the TOS movie era. IDW's forth Star Trek project, Alien Spotlight will be a collection of six one off stories focusing on different species in the Trekverse; The Gorn, Andorians, Orions, Borg, Vulcans and Romulans. Other issues will be set within The Original Series and The Next Generation.
Chris Ryall talked about what IDW might be working on next, with projects announced already taking IDW up to the end of the year he suggested the next miniseries, possibly a TNG one, would begin around then. IDW have previously shown interest in doing something with TNG post-Nemesis. Pocket Books’ first batch of post-Nemesis novels come out in a few months, if IDW do choose to go with that I hope they work with Pocket to maintain consistency in the era.
Ryall also mentioned they'd been thinking about doing something with Dr. Pulaski, noting we might get some of her soon, possibly referring to the May issue of the current TNG miniseries The Space Between which will be set in TNG's second season.
Finally Ryall was able to confirm IDW efforts so far were selling well, and was confident with the various projects in the works they will continue to do so.
This shot features the Luna class' Constitution class style shuttlebay doors, one of my favourite features.
For more images and to join the discussion on the design visit the thread here.
For more of Tourangeau's work check out his website and DeviantART page.
At £34.99 these will be more than half the original £84.99 releases, and as ever if you shop around you'll likely find them a good deal cheaper, last years TNG slimline releases can now be got for less than £20 a season. One imagines Voyager, TOS and
Hallmark have released a new catalogue featuring this years Star Trek Christmas ornaments. This years two are:
Star Trek II: The wrath of Kahn - Bridge diorama, complete with a big picture of the reliant on the viewscreen and sound effects. Sculpted by Anita Marra Rogers.
Or, Star Trek: The Next Generation - All Good Things... USS Enterprise-D complete with three nacelles and pretty lighting effects. Sculpted by Lynn Norton.
They can be found listed in the catalogue here.
Update: Higher res images can be found here at Toy News International
No word yet on what episodes will be featured in the "Captain's Log" collection, or what extra features there will be, previous fan collective releases have included audio and text commentaries on selected episodes.
The fans and captains have spoken! Not only have Star Trek fans voted online for their all-time favorite captain episodes from all five Star Trek series, but each show’s legendary leader Captain Kirk, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and Scott Bakula has carefully chosen their favorite episode, which resulted in Star Trek: Fan Collective Captain’s Log.
Available on Region 1 DVD from July 24th, and if they follow the last fan collective releases in region 2 a few months later.
Wednesday, 11 April 2007
Well whilst it had been rumoured, DST hadn't actually announced such a variant would even exist so this was quite a surprise. A poster at Art Asylum's message boards contacted DST customer services about it and got an explanation that goes like this: 3000 Enterprise's have been shipped, by accident 200 of those were "The Cage" versions, there will be a full release (or exclusive at least) later. They also found out the "The Cage" version will not have light up nacelles much like the original studio model, though they did experiment with this option in development.
You can see some photo's of the "The Cage" version here at Art Asylum's message boards.
DST's standard version USS Enterprise:
Also have a look here at the Trek BBS where the chap who made the model which DST/Art Asylum based thier tooling on is showing off his work.
Monday, 9 April 2007
They've also updated their comparison gallery with an image of Gorgan, showing off the quality of the remastering process really bringing out the originally imagery rather than a new special effect.
Saturday, 7 April 2007
"Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise discover the Strand, the multi-planet construct of a dead civilization, run by a brilliant genetic scientist who's obsessed with repopulating it. When Kirk discovers the scientist's secret, his creations revolt, forcing Kirk to make a hard decision and pushing the Enterprise into the crossfire!"The minseries which continues the Enterprise's mission beyond the third season in year four of Kirk's first five year command will be written by David Tischman, who wrote the current TNG miniseries The Space Between, with art by Kelsey Shannon. The first issue of the six part series is due in July.
Friday, 6 April 2007
For more images and to join the discussion on the design visit the thread here at the TrekBBS.
For more of Tourangeau's work check out his website and DeviantART page.
Thursday, 5 April 2007
The collection as known so far consists of:
-Admiral Kirk with blood stained uniform
-Kahn with "battle damage"
So six(+) more figures to go, got to be a Spock in there, and maybe a radiated dying variant? And of course Uhura and Savik are missing. So who else? The Marcus’s? Other variants, maybe Scotty in his engineering gear? We'll just have to wait and see... in the mean time, have fun speculating over at Art Asylum's forums.
Wednesday, 4 April 2007
Covers 1, 2, 3 & 4, pages 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.
The five part series will depict TOS Klingon episodes but from the Klingon's point of view. This first issue will also be available translated into Klingonese.
The forth page of the previews has a very nice little explination of the different look of TOS Klingons building nicely on a flashback to the Enterprise episodes which explained the biology of the difference.
When the miniseries was first annouced I was unshore, I feel both TOS set within the TV-series and Klingons are hugely over used in the franchise. However as the first issue comes closer I'm getting excited about it, this is looking like it could be a very clever and very good addition to the Trekverse.
First they have a five page preview for the issue here. Which includes this impressive imagery:
Sunday, 1 April 2007
In the interview he discusses how the new eBook is a sequel to his early story "The Art fo the Deal". He also notes he has plans for more CoE stories in the future which he is currently developing and would love to work on Star Trek comics for IDW.
The full interview can be found here. The Art of the Comeback should be available from May.
The 1701-E will represent damage taken by the vessel in the movie Nemesis, though, unfortunately not so far as the post ramming damage. This is the first reuse of the Enterprise-E mold since it debuted a year or two ago after continued delays to the model which was originally due to come out shortly after Nemesis was released.
Then later this year the Wrath of Kahn battle damaged 1701 will appear. This is no less than the forth release of this ship. The refitted constitution model was first released as the 1701-A, then later as a different battle damaged 1701 with damage details of the
Both are exclusive to New Force Comics in the
Also coming out this year is an original (pre-refit) 1701.